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For the Love of Quartzite: Durable Tile and Countertops

Posted by Daltile Team on Dec 15, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Natural Quartzite in Crystallize on the island

One of Daltile’s latest products is a porcelain tile inspired by quartzite.

Consulate comes in two beautiful shades: Liason Beige a warm white with brown and taupe veining, and Embassy Silver—a white background with grey veining. Finishes available are unpolished and textured, both suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
Consulate also has two marble-inspired options: Concierge Sand and Premier Grey. Also available in unpolished and textured finishes, these two options are great if you favor a smoother, more uniform marble look.

The large format sizes of Consulate are one of the best features of the series. The 12 x 24 is the perfect size for homes and the 24 x 48 is excellent for expansive commercial settings or large residential foyers. There is also a coordinating linear mosaic available that takes this tile up to the next level.

It’s the latest trend in stone. Natural quartzite has the look of marble with the durability of granite. It’s the perfect combination for today’s busy come-and-go families who demand looks as well as resilience in their home’s materials.

Natural quartzite is made up of tiny crystals that meld so closely that it is difficult to see individual crystals. This gives it a fairly uniform look and color compared to the larger grains of granite. It also has veins of color, usually rust, brown, or grey. The body of the quartz is white or grey, which is what makes it a popular choice in home and commercial designs today.

Natural quartzite is quick becoming a favorite for kitchen countertops and islands. It does everything granite does but offers a fresh look that says high-end without being marble.

Quartzite tile has an enduring sensibility that you can find in your favorite landmark buildings around the country. It is a winning choice for no-nonsense commercial spaces but still has a contemporary appeal. It is a solid and elegant backdrop for both classic and more edgy designs.


If you love the look of quartzite, but aren’t quite ready to commit to natural stone, an enduring porcelain tile with the look of quartzite is a great option. The technology that translates the look of natural stone to a porcelain tile is better than ever and it can be difficult to tell the difference.



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