When it comes to durability, Rikett delivers superior performance flooring with their quartz tiles. Back in the 1950s, Rikett’s founders sought to eliminate the use of harmful asbestos in flooring and replace it with a safer option – quartz. Quartz is an abundant, natural mineral that is safe to use in the home and commercial environments. So, let’s talk about what makes quartz tiles the top choice for durable flooring for a wide range of applications.
Mohs Hardness Scale.
The Mohs Hardness Scale is a qualitative way of comparing minerals by characterizing their resistance to scratching. Thus, at the low end of the scale, a mineral will be easier to scratch, while a mineral at the top of the scale is nearly impenetrable. Now, let’s get back to quartz. The term “quartz” is derived from the German word, “quarz” which means “hard.”
As its name implies, quartz is a hard mineral and ranks 7 out of 10 on the Mohs Hardness Scale. To put it into perspective, talc and sulfur rank between 1 and 1.5 on the scale, whereas diamonds rank the highest at 10. So, it’s safe to say that quartz has properties that make it durable and tough enough to handle everyday wear and tear for environments like schools and hospitals.
Rikett’s Quartz Tiles.
Rikett’s Quartz Tiles have a proven track record for performance in school applications like dormitories, student centers, or gymnasiums. Why is this? Well, they’re manufactured with 70% natural quartz minerals. Therefore, it’s a stable and durable build that will not break or tear, unlike other flooring materials. Plus, the large quartz tiles have a faster installation time with significantly fewer seams than smaller tile alternatives. Lastly, you have an option for vibrant colors and patterns to fit the look.
Sustainability and Savings.
The Rikett Quartz Tiles are light on the pocket and do not require a sealer for longevity. It offers one of the lowest lifecycle costs and total cost of ownership compared to other long-term flooring solutions. Furthermore, the quartz tiles are 100% recyclable and are created through a no-waste manufacturing process!
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