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Pau Brazil Quartzite

Quartzite is a metamorphic rock made almost entirely of the mineral quartz. Quartzite begins its geologic life as sand grains, perhaps on a beach, desert dune, or riverbed. Over time, the sand grains become compressed and stuck together to form sandstone. If the sandstone gets buried ever more deeply underneath layers of rocks, it gets hotter and more compressed. With enough heat and pressure, the sand grains lose their original shape and fuse to their neighbors, forming a dense, durable rock. The process is similar to individual snowflakes merging into solid, glacial ice.

Quartzite is usually white or light-colored because quartz sand is light colored. Additional minerals carried by groundwater can impart hues of green, blue, or ion-red. Van Gogh and Azul Macaubas quartzites are examples of vivid coloring.

Regardless of color, quartzite is made of one thing: quartz. That’s helpful because quartz has distinct properties that make it easy to tell apart from other minerals. (Note talking about the mineral quartz, not the composite countertop material that is also named quartz.)

Resists Stains

Resists Heat

Durable

Adds Value

Pau Brazil Quartzite

Quartzite

PRIMARY COLOR(S): Black, Brown, Orange, Red
MATERIAL TYPE: Quartzite
COUNTRY: N/A
VARIATIONS: N/A
AVAILABLE FINISHES: Normal
SIZES: 2cm

COUNTERTOPS:
Residential: Yes
Commercial: Yes
WALL:
Residential: Yes
Commercial: Yes
FLOORING:
Residential: Yes
Commercial: Yes
OTHER:
Freezing Climate: Yes
Exterior Usage: Yes
  • Straight Edge Quartzite Countertops
  • Square Edge Quartzite Countertops
  • Eased Edge Quartzite Countertops
  • Beveled Edge Quartzite Countertops
  • Double Bevel
  • Quarter Round Edge
  • Waterfall Edge
  • Half Bullnose

Testimonial

We recently had new countertops from Masterpiece Granite installed in our home. We had problems with staining and Mo was quick to come from Ottawa to Belleville to address the problems and assured us he would do everything to make sure we were 100% happy. We tried a few things to remove the stains unsuccessfully. Being a man of his word Mo got together with the installer and replaced all the counter tops which look absolutely beautiful at no cost to us. It was a pleasure to deal with such an honest and caring company and staff. We would highly recommend Masterpiece Granite & Marble to anyone looking for an excellent product and outstanding service. We truely appreciate all they did for us.
John & Pat

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