Sintered Stone Worktops | Shaw Stone Ltd

THE VERSATILITY OF SINTERED STONE SURFACES

Sintered stone worktops are fast becoming a 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. Sintered stone worktops come with a vast array of benefits, making them extremely attractive to consumers. Waterproof, easy to clean and food safe, these are just some of the other benefits that sintered stone surfaces provide. There is often confusion over how to refer to these products as they are more commonly referred to as ‘porcelain kitchen worktops’ or ‘ceramic kitchen worktops’, due to their similar properties. You can choose from options including Dekton, Lapitec and Neolith sintered stone kitchen countertops.

SINTERED STONE BRANDS

The most well known brands of sintered stone include Dekton by Cosentino, Neolith by TheSize and Lapitec. Cosentino are a spanish architecture and design company who are 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.

We are proud to have access to a wide range of different sintered stone worktops. So whether you are looking for a ceramic, porcelain or neolith kitchen worktop, we have the ideal solutions for customers with all different requirements and aesthetic preferences.

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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 sintered stone that is bonded permanently without the use of bonding agents or resins.

Sintered stone is an excellent work surface substitution for granite and marble. It is very difficult for the untrained eye to distinguish sintered stone surfaces from natural stone, depending on the choice of pattern. Natural stones have a higher natural porosity, meaning they can trap bacteria and moisture which can cause fading and impurities in their patterns. Sintered 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. For these reasons, sintered stone is the ideal worktop to choose if you are looking for something that exudes elegance whilst still providing a number of practical benefits. The versatility of our sintered countertops means that they can be used for a number of different purposes. Whether you are looking for sintered stone worktops, for your kitchen, bathroom, or workshop, we can provide you with high-quality, stylish options.

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

If you require any additional information about our sintered countertops or other products please contact 01329 844474 where one of our experienced team will be more than happy to assist.

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Our Ranges

The full range of sintered stone surfaces can be found below

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, 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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CARING FOR SINTERED STONE WORKTOPS

 

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 onto your sintered stone kitchen countertops. 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.

Sintered countertops can be sealed upon request. We also offer a cleaning kit, to help you keep your sintered stone worktops sparkling clean and looking good. If you are unsure about cleaning your sintered stone surfaces,, a member of our expert team will gladly offer any advice and guidance, click here to get in touch.

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