This Brazilian quartzite,
the apex of natural beauty and reminiscent of its namesake,
the Taj Mahal, is the pinnacle of luxury in natural stone.
The hazy, warm beige tones mixed with the exquisite,
one-of-a-kind veining across the slab make this a one-of-a-kind stone that is
sought for all over the world.
Pierre Honoré Lefere was born in 1948 in Pouilly-sur-Loire, France.
His father’s knowledge in architecture influenced his appreciation for the earth
and how it was used to create magnificent monuments.
Pierre had always been fond of his village’s mountains and hills, so when he saw limestones used for kitchens,
he thought how different mountains throughout France would vary the appearance of the kitchen.
His adventure began at home, with the establishment of a family company that began by installing limestone tiles.
Pierre progressed to granite and marble worktops after acquiring the necessary instruments.
Pierre began to go to neighboring settlements, where he discovered exquisite materials.
With this, Pierre founded Artscut, a firm that thrived because to
the range of natural colors in France.
Pierre’s stone selection spanned from granite to limestone.
However, when it came to the kitchen worktop, the ever-changing Artscut chose to adapt with it.
We couldn’t let go of our tradition while providing our clients with the toughest, most robust materials available (quartz).
Our vibrant hues helped to shape our firm. So, with the assistance of skilled engineers,
we began sculpting quartz materials to resemble the stones that inspired Pierre.
This is how we came up with our color palette.
Our job has taken us from our home in France to Australia and the United Kingdom.
With approximately 2,800 employees worldwide and 26 manufacturing lines.
Because of our success, we have earned a reputation as forerunners in stone innovation
and the combination of classic and modern hues.
It is a reliable, conservative, and adaptable color.
Beige is a neutral, soothing, and peaceful hue.
The characteristics and connotations connected with beige vary depending on the colors it is paired with.
Beige combines the warmth of brown with the crispness and coolness of white to create a hue that is both warm and cold.
While beige is a soothing hue, it is frequently
perceived as drab and uninteresting.
A polished finish has a glossy surface that reflects light and draws attention to the stone’s color and veins.
This implies that the intricacies, colors, tints, and vein structure of the stone stand out more, emphasizing the stone’s inherent qualities.
These are surfaces with a predominant grain size of greater than 0.075 mm (more than 50%).
Quartz, feldspar, and calcite are the most common
thick-grained or granular surfaces, with sulfates, salts, and volcanic pitchstone being less common.
Quartzite is a metamorphic rock created by the exposure of quartz-rich sandstone
or chert to high temperatures and pressures.
These circumstances cause the quartz grains to bind together,
resulting in a thick, hard, equigranular rock.
The primary distinction between quartz and quartzite is that quartz is a synthetic substance,
whereas quartzite is a natural stone.
A quartzite countertop begins as sandstone, which is
fused with dazzling quartz crystals through a natural process of heat
and pressure to make quartzite.
Granite has been the material of choice for residential residences over
the last several decades since it can provide the full beauty of natural stone with its
distinct and often exotic features, as well as durability, strength, and endurance.
It will also add value to any home where it is put.
Because granite has relatively little calcium, it does not etch in the same manner that
marble does when exposed to high amounts of acidity,
such as that found in lemons, oranges,
and other acidic foods.
Granite is a typical felsic intrusive igneous rock with granular and phaneritic texture.
Depending on their composition, granites can be primarily white, pink, or gray in hue.
The term “granite” is derived from the Latin granum, which means “grain,”
and refers to the coarse-grained structure of such a holocrystalline rock.
Granite is an igneous rock that contains at least 20% quartz
and up to 65% alkali feldspar by volume.