At Mable & Granite, we recognise that selecting the right stone material is fundamental to any home renovation project. It is also a long-term investment which is why when we recommend marble alternatives, we consider factors such as quality and performance.
Sintered stone is a relatively new kind of ultracompact material with unique technical features and pleasing to the senses finishes. It’s made of 100% natural minerals and oxides which grant the product hardness, strength and chemical stability.
The production process of this new surface material is known as sinterization, hence the name sintered stone. During sinterization powdered natural minerals and oxides are exposed to extreme pressure and heat to form a solid mass of material with uniform density and close to nil porosity.
Waterproof and resistant to liquids, with an absorption level of almost zero
RESISTANT TO SCRATCHES*
Its hard surface makes it resistant to scratches and abrasion (*except polished finishes)
RESISTANT TO HIGH TEMPERATURES
It does not burn in contact with fire nor does it emit smoke or toxic substances when subjected to high temperatures
EASY TO CLEAN**
Resistant to any kind of chemical cleaning agent such as bleach or ammonia
It does not give off any harmful substances and is totally suitable for contact with food
It does not give off any substances that are harmful to the environment
RESISTANT TO UV RAYS
Being 100% natural, its colors do not fade away when being exposed to sun light or other extreme weather conditions
Up to 52% of recycled content in every slab and it’s 100% recyclable
Sintered stone is suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications. Available in various attractive colours with different finishes. The standard slab size is 3200mm x 1600mm and it comes in thicknesses of 3, 6, 12 and 20mm. For wall and furniture cladding 3 or 6mm is recommended, for tiling indoors and ventilated facades 6mm is recommended, whereas 12 and 20mm is used for kitchen worktops, floors with high-traffic and paving.
For installation in wet-areas an anti-slip treatment must be used, provided by the sintered stone manufacturer directly, or, we can carry out surface treatments accompanied with slip test report and certificate.
Sintered stone is heat-resistant, but it must be kept away from naked flame and it cannot be used for fireboxes, or, as inner paneling of fireplaces. Sintered stone cladded fireplaces must be separated from the heat by an inner fire resistant wall.