The quartzite is a decorative stone and may be used to cover walls, as roofing tiles, as flooring, and stair steps. Its use for countertops in kitchens is expanding rapidly. It is harder and more resistant to stains than granite. It forms when a quartz-rich sandstone is altered by the heat, pressure, and chemical activity of metamorphism. It is a light-colored, hard metamorphic rock, which forms from the metamorphism of quartz sandstone. The Quartzite is very effective and attractive.