Like all natural stones, quartzite has eternal appeal and elegance. It can be used in a variety of applications and designs. Quartzite gives a stylish, contemporary feel that is low maintenance and super hygienic.
Quartzite is waterproof, non-porous and mould and mildew resistant, making it incredibly functional. Quartzite provides a modern, sleek finish. It is one of the world’s most abundant minerals. Quartzite has a rating of 7 on the Mohs Scale of mineral hardiness – diamonds are a 10, marble is a 4 – making it one of the most durable materials available.
Quartz is one of the world’s toughest natural mineral, making it durable and long-lasting. It won’t crack or chip, yet it provides a soft appearance that belies its strength.
As quartz is an engineered stone, the range of colours if much broader than marble or granite. The finish on quartz is sleek and luxurious. It is a very flexible product.
Quartz is non-porous and is highly resistance to staining; more so than marble or granite. It will not harbour germs or bacteria, making it hygienic and easy to maintain.
A simple wipe over with a warm cloth is all it needs to maintain its cleanliness and shine. Quartz is virtually a no-maintenance solution.
Because it’s an engineered product, seams can be easier to hide when compared to using marble or granite. If using darker colours, seams will be all but invisible.
As an engineered stone, it remains highly price-competitive compared to marble or granite, but it has the advantage of providing an elegant and sleek finish that is easy to maintain.
Quartz is extracted from open pit mines. These mines are created by heavy equipment and explosives to access the quartz vein.
The extracted quartz is then ground up into mineral quartz; in some cases it is as fine as sand.
Additional materials, such as glass and other compounds, are added to the mineral quartz and then pressed into slabs.
Once the slabs are poured, they are cured in an oven and then cooled – ready for installation.