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Quartzite Cielo

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: Yes
  • Exterior Pavers: No
  • Interior Walls: Yes
  • Interior Floors: Yes
  • Kitchen Countertops: Yes
  • Other Countertops: Yes
  • Wet Areas: Yes
  • Traffic: Yes
Important Information
<p>THE SUPPLY OF THIS MATERIAL IS EXTREMELY LIMITED. Limited stock of this material is available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please do not specify this stone for a project with a long lead time, as the stone may not be available. 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.</p>
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

All Exteriors

Due to this material's Minimal or Moderate Absorption rating, its Abrasion Resistance rating, color fastness and tensile strength, this material is suitable for all exterior applications where freeze-thaw cycles are a concern. Use MIA standards for thickness in exteriors and consult an engineer regarding fastening systems and thickness/tensile strength required for your project. This material will patina.

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