River Blue Quartzite
River Blue quartzite is a blue-grey stone with beige, brown and white staining. Each spot on this stone is completely different. For example, some areas have more brown staining than others.
This is an extremely diverse stone that your guests will not be able to take their eyes off of. Like the surface of running water in a river, colors of nature peek out and are showcased within a gorgeous background of blue-grey. This mix of colors also makes it perfect for combination with other materials and colors. Bring out the brown spotting with wood material. Quartzite is a natural stone that is typically seen as an alternative to marble. It can be incorporated into multiple places in your home, from kitchen and bathroom countertops, backsplashes and more. It is remarkably durable and both scratch and heat resistant. It will remain beautiful for a lifetime with the proper care, strong against wear and tear. This is an excellent stone to have on your wishlist. River Blue will add a cool charm to any living space, whether the room’s design is modern and trendy or more traditional.
Material Type: Quartzite
Country of origin: Italy
Colors: Grey, White, Beige
- 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.