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White Macaubas Quartzite

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White Macaubas quartzite is a white background stone with ivory tints and a vein combination in greys, whites and ivory providing a unique marble look, and glassy finish that will dazzle users and onlookers.

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White Macaubas quartzite is a white background stone with ivory tints and a vein combination in greys, whites and ivory providing a unique marble look, and glassy finish that will dazzle users and onlookers.

White Macaubas is made out of natural quartz which originally comes from sand that has changed over time becoming a rock. Quartzite comes in many colours and most predominantly has light tones. Different colour variations can also be quarried ranging from greens, blue, red and orange.

As quartzite is a rock made out of compressed minerals rather than being made out of calcium, White Macaubas quartzite can withstand acids and liquids without etching which may happen with marble. This makes it ideal for use in kitchens, bathrooms and other areas that require a material with low porosity.

In addition, White Macaubas quartzite rates 7 out of 10 in the Moh's scale.  Moh's scale measures all-natural minerals with granite rated 6 and diamond 10, making it the third-strongest stone on the planet. Quartzite is a unique natural stone with a distinctive look that can be tested by using a knife on its surface and checking whether it scratches. If it does scratch, the material is dolomite (marble) rather than a quartzite.

In terms of its difference with granite, quartzite varies with it in that it does not contact dark coloured flecks and may have only very slight tints in it making a geological difference more than one based purely on aesthetics.

Macaubas white is most popular in its polished, vein cut option. you can also avail this stone in a cross-cut version known as 'Calacatta Brazil' or ' Calacatta quartzite' which is achieved by cutting the block of stone transversally.

Origin of White Macaubas quartzite

White Macaubas is quarried in Northern Brazil across Espirito Santo in Minas Gerais, with the latest machinery that allows for rock extraction with minimal environmental impact. Once quarried, the blocks are taken to a processing plant for cutting to size and finishing of the slabs which some times can take place in a different country.

Italy has the best reputation for finishing White Macaubas quartzite and is many times a destination for finishes as they are more thorough and meticulous in the process compared to other countries where finishes may take place, such as China.

Features and benefits of White Macaubas quartzite:

  • Increasingly popular material due to a mix of sophisticated looks with an element of crystalline minerals.
  • Decadent and luxurious
  • Extremely durable
  • Available in earthy colours and stunning appearance
  • Highly suitable for contemporary interiors
  • Adds resale value to any property
  • Honed finished available, providing vintage and old-fashioned looks
  • Easy maintenance regime
  • Naturally strong: third strongest mineral on earth
  • Natural product
  • Non-toxic
  • Suitable for food preparation areas

 

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