Portobello quartzite is a light grey base stone that comprises a pattern with medium movement in dark grey veining durable surface suitable for both interior spaces and harsh weather external conditions.
Originally quarried in the region of Portobello, Brazil where it lends it name from, this stone is suitable for specifications in which architects and interior designers require materials that will provide a unique and memorable look.
ortobello quartzite’s characteristics are well received in interior spaces due to its metamorphic looks and similarities to natural marble. Whilst marble is made out of calcium and dolomite which makes it prone to etching and/or staining, quartzite comprises a substantially different mineral make up. Originally Sandstone, quartzite is form by being subjected to extreme heat a pressure on the earth’s crust which makes it far less susceptible to such occurrences yet slightly more than granite rocks.
Available in slab formats of 20mm and 30mm thickness and polished, honed, leather and Satinato finish Portobello quartzite is a versatile and durable stone with an extreme resistance to accidental impact and suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications.
|Suitable for||Exteriors, Interiors|
|Type of application||Architrave and columns, Bar countertop, Bathroom coverings, Bathroom worktop, Bench top, Countertop, Fireplace surround, Floorings, Kitchen worktop, Reception desk, Shower tray, Splashbacks, staircases, Table tops, Vanity top, Wall cladding, Washbasins, Wet rooms and Saunas|
|Average block dimensions:||Medium|
|Type of application:||Indoor/Outdoor|
|Slab variation coefficient:||Medium|
|Water absorption coefficient:||0,10%|