A quartz tile is composite material made from natural solid rock that is crushed into small pieces and mixed and set into a tile with a binding resin.
Most versions also contain shards of mirror that when laid reflect light and cause a glittering affect. The surface is normally polished which shows the full lustre and beauty of this type of tile.
They can be used as wall tiles in bathrooms or kitchens and floor tiles in most situations.
As with all floor tiles with a polished finish, when they have liquids sitting on the surface they can be slippery. We recommend the use of mats and duckboards in areas where liquids are likely to be present.
Due to the hard composition of quartz tiles they can only be cut with an electric diamond blade water cooled machine. Ensure that normal health and safety guidelines are followed and they are cut in a well ventilated area.
A quality quartz tile with a high content of quartz like our Crystal Range provides a hard wearing wall or floor surface. Problems can arise with versions of quartz tile that contain too much resin causing discolouration and bowing caused by substrate movement.
We recommend to seal a quartz tile to prevent staining and discolouration. Our Crystal series should be sealed with Lithofin Stainstop
Examples of Quartz tiles Tiles