Large Format Slab Panels > What is Sintered Stone?

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To the untrained eye, sintered stone is almost impossible to distinguish from natural stone.

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​Our Large Format Sintered Stone SlabsTiles are manufactured in sizes up to  1600 ×3600mm and thickness 13.5 & 15.5mm, giving performance across a range of applications. Slabs can be used in the furniture industry and for interior design, as well as used for residential and commercial, benchtop, wall and flooring applications.

Sintered stone is tougher than most other stone products and also:

  • Weatherproof
  • Unaffected by heat or cold
  • Waterproof
  • Stainproof
  • Very hard to chip, scratch or damage
  • Easy to clean
  • Food safe and hygienic
  • Non-porous – doesn’t need sealing

It is superior to traditional quartz, granite and marble stone slabs and can withstand intense mechanical processes, such as cutting, drilling, grinding.

The mineral composition and stone particles are carefully selected for their quality, color, and texture. It is made of 100% natural minerals which are pressed by extremely high pressure (over 3900 PSI or 42,000 tonnes of weight) and fired (over 1200 ℃) in a kiln. This is exactly what marble and granite experienced thousands of years before they were formed.

When the production process is complete, the particles are permanently and firmly bonded together without the need for resins or adhesives, perfectly recreating the texture and feel of precious natural stone. This gives the product outstanding physical and mechanical properties in terms of compaction, resistance, and durability. 

Suitable for a wide range of applications

The popularity of sintered slab has steadily grown in recent years, and it is foreseeable that it will be the trend of the future.

As the sintered slab adds much value to both interior and exterior designs, it enjoys a wide range of application, usually including indoor living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom & balcony, outdoor garden patios, landscaping, gardening, furniture like countertop, vanity, tabletop, cabinet, and exterior building facades. hotel lobbies, high end boutique stores and airports.

Key Features

STURDY AND DURABLE

With a hardness of over six on the Mohs scale, the sintered stone slab features anti-scratch and won't leave a scar on the smooth surface. It is resistant to corrosion, such as bleaching powder, disinfectant, and other chemical solutions. Significantly extend its service life.

HEALTHY AND SAFE

The sintered slab can directly contact with the food, as it is derived from 100% pure natural materials and has reached the food safety level. It is high density with anti-permeability, so it is stain-resistant and can effectively reduce the breeding of bacteria, to ensure the sintered slate will never deteriorate.

HIGH UV RESISTANCE

The sintered slab can effectively fight against ultraviolet rays, as it is equipped with water penetration, heat insulation, and frost resistance. Meanwhile, it can maintain the color continuity without fade under long-time wind and sun exposure, a great option for exterior building material.

FIREPROOF AND HEAT-RESISTANCE

The sintered slab is classified as A1 fire-rating products which means it is non-combustible. When it directly contact high-temperature objects, there will be no deformation, no physical changes such as contraction, cracking, and discoloration, and no gas or smell in the 2000 ℃ (3632°F) open flame.

EASY TO CLEAN

The clean of the slab surface is convenient due to its non-porous structure and low water absorption. Warm water wiping or cleaning is sufficient to keep the surface clean and sanitary. Generally, there is no other special maintenance requirement at a high cost.

FLEXIBLE CUSTOMIZATION

The sintered slab can be made of different sizes, textures, and colors, polished or matt, etc. The size of the sintered slab finish is available up to 1600x3600mm at present, which can not only speed up the installation process but also enhance the visual effect and upgrade the sense of space. It means huge expanses of marble benchtops or walls with no join lines or grout with the appearance of being carved from a single, gigantic slab.  

ENDLESS STYLE

Sintered stone can provide innovative elements to architectural decoration design. Variety styles of formats, details, colors, textured surfaces can inspire creativity, to make panel joints, patio, fireplace, TV/Home/Hotel backdrop, and other scenarios more unique.

LIGHTWEIGHT

Sintered stone is lighter than the natural stone of the same size, but it doesn't mean the sintered stone is of poor quality or unreliable. Conversely, the manufacturing process can guarantee its hardness and long-lasting lifespan.


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