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Quart is not a natural stone and is great for bathrooms in my opinion as it does not stain with chemicals like tooth paste hairspray perfumes etc etc Quartzite is a natural stone and some are even closer in class to marble so be aware of staining and etching that can happen very easily

Lisa Khan the writer of this article obviously does not know her countertop materials at all lol.

This is a common thing it seems from designers confusing the regular home renovator about quartz and leading them to believe its a natural stone ....Honestly!!!

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Kath Berg

The comments above may apply to quartz benchtops but they ignore what the word really means. Quartz is not manufactured. It is "a hard mineral consisting of silica, found widely
in igneous and metamorphic rocks and typically occurring as colourless
or white hexagonal prisms. It is often coloured by impurities." Quartzite is natural stone. "Quartzite is a metamorphic rock formed when quartz-rich sandstone or chert has been exposed to high temperatures and pressures." (Quotes from the University of Auckland Faculty of Science)

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Some great tips here, thanks. The big one that’s missing is timber - any chance of adding it? Thanks.


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