Sintered stone is a super large new porcelain material made of natural raw materials through special process, pressed with a press of more than 10000 tons (more than 15000 tons), combined with advanced production technology and fired at a high temperature of more than 1200 ℃, which can withstand the processing processes of cutting, drilling, grinding and so on.
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Fire resistance and high temperature resistance: with A1 grade fire resistance , sintered stone will not deform in direct contact with high-temperature objects. It will not produce any physical changes (shrinkage, rupture, discoloration) or emit any gas or smell when encountering an open fire of 2000 ℃.
Safety and health: it can be in direct contact with food. It is made of pure natural material. It is 100% recyclable, non-toxic and radiation-free. At the same time, it also fully meets the needs of human sustainable development, health and environmental protection.
Low water absorption: there is no gap on the surface of the sintered stone. With the water absorption less than 0.05%, water is not easy to penetrate.It can keep the dry surface all the time and is not easy to be polluted.
Scratch resistance: its Mohs hardness is grade 6-7, which can resist scratching and trying to scratch. (The higher the Mohs hardness, the less likely it is to leave scratches on the surface.The hardness of marble is between 2.5-5 and that of quartz is between 5-6.)
Corrosion and stain resistance: resistant to various chemicals, including solutions, disinfectants, etc. At the same time,made from a material that repels water, oil and other liquids, staining can be easily prevented by quickly wiping up any spills with a damp cloth.
Easy to clean: A smooth texture, making it easy to clean and maintain. The surface is not porous which means that spills will be easily wiped away while dirt or dust won't stick to the surface, so you don't need to worry about time consuming cleaning routine.
Universal application: cross the border from decorative materials to applied materials, making more diversified and extensive design, processing and application, and meeting the application needs of high standards.
Flexible customization: the texture of the sintered stone is rich and diverse, which can be customized according to the needs of users, without limiting the location and space.
Natural beauty：sintered stone offer the same natural beauty as traditional stone.The natural color of sintered stone has subtle light and dark changes, which originates from stone and is better than stone.
While home sintered stone has all the above advantages,it’s necessary to note that it also has one negative factor -
Potential safety hazards: because the sintered stone has toughness, its deep-processing products are too brittle, fragile, easy to produce cutting cracks, leading to potential safety hazards.
Wall and floor paving：The texture of sintered stone is more unique, and large size has better effect in reducing cracks and ductility. With one piece to the top, two pieces connected, the texture is visually seamless, and the overall space is simple and extraordinary.
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Kitchen countertop: Making kitchen countertop with sintered stone is absolutely the best choice, which can surpass any material. The sintered stone not only has high appearance value, high hardness, heat resistance, no trace of scraping, and the oil can not penetrate completely, but also does not fade like quartz stone over time. Another advantage is that bacteria can't pollute, because it is pressed by high pressure and has high density. Bacteria can't enter and can come into direct contact with food.
See Sintered Stone Countertop VS Quartz Countertop for more information.
Desktop:Compared with the desktop with a single shape on the market, the sintered stone desktop with optional color and style is more attractive. It only needs one or two pieces to create a perfect desktop. At the same time,the pollution resistance level reaches level 5. It does not absorb or hide pollution. It is extremely convenient to take care of, scratch resistant and radiation free.
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Bathroom basin：Compared with the existing bathroom basin materials in the market, the advantages of bathroom basin made of sintered stone,in wear resistance, compression resistance, antifouling, waterproof have been fully demonstrated and applied.
Wardrobe panel:The wardrobe panel made of sintered stone can prevent fire, insects and moths, scratch and no peculiar smell. The sintered stone wardrobe door can reach the top with one slab, which will not deform, and the clothes will not breed bacteria! It’s of real zero formaldehyde, and environmental protection.
Stair:The sintered stone has the exquisite grain of stone, as well as the advantages of high hardness, lightness, high toughness and light transmission. Even when laying stairs, it can bring a variety of styles.
Here are suggestions for sintered stone thickness in different home furnishing fields:
•6mm and 9mm sintered stone are suitable for TV background wall and hall wall.
•3mm sintered stone is suitable for the decorative surface of furniture, such as cabinet surface,etc.
•More than 12mm sintered stone is suitable for kitchen countertop, tea table, TV cabinet, dining table, bathroom cabinet countertop and bathroom basin, etc.
•If the countertop needs to bear large weight independently, it is better to be more than 15mm.
Different thicknesses are selected for different requirements, and there is no saying that in terms of quality , thick is better than thin.
Here at WIFi Ceramics,we provide the following specifications and thicknesses of sintered stone:
▪Ask clearly about the raw materials of the sintered stone
Many products under the banner of sintered stone are actually large ceramic plates. To put it bluntly, they are large ceramic tiles. The main raw material of ceramic tile is clay, and the main raw material of sintered stone is clay + stone powder. The composition is different.
See SINTERED STONE AND QUARTZ - 5 FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW and Sintered Stone Tiles VS Other Material Tiles to know more about how can you identify the real sintered stone.
▪Ask the compressor for sintered stone
Even if the chemical composition of raw materials of ceramic tile and sintered stone is close, the difference of press will make them quickly open the gap. The most intuitive is the tonnage of press. The ceramic tile press is generally thousands of tons, while the sintered stone press is 10,000 tons starting from (1WT), which is generally 15,000 tons (1.5WT), and the high-end sintered stone can reach 30,000 tons (3WT).
▪Choose a good sintered stone brand
Because sintered stone brands only produce the stone itself and deliver large quantities to downstream processing businesses, and do not make finished sintered stone products ,thus it actually needs to pay more attention to what brand of sintered stone the businesses use.
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Based on the characteristics of large, light and thin , as well as various thicknesses and many superior physical properties, the sintered stone can be applied to all kinds of indoor and outdoor plane space: whether it is outdoor exposed to the sun and rain or indoor space with high requirements for design sense and texture ; whether it is a kitchen counter or bathroom space with extremely stringent health and safety requirements, or a solid and durable commercial public space for high-frequency use; sintered stone is almost omnipotent and unimaginable to meet the application requirements of high standards.
WIFi Ceramics, a professional tile manufacturer with 25 years of experience, can provide you with custom, high quality home sintered stone that meets both your budget and requirements.Contact us and see how we can help your business today.