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Sintered Stone is manufactured using recent technological advancements which mimic the processes that form natural stones. While natural stones like marble and granite are formed over thousands of years, Sintered Stone slabs take just a few hours. Sintered Stone is different in that it is made entirely from natural materials which are formed into incredibly strong and durable slabs which have countless applications. The sintering process uses extreme heat and pressure to bond a material together without melting it with the resulting product being much stronger than the individual parts. When making slabs of Sintered Stone, the raw materials are compacted under a huge pressure of up to 400 bars (5800 PSI!). After that, they are baked at a temperature of 1,200oC, creating a slab of incredibly strong and versatile stone– just like they would be deep in the earth’s crust for thousands of years, but achieved much quicker. This process is called sintering. When the process is finished, the particles are bonded together permanently, without the need for resins or bonding agents, to create Sintered Stone. Sintered Stone is a popular choice among both designers and homeowners due to the versatility, beauty, practicality and affordability of the product.

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What are the benefits of Sintered Stone?

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It is almost impossible for a non-professional to distinguish Sintered Stone from natural stone unless it is made in an unnatural color or pattern! Benefits of Sintered Stone include:

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

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What is Sintered Stone used for?

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Sintered Stone can be used for almost anything natural stone can be:Kitchen worktops,bathroom vanities, wall cladding and flooring,stairs, exterior wall cladding and flooring,Swimming pool tiling, interior decoration items, etc.

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Which is better Sintered Stone or Quartz?

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Sintered stone has a better resistance to stains, impacts, heat and chemicals compared with Quartz, heat resistance is a particularly popular characteristic as Quartz can have burn marks or change colour when subjected to heat.Sintered Stone is an excellent option for outdoor projects as it is weatherproof and waterproof, whereas it is not recommended to use quartz outside.Both materials are harder than Granite and available in a variety of colours.

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What thickness is Sintered Stone usually manufactured?

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All of the Sintered Stone manufacturers supply their stone in 12mm thickness as standard. Some also provide 20mm thick slabs as well as thinner 6mm and 3mm slabs for flooring/ cladding.If you are looking for a thicker worktop, we can build up the front of your worktops with a mitered edge to give the impression of a thick top

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Is Sintered Stone expensive?

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The price per square foot on Sintered Stone is around $60 to $100 installed(US market). This can vary based on brand, design, colors, shapes and sizes.

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Is Sintered Stone cheaper than quartz?

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In contrast, Sintered Stones are those man-made stone countertops which copy the looks and patterns of natural stone slabs. This material is also slightly cheaper than quartz, running between $65 to $100 per square foot.

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Does Sintered Stone scratch?

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Sintered Stone panels are used for wall cladding and facades as well as flooring and even countertops. These materials are easy to clean and are virtually impervious to normal household heat sources. In addition to that, sintered stone materials are also scratch and stain resistant.

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Does Sintered Stone stain?

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This stone can withstand high temperatures, making it resistant to burning. Since it is non-porous and doesn't need to be sealed, Sintered Stone is highly resistant to staining.

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How do you clean Sintered Stone?

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Sintered Stone is easy to clean in comparison with other natural stones that require a lot of scrubbing. You can wipe the surface easily with soap and water or a stone cleaner.

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How do sintered stones differ from porcelains?

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The minerals are different, the temperature at which they are heated varies by brand, and they’re manufactured in different ways. All of these points contribute to why sintered stone is stronger than porcelain.Porcelain is manufactured in a high pressure environment (same, lol). This tension within porcelain can make it susceptible to chips, and more importantly, cracks. Sintered stone can handle rapid temperature changes, whether it’s a hot pot fresh off the stove, or a dose of liquid nitrogen (-350ºF!!). Porcelain cannot handle such rapid temperature changes which makes it susceptible to the common plumber’s ailment: major cracking.The thicknesses also vary. Porcelain can be made very thin, 3mm, 6mm and 12mm, where sintered stone tends to be 12mm, 20mm and 30mm, and more common for countertops, though some brands have 6mm options. The extra depth along with its physical composition means sintered stone can handle serious force.(https://www.caragreen.com/sintered-stone-or-porcelain-whats-the-difference/)

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