You may not have heard of it before, but Lapitec is a unique super stone product that makes a perfect kitchen countertop, hearth, or bathroom floor. In fact, it has a wide range of uses, but what makes it so fantastic? Well, think about the positive properties of ceramic, granite, quartz, and porcelain – Lapitec has them all.
What exactly is Lapitec and why should you consider using it in your home? We’re about to reveal all…
How is Lapitec made?
Lapitec is a form of sintered stone. To create it, only the best ceramic materials are selected and then bonded together under extreme heat and pressure. This method, called metamorphosis, is a recreation of a natural process and results in a product like no other. The stone is 100 percent mineral and no resin or hydrocarbon-based binder components are used.
It’s also a completely green product, no petroleum-based substances are used to create it. Moreover, it is totally inert and will, therefore, release no substances into the air. Many natural stones, such as granite, naturally contain radioactive materials. Although this is nothing serious, it does mean a small amount of radon gas is admitted, you don’t have to worry about this with Lapitec. In the unlikely event, you decide to get rid of your Lapitec hearth or flooring, you can easily recycle it.
How long does Lapitec last?
How long is a piece of string!? Lapitec is designed to stand the test of time. If you’re buying a Lapitec work surface, don’t be surprised if you never buy another work surface again. It is incredibly hard-wearing and near impossible to damage. It is resistant to scratches, impact and acidic substances. Normal stone can be permanently damaged by a few drops of lemon juice left on the countertop, but not Lapitec.
Lapitec is also resistant to sudden changes in temperature, so it doesn’t scorch after a hot pan is left on its surface. Nor will it catch fire, as it is non-flammable.
The stone also uses Biotech technology, which is designed to tackle bacteria and create an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal surface. Essentially, micro-organisms decompose safely on the surface, so all you need is soap and water. It is a non-porous material and will absorb nothing. Lapitec will not change or fade and UV light has no effect over time. Lapitec is available in many brilliant colors and thicknesses.