Sintered stones such as Neolith are becoming popular among designers and architects. First developed in Europe, the new product is now making its way to the United States because of how it holds up in extreme weather. Neolith is also very environmentally friendly because it doesn’t contain resin. The material is also recyclable, stylish, durable, and ideal for both indoor and outdoor practices. Keep reading to discover some things that you should know about Neolith.
What is Neolith?
Neolith is a sintered stone. Sintering a stone involves using natural products in powdered form to process them and heat them. Sintered stone has a low absorption rate, meaning that water damage isn’t an issue. Neolith comes in a multitude of versatile styles, with the appearance of stone, wood, and cement.
How is Neolith Applied?
Neolith has both indoor and outdoor applications such as backsplashes, kitchen countertops, bathroom countertops, building cladding, or floors with a large block format. A commercial building can become susceptible to vandalism, but with Neolith, issues such as graffiti won’t be an issue due to low-maintenance. The cleaning process doesn’t require a lot of work. It’s also resistant to scratches and UV rays. Because Neolith is fade resistant as well, you should highly consider applying it to your outdoor kitchen area.
How Much Does Neolith Cost?
The price of Neolith is comparable to granite, which is extremely affordable. Neolith can fit over other existing materials, which can lower the cost for you. It may not be necessary to replace the current stone completely. You should think about if removal needs to happen and also how thick or thin you want your Neolith to be.
How Durable is Neolith?
Kitchens and bathrooms are high-traffic areas of the home, especially when guests come over. Neolith can endure scratches, wine spills, and messy toddlers. Don’t believe it? Architects are so confident about the stone that they feel as if you could run a screwdriver across your countertop and you won’t even see a scratch! While we don’t suggest you try this, you may be curious and give it a try anyway.
Neolith is also heat resistant, so if you place hot plates, pots, or pans onto it, you won’t have to stress about heat damage. Want your countertop to look as luxurious as marble but don’t want to worry about the maintenance? Neolith is so versatile that it can replicate marble. Not only is that ideal for visual appeal but any product that’s low maintenance makes your life easier.
Questions About Neolith?
If you have questions about adding neolith to your kitchen, bathroom, or outdoor kitchen countertop, Rock Tops Fabrication is here to answer them. Our trained professionals are here to make sure that your new custom bar, kitchen,and bathroom countertops are designed and finished in exactly the way you want it. We service Maryland, DC, and Virginia. Feel free to give us a call at 410-363-4257. For more information, tips and tricks, and to see what we have been up to, be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, and Houzz.