Solid Stone Worktops Present This Stunning White Polished Patterned Taj Mahal Quartzite Worktop. A truly elegant natural stone with a polished finish.
This highly popular range of quartzite stone looks fabulous with its polished finish once installed for that modern and contemporary look whilst remaining highly durable.
What Is Taj Mahal Quartzite?
Taj Mahal quartzite slabs are a heat-resistant and durable elegant natural stone with a close resemblance to marble, but it’s less prone to scratching and chipping.
It can be found in quarries all around the globe, but the best quality stone tend to come from Brazil.
Even though the name “Taj Mahal” comes from a famous mausoleum in India, it’s not, in fact, white marble used on the structure of the same name.
Taj Mahal quartzite makes for a perfect material for countertops, splashbacks and accent walls.
Is Taj Mahal Granite?
There is some confusion about the differences between granite and quartzite slabs. In particular, Taj Mahal is sometimes called granite although these are two different stone types.
For all practical purposes, quartzite and granite are quite similar. Both of them are very durable, and they come in a variety of patterns and colours making both of these kinds of stones perfect for kitchen and bathroom countertops.
However, there is a difference between quartzite and granite. Taj Mahal quartzite is a metamorphic stone. What this means is that the rock was subjected to high heat and/or pressure while being buried deep below the Earth’s crust.
On the other hand, granite is an igneous stone, meaning that it forms when molten magma cools and solidifies.
Does Taj Mahal Quartzite Stain Easily?
With polished stone, a Taj Mahal quartzite slab is ground, sanded, and buffed until it’s perfectly smooth.
The high-gloss effect created by this finish is utilised by all designers who are looking to create a luxurious aesthetic, as this shine brings out the natural sparkle of the patterns a Taj Mahal quartzite features.
Also, a high-polish finish helps the Taj Mahal quartzite repel stains and clean easily.
Food stuffs such as ketchup and tomato-based products or orange juice that come into contact with the stone’s surface will not be an issue on your Taj Mahal quartzite countertops.
All you have to do is simply wipe the counter own in a timely manner in order to prevent any issues occurring.
Is Taj Mahal Quartzite Durable?
This elegant natural stone is very hard and durable and lasts well in a kitchen environment, just like granite.
Taj Mahal quartzite has a similar hardness level as granite, rated at around 7 to 8 on the Mohs scale meaning it’s pretty resistant to scratching.
However, the main difference between maintaining a quartzite countertop over granite is that Taj Mahal quartzite slabs sometimes possess tiny inclusions of a mineral called calcium carbonate.
What Colour Is Taj Mahal Quartzite?
One of the main reasons why Taj Mahal quartzite is so popular for kitchen or bathroom countertops is that it mimics the appearance of marble while having durability and hardness similar to granite.
Taj Mahal slabs feature broad waves of colour, along with striking striations. These gorgeous colour patterns are pretty similar to natural marble.
Like many other natural stones, Taj Mahal quartzite comes with several different colour variations because of different geographical regions.
This dense stone is usually available in warm colours, such as white with beige or creamy tan marbling effect. The overall appeal of the Taj Mahal is light in colour, which works fantastic in warm-tone kitchens.
What Does Taj Mahal Quartzite Cost?
Taj Mahal quartzite lies in the high-end category of natural worktops. But because of its durable characteristics, it’s worth investing your money in this natural stone.
The reason why it’s costly is that this type of stone is rarer compared to some of the other popular ranges.
Also, the quarrying process of Taj Mahal quartzite is more complex than granite slabs. The Taj Mahal worktop will cost between £501 and £600 per square meter from Solid Stone Worktops.