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Description Value
Color white
Nation Italy
Type Quartzite
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This material is designated as a Soft Quartzite. Soft Quartzites are harder and more chemical resistant than marbles. However, they will still etch if prolonged exposure to acidic spills and messes occurs. Soft Quartzites feature the upscale elegance of marble with much better resistance to scratching and etching. That said, Soft Quartzite does require extra care when compared to Granites and Quartzites. Wiping up spills immediately and avoiding dragging heavy objects is a cornerstone of caring for Soft Quartzites. With proper care, scratches and etching can be minimized or avoided entirely. Souce :


  • claddings
  • Floor tiles
  • kitchen and bathroom vanity tops
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