Quartz stone is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth’s continental crust. In Europe and the Middle East, varieties of quartz have been commonly used to make jewelry and hardstone carvings. Varieties of names arose for Quartz based on the color of the mineral and micro structure of the mineral.
Quartz stone is a hrd, metamorphic rock which is significant through its natural hues which are classy and stylish, making it ideal for timeless interior surfaces. Pure quartz stone is usually white to grey. It occurs in various shades of pink and red is due to varying amounts of iron oxide.
Features of Quartz Stone
- Quartz does not need initial or continued sealing while Granite needs to be sealed upon installation.
- Due to the presence of resins in quartz stone, it is less prone to staining and thus low maintenance.
- It is excellent in resistant to household chemicals, acids, and solvents.
- Excellent in color consistency and scratch resistant.
(Caesarstone is made of quartz too)
Physical Properties of Quartzite
Physically, they are very Hard, Compact, Fine grained, equi-granular homogeneous rocks of metamorphic nature (Quartzite).
|Color||Minor color tonal variations exist but within the tolerance limit.|
|Hardness||6.5 to 7 on Moh’s Scale|
|Density||2.3 to 2.4 Kg/cm3|
|Compressive Strength||90 to 140 N/mm2|
|Modulus of Rupture||16-40 N/mm2|
|Water Absorption||1.0 – 1.2 %|
|Porosity||Low to very low.|
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