The Story Behind the Stone – Alta Quartzite

Alta Quartzite

The Search is over! Discovering this beautiful natural stone was like a ribbon cutting ceremony for the industry! Of course, finding this virgin quarry was no walk in the park. Located in a very isolated area of Brazil our stone quest began with a turbulent flight in a prop plane followed by a landing on a make shift dirt runway in the town of Macuabas. We met our team and embarked on a 14 hr drive over dirt roads.

Quarried block of Alta Quartzite

As we drove through the desert terrain, we were taken by the sudden change to a green valley. We witnessed the full color spectrum, an array of blues from the sky, greenery from the valley and warm desert colors from the terrain. It was a moment in time that transported us away from all the struggles of the day allowing us to appreciate the breathtaking scenery around us. Then we began our ascension to the end of our quest. The Portuguese word for high is Alta; as we came to the end of our climb to witness this amazing material nestled into the side of this mountain, it was clear what the name of this material would have to be.

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Finding a true white quartzite is extremely rare. This material evokes the gentle elegance of a fine Italian marble without the additional maintenance. Picking the very first and best blocks out of this quarry is a memory that will be cherished for a lifetime – Please help us welcome Alta Quartzite!

Alta Slabs

The Best of the Best!

White Marble & Quartz ended the year with a bang, just like we predicted! Each year we like to look back on our best sellers and also the most popular and in demand stones the industry has to offer!

With a wide variety of choices that today’s homeowners have, picking out a kitchen or bathroom counter top/backsplash is no easy task. This is a process and not always an easy one. People’s minds constantly change, and our hold lists are always being updated, until finally there’s a match made in heaven!

Introducing our Show-Stoppers of 2015!

Viareggio has not only been the best seller but the most requested stone of the year. Made for lovers of the “white marble look”, but with the strength of Quartz!

Viareggio - DIFINITI Quartz

 

The clean and crisp look of Pearl was an eye catcher this year, and we can see exactly why. This versatile Quartz can make a strong statement all on its own or be used to balance a busy decor.

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We are not at all surprised that Bianca Perla made the list. The natural character and soft veining found in this Quartzite can easily suit any design style, from traditional to modern.

Bianca Perla Kitchen Countertop

 

Iceberg Quartzite Extra can literally light up any room! This translucent Quartzite can be back lit in both a Polished & Satin finish.

Iceberg Extra Kitchen Countertop

 

Crestola, the copy cat of our luxurious Calacatta Borghini Extra! (and to the naked eye can easily pass as one, shhh!)

Crestola Quartz Countertop

 

Imperial Danby Extra made the list not only for it’s beauty but durability as well. The absorption rate found in this marble is low, decreasing the risk of stains.

Imperial Danby - Marble Bathroom Vanity

 

There are plenty of reasons why Super White Extra is so popular – the bold veining and unique character found in each slab is mesmerizing.

Super White Extra Slab