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Quartzite is a hard, metamorphic rock which was originally sandstone. Sandstone is converted into quartzite through heating and pressure usually related to tectonic compression within orogenic belts. Pure quartzite is usually white to grey. Quartzites often occur in various shades of pink and red due to varying amounts of iron oxide. Other colors are commonly due to impurities of minor amounts of other minerals.

In true metamorphic quartzite, also called meta-quartzite, the individual quartz grains have recrystallized along with the former cementing material to form an interlocking mosaic of quartz crystals. Minor amounts of former cementing materials, iron oxide, carbonate and clay, are often recrystallized and have migrated under the pressure to form streaks and lenses within the quartzite. Virtually all original textures and structure have usually been erased by the metamorphism.

It is used both in interior as well as in exterior. Fine grains and sedimentation rock shell allows it to be split into thin plates manually. Quartz content provides it hardness and shinning grains, which can be polished finely. It is durable, economic, light weight and therefore suitable for walls, floor and roofs. Quartizite is also fire proof, doesn`t wraps, twists, curls, torn and damages these quality makes it in demand in heavy snow fall and hot countries. Being a natural slate co lour variation is unavoidable & real grace emerges only because of this variation.

Physical & Chemical Properties

Quatizite - Physical Properties
Hardness: 2.5 to 4.0 on Moh's scale
Modulus of Rupture: 450 to 850 Kg/cm2
Compressive Strength: 170 to 240 Kg/cm2
Specific Gravity: 2.65 to 2.80
Porosity: Low to very low
Water Absorption: 1.0 to 1.5%
Weather Impact: Resistant
Corrodibility: 0.4 to 0.7%

Quartizite - Chemical Properties
Chemically, they are multi-mineral rocks made of an aggregate of minerals and colloidal substances. Essentially, mineral composition includes members of mica group commonly sericite & muscovite, clay group commonly paragonite, chlorite & kaonilite. The accessory minerals are oxides, calcites & minor amounts of quartz and feldspar along with subordinate amounts of ferro-magnesian minerals. Free silica is normally poor. It is resistant to acids and staining

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Colors Available

Color 1 Color 2 Color 3 Color 4
Color 5 Color 6 Color 7 Color 8
The above colors may have tonal variation between lot to lot

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Regular Sizes

All tile sizes are in cms (Cut to size)

20 x 20
20 x 40
30 x 30
40 x 40
50 x 50
60 x 30
60 x 60
Big slabs are also made available as per requirement

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Thickness (Tiles & Slabs)

Natural: 8mm to 30mm
Calibrated: 10mm to 30mm

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Hand cut edges
Machine cut
Sawn Tumbled
Bull nosed
Fine hand work etc
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Both hand chiseled and machine cut (sawn)
Please visit the edges section for more details
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