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Lapitec / Dekton

What is Sintered Stone and how is it made?

 

Lapitec and Dekton materials are both sintered stones and are produced using 100% natural minerals that can be found in granite and porcelain. These materials unite the aesthetic design appeal and the superior mechanical and physical properties of porcelain with the elegance, workability, colours and typical finishes of natural stone.


The high tech sintering process represents an accelerated version of the metamorphic change that natural stone undergoes when subjected to high temperatures and pressure over thousands of years. The sintering process involves tightly compacting the mineral and then heating to 1200°c and just before a liquid is formed the minerals are fused together. This process requires no binding agents, and this provides the following benefits:

PROS

 

  • Micro-porosity

Lapitec® and Dekton products are non-porous and therefore resistant to staining, mould and bacteria. The materials naturally prevent liquids and gasses from penetrating the surface, making it a low maintenance surface that is easier to clean. The materials are both highly water resistant and never need to be sealed.

  • Highly UV Resistant

Lapitec® and Dekton are long lasting materials and are completely weather proof. Every slab is resistant to acids, alkalis, deep abrasions, fire, frost and is unaffected by UV rays. It is also resistant to graffiti.

  • Resistant to Stains

While other surfaces are stain resistant, Dekton and Lapitec are completely stain proof. Even the most stubborn stains like wine, coffee, markers and rust can easily be removed from the surface. Since the materials have extremely low porosity and contain no resins, it is chemically resistant. Drips or splashes of common household chemicals like bleach, drain cleaners or oven degreasers won’t harm these sintered stones.

  • Maximum Resistance to Fire and Heat

Lapitec® and Dekton withstand high temperatures without burning, scorching or cracking. Hot Pots and Appliances like Crock Pots can be placed directly on the surface with no worry of damage. The sintered stone are non-combustible materials.

  • Resistant to ice

Lapitec® and Dekton are low coefficient of thermal expansion and therefore, makes it Thermal Shock proof from both extreme heat and extreme cold. It’s natural resistance to ice and thawing makes it perfect for use in even the coldest environments.

  • Colour Stability

The manufacturing process used to make the sintered stones allows for the pigmentation and decoration of the material to be controlled and therefore, giving better colour consistency from slab to slab and resulting in a long-lasting product that will not fade over time. The surface you install today will maintain the same new appearance for the life of the product.

  • It is versatile

Lapitec® and Dekton slabs provide the most suitable and diverse solutions for construction and furnishing, with the dimensions required by designers. Lapitec is a “full bodied” material it is easy to work and can be utilized in countless applications: from internal and external cladding to pavements, from kitchen tops to ventilated façades. Available in 8mm, 12mm, 20mm and 30mm so can be used as cladding, flooring as well as very thin kitchen worktops. The 12 and 20 mm thicknesses guarantee a slab size of 3365×1500 mm (5.05m2), and the 30 mm slabs guarantee a slab size of 1460×3365 mm (4.91m2).

  • It is natural

Lapitec® and Dekton are produced with maximum respect for both people and the environment. Lapitec is manufactured only using solar energy and completely inert, containing no resins or petroleum derivatives.

CONS

  • Expensive

Lapitec VS Dekton

  • Lapitec Material is full bodied – the pattern runs all the way through the slab whereas, with Dekton the pattern is just a transfer on top of a plain base.
  • Lapitec is Eco Friendly – Manufactured only using solar energy as it is an inert (chemically inactive) product and does not release any harsh chemicals when used as landfill.
  • Lapitec is Breton made
  • Lapitec comes in larger slabs 3365x1500mm

Lapitec-Dekton

 

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