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Natural Quartzite for Countertops


Natural Quartzite is not manufactured. Rather, it is a natural stone occurring in many locations worldwide. It has a beautiful appearance and is an extremely hard material. Because it is such a hard material, it is very durable too. For this reason, it is a stone that is often time preferred over other types; both engineered and natural. Another feature of quartzite that draws people to the stone is its soft color.

Care Is Needed When Shopping

If you are shopping for a quartzite slab, you will want to be aware of what the characteristics of quartzite are. Here's why. There have been reports of stone slabs being marked as "quartzite" even though the stone in question does not actually fit the geological definition of quartzite. That's right! some stones marked as quartzite have been found to actually be composed of minerals that could classify them as a different kind of stone. If you want to know more about the details of this you might find Making the Term Quartzite "Crystal Clear" to be helpful. In that article there are some enlightening resource links that help explain why this is important you as a customer.

Now that you know what to look out for and what some of the benefits are we can talk about the selection options. Natural Quartzite comes with a host of choices. In fact, searching for "natural quartzite color names" produces many from which to choose including the following colors of stone labeled as quartzite:

  • Alice White
  • Anarctica
  • Arctic Sky
  • Azul Macaubus
  • Blanco Shadow
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Blue Roma
  • Brazil Green
  • Brazilian Verde
  • Calacatta
  • Calacata
  • Canyon Dawn
  • Elegant Brown
  • Elegant Gray
  • Fantasy Brown
  • Flamingo
  • Fusion
  • Giatto White
  • Gloria Sky
  • Macaubus Gold
  • Matarazzo
  • Mercury Black
  • Mercury White
  • Monsoon Black
  • Noble Light
  • Noble Rose
  • Oak Bamboo
  • Ocean Wave
  • Palombara
  • Palomino
  • Pau Brazil
  • Perla Marina
  • Perola
  • Picasso
  • Purple Splendor
  • Revolution Wave
  • River Blue
  • Riviera
  • Rodan
  • Roma Imperiale
  • Rosa
  • Rosa Bahia
  • Rosa Brasile
  • Rosa Carolina
  • Rosa Chiara
  • Rosa Corallo
  • Rosa Diamante
  • Rosa Fantasy
  • Rosa Oriente
  • Sao Tome
  • Sao Tome White
  • Serpentino Vitoria
  • Serata
  • Sky Gold
  • Stone Wood
  • Super White
  • Taj Mahal
  • Titanium
  • Tourmaline Green
  • Tycoon Blue
  • Verde
  • Verde Aquamarina
  • Verde Bamboo
  • Verde Fantastico
  • Verde Smeralda
  • Via Appia
  • Violet Bamboo
  • Vitoria Regia
  • Waterfall
  • White Alaska
  • White Bamboo
  • White Macaubus
  • Xango
  • Yellow Bamboo

How to Install Natural Quartzite

If you have your eye on new countertops in your kitchen or bathroom and have set you heart on quartzite for the hard surfaces, then you may be interested in finding out what goes into installing natural quartzite surfaces. Even if you do not want to know how to install quartzite yourself it is still wise to research it. Why?

Even if you are having a fabrication professional install your Quartzite surfaces, knowing what the project consists of can help you understand the pricing, timing, and scope of what you are having done. Here are the steps for how to install quartzite countertops.

  1. Having the proper tools - if you are installing the Quartzite, you will need to be sure you have the proper tools and supplies before you begin the installation process. However, if you are having it installed, the fabrication professional has most likely already invested in these tools and has them for the install.
  2. Measure your space - measure out the stone and mark the slab(s) for cutouts like the sink hole and the faucet holes. This can be tricky and will require more tools. In fact, the additional tools are specifically made for this purpose.
  3. Setting the Quartzite - after measuring the area to see where the cuts need to be made, lay out your Natural Quartzite on the base without any adhesive. This will allow you to get a good idea of how well the Quartzite will fit.
  4. Install your backsplash - if you have elected to have a backsplash installed with your Natural Quartzite surface, you will install it after the surface has been installed. Choosing the proper backsplash for your natural Quartzite surface plays a key role in the appeal of your project.

Installing Quartzite countertops is not a project that will take only one afternoon. In fact, the whole process takes multiple days because the consequences are huge if there is a mistake of some kind. So, if you are installing your stone yourself, be sure you set aside plenty of time for the task. Otherwise, you may end up overloading yourself and having to hire a fabricator anyway. Additionally, if you are going the do-it-yourself route, you will want to be sure you have the correct tools for the job; all of which are available through distributors you can find here on our website.

Tools for Installing Natural Quartzite

We offer a wide selection of products that can be used when installing natural stone countertops; and that includes installing Natural Quartzite surfaces. Having the knowledge and skills to install the surface is good. When you go to install the slab, be sure you have all the right tools for the project so your knowledge and skills can really shine. Here are some reminders for installing quartzite & stone surfaces.

Make certain that you use an appropriate blade for cutting quartzite. Sure, We have diamond blades that are designed to cut natural quartzite slabs. Even other stone that is as hard as Quartzite can be cut with the Grey Leopard diamond blade. It is not the only blade that we offer to cut Quartzite surfaces, but it does well. Another blade that cuts quartzite stone as discussed on other websites is the White Lion. We feel the White Lion is the "king of the jungle" when it comes to hard stone cutting blades.

Reminders for Installing Natural Quartzite

  1. Know which type of edge the customer wants on the countertop when they install the material.
  2. Do you have the proper sink clips that are needed for the installation?
  3. What type of sink will the countertop have? Is there one in particular that compliments the Quartzite collection you are installing?
  4. Make sure you are all set on dry polishing pads just in case you have to touch up the surface during the install. For more information on when dry pads are needed, be cure to check out Wet and Dry Polishing, a Comparison
  5. If there is an overhang, have you included the the correct quality countertop support brackets for the installation?
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