High Quality Quartzite Suppliers in Melbourne
Known to bring together the most beneficial properties of granite and marble, quartzite is a metamorphic stone that is formed under intense heat and pressure. Its beautiful visual appeal has made it a top choice for architects, designers and homeowners across the world. Quartzite hardness makes it practical, durable and hard-wearing, and suitable for both interior and exterior applications. Whether you are looking for bathroom vanity or kitchen benchtop, quartzite is an excellent, long-lasting investment.
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Where can one use quartzite slabs?
Quartzite is extremely versatile, and has varied applications in contemporary design. Quartzite countertops and benchtops are especially popular, for their resistance to heat, stains and etching combined with ease of maintenance and attractiveness. It also makes a very good choice of natural stone for exterior wall cladding and landscape paving – due to its durability and ability to weather almost any kind of climatic and environmental conditions. In fact, the natural hardness of quartzite resists water absorption, heat and scratches, allowing it to maintain its look for decades at a stretch.
Benefits of choosing Quartzite
The key benefits of quartzite stone can be summed up in a single sentence – it combines the performance and durability of granite with the appearance of marble. Surprised? Read on to know more about what makes quartzite a great choice for your home.
Quartzite is primarily found in shades of whites and greys, but could also feature colours as varied as yellow, orange, pink and red. This is due to the variations in the levels of iron oxide, and also the result of certain mineral traces. Its natural veining gives it the appearance of being marble. It is no wonder then that many designers and homeowners are choosing quartzite for countertops and benchtops.
Ease of Maintenance
Unlike some other natural stones, Quartzite is very easy to maintain. Regular interval sealing is all that is needed to keep your quartzite benchtop or countertop looking as good as new. This will cover up pores, if any, and prevent moisture from getting into the stone.
If you are looking for a reputable quartzite supplier in Melbourne, feel free to reach out to us. Our experts can guide you on choosing the most appropriate style for your project, keeping in mind your requirements and budget. Marella Granite and Marble is committed to offering top quality products at competitive prices. If you would like to know more, feel free to speak to us.
Sealing Treatments and installation recommendations for Quartzite
Although Quartzite is a hard material it also has enough porosity that poses issues with absorption. We are recommending the following steps in order to mitigate these issues.
- Fabrication Adhesives. Be sure your adhesives do not wick or travel into the stone. Best to test the suitability of your adhesive prior to fabrication.
- Once your slabs are fabricated allow to cure for 24 hours. Be sure pieces are clean and dry. Evenly apply 3 to 4 coats (point of rejection) of Dry Treat Stain Proof Plus to all sides of the slabs. This includes front, back, edges, aprons, returns and inside edges to be joined with additional slabs. This will also prevent seam glue from wicking into joining slabs at the time of installation. Allow sealant to cure for 24 hours prior to installation. It is important not to seal Quartzite prior to fabrication.
- Time of Installation: Although all slabs are sealed using your normal adhesives to set the slabs will still bond to each surface. Your colored adhesive for joining slabs will bond sufficiently.
- Completion of Installation: Be sure clean and seal the stone one last time with Dry Treat Stain Proof plus.