ARTIFICIAL STONE

Artificial stone worktops, furniture facades, wall panels and stairs resemble those made of natural stone. So-called engineered stone has similar textures and patterns to natural stone, but it is often regarded as being more durable and easier to maintain in good shape than natural stone. Solid surface, engineered quartz and sintered stone are manufactured using high technologies, and they look modern and elegant in any interior. 


solid surface

Solid surface countertop fabricators in Lithuania

engineered quartz

Engineered quartz worktop fabricators in the Baltics

sintered stone

Sintered stone countertops in Lithuania


ARTIFICIAL STONE TYPES

  ACRYLIC QUARTZ SINTERED
 MANUFACTURERS Corian

Hi-Macs

Staron 

Radianz

Silestone

Caesarstone

Neolith

Dekton

Lapitec

Laminam

WHAT IS IT?

70% natural stone (grounded into powder) and

30% resins and pigments

90% natural stone

(grounded into powder) and

10% resins and pigments

100% natural (sintered into slabs by using very high temperature and extremely high pressure) 
APPEARANCE

Matte

Polished

Solid

Patterned

Relief

Matte

Polished

One-coloured

Patterned

Matte

Polished

One-coloured

Patterned

Rough

Wavy

Relief 

HEAT RESISTANCE Resistant to heat up to +80 °C, use trivets under hot pots and pans  Very resistant to heat up to +80 °C, use trivets under hot pots and pans  Resistant to extreme heat, no need to use trivets under hot pots and pans
SCRATCH RESISTACE Can scratch, scratches can be professionally refinished Highly scratch resistant Highly scratch resistant
CLEANLINESS

Non-porous

Antibacterial

Can be used commercially in food preparing and medical premises

(has NSF 51 rating)

Non-porous

Antibacterial

Can be used commercially in food preparing and medical premises

(has NSF 51 rating)

Non-porous

Antibacterial

Can be used commercially in food preparing and medical premises

(has NSF 51 rating)

FABRICATION Seams will typically be invisible, many edge options available Seams very tight, but visible, many edge options available Seams very tight, but visible
MAINTENANCE No sealing necessary, top can be resanded to restore original finish No sealing necessary No sealing necessary

artificial stone fabricators in lithuania

Solid surface fabricators in Lithuania


Engineered quartz and sintered stone are both very hard surfaces that are non porous, scratch resistant, and do not stain easily. The main difference between these artificial stone materials is in their composition. Engineered quartz is a combination of the natural mineral quartz (around 90%) and special resin binders with added pigments (up to 10%). Sintered stone is composed entirely of natural minerals. The minerals are transformed into a new material using the process known as sintering. This process uses intense heat, pressure and electricity to transform the minerals into a solid hard mass of a new material.

 

Quartz and sintered stone share the characteristic of hardness. Both materials are harder than granite. This hardness is what makes them scratch resistant and very durable. Sintered stone is even harder than quartz. Both of these materials are non-porous. This means that their surface is not easily stained since liquids cannot penetrate the material to discolor it. Cleaning sintered stone and engineered quartz worktops, wall-claddings or facades is easy, as the stain-causing agents remain on top of the surfaces without getting inside the material itself.

 

Because of their different composition sintered stone and engineered quartz have different care requirements. Quartz surfaces can be susceptible to burning from very high temperatures. This can happen in the fabrication shop or at home. If engineered quartz is exposed to extreme heat, it can discolor because of the limits imposed by the resins in the material. Sintered stone is formed in the presence of extremely high temperatures, and is therefore resistant to temperatures found in normal everyday household environments.


ARTIFICIAL STONE PROPERTIES

  HEAT RESISTANT WILL ETCH WILL SCRATCH WILL STAIN CAN BACKLIGHT
 SOLID SURFACE     x   x
ENGINEERED QUARTZ          
SINTERED STONE x        

Akrilinio akmens apdirbėjai Gforma
Akrilinio akmens gamintojai corian
Kvarcinio akmens gamintojas Radianz
Akmens apdirbėjai Lietuvoje
Akrilinio akmens gamintojas Staron


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