Cristallo quartzite with light behind the slab
Primary Color(s): White, Clear
Accent Color(s): Gray, Orange
Material Type: Quartzite
Price Range: High
Slab Thickness: 3cm
Featuring a cool white backdrop paired with subtle grey and orange flecks, Cristallo quartzite gives off a multi-dimensional look that can be used to beautify any kitchen or bathroom.
Notably, Cristallo quartzite has a glass-like translucence that sets it apart from other materials.
Natural stones, such as Cristallo, may have different appearances from slab to slab due to a variety of factors including geographic location and environmental elements. These specifics can significantly influence the stone’s coloration and features.
For decades Cristallo quartzite has been the trademark of luxurious kitchens, bar tops, and bathrooms. Its versatility allows it to be used for everything from walls to stylish lighting fixtures – not just countertops! The captivating crystalline quality coupled with its remarkable resilience makes this quartzite an ideal choice for long-lasting home decor that will impress any guest.
Quartzite is the most resilient and impervious rock to be found on our planet. As a rare, mined stone, it lends itself to an aura of exquisite luxury that can’t be replicated with other types of natural stones.
Cristallo quartzite is typically a hazy white color with occasional gold or deep red natural inclusions that add character and charm to the stone. Its signature ‘white crystal’ appearance is adorned with beautiful natural fault lines and cracks beneath the surface, giving it a unique look.
Cristallo quartzite is semi-translucent, allowing light to pass through the stone. With some strategically placed lighting, your Cristallo quartzite countertop can give off a soft glow, creating a stunning visual effect. You can even use color-changing LEDs to add a playful and fun element to your countertop.
Quartzite is known for its exceptional durability, making it one of the toughest natural stones available. Its compact and crystalline structure gives it incredible strength and resilience, making it practically invincible as a countertop.
Cristallo quartzite is highly resistant to shock, heat, cold, scratching, and even some staining, making it a perfect choice for high-traffic areas and busy households. You can rest assured that your Cristallo quartzite countertop will withstand the test of time and look beautiful for many years to come.
While properly sealed Cristallo quartzite is highly resistant to water absorption, it may still experience light water absorption. To prevent this, it is recommended to thoroughly seal your Cristallo quartzite countertop when it is first installed and reseal it every 2 years or when water spots become more frequent. In case of any discoloration from moisture, it should fade away naturally over the course of a week or so as the stone dries.
However, it is advisable to clean all spills, including water, as soon as possible and regularly use preventive measures such as coasters and cutting boards to avoid this occurrence.
Mohs Hardness: 7
Absorption Level: 0.08% (Low)
Abrasion Resistance: (High)
Stain Resistance: (High)
Heat Resistance: (High)
Health Benefits of Natural Crystal
Crystal quartzite countertops are not only functional, but they are also believed to provide health benefits due to their natural crystal healing effects.
These countertops are formed from sandstone and quartz under high pressure and heat, resulting in a high concentration of quartz crystals. The crystals are thought to balance and align the body’s energy centers, reduce stress and anxiety, and purify the environment by absorbing negative energy and toxins.
Additionally, crystal quartzite countertops are hypoallergenic and resistant to bacteria and germs, making them a great choice for individuals with allergies or respiratory issues.