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What is the difference between Quartz and marble?

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Larry Thornton

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Larry Thornton, Student, MBA, Los Angles

Answered Nov 28, 2019

Quartz is a mineral. Quartz is the most abundant mineral on Earth. It is a mineral that is made up of silicon dioxide. Quartz is often used to make unique countertops in kitchens and bathrooms. Natural Quartz is naturally dull and unappealing.

For construction purposes, about 7% of resin is added along with some dyes for beautification. Quartz is resistant to scratch, antimicrobial, it is nonporous, requires low maintenance, and it never requires topcoat applications. Marble is a type of rock, metamorphic rock to be specific.

Marble is more porous than quartz, and it is highly sensitive to acids and cleaning chemicals. In case there is a spill of substances, be sure to wipe them off immediately to prevent staining. To protect the surface, the top coating must be done. Marble requires a higher level of maintenance

 

A. Boaz

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A. Boaz, Mechanical Engineer, Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Atlanta, Georgia

Answered Nov 08, 2019

Both quartz and marble come from beneath the earth's crust. Manual is a granular metamorphic rock which formed due to the metamorphic process of limestone and dolostone. Marble is formed through regional metamorphism, and it is also sometimes developed through contact metamorphism. Quartz is a crystalline rock and is located in other rocks, such as granite and gneiss.

Marble is used in crafting statues because of its vivid color and hardness. The roughness of marble allows it to be polished to a smooth finishing. Marble possesses a high architectural value. Quartz is used for creating jewelry more than marble. Quartz comes in different colors such as white, opaque, rose, yellow, violet, and brown. Marble comes in white, yellow, purple, red, blue, and black.

 

C. Lucan

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C. Lucan, Copywriter, Literature Major, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Answered Nov 04, 2019

Quartz is a hard, crystalline mineral made up of silicon and oxygen atoms, and marble is a metamorphic stone made of recrystallized carbonate minerals. Both quartz and marble are found on the earth's crust. Marble is notorious for being used to make statues because of its bright colors and hardness. The rigidity of marble allows it to be polished to a smooth finishing. Unlike quartz, marble has high architectural value.

On the other hand, quartz has been used to make jewelry considerably more than marble. Quartz comes in many different colors, such as white, rose, yellow, violet, opaque, and brown. Marble comes in white, yellow, purple, red, blue, and black.

 

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