Named after the constellation, Gemini is a quartzite stone which balances white and green to create an almost chaotic but exotic pattern. White and green veins are constantly intersecting on each other, making a beautiful web of designs the eye can’t trace to find a pattern. The mute green color tone eases the loud design to portray an inspiring slab for the viewers imagination to run wild and form shapes.
It has a 7 out of 10 rating on the MOHS hardness scale. This means that Gemini quartzite is easily capable of resisting heat, scratches, stains, and chipping. Install it as your kitchen countertop, bathroom vanity, hot tub surround or butler pantry to give your room a boost of energy, while also creating a calming atmosphere.
Material Type: Quartzite
Country of origin: Other
Colors: White, Green
- 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.