Porcelain Worktops & Ceramic Worktops From Shawstone

Sintered Stone Surfaces

Sintered stone is fast becoming a prominent go-to for homeowners and interior designers alike. An array of compact sintered stone surfaces are entering the market due to their thin, durable and lightweight properties that provide affordability and practicality without sacrificing beauty. Waterproof, easy to clean and food safe are just some of the other benefits ultra compact sintered stone surfaces provide. There is often confusion over how to refer to these products as they are more commonly referred to as porcelain worktops or ceramic worktops due to their similar properties.

The most well known brands include Dekton by Cosentino, ‘Neolith’ by TheSize & ‘Lapitec’. Cosentino are a spanish architecture and design company who are well renowned for their silestone quartz surface tiles. Spanish designers Neolith are known for their popular line of natural granite branded ‘Granith’, whilst Lapitec is a brand under the Italian giants Breton.

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HOW IS SINTERED STONE FORMED?

Often referred to as ceramic stone, sintered stone is made using technologically advanced processes which directly mimic how natural stone is formed on earth. Sintering stone requires a process where minerals and stone particles are selected according to texture, colour and quality, before being exposed to intense pressure and extremely high temperatures. The resulting outcome is a ceramic or sintered stone surface that is bonded permanently without the use of bonding agents or resins.

Sintered stone is an excellent work surface substitution for granite and marble as it is very difficult for the untrained eye to distinguish its differentiation from natural stone surfaces depending on the choice of pattern. Natural stones have a higher natural porosity, meaning they trap bacteria and moisture which can cause fading and impurities in their patterns. Ceramic stone does not fall victim to this, as the process by which it is created (vibro-compression) means that the particles are compressed so tight, that they are completely resistant to moisture.

COMPACT SINTERED STONE SURFACES ARE PERFECT FOR

  • > Kitchen work surfaces
  • > Bathroom vanity worktops
  • > Bathroom ceiling cladding
  • > Bathroom wall tiles
  • > Interior & exterior wall cladding
  • > Interior flooring
  • > Fireplace surrounds
  • > Swimming pool tiles
  • > Wet room tiles
  • > Garden patios and outdoor flooring

For more information about our range of porcelain or ceramic worktops then please contact 01329 844474 where one of our experienced team will be more than happy to assist.

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Our Ranges

Dekton

Dekton® employs exclusive Sinterized Particle Technology, a high tech process which represents an accelerated version of the metamorphic change that natural stone undergoes when subjected to high temperatures and pressure over thousands of years...

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Neolith

Neolith® is the largest existing sintered stone surface. Not just aesthetically pleasing to the eyes, this surface also boasts impressive qualities. This luxurious material is resistant to both scratching and abrasion of the surface...

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LAPITEC

Lapitec® sintered stone is an innovative material produced in the form of a large size slab using an exclusive patented technology, which can be applied both indoors and outdoors. Lapitec® sintered stone is resistant to wear, atmospheric agents, exposure to sunlight (UV), heat, frost and water absorption...

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SINTERED STONE WORKTOP CARE

 

Though sintered stone is a tough material, some basic care is needed to ensure its longevity. Spillages should be wiped up straight away and the surfaces should be cleaned with either a specially designed product or hot soapy water – never bleach. Always use a soft cloth and never cut directly on the surface. Avoid using acidic or highly coloured products on the sintered stone; always put a board or mat down first. To avoid a limescale build-up, dry the areas around the sink.

Surfaces can be sealed upon request and we also offer a sintered stone worktop cleaning kit, to help you keep yours sparkling clean and looking good.

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