question about "glass test"
I am mid-install and still have not decided on our counters. LIke many, I love the look of marble but don't want to 'baby' anything in my kitchen. We have 2 young kids and entertain with other families often. I've been looking at quartzites. I *thought* I had made a decision - picking a quartzite called 'Wicked White'. I don't know if this is the same as Super White, Princess White, Vermont White or any of the other whites that I see mentioned. I've tried googling and don't find much at all.
so now for the question. At the stoneyard, there was a slab (not the one I put on hold) that had a large chip/broken edge. I was able to pull a walnut size piece out. My sample doesn't have the flat surface of the stone at all - it looks like something I found outisde, not at all like a countertop sample. I slipped it in my pocket, planning to do the glass test at home. When I try to do the test, it feels like it's scratching, but I can rub my finger over the mark and remove it. It's not really cutting the glass. Could I not be pushing hard enough? Or does it sound like marble? they are definitely calling it quartzite at the stoneyard, and told me all about properties of quartzite.
I really, really want to get this but don't want to regret it later! I have the pricing and it's not at all cheap.
Here is a link that might be useful: wicked white slab
This post was edited by kitchen-reno on Mon, Mar 10, 14 at 12:53