Cintilante is a quartzite surface that utilizes a white background and a collection of highly faint light gray veins. Almost a light blue contrast to the regular gray palettes that the veins display, the Cintilante is a natural stone that is quarried directly from the United States. A quartzite surface that is known for its artisanal resemblance to abstract expressionism.
The strokes of the broad veining make this quartzite surface a very distinct and indiscernible design compared to other natural stones. Although some of the design utilizes lighter brown veins that vaguely follows the movement of the blue-gray veins, the focal point of Cintilante comes from the slightly dramatic look that the palettes provide. Resembling the appearance of a porcelain vase, the Cintilante is a great example of emphasizing the aesthetic through one central style that offers more than just the appeal of adding a stone to one’s open space concepts. Homeowners can experience a sense of glamor with the installation of Cintilante throughout the various indoor surfacing applications available for quartzite.
Material Type: Quartzite
Country of origin: Other
- 1. What is quartzite?
- Quartzite, not to be confused with quartz, is a natural metamorphic rock. Quartzite is a highly sought-after material due to its glassy appearance often resembling marble.
- 2. Is quartzite and quartz the same material?
- Quartzite is not the same material as quartz.
- 3. Can I install quartzite as a kitchen countertop?
- Yes, quartzite may be used for kitchen countertops.
- 4. Does quartzite need to be sealed?
- Yes, quartzite needs to be sealed. We recommend resealing quartz countertops 2 to 3 times per year.
- 5. Can I cut directly on quartzite countertops?
- You can cut and chop directly on your quartzite countertops, however it is not recommended as it may result in damage to your knives.
- 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.