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Quartzite types for architecture and interior design

Oct , 13
Quartzite types for architecture and interior design

There are many quartzite types for architecture and interior design. Each variety presents a spectacular beauty. Below, we will see how they are formed, benefits in terms of aesthetics and functionality and, their classification by color.

Quartzite formation

Mármol Azul Macauba - Macauba Blue marble 2

Quartzite is a metamorphic rock which is the result from the transformation that quartz sandstone undergoes due to temperature and pressure variations in the earth’s crust. It is common to find Quartzite in areas where there is or has been a lot of seismic activity.

Quartzite resistance

Encimera - Taj Mahal Sensa - Countertop

This variety of natural stone shows excellent resistance, a property that makes it suitable for both interior and exterior cladding and flooring in most of its typologies. Quartzite also has a reduced degree of porosity, which allows to minimize the absorption of harmful substances or elements that generate stains.

Architects and designers rely on the combination of sophistication and quartzite resistance for their projects because they obtain from a 100% natural material the benefits of functionality and aesthetics.

White quartzite: Blanco Macaubas

We find a group within the quartzite types which is important for architecture and interior design: the white quartzite.

An example is Macaubas White, which has a warm and luminous background of broken white color. Light longitudinal glazes in ivory tones and thin linear grey veins running all over the surface. The drawing of its lines provides a singular aspect since they seem to be made by hand with graphite.

Beige quartzite: Taj Mahal Sensa

In the beige quartzite family, Taj Mahal Sensa stands out. Linear gray streaks of varying intensity across its base in faint cream tones. It is named Taj Mahal because of the chromatic similarities it has with the famous Agra mausoleum, built entirely of natural stone with a predominantly ivory white color.

“Fragmented” beige quartzite: Patagonia

The fragmented look of Patagonia combines minerals of different color, appearance, and size. On a very light beige canvas, we see how a burst of thousands of black, gray, and ochre portions are spread.

The irregular aesthetics of this natural stone breaks the uniformity also with regards to light.  It can alter in the same slab from 100% opaque fragments to large, beautifully translucent surfaces, perfect for making unique backlights.

Grey quartzite: Titanium

Titanium is a grey quartzite with a highly homogeneous base. It presents a high content of quartz (85%) and fine granulometry. It impresses with its fantastic resistance to acid and basic substances which are commonly used. Its appearance is sober and elegant.

 Light blue quartzite: Sky Blue

Primer plano cuarcita azul - Sky Blue - Blue quartzite close up

Another beautiful example of quartzite types for architecture and interior design is blue quartzite.

Sky Blue is an impressive light blue quartzite that reminds of a splendid blue sky interspersed with fluffy white clouds. The base of this natural stone shuffles different shades of soft blues like blue lavender, pale blue, and pastel indigo.

The veins that run across the surface are thick, white, and help bring light and expressiveness to the composition.  Occasionally, some very thin, light gray veins or small ochre nebulae can also appear.

Blue Quartzite: Macaubas Blue

Detalle - Cuarcita Azul Macauba Blue Quartzite - Close up

Macaubas Blue is a semi-precious blue quartzite. Its base ranges from light blue to cobalt, and its thick white glacial veins incorporate some small orange striations.

Red Quartzite: Red Revolution

Cuarcita roja Red Revolution

Red Revolution is a semi-precious red quartzite with predominantly white streaks and also black, grey, and orange veins. Its profusion of dizzying lines chases and sculpts the vivid red forming bold bends, curves, peaks, and visual depths.

Green Quartzite: Botanic Green

Detalle - Botanic Green - Close up

Botanic Green is a green quartzite that houses a spectacular base in jungle tones with the freshness and exoticism of tropical orchid and bromeliad leaves.

The lines that intertwine contrast with the background. They appear in earth tones and white, pink, ochre, and gold.

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