By artificial or reconstructed stone, we mean all technical materials – presented in large-format tiles – that we can cut and refine in our workshop, in exactly the same way we do for natural stone slabs, in preparation for installation. From the large number of producers and brands present on the market, we’ve picked out a select few according to stringent criteria spanning quality, aesthetics and sustainability. Particular stand-outs are Quarella, Lapitec and Dekton, who offer a vast range of traditional and on-trend colours to satisfy any taste or need.
These materials are particularly suitable for kitchen worktops and walls, tables and bathroom surfaces.
We stock Quarella’s quartz agglomerates, which are available in a multitude of colours and several finishes and are not susceptible to colour alterations. It’s an extremely hard, non-porous, non-absorbent and easy-to-clean material. However, it is still advisable to avoid direct contact with flames and hot pans/irons. Maximum tile size of 300×140 cm, most popular thickness of 2 cm.
Lapitec produces XXL tiles in sintered stone with a maximum size of 336.5×150 cm (available thicknesses of 1.2 / 2 / 3 cm), while the maximum size for Dekton is 320×144 cm (thicknesses of 0.8 / 1.2 / 2 cm). Both brands use sintering: a thermal treatment which uses extremely high temperatures to turn inert materials (sand, gravel, etc.) into a homogeneous, composite material that cannot be separated back into its previous forms. Free from resin, the tiles are non-porous and easy to clean, as well as being highly resistant to scratching and high temperatures.
Lapitec and Dekton products are also highly suitable for glued and ventilated facade applications.