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Chiarra

Natural Stone Type: ALT

Finish: Polished

Product Details

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Care + Maintenance

  • Pre-Grouting Protection: Fila PRW200
  • Initial Cleaning: Fila PS/87
  • Protection Natural Effect: Fila MP90
  • Protection Color Enhancing: NA
  • Standard Maintenance: Fila Cleaner
  • Special Maintenance: NA

Applications

  • Exterior Cladding: No
  • Exterior Pavers: No
  • Interior Walls: Yes
  • Interior Floors: Yes
  • Kitchen Countertops: Yes
  • Other Countertops: Yes
  • Wet Areas: Yes
  • Traffic: Yes
Important Information
Due to the incredibly High Abrasion Resistance of quartzite, it can be difficult to quarry and fabricate. This affects availability, fabrication lead times and cost. Most quartzite has naturally-occurring cracks and fissures. Expect to see factory repaired (resin, etc.) cracks and fissures. Sampling of this material is EXTREMELY limited, please consult with your Stone Source sales consultant for samples.
Abrasion Resistance

High

This material has relatively high abrasion resistance. It rates as a 7 or higher on the Mohs scale. Quartzite or granite typically fall into this range. This material is less likely to scratch than marble, limestone, onyx, slate, etc.

Absorption

Moderate

This material has a low to moderate absorption rate. Always seal this material prior to use. To reduce the appearance of stains, always wipe up spills immediately. Oil and highly-pigmented liquids can penetrate and stain the stone and may need poultice to remove the stain.

Acid Sensitivity

Minimal

This material is minimally sensitive to acids. It will not acid etch or lose its surface sheen when exposed to acidic liquids such as lemons or tomatoes.

Freeze-Thaw

Not Recommended

Due to known material weakness or because this material has not been tested, this material is not approved for use in exterior applications.

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