Tempesta/Quartzite Cielo Satin 3cm Quartzite
Over the last few years, the kitchen countertop market has seen an influx of new stones - soapstone, limestone and even marble. It is important to understand the geological categories of these materials and how those physical properties perform under the normal wear and tear of today's kitchens. One of the more popular materials recently to make an appearance in the kitchen countertop market is quartzite, a hard metamorphic rock originally formed as a sandstone.
Quartzite is a metamorphic rock that is formed when quartz rich sandstone is altered by heat, pressure and chemical activity. Because it is formed from sandstone most quartzites have a fine grained soft and elegant appearance. Most of the selections are in the grey and white tones but certain minerals cast a spectrum of colors into the material. Quartzites are scratch and acid resistant so they will not etch. The hardness level can vary greatly; we recommend the material be sealed per your contractors direction. Acid resistance with a soft elegant appearance makes quartzite a popular material selection with our clients.
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