Mercury Quartzite Close Up
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3/4" (2cm slab)
1-1/4" (3cm slab)
Mercury is a white quartzite with linear grey veining. It will also have vertical grey veins which may increase or decrease, per slab. These fluctuations are evident within the same bundle. An alternative to marble, Mercury’s hard, resilient surface can be used for kitchen countertops without having the scratching and etching issues experienced with marble. During the polishing process, an epoxy resin is applied to the surface of the stone to fill in any natural pits, cracks or fissures that may exist. This does not affect the durability, maintenance or beauty of the stone. It is possible for some of the more minute pits that are too small to effectively hold the resin, to reopen during other finishing stages. However, this will not detract from the overall quality or appearance of the stone. Due to the qualities of the stone, the slabs are book-matched, meaning slab one and slab two will be cut and polished to create a mirror image of each other. These are then kept in sequence, which allows for a consistent flow in pattern. Finally, a mesh backing is adhered to the back of the stone to ensure safety while handling and fabricating the slab. Extra coats of sealer are recommended for this quartzite.
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