Geoquartz brand quartz (formerly Silistar) surfacing is
comprised of 93% quartz, blended with 7% unsaturated polyester resins, additives, and inorganic non-fading pigments using the world
patented vacuum-vibroprocess process of Breton S.p.A of Italy. Geoquartz slabs and tiles are ideally suited for a wide range of
horizontal and vertical surfacing applications including counters, vanities, interior wall cladding and residential as well as even the
largest scale commercial floors. The current color palette of over 40-styles as well as the capability to produce essentially any color
or desired appearance limits designers and architects only by their imagination.
Quartz is extremely hard, with unique strength, unusual depth, clarity and radiance. Quartz crystals give Geoquartz its exceptional
hardness, clarity and consistency in color. Geoquartz is dense, non-porous, non-staining and requires virtually no maintenance.
It suggests a feeling of enhanced luxury and sophistication while at the same time it is one of the most varied minerals. It offers a
variety of types, colors and forms, each with its own individual appearance.
Geoquartz has characteristics of superior strength and durability. It
is extremely resistant to cracks, chips, scratches, dulling, and
abrasion. It is graded as a Class 1 material and has a PEI V rating.
It's MOHS hardness rating is 7.
Geoquartz can be cut and installed to the exact specifications needed
by the customer. There is no sealing required for Geoquartz. It
requires virtually no maintenance other than normal cleaning. It is
virtually unaffected by heat, freeze-thaw, and acid.
Generally Geoquartz is installed in a manner similar to impervious
ceramic tile. Slabs and tiles can be ground, polished, fabricated,
and finished using tools commonly used for granite. A diamond blade
wet saw is sufficient to cut Geoquartz tiles and slabs.