10 REASONS TO CHOOSE NEOLITH
With so many surfacing options available on the market, it can be difficult to fully understand the performance and resistance qualities of each individual material type.
In particular, confusion often arises distinguishing between Sintered Stone and ceramics, especially porcelain.
While the materials share some properties, Sintered Stone offers a higher level of performance across the board, from more format variety and superior application potential to more robust quality controls and higher definition in pattern and color.
Neolith® is one of the market-leading brands of Sintered Stone and its unrivaled resistance and aesthetic qualities have impressed architects, designers, and fabricators globally.
It is fast becoming a go-to material for all surfacing applications, replacing many ceramic and porcelain products currently available on the market.
Here are 10 reasons why you should choose Neolith® over porcelain for your next project:
1. GREATER DEPTH OF VARIETY
Neolith is currently the only brand which offers 3mm, 6mm, 12mm, and 20mm thicknesses. This provides a solution for all types of surfacing applications from walls and flooring to kitchen cabinetry, furniture, and even swimming pools.
Also available in four large dimension formats, Neolith is ideal for cut-to-size projects, adapting to a specifiers’ requirements without constraining their creativity.
2. HIGH-GRADE RAW MATERIALS
Neolith slabs are created using the best quality raw materials, used throughout the mass of the entire product. This makes a stronger slab with greater visual consistency when the surface is cut.
Many ceramic and porcelain producers create ‘double-layer’ surfaces in which cheaper, lower-grade minerals are used throughout the majority of the product, with a thin veneer of higher quality material on top. This creates a weaker structure and compromises visual appeal.
3. ANY COLOR YOU LIKE
Neolith is produced in a vast range of colors, patterns, and finishes, from hyper-realistic imitations of natural wood to bright, solid go-to colors, adaptable for any interior or exterior applications.
Neolith’s powerful design technology means the brand offers effects which are near impossible to achieve on ceramic or porcelain, such as patinated metals, swirling, textured granites and full body terrazzo.
4. UNRIVALED DESIGN DEFINITION
The quality of Neolith’s decoration is unparalleled within the Sintered Stone industry and delivers a higher degree of definition and attention to detail than ceramic and porcelain surfaces.
Using natural pigment, water-based inks and environmentally friendly production methods, Neolith creates complex patterns and vivid colors. This can only be achieved on ceramic surfaces with difficulty and at great expense.
New types of inks are also allowing more significant potential to create textures which mimic naturally-occurring materials, creating striations and veins which ensure a more faithful interpretation.
5. POLISHED TO PERFECTION
Neolith’s polishing techniques are both aesthetically and practically superior.
Neolith’s surfaces do not suffer from waviness often found on polished ceramic surfaces, guaranteeing a perfectly direct reflection and a higher degree of shine and depth.
6. A MARK OF QUALITY
Neolith is not a ‘white label’ brand. The Neolith mark is a guarantee of quality, and its product controls are more exhaustive than those used by ceramic and porcelain manufacturers.
This approach has developed from Neolith’s original sales channel, kitchen worktops, which need to have far more resistance than tiles and cladding to meet the demands of home cooks and professional chefs.
It is far easier to spot flaws and mistakes within a worktop than on a wall tile. As such, Neolith has developed a rigorous system of quality tests. This ensures customers only receive the very best product.
7. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
Using the latest technology is valuable, but the experience is even more so.
Neolith is produced by people who have worked within the stone industry for decades. Their expertise means that the brand is continually improving everything from slab composition to the definition of design.
The collective knowledge of the Neolith team means that customers are guaranteed the very best material, manufactured using the most up-to-date methods and techniques.
8. EASE OF FABRICATION
Neolith works hard to upskill and educate fabricators on how to work with the product, and its slabs have been recognized as being more ‘workable’ than ceramics and porcelain.
Neolith’s composition and structure produce a surface which is easier to cut and handle. Furthermore, the brand’s fabrication facilities allow for a higher number of cut to size projects, furniture projects, and facades.
9. SIMPLY SUSTAINABLE
Neolith is committed to becoming the most sustainable manufacturer in the Sintered Stone industry and has invested in cutting-edge manufacturing technology and machinery to ensure its surfaces are the greenest available on the market.
Producing lower emissions and pollutants during production than ceramic and porcelain, Neolith slabs use 100% natural raw materials and are 100% recyclable.
10. MADE TO LAST
Neolith slabs are waterproof and impervious to strong chemicals and cleaning agents. With the ability to withstand extreme temperature, it is suitable for any interior or exterior environment.
The material’s high resistance to staining, scratching and UV rays mean that it has unrivaled longevity, out-performing ceramics, and porcelain on every level.
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APPLICATIONS OF NEOLITH®
Thanks to the design, format and physical-mechanical characteristics, this type of product results ideal for limitless indoors and outdoors applications in the commercial and residential area: countertops, flooring, cladding, façades, furniture. Neolith has over 50 different designs available in multiple sizes, thicknesses, and textures.
Imagination is the only limitation.