The big quartzite guide: Everything about the luxury natural stone and its cleaning
When it comes to the beauty and durability of table tops, quartzites are undoubtedly the crown jewels of natural stones. The MAGNA Atelier As a sustainable table manufacturer, we have made it our mission to combine quality and aesthetics by locally and handcrafting unique tables made of quartzite, marble and other natural stones.
Today we take you on a fascinating journey into the world of quartzite to show you the incomparable elegance and special value of this extraordinary natural stone. We also give you care and cleaning tips, especially for quartzite.
The epic creation story of quartzite: A masterpiece of nature
Quartzite is not just a natural stone - it is a witness to the history of our planet's formation and evidence of the geological wonders that have occurred over millions of years. The quartzite is a reflection of this origin story.
Based on the geological history of the formation of natural stones, they are mainly divided into three main types of rocks: igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks and metamorphic rocks. Each of these species arises in different ways and has its own characteristic properties.
The quartzites that this article is about are metamorphic rocks consisting primarily of quartz grains and formed by the metamorphism of sandstone. Quartzites have exceptional resistance to weather influences and a high load-bearing capacity. As far as aesthetics are concerned, quartzites are particularly decorative and unusual. Quartzites are often a little more unusual and “lively” than, for example, B. Marble types. Due to their resistance and hardness, quartzite can even be used for paving stones and walls - despite their extremely elegant and special appearance. A quartzite is, in a sense, a supermodel and a professional boxer at the same time.
The formation of quartzite begins as sandstone that metamorphoses over centuries under enormous pressure and high temperatures.
The crystals of quartz fuse together, giving the stone its remarkable density and hardness. This geological transformation gives quartzite its characteristic radiant color palette, from subtle beige tones to vibrant grays and browns, making each tabletop a unique work of art. Due to the melting of sands, some types of quartzite are even partially translucent, i.e. H. translucent like this for example Patagonia.
Our quartzite varieties
- Copacabana: a striking black and white quartzite from Brazil
- Venom: a heavily grained, gray-white quartzite from Brazil
- Patagonia: a brown, beige-black quartzite from Brazil with translucent quartz veins from Brazil
- Quartzite Vision: a beige-gray “wavy” quartzite from Brazil
- Botanic Wave: a green quartzite from Brazil with transparent quartz veins from Brazil
- Avocatus: a dark green quartzite with black and white veins from Brazil
- Lumix Crystal: a rose-colored quartzite with transparent veins from Brazil
- Fusion Wow: a lively and strongly grained brown-gray quartzite from Brazil
Why quartzite is more expensive than marble
It's no secret that quartzites often command a higher price than marbles. This is also the case with us in the MAGNA Atelier.
The higher price of quartzites is due to the fact that quartzites are generally rarer and harder to mine than marble. Quartzite deposits are less common, and extraction often requires more complex processes and technologies to preserve the translucent quartz veins. The limited availability of quartzite can lead to higher procurement costs, which ultimately affects the selling price. There are many types of quartzite that we stock, whose sources, i.e. the quarries, have already completely succumbed.
Slow metamorphism under enormous pressure and heat gives quartzites not only their superior hardness, but also remarkable resistance to scratches, stains and acids. The result is a stone of the highest density, quality and longevity that will stand the test of time and bring joy to generations high quality table can provide. Investing in a quartzite table is therefore an investment in the future. Take a look in particular our exclusive line where you will find very unusual and rare quartzites.
For whom a quartzite table could be the ideal choice
While marble is undoubtedly a timeless beauty, a quartzite table top is the perfect choice for those seeking a combination of sophistication, durability, exclusivity and sustainability.
Quartzites are naturally resistant to heat, scratches and stains, making them ideal for everyday wear - be it social dinners, creative projects or family gatherings. Quartzite's unparalleled hardness ensures that your tabletop will remain pristine even after years of use, without compromising its elegant aesthetic or requiring major maintenance.
At MAGNA Atelier, we carefully select the best quartzites to create bespoke, unique pieces that both meet the needs of our most demanding customers and fulfill our commitment to sustainability. Quartzite is a natural stone that is able to withstand the test of time without compromising on its beauty.
In a world where aesthetics and ecological responsibility finally go hand in hand, quartzite offers a unique way to integrate the beauty of nature into your home. If you are looking for a table that impresses not only with its beauty, but also with its ability to stand the test of time, then a quartzite table is undoubtedly the right choice.
Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of quartzite and let yourself be enchanted by its timeless elegance. Welcome to a new era of table culture!
And how do you clean these gems created by Mother Nature (and refined by us)?
Cleaning Quartzite – How do you clean quartzite tables?
With their robust hardness, seductive grain and fascinating color palette, they give every room a timeless elegance. But how can you ensure that your quartzite table top always shines in its full glory? We now dive into the art of cleaning quartzite tabletops and share tried-and-true tips on how to preserve the beauty of your quartzite and ensure its longevity.
1. Gentle cleansing is key
Always start cleaning your quartzite table top with a soft, damp microfiber cloth or sponge. Use mild soap or a pH-neutral cleaner to remove dirt and dust.
Avoid harsh cleaners or products that contain acid as these can damage the surface of the quartzite. We have something specifically for our valued customers an excellent cleaning kitt developed specifically for quartzite and marble types.
2. Treat stains immediately
If you notice spills or stains, it is important to act quickly. Wipe up the liquid immediately with an absorbent cloth or paper towel.
For more stubborn stains such as oil or staining substances, a mixture of baking soda and water can be applied to form a paste. Gently let the paste sit on the stain before wiping it off.
3. Avoid scratches
Quartzite may be sturdy, but it is not indestructible. Avoid contact with very hard, sharp objects or rough materials that could cause scratches. Use coasters or placemats to protect the surface from potential scratches.
4. Regular sealing
Although quartzite is naturally resilient, regular use of a special stone sealer can further protect the surface and increase its longevity. Make sure you use our sealer or a suitable sealer that is suitable for quartzite and follow the manufacturer's instructions.
5. Wipe dry and polish
After cleaning, it is advisable to polish the surface of your quartzite table top with a dry microfiber cloth. This gives the stone a soft shine and removes any remaining moisture.
By following these simple but effective tips, you can ensure that your quartzite tabletop shines in its full glory over the years.
Proper cleaning and care will help you preserve the timeless beauty and value of this remarkable natural stone - an investment that will pay off in the long term.
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