Sintered stone manufacturer Lapitec says it has developed the first through-body sintered product.
These are the first slabs in the world of sintered stone with through-body veining, the company, and are the results of years of intense research.
Introduced recently at the 2019 Cersaie international exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings, the product, the manufacturer says, is “a ground-breaking proposal exemplifying a quality unique to Lapitec: a full body sintered stone in which the color and physical and chemical features are retained both on the surface and throughout the interior body of the material.”
At the show, the Italian company unveiled concept colors with highly aesthetic through-body veining. The company says the veined slabs are equally as beautiful as natural stone, and boast the unique touch, feel, and qualities of sintered stone.
Three variations are available, and all are on a Bianco Assoluto base with veining in grey tones. The first has a pattern of veining with straight lines and sharp corners for a strong contemporary effect. The second features a thicker vein with a more sinuous pattern, while the third offers slightly more delicate veining. For the second two options, exclusive bookmatched patterns mirrored across two slabs can be produced on request, creating great visual impact and ideal for bringing the best out of large surfaces, the company explains. These new veined slabs will be available in Lux and Satin finishes.
“Being full body is a key factor in the originality and innovation of Lapitec,” explains Marcello Toncelli, the company’s vice president of marketing. “The possibility of having slabs of large dimensions with through-body veining allows designers and architects to be daring with projects and processes never seen before in this material.
“Lapitec is an authentic material—consistent and true: what you see on the surface is what you find inside,” Toncelli continues. “Add to these specific qualities that are becoming particularly relevant: it is extremely versatile, 100 percent natural, and has no resin or digital printing.”