What is Taj Mahal quartzite?
Taj Mahal is a quartzite from Brazil. This white quartzite resembles the Italian Calacatta marbles in appearance, but is much harder and more durable. It can be used for kitchen countertops without having the scratching and etching issues experienced with marble. During the polishing process, an epoxy resin is applied to the surface of the stone to fill in any natural pits, cracks or fissures that may exist. This does not affect the durability, maintenance or beauty of the stone. It is possible for some of the more minute pits that are too small to effectively hold the resin, to reopen during other finishing stages. However, this will not detract from the overall quality or appearance of the stone. Due to the qualities of the stone, the slabs are book-matched, meaning slab one and slab two will be cut and polished to create a mirror image of each other. These are then kept in sequence, which allows for a consistent flow in pattern. Finally, a mesh backing is adhered to the back of the stone to ensure safety while handling and fabricating the slab. ~ Arizona Tile
This kitchen countertop installation we used 2cm Taj Mahal quartzite which is harder than granite and it requires the use of special tools to fabricate. Because of its beauty it is often referred to as one of the crown jewels among natural stone countertops.
This elegant stone has soft cream tones and very subtle light brown and gold veining which accent the cabinets and floors. This kitchen looks as beautiful now as it did after install. The timeless beauty of this material is lasting!