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.
Quartzite is one of the toughest natural stone surfaces available in the market making it strong and durable and long lasting, doesn’t chip nor crack easily due to the density of the stone yet it provides a soft appearance that belies the strength.
A quartzite is a natural stone. The range of colours are more vibrant and less speckled which portrays the look of a marble the finish is sleeker and more luxurious.
Quartzite 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.
Due to being a non-porous surface and the high resistance level to both steins and heat it is an ideal surface for both interior and exterior use. It is a much easier surface to maintain comparatively to other natural surfaces.
Due to the unique appearance it portrays and the sleek marble look most people sort after quartzite. The less busy look compared to the traditional granites and high resistance levels it poses, it is gaining more popularity vs other surfaces.
No doubt quartzites offers value for money, it’s a great investment which in most cases the main focal point. A million years in the making and a part of history, timeless beauty in your very own space is priceless.
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.