Introducing Neolith Sintered Stone, a surface material that redefines what is possible in terms of performance, durability, and versatility.
December 16th, 2022
Developed in Spain, Neolith Sintered Stone is produced via. a process of extracting minerals from natural materials (like feldspar and clay); grinding these minerals into powder; and employing intense heat and pressure to bond them together.
The material created as a result is very much more than the sum of its parts. Suitable for everything from kitchen countertops, bathrooms, and tables to external façades and even outdoor flooring, the range of benefits associated with Neolith reads like a specifier’s wish list.
Lightweight and easy to work with, Neolith Sintered Stone is resistant to stains, abrasions, and scratching. It is impervious to heat, and therefore suitable for installation in all types of settings, including outside (in direct sunlight) and adjacent to ovens, gas cookers, or barbeques.
In addition, thanks to its unique composition, Sintered Stone is resistant to most standard cleaning chemicals, including household disinfectants, bleach, and alcohol. As such, it represents a wise choice for kitchens and food preparation areas – settings in which the control of micro-organisms is a priority.
Unlike natural stone surfaces, which are limited in terms of colour, patterning, finish, slab size, etc., with Sintered Stone there is a wide range of options.
During the manufacturing, with the simple addition of natural pigments, products can be finished in a range of 30-plus colours and patterns. With everything available – from soft whites and greys to intricate marbling – there is something suitable for every application.
The material is available as a tile or a slab and comes in a range of sizes and thicknesses. The 3mm slabs are recommended for interior applications like kitchen cabinets, wardrobes, or even lifts; while the 6mm product is ideal for indoor and outdoor environments that require more substantial dimensions; and the 12mm surface tends to be used on kitchen and bathroom benchtops.
Meanwhile the 20mm thickness, which is also recommended for kitchen benchtops, delivers the added benefit of not requiring substrates or specially edging like mitres and therefore reducing overall cost.
A further benefit of these surface materials – one that has taken on added importance in these times of ‘product stewardship’ – is their environmental credentials.
Neolith products are made from 100% natural materials and manufactured in accordance with the globally recognized Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG). Since 2019, the company’s manufacturing operations have all been carbon neutral. Thanks to a program of tactical, high value carbon off-setting, unavoidable emissions are all accounted for and offset.
At the same time, as per the GHG, the company sources all of its electricity requirements from renewables; 96% of its waste is recycled (either by Neolith, itself, or authorised third parties); and up to 90% of the weight of each slab it produces is sourced from recycled material.
Together, these environmental credentials mark Neolith Sintered Stone as a material that is fit for our low carbon future. Combined with all its other benefits, they define it as a truly ground-breaking product.
Neolith Sintered Stone is now available directly to customers across Australia. Learn more about Neolith’s new showrooms in Sydney and Melbourne:
Unit 2, 246-252 Hoxton Park Rd, Prestons, NSW 2170
10 Sugar Gum Court, Braeside VIC 3195
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