Entries tagged with: sintered stone


Sinter vs. Printer - How “sintered stone” differs from porcelain

There is confusion about the sintered stone category, and how it differs from porcelain and we will explore the largest of those differences here:  is it printed or not? Let's break it down. 

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Top 5 Alternatives to Granite Countertops

“Granite Throughout!”

“Recently Upgraded with Granite!” 

“Brand New Granite Countertops!”

Can someone tell realtors that they’re really out of date?  Granite was SO 1990, yet here we are 30 years later with a product that needs to be sealed every year, is susceptible to stains, and - guess what - is mined from the earth (which is the stone equivalent of deforestation). We know, we know, there are sustainable natural stone extraction standards now, but in reality, these are very recent and came on the heels of granite becoming commoditized and ubiquitous - or basically, everyone has it and can get it on the cheap.

So, what’s next?

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Silicosis: a Primer for the Quartz & Stone Industry

Silicosis has become a hot topic in the stone world of late, and there is a lot of fear and confusion around the issue.  It is important that this issue be taken seriously, but also that it be properly understood.

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Lapitec. Naturally Italian.

When Lapitec was first conceived of 20 years ago, there was not even a category of surfacing called sintered stone.  Now, two decades later, the sintered stone category is coming on strong as the most durable, innovative surface on the market.  Lapitec is prestigious. It is Italian.  And it is a surface.  So that became its tagline.  But as time changed, so did the vision of Lapitec and the reality of what they had created with their Breton heritage:  a 100% natural, resin-free, compact matrix surface that is unrivaled in absolute performance, aesthetic and inherent technology.  From flooring to cladding and countertops, Lapitec is positioned to climb up and down the walls of architectural minds for decades to come.

 

So with that insight and foresight in mind, Lapitec has just rebranded.

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What does a circular building industry look like?

Over the years, green practices have evolved to better find a solution to our single-use, mass-waste society. It seems that the latest trend in the world of green solutions, circular economy, is the answer we’ve been looking for.

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