1. Resistant to scratches and abrasion:
As a dense and strong material, it is scratch and abrasion resistant and quite capable of withstanding even extreme abuse. Sinterstone measures around 7 to 8 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, even harder than granite. Marble only has a score of 3.
2. Resistant to freezing/high temperatures:
Freeze/thaw cycles are not a problem for Sinterstone due to low porosity and high density. Also, its all-mineral composition means it does not burn in contact with fire, nor produce any smoke or toxic substances. Sinterstone is heat-resistant and fire-safe, with an A1 fire rating (the best there is).
3. Resistant to UV Rays:
Since its color is 100% natural, sinterstone doesn’t deteriorate when exposed to the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun. This means that the color and integrity of the surface will not change under prolonged sun exposure.
The very low porosity of sinterstone (less than 0.08 percent) allows any type of liquid to completely spread across the surface and not stain it as is possible with other types of stone.
5. Easy to Clean:
The dense, smooth surface of sintered stone makes it easy to clean all by itself even without sealing, particularly since it is not affected by chemical cleaning agents.
Panels that are 0.25 inches thick weigh less than 3 pounds per square foot, while panels that are 0.125 inches thick weigh only 1.1 pounds per square foot
Due to its low porosity and natural materials without chemicals, sinterstone does not provide an environment for the reproduction of bacteria and fungus. As a result, sinterstone is an ideal surface for placing food.
8. Environmentally Friendly:
Sinterstone is made from 100 percent natural materials, meaning it is free of resins, VOCs, and other potentially harmful substances. It is also recycling friendly with up to 52 percent recycled content possible and 100 percent available to be recycled at the end of its service life. Sinterstone can actually absorb and break down airborne contaminants, thus directly reducing air pollution.
9. Diverse Design Options:
Sinterstone uses new printing technology, which makes the patterns more real and able to simulate almost all kinds of common materials including wood, granite, and marble.
Is Sintered Stone much more expensive than the other materials?
Sintered Stone products are well within the budgets of most family-household renovation projects. Even with all of its amazing advantages, Sintered Stone is priced at a similar level to high-quality quartz/granite, and generally much lower than marble for horizontal applications (countertops, dining tables, etc.). As a perfect alternative to marble, Sintered Stone is also very economical solution for vertical home or commercial applications (wall background, firewall surroundings, backsplash, etc). Give us a call so that we can give you a quote.
If Sintered Stone is so great, why isn’t it everywhere?
Reading through all the advantages and affordability of Sintered Stone, you may think that it would be the surface material of choice everywhere today. But it is only in the last couple of years that Sintered Stone has started to become a mainstream product. Why?
Sintered Stone can be complex to fabricate and stone fabricators need special tools and machinery to overcome its challenges. It can be difficult to find a qualified and experienced fabricator with experience working with Sintered Stone. Many interior designers or contractors don’t even want to bring it up, and some may not even know about it as it is so new.
Canada Sintered Stone provides “A-Z” service on Sintered Stone’s selection, fabrication, and installation so you can stay worry-free and focus on your selection. We also collaborate with several other qualified stone fabricators for Sintered Stone projects in the GTA area.
We predict Sintered Stone will be trending up significantly in the Canadian home décor industry in the coming years and we’d love to help you bring this brilliant surface material into your home.