Do You Know The Difference Between Quartz Stone And Marble

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The difference between quartz stone and marble


What is marble


Marble is formed from sedimentary rock and metamorphic rock of sedimentary rock. It is a kind of metamorphic rock formed after the recrystallization of limestone, usually accompanied by the texture of biological remains. The main component is calcium carbonate, the content of which is about 50%-75%, which is weakly alkaline. Some marbles contain a certain amount of silica, and some do not. The particles are fine and fine (referring to calcium carbonate), the surface stripe distribution is generally irregular, and the hardness is low.


There are two types of marble currently on the market: artificial marble and natural marble.


Marble characteristics


1. Non-conductive, non-magnetic, stable field and other characteristics.


2. With bright colors and rich colors, it is widely used in the decoration of indoor walls and floors. Has excellent processing performance: sawing, cutting, polishing, drilling, carving, etc.


3. Good wear resistance, not easy to age, and its service life is generally about 50-80 years.


4. In industry, marble is widely used. Such as: used in raw materials, cleaning agents, metallurgical solvents, etc.


Natural marble


Advantages: It feels cool in the hand, with natural texture and luster. Its material and color are quartz stone, which cannot be made by artificial stone.


Disadvantages: The stone has chromatic aberration, high radiation, and has holes inside, which is easy to mold.


Natural marble is currently rarely used in kitchen countertops or oily places (because of the uneven density and looseness of the natural material itself, it is difficult to clean once it encounters dirt!), but it can be used in bathroom countertops and other places, as well as window sills. , The first choice for gate stone.


Artificial marble


Advantages: cheap price, fine texture, seamless splicing, health and environmental protection, not easy to penetrate, easy to process and shape.


Disadvantages: The material is soft and easily deformed and scratched, not anti-permeable, moldy and easily polluted, and the resin content is high and cannot withstand high temperatures.


Artificial marble is artificial marble made by certain technical means. In contrast, natural marble is better, but now that there will be artificial marble, it also shows that there are not many natural marbles, and the price will be higher.




Advantages: not easy to scratch, high temperature resistance, no burns, anti-aging, no fading, long-lasting beauty, anti-bacterial, anti-virus, long-lasting bright surface, non-toxic and non-radiation.


Disadvantages: The price is slightly higher than other stone materials. Because the quartz stone countertop is too hard, it is not easy to process.


The quality of quartz stone is directly related to the content of resin. The higher the content of quartz stone in the quartz stone, the lower the resin content, the better the quality, and the closer it is to natural, the less easily deformed. Experts pointed out that when the content of resin in the quartz stone is greater than 10%, the corresponding technical indicators will drop accordingly. At this time, the quartz stone can no longer be called a real quartz stone.


In fact, there is no such thing as a good or bad stone. It mainly depends on which field it is suitable for. Quartz stone is generally 15mm thick, while artificial marble is 12mm thick. If it is a cabinet countertop, quartz stone is the first choice!