The Minera is a classic quartz stone that features shiny flecks that almost look like stardust. The stone’s backdrop consists of tan, gray, and brown palettes and uses a blend of colors to recreate a whole color scheme, rather than moving around the colors to display a stone’s design. The silver speckling is condensed within each other, where some portions of the design are more prominent and abrasive, while others are less so.
Minera is a sea of shimmering sparkles that work in tandem with the color blend that the tone of the quartz is known for, this surface is especially particular for its collaboration with olive specklings as well. Upon closer inspection, the homeowner will notice the smaller details that make the Minera will portray a collection of gunmetal, steel and pewter shine. Named after the Minera Mines of Wales, the Minera stone resembles the landscape that mining settlements could appear to be. While homeowners might see a plain beige stone, the Minera could be an untapped potential that is yet to be seen, and if arranged with the proper room layout, homeowners could see the mysticism behind the depiction of the Minera.
Material Type: Quartz
Country of origin: Other
Colors: Grey, White, Beige, Brown
- 1. Do quartz countertops need to be sealed?
- Quartz is a non-porous material and therefore it does not need to be sealed.
- 2. Is quartz heat resistant?
- While quartz countertops can withstand some heat, it is always recommended to use trivets when placing hot objects on quartz countertops.
- 3. Can I cut on a quartz countertop?
- Quartz is scratch resistant, however it is always recommended to use a cutting board when cutting on the countertops.
- 4. Is quartz stain resistant?
- Yes, unlike natural stone, quartz is resistant to most common types of stains.
- 5. Where can I install quartz?
- Quartz can be installed on most surfaces around the home, including kitchen countertops, backsplashes, vanity tops and more.
- 1. Do you provide free samples? How many samples can I take?
- At marble.com samples are free, and we encourage our clients to take up to ten samples per visit.
- 2. What materials can I find at your facilities?
- All Marble.com facilities carry slabs of granite, quartz, quartzite, marble, soapstone, slate, limestone, and travertine. Our Ridgefield Park yard has the largest selection, also offering slabs of gemstone, porcelain, and glass.
- 3. Why should I see a slab in person?
- Since every slab of natural stone is completely unique, we recommend visiting one of our facilities to see slab patterns and variations in person.
- 4. Where does your material come from?
- At marble.com we source our stone only from the most reputable quarries from around the globe, including those from Italy, Spain, Brazil, and India.
- 5. Why is some stone more expensive than others?
- Stone slabs that are extremely rare and boast unique colors tend to be more expensive than commonly found stone.
- 6. Do I have to seal natural stone?
- We do recommend sealing natural stone countertops periodically, the frequency of sealing the stone depends on the material.
- 7. What is a honed finish?
- A honed stone finish refers to the smooth, matte surface of the material, which creates a visibly lighter and softer tone. While honed finish might be an ideal design choice for some homeowners, it also makes the stone more susceptible to staining and etching.
- 8. Can a chip on my countertop be repaired?
- Most chips, smaller than a dime in diameter, can be repaired by the homeowner using a chip repair kit. We do recommend professional service care for larger chips.
- 9. Can I install my own countertops?
- We recommend professional installation, completed by our trained technicians for all major projects, however some smaller pieces may be installed by the customers.