Let’s Talk About Honed Quartzite
Quartzite is one of the hardest natural stones on earth. It rates a seven on the Mohs hardness scale, which means it will withstand heavy wear and tear.
If you are looking for a durable, strong natural stone for your home, quartzite is an excellent choice. The stone is low maintenance and easy to care for. Being extremely hard and dense, it makes for a great choice in high-traffic areas.
This versatile natural stone can be used in the kitchen or bathroom. It makes an excellent countertop or backsplash.
What is Honed Quartzite?
Honed quartzite has a perfectly smooth, matte surface. This understated, muted stone works well in contemporary spaces but has a space in any kind of decoration.
Honed quartzite tiles are perfect for floors in busy areas like entryways, kitchens, and bathrooms. The stone is also heat resistant, making it a good choice surrounding fireplaces.
Quartzite is a metamorphic rock that starts out as sandstone. Over time, heat and pressure fuse the sandstone into a harder material. The stone is then cut and polished into tiles or slabs. Honed quartzite has a smooth, matte surface that is achieved by sanding the stone. This type of finish is perfect for creating a sophisticated, understated look.
The honing process gives the stone a softer, more muted appearance. The colors of honed Quartzite are also more subdued than polished quartzite.
Honed surfaces are easy to maintain and care for. The matte finish does not show smudges or fingerprints as easily as a glossy surface.
To clean honed quartzite, just use a soft cloth and warm water. Avoid using harsh chemicals or cleaners on the stone.
It’s best to seal honed quartzite to protect it from stains. The best sealers for honed quartzite are those that will not change the appearance of the stone.
Honed quartzite is a beautiful, versatile natural stone that can be used in any type of home. The stone is easy to care for and maintain. With the right sealer, it will be protected from stains.
In our images below, we used honed quartzite for the kitchen and bathroom and quartzite leftovers throughout the home.