When it comes to quartz stone, I believe everyone is not unfamiliar, and will immediately think of the cabinets and countertops we use every day, as well as the window sills at home. That is to say, a kind of decorative stone slab used in our home decoration is called quartz stone. Even some people can’t tell whether it is natural stone or artificial stone. They only know that it is decorative stone. What is the difference between a real quartz stone and a quartz stone plate?

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China Cambria quartz near me

What is real quartz stone?

Quartz is a mineral that easily becomes liquid when heated or under pressure. It is also a very common rock-forming mineral, which is found in the three major types of rocks. Because it is the latest to crystallize in igneous rocks, it usually lacks a complete crystal face and is mostly filled among other rock-forming minerals that crystallized first. The composition of quartz is the simplest silicon dioxide [ie silicon dioxide. Quartz is very stable, not easy to weather or change into other kinds of minerals. According to the degree of crystallization of SiO2, it can be divided into crystalline single crystal quartz and polycrystalline quartzite jade.

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Ikea Kasker quartz bathroom vanity tops

How is quartz stone formed?

During the intrusive evolution of magma, due to changes in temperature, pressure, and other conditions, hydrothermal fluids rich in SiO2 are differentiated, bedding and fissures penetrate into the metamorphic rock series of surrounding rocks, or along the contact fracture zone of earlier magmatic rocks Intrusion, forming vein-like quartzite ore bodies. Isn’t the quartz stone plate called “quartz stone”?

In fact, the scientific name of quartz stone plate is brittle polymer composite material, which belongs to the artificial stone plate, which is made of more than 90% quartz sand, 7% resin, and other binders under vacuum and high pressure and high vibration. Because the main filler in the plate is quartz sand, the content is more than 90% higher, so it is called quartz stone by the quartz stone manufacturer.

laminate that looks like quartz

laminate that looks like quartz kitchen countertops