Calacatta Brazil quartzite
The grey veins and golden hints in Calacatta Brazil quartzite are a lively and colourful feature in natural worktop material that celebrates South America's golden age with its smooth lines, bold colours, and stylized patterns. Read More
Calacatta Brazil quartzite is a white stone from Macaubas, a region in Bahia. It is highly prevalent in modern interiors due to its elegant appearance resembling the timeless Calacatta marble but with superior stain resistance and durability.
It is a prevalent worktop material for various interior design applications, including worktops, vanities, focal walls, extra-large tiled floorings, kitchen shelves, plinths and more.
Calacatta Brazil quartzite is known for its distinctive white backdrop with grey veins resembling brushstrokes on a painting, perfect for creating stylish areas that ooze extravagance and exoticism.
Calacatta Brazil quartzite worktops offer a background colour that varies between light grey and cloudy-transparent ochre hues, intersecting transversely with bold and more delicate veining.
At the same time, the horizontally running golden-brownish veins make it even more striking. Calacatta Brazil quartzite is the cross cut-version of White Macaubas, two highly durable stones that can effortlessly withstand the daily demands of busy kitchens, even in commercial projects.
In addition, Calacatta Brazil is more resistant to heat and scratches than Calacatta marble, making it an alternative to Italian stone for use in the kitchen. It is also suitable for use in bathrooms, as walls, bathtub surrounds, entire flooring, and any worktop.
Our Calacatta Brazil quartzite worktop is available in polished and honed finishes, in different thicknesses, and in book-matched slabs for designs as focal features in high-end interiors.
Calacatta Brazil Quartzite
Calacatta – With more resistance!
The grey veins and golden hints in Calacatta Brazil are a lively and colourful feature in natural worktop material that celebrates South America’s golden age with its smooth lines, bold colours, and stylized patterns.
It’s a stone that transports you to the tropical beaches of Bahia, where every building tells a story of Brazil’s past. The designs are like a rainbow of veins, with soft greys, beiges, and gold juxtaposed against a clean white to off-white backdrop. This quartzite invites you to indulge in culinary experiences that span the world and to find the magic that makes it one of the most vibrant and captivating stone worktops in the world.
Unlike natural marble, quartzite is acid-resistant and scratch resistant. It is also heat resistant to temperatures of up to 350 degrees Celsius, making it ideal for ovens and cooktops.
Calacatta Brazil quartzite is an eco-friendly and unique stone that has quickly become one of the most popular materials for kitchen and bathroom worktops, thanks to these qualities.
Its versatility makes it applicable in various settings, from busy households to upscale restaurants. In addition, this natural stone offers some of the most beautiful colour contrasts available, making it an excellent choice for creating a statement piece in any home or office.
Quick Installation & Connect Rooms with extra-large slabs
Our Calacatta Brazil slabs can have a length of over 3.2 metres and a width of over 2 metres to help make the design development process much easier for big spaces. Furthermore, we also have matching tiles, which you can use to connect the slabs to create a continuity of style.
Enhance kitchens and living areas and protect rooms.
Marble worktops are currently limited to acidic foods and immediate spillages of ingredients like vinegar or lemon. Choosing quartzite will change that. Our Calacatta Brazil quartzite worktop allows any cooking ingredients on its surface and can effortlessly resist citrus. Natural quartzite will work similarly to natural granite, which is volcanic and not affected by sour or caustic substances.
- Simple cleaning with neutral soap and water
- The sealants required for kitchen worktops are inexpensive and easy to apply without expertise.
- Its surface, low in porosity, prolongs sealant applications from 12 to 24 to 36 months for typical usage.
Let’s Get Specific
Calacatta Brazil quartzite specifications
Price Group: 3
Finishes: Polished, honed
Thicknesses: 2 cm, 3 cm
Average slab size: 280 x 180 – 325 x 200 cm
Heat resistance: 350 °C
Hardness: 7 (out of 10 on Moh’s scale)
Other names:White Macaubas cross cut, Calacatta quartzite, Brazilian Calacatta quartzite
Applications: kitchen worktops, fireplace, interior and exterior walls, and other applications.
Usage: Indoor and outdoor
Quartzite has several advantages, including requiring no further care and being resistant to acidic substances.
Traditional marble contains calcium which is susceptible to foods such as lemons, oranges, soy sauce, etc., and quartzite is the perfect alternative to avoid surface staining and discolouration.
- Highly stain and mark resistant.
- Spectacular beauty and exotic looks.
- UV rays are suitable and outdoor suitable.
- It only requires sealing once every 18-24 months.
- It offers a superior surface sheen in a polished finish.
- Extremely resistant to heat, wear and tear, and humidity.
- It provides the highest resistance to impact among natural stones.
- It offers low porosity avoiding the proliferation of germs in kitchens and bathrooms.
Calacatta Brazil quartzite technical data
- Density (kg): 2,670 kg/m³
- Frost Resistance (Class): Yes
- Flexural strength (Mpa): 14.4 MPa
- Water Absorption (%): 0.07%
- Abrasion resistance (mm): 26.2 mm
- Chemical Resistance: Resistant to alkalis and acids
- MOHS (Scratch resistance): 6-7 (out of 10 on Moh's scale)
Quartzite's warranty is nature's guarantee, while the natural beauty of marble lies in its unique imperfections and fractures. But if you prefer a warranty with your marble, explore our Sensa, Naturamia, and Granith stone collections.
Our manufacturer's warranties for natural stone worktops range from 2 to 15 years, providing you with peace of mind and stunning beauty.
Calacatta Brazil quartzite originates from Macaubas, a region in the Brazilian State of Bahia renowned for its prosperous collection of natural quartzite materials, including Macaubas White and Macaubas Gold, and Blue Macaubas, among other notable stones.
The main contrast between Calacatta Brazil quartzite and Calacatta marble is their mineral composition. Marble is a metamorphic rock primarily comprising calcium carbonate, whereas quartzite is a metamorphic rock composed almost entirely of the mineral quartz. Calacatta marble has a distinctive beauty with its veining patterns. However, it can be affected by acidic substances. Calacatta Brazil quartzite offers a similar bold vein but is usually resilient to acids and more resistant to scratches and heat than marble.
RETURNS AND SHIPPING POLICY RETURNS
Except for damaged surfaces, all sales are final. Please call 020 39760029 or email HELLO@WORKTOPLIBRARY.CO.UK for more information before mailing exchanges or purchasing return products installed in faulty or damaged condition.
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We process all orders within one business day. However, specific stones may have longer lead times due to high demand or special-order items from other countries.
DELIVERY & INSTALLATION COSTS
We compute delivery and installation costs at the time of purchase. Our team of professional stone fitters install all stone surfaces.
Installation and delivery charges vary depending on weight, site access, and delivery location from our West London, United Kingdom workshop.
INSTALLATION & DELIVERY ADDRESSES
Stone worktop installation is available in London and up to 150 miles of surrounding areas. Don't hesitate to contact our Worktop Library Service Team at (20) 39760029.