Quartzite is a metamorphic rock composed of quartz and sand. Quartzite Stone is similar to the slate stone with only difference, that quartzite stone contains higher percentage of quartz and iron oxide, giving it brighter and more exotic colours, textures and shades. The major quarry deposit of Quartzite stone are in Northern India and few varieties of quartzite stone have very high resistance to wear because of the presence of hard and compact granular quartz, making it a popular choice to be used in the external areas where there is lot of weathering effect. Few of the quartzite stone are resistance to alkalis and can be used as the swimming pool tiles as they have high resistance to react with chlorine water and will not discolour easily.
Some uses / applications of Quartzite Stone are –
Floor and Wall Tiles
Bathroom Vanity Counter Top
Stone Grit and Chips
General Technical Specification of Quartzite Stone are –
ASTM / Indian Standards
Average Water Absorption % by weight
0.75 to 1.25
2.25 to 2.75 g/cm3
Average Compressive Strength
20 to 80 MPa i.e. 200 to 800 Kg/cm2
Quartzite Stone Tile Sizes –
12 x 12 inches (300 x 300 mm), 12 x 24 inches (300 x 600 mm), 24 x 24 inches (600 x 600 mm) and many more customized sizes available
Quartzite stone is available in various Surface Finishes and are processed at stone processing factory with the help of various machines.
Examples of the Quartzite Stone Surface Finishes are –
Natural Split Surface Finish
Sawn Surface Finish
Polish Surface Finish
Sandblasted Surface Finish
Antique Polish Surface Finish (Brush Polish) ... and many more
Note: Other Sizes, Specification, and Finishes are available & can be customized as per the requirement.