Anyone who admires the beauty of the green nuances of Da Vinci Quartzite does not imagine that its history has begun in such a distant past. 

More than 3 billion years ago, old quartz-rich rocks were eroded, and their grains loaded into new locations by the action of water, being deposited in a great terrestrial depression that behaved like a shallow sea, receiving and accumulating sediments. Over time, sediments consolidated into sedimentary rocks, preserving exuberant designs and structures of their formation. 

Over the next millions of years, a chromium-enriched fluid originated from nearby ferro-magnesian rocks pecolated between these sedimentary rocks, modifying their composition.

Finally, 1.9 billion years ago, a geological event of great magnitude subjected these rocks to transformations in their structure and mineralogy, transforming them into quartzites. 

Thus, is born the Da Vinci Quartzite, bringing reliquial minerals that have been transformed over geological time, and currently denote exotic colors such as the green of the fuchsite, due to the preserved chromium content.

Da Vinci quartzite has a wide spectrum of applications due to its low absorption and quartz-rich composition, which confers high hardness.

INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL FLOORS

INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL WALLS

FACADES

KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS

TABLETOPS

BATHROOMS

SWIMMING POOLS

EXTERNAL FIREPLACE CLADDING

POLISHED

BRUSHED

HONED

The technological characterization corresponds to a set of tests that determine the properties of rocks in laboratory environment. They are fundamental to establish the technological parameters of the materials to indicate their application possibilities for different projects.

PETROGRAPHIC ANALYSIS
ABNT NBR 15845-1

It consists of the classification of the rock by means of the macroscopic and microscopic description of its characteristics such as mineralogical composition, alteration, deformation and microcracking pattern.

BULK DENSITY (kg/m³)
ABNT NBR 15845-2

It is the relationship between mass and apparent volume of rock. It provides the weight of the rock, being an important parameter for the calculation of loads in buildings.

WATER ABSORPTION ( % )
ABNT NBR 15845-2

It is the capacity of assimilation or incorporation of water by the rock, expressed in percentage.

APPARENT POROSITY (%)
ABNT NBR 15845-2

It is the relationship between the volume of voids and the total volume of the rock expressed in percentage.

STAIN RESISTANCE
A B N T NBR ISO 10545-14

It establishes, from the aesthetic point of view, the depletory action of selected staining agents of daily domestic and/or commercial use, when accidentally in contact with the rock.

Da Vinci quartzite is a 100% natural rock. Its properties reflect the conditions of the formation environment of millions of years ago. Success in the specification depends on the knowledge of these properties combined with the performance that the application environment will require.

PETROGRAPHIC ANALYSIS
ABNT NBR 15845-1

QUARTZITE Quartz (88%), Fuchsite (10%), Tourmaline ( 2 % ) , Rutile And Zircon (traces).

APPARENT DENSITY (kg/m³)
ABNT NBR 15845-2

2654

WATER ABSORPTION ( % )
ABNT NBR 15845-2

0,06

APPARENT POROSITY (%)
ABNT NBR 15845-2

0,17

STAINING RESISTANCE
ABNT NBR ISO 10545-14

HIGH

To maintain the liveliness and conservation of your natural stone it is necessary that some care be taken periodically to provide a useful life to its coating.

We recommend the following basic care:

P E R I O D I C APPLICATION OF IMPREGNATING SEALERS

Once every 12 months.

DAILY CLEANING

Only neutral or specific detergents for natural rocks. Akemi's Basic Cleaner and Bellinzoni's Lem 3 are recommended.

ACCIDENTAL CONTACT WITH STAINING SUBSTANCES

Never leave staining substances for long periods on the surface of the stone. Absorb immediately with paper towels and clean the area with water and neutral detergent.

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