Guide to Choosing Tools for Natural Quartzite

Guide To Choosing Natural Quartzite Tools

What is natural quartzite?

Natural quartzite is a metamorphic rock composed mainly of quartz. It is a rock formed by the transformation of sandstone (a sedimentary rock composed of sand grains) under the effect of high levels of pressure and temperature over millions of years. During this metamorphic process, the quartz grains in the sandstone compact and fuse together, creating a very hard and compact structure.

Natural quartzite has a range of colors that can vary from pure white to shades of gray, beige, brown, and even pink. It can also have layers or veins of other minerals that formed during the metamorphic process. Its surface is generally very smooth and can have a glassy appearance.

This stone is valued in the construction and architecture industry for its strength and durability. It is widely used for flooring, wall cladding, kitchen and bathroom countertops, stairs, and other applications where a durable and high-quality stone is required. Natural quartzite also requires proper maintenance to preserve its appearance and strength over time.

Examples of natural quartzite applications

Stone masons use quartzite to create a wide range of products and architectural elements. Here are some examples of common quartzite applications in the construction and architecture industry:

  • Flooring: Quartzite is used for indoor and outdoor flooring. Stone masons cut quartzite into slabs or tiles of various sizes and lay them to create durable, long-lasting, and visually striking floors.
  • Wall cladding: Quartzite can be used to cover walls and vertical surfaces. Stone masons create quartzite panels that are applied to walls to create an elegant and sophisticated look.
  • Kitchen and bathroom countertops: Quartzite is very popular for making countertops, worktops, and bathroom sinks. Stone masons cut and shape quartzite to create surfaces that are resistant to heat, stains, and wear, adding a touch of luxury and style to the environment.
  • Stairs: Quartzite can be used to cover stairs, creating elegant and durable steps. Stone masons can create custom quartzite steps, giving indoor and outdoor spaces a sophisticated look.
  • Fireplaces: Quartzite is a popular choice for building fireplaces and fireplace cladding. Its heat resistance and natural beauty make it ideal for creating an eye-catching focal point in living areas.
  • Decorative elements: Stone masons can use quartzite to create decorative elements such as columns, pedestals, frames, and other architectural sculptures. Quartzite can be shaped and worked to create custom elements that add distinctive details to spaces.
Most Popular Types of Quartzite

Physical Characteristics of Quartzite (Why it’s Difficult to Work With)

Natural quartzite is characterized by being exceptionally hard and at the same time fragile.

Main characteristics:

  • Hardness: Quartzite is extremely hard and compact due to its high quartz content. It has a level 7 on the Mohs scale. Its hardness can vary, but in general, it is harder than marble and even common granites. This characteristic makes it more difficult to cut, shape, or polish compared to other stones.
  • Fragility: Despite its hardness, natural quartzite can be relatively fragile. It can be subject to fractures or breaks if not handled carefully during the processing. This requires greater attention and precision during cutting and shaping operations.
  • Presence of accessory minerals: Quartzite may contain traces of accessory minerals that make the material more difficult to work with. For example, the presence of minerals such as mica or graphite can affect the strength of quartzite and cause problems during the processing.
  • Abrasiveness: Quartzite can be abrasive, which means that it can quickly wear down the tools and blades used to work with it. This requires the use of high-quality tools and materials, often with diamond inserts, to ensure an effective and long-lasting result.
  • Low porosity: Natural quartzite has low porosity, which means it absorbs less water than other stones. However, this characteristic can make it more difficult for adhesives or fillers to adhere during fixing or repair operations.

For this reason, it is advisable to rely on experienced professionals for the processing of natural quartzite and to use specific and high-quality tools to achieve optimal results.

Specific Tools for Natural Quartzite

When working with natural quartzite, it is important to use specific tools that are designed for this hard and dense material. Always work with wet tools and expect a higher tool consumption compared to working with softer materials.

Bridge Saw

Weha White Lion Natural Quartzite Bridge Saw Blade – Weha

224,20 615,60  Net of VAT
Diamond bridge saw blade for natural quartzite cutting White Lion – Weha The White Lion blade is a specific blade

TITANIUM Saw Quartzite Cutting blade – Diatex

192,00 310,00  Net of VAT
Bridge Saw Quartzite cutting blade TITANIUM  – Diatex Natural Hard Quartzite cutting blade for bridge saws. Also, ideal for the

Tile Saw

Montolit DNA Sector SCX Blade for Wet Saw – Montolit

95,20 291,60  Net of VAT
Montolit Sector DNA SCX Diamond Blade for Wet Saw for Porcelain and Ceramic cutting – Montolit The Montolit SCX diamond

Cutting blade for tile saw – Universal Use RD – Sankyo

110,76 178,92  Net of VAT
Cutting blade with turbo crown for tile saw for universal use – Sankyo RD Blade for tile saw with a

Angle Grinder

DIAHARD XT wet velcro polishing pads – Sorma

33,60 240,20  Net of VAT
DIAHARD XT wet 7-step 4” (100mm) polishing pads  for angle grinder – Sorma DIAHARD XT 4” polishing pads with velcro fitting for

Montolit Killer Gres FTS diamond core drill bit for Angle Grinder

69,80 183,80  Net of VAT
Montolit Killer Gres FTS diamond core drill bit for angle grinder Diamond drill bit for grinders with M14 fitting “KILLER

Cutting blade with turbo crown for reinforced concrete – Sankyo RD

23,00 64,46  Net of VAT
Cutting blade with turbo crown for cutting hard materials: Granite, Natural quartzite, reinforced concrete Blade for angle grinder with a 


CNC Stubbing Wheels for Natural Quartzite – Nicolai

133,40 185,60  Net of VAT
CNC stubbing wheels for hard natural quartzite – Nicolai Segmented Stubbing wheels for CNC machines for making recesses on hard

Quartzite cutting CNC Finger Bit – Nicolai

104,80  Net of VAT
CNC Finger bit natural quartzite Ø23×40 mm – Nicolai CNC finger bit for cutting natural quartzite and extra hard granite.

Polycrystalline PCD Router Bit for granite – Amastone

98,00  Net of VAT
Polycrystalline PCD Router Bit – Amastone Polycrystalline diamond (PCD) bits are ideal to engrave granite, quartz, and lava stone on

High-speed finger bit Black Storm – Granite, Engineered Stone – Diamut

High-speed finger bit Black Storm for Granite, Engineered Stone – Diamut High-speed finger bit for CNC machine. This finger bit
Not available

Edge Polisher

DIAHARD XT edge-polisher snail lock backing pads – Sorma

73,08 192,36  Net of VAT
DIAHARD XT Edge Polishing pads with Snail lock fitting – Sorma DIAHARD XT edge polishing wheels, 7-grit series, ideal for

Cleaning and Protection

Water-oil repellent protector FOB XTREME – Fila

Water-oil repellent protector FOB XTREME – Fila Solvent-based water and oil repellent protector for use on natural stone, marble, granite,
Not available

De-greasing stain-removing detergent FilaPS87 – Fila

15,58 62,32  Net of VAT
De-greasing stain-removing detergent FilaPS87 FilaPS87 is a product that performs three functions, cleaner, stain-remover, wax-remover. It is used in surfaces such

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