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.