Was I cheated on my quartzite?
I found this forum when doing some searches about my question. Seems like there are some serious stone gurus around here.
About a year ago we moved into a new house. My wife was quite specific about the fact that she wanted a white kitchen, and so we ended up going for some beautiful white quartzite. It cost a pretty penny.
Fast forward a year later. We have a few spots which seem somewhat etched, the counter feels different in those spots. And today I noticed that that edge of the counter by the sink was actually disintegrating. The stone was into grains (the consistency of Kosher Salt)!
I have read that quartzite is supposed to be very strong. Is it possible that we got gypped? How would I test it?
Here is the full album http://imgur.com/a/pzQbQ A few are of the disintegrated spot, the other is of the etched area.
Thanks for any and all advice and ideas.