Quality Sintered Stone
If you are looking for stone for your worktop, vanity top, bathroom cladding, or something else entirely, you may think that your only options are natural stone (granite, marble etc.) or quartz. But there is another option available to you which may be perfect for your project: Sintered Stone.
Like Quartz, Sintered Stone is a manufactured product made from a base of natural stone. However, this material is different in that it is made entirely from natural materials which are formed into incredibly strong and durable slabs – this process is called ‘sintering’.
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What is sintering?
The sintering process uses extreme heat and pressure to bond the material together without melting it. This results in the product being much stronger than the individual parts.
When making slabs of Sintered Stone, the raw materials are compacted under huge pressure of up to 5800 PSI (pounds per square inch). After that, they are baked at a temperature of around 1,200ºC, creating a slab of incredibly strong and versatile stone.
Benefits of Sintered Stone
- High resistance – It is resistant to scratching, UV rays, bending and high temperatures.
- Waterproof – The stone is waterproof and liquid-resistant with an absorption level near zero.
- Hygienic – The surface does not release harmful substances and is suitable for food.
- 100% natural – It’s a resin-free natural material that’s suitable for high usage, making it the perfect choice for a busy family home.
To see the types of Sintered Stone we have available to view in our showroom, please visit our materials gallery. Alternatively, please get in touch with our team to discuss your bespoke worktop requirements by phoning 01929 550653 or filling in a contact form