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"Anna the package has arrived! Thank you so much, we love them. And what lovely packaging"!!
Sophie Williams, Interior Design, Atlis Architecture, Pyrmont
“Stone looks absolutely amazing, nicest packed stone I have ever seen. Very professional, very, very happy. Just want to give you guys a big wrap for what you did. It's always good to work with people who actually care about what they're doing.”
Geoff Dalgliesh, Asgard Homes,
Hunters Hill 26/7/11
"Thank you so much for the beautiful stone. It has transformed our home"
Maeve O'Meara, Mosman
"Thanks to you Dianne, Arthur's work is real craftsmanship and the stone is beautiful"
Lisa Beins, Lindfield
"Hello Anna, thank you so much for the slate samples, they arrived & looked so professional as I handed them on to our client. They are presently making decisions & I will keep you posted on the outcome. Many thanks for your fast & efficient service"
Kim Lyon, Greg Lyon
Quartzite & Natural Stone Cladding Materials for Walls
sofala Marble / Quartzite - 2 wall cladding Options
Sofala flagstone pieces have been used in the Azucar Restaurant wall at Sydney Airport above.
Quartzite Cladding - Low Maintenance winner
Quartzite would be an easy winner if there was an award for a low maintenance stone. Quartzite cladding is elegant as well as practical – it is extremely hard and has low water absorption properties. This means less discolouration in outdoor areas.
The strength and density of the material makes it an ideal material for cladding walls.
It is very glamorous as it glitters under light and is an ideal product for indoor applications such as feature walls, especially in areas where special effects lighting is used.
It is also being used by interior designers as a decorative medium to add glamor to bars, counters and shop-fronts in shopping malls.
Natural Water Resistance
Quartzite's natural water resistance makes it ideal for outdoor use as well; it is used for landscaping applications and garden and park water features.
Our tests reveal it has one of the lowest water absorption rates of any known stone type.
This makes Sofala less likely to stain & less likely to support mould. It is a stone well suited to outdoor areas for this reason, but it also popular for indoor applications as well.
Marble or Quartzite?
Recent test results indicate that the level of quartz in this stone has fallen below the ASTM standards to be technically a quartzite, even though it looks like quartzite and cleaves like quartzite! The high level of calcite in the recent samples sent for testing make the stone technically a marble.
In the future, we may get dispatches from the same quarry with lower levels of calcite which might make the stone technically a quartzite! Sometimes the changes are not apparent and that is why we get the stone independently tested (see test results at the foot of the page).
Our apologies for the posible confusion - we are just trying to be truthful is describing one of our most popular products that we have been selling for nearly 20 years without a single recorded problem.
Sofala Quartzite Random Pattern
This product is packed in netted sheets; each sheet contains 8 pieces of stone that are identical in shape from one sheet to another. The image above is a dispaly of 4 ungrouted sheets. Once fixed to a wall (or floor), the joints are seamless and indistinguishable. Could you pick the joints from the image on the left above?
Sofala Flagstones / Loose Pieces
Random Pattern on net underlay - 1 sheet = 0.3067cov.m2 x 12-15mm thick
Flagstones - randomly loose pieces - sold by the number of pieces that fill 1.0 sq metre area; 1 crate = 20m2 approx. thickness 18-20mm
Click here to see all quartzite specifications.
If you have a project in mind and would like us to arrange a quote (supply and/or fixing), contact us on the number below. There is absolutely no charge for this service nor obligation to proceed.