Quartzite Meridien: elegance and versatility

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The quartzite Meridien is a natural stone that stands out for its remarkable physical properties and aesthetic beauty, making it a popular choice for architects and interior designers.

In this article, we’d like to show you its unique characteristics, the meaning of its distinctive name, and its versatile use in interior and exterior design.


Origin and characteristics of quartzite Meridien

The quartzite Meridien is a stone that comes primarily from South America, especially from the quarries of the mountainous regions of Brazil, where large blocks are extracted. 

This quartzite is the result of intense metamorphism of pure quartz sediments and has exceptional geological characteristics. Thanks to its many uses in design and architecture, it is as unique as its history, which is reflected in its remarkable physical qualities.

The quartzite Meridien was formed by the transformation of quartz-rich sandstones under the influence of strong pressure and high temperatures, which is typical of dynamic tectonic environments.

During the metamorphic process, the quartz grains recrystallized and formed a cross-linked matrix that gives the stone incredible hardness and remarkable resistance to abrasion and chemicals.

The characteristic veins and colour patterns of the quartzite Meridien were created by mineral impurities that fused with quartz during metamorphosis.
Due to this special rock formation, it is one of the hardest natural stones and in terms of pressure and abrasion resistance, it even exceeds granite.

Main features:

  • degree of hardness: extremely resistant to scratches, heat and acids, ideal for kitchens and bathrooms;  
  • chromatic colour variety: this quartzite features a variety of colours ranging from grey to blue as well as to green and is often interspersed with vivid veins, making the surface look dramatic and distinguished; 
  • polish ability: the quartzite Meridien can be polished to a high gloss level, which further enhances its natural beauty.

The origin of the quartzite Meridien from the mountainous regions of Brazil not only gives this stone unique qualities, but also makes it a valuable resource in architecture and design.


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Why this name

The name "Meridien" evokes universality and global connectedness, reflecting the quartzite's ability to adapt to different architectural and interior design styles. 

The term "Meridien" refers to the meridians of the earth, so one should think of them as lines connecting different points on the globe, similar to how this quartzite connects different design elements to obtain a uniform set up. 


Application of the quartzite Meridien in design

Thanks to its durability and fascinating aesthetics, the quartzite Meridien can be used in a wide range of set ups. Polished and satin-finished surfaces particularly emphasise its colours and structure, which further enlarges its range of applications.

The most common uses are:

  • Kitchen top or kitchen island: due to its heat and scratch resistance, the quartzite Meridien is an excellent choice for kitchen countertops, where its natural beauty comes into its own;
  • Cladding and flooring: the quartzite Meridien is used as wall cladding or flooring and is considered a practical and aesthetic solution to embellish any set up, but at the same time it is resistant to wear and transit;
  • Outdoor application: due to its weather resistance, the quartzite Meridien is also suitable for outdoor use, e.g. for terrace flooring, façade cladding and other decorative elements in gardens and parks.

The quartzite Meridien is more than just a natural stone: it is a versatile design element that offers functionality while obtaining an impressive visual effect. 

Whether in the residential or commercial area, the quartzite Meridien is guaranteed to enhance the style of any set up while adding a touch of timeless elegance and fascination.



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