Today we talk about the Neolith, an innovative product belonging to a totally new category. Much more natural looking than materials like marble and granite has numerous properties that make it perfect for making top for the kitchen.
Let’s get to know him better.
Contents of this Page
1 Neolith: what it is
- 1.1 Sintered stone
- 2 Neolith: characteristics
- 3 Neolith property
- 4 Sizes
- 5 Thickness
- 6 Weight
- 7 Neolith: colors
- 8 Neolith: finishes
- 9 Neolith: applications
- 10 Neolith: kitchen top
- 11 Floors
- 12 Cleaning
- 13 Neolith: Italian resellers
- 14 Neolith Moonstone
- 15 Neolith Leadstone
- 16 Price
Neolith: what it is
The Neolith is an innovative product that has the characteristics of materials such as marble is granite but it is 100% natural and recyclable. It is a sintered stone capable of responding to the highest architectural and design needs. Designed to cover any surface (floors, countertops, facades…), it is a product made up of minerals extracted from granite, glass and silicon, combined with natural oxides.
We have said that Neolith is a sintered stone. Let’s explain better what it is. It is a 100% natural composition, based on 3 groups of elements:
- minerals from granite, such as quartz, which give the product hardness and strength
- minerals deriving from glass and silicon, which give chemical stability
- natural oxides for the chromatic properties
The production process takes place through fire and pressure: it is natural and rapid (the Neolith surface is created in about 2 hours).
Its name means “new stone”. It is in fact an innovative material that contains the best natural raw materials. In particular:
- the typical strength and hardness of granite
- the chemical stability of glass and silicon
- the chromatic varieties rendered by natural oxides
These characteristics make Neolith a natural and 100% recyclable material.
The presence of granite makes Neolith hard, very resistant and therefore difficult to damage. This is why it is the perfect material to use in kitchen, to cover floors and work surfaces in general.
Below, we summarize all its properties:
- resistant to scratches, bumps and abrasions
- resistant to high temperatures (does not burn in contact with fire)
- waterproof and resistant to liquids: it has an almost zero level of absorption
- UV resistant: its color does not alter or deteriorate with exposure to the sun
- easy to clean
- hygienic and antibacterial
- 100% natural, it does not release harmful substances and is totally safe in contact with food
- resistant to freeze-thaw cycle: it does not suffer any damage or alteration if subjected to extreme temperature changes
- bending resistant: withstands heavy loads and high pressures
- 100% recyclable: 52% consists of recycled raw materials
Neolith is produced in four standard plate formats:
- 3,200 × 1,500 mm (126? X60?)
- 3,600 × 1,200 mm (142? X48?)
- 3,200 × 1,600 mm (126? X64?)
- 2,600 × 1,200 mm (102? X18?)
There is also the large format 2,600 × 1,500 mm (102? X60?)
Neolith is also available in a series of standard tile formats:
- 1,500 × 1,500 mm (60? X60?)
- 1,500 × 750 mm (60? X30?)
- 750 × 750 mm
- 1,200 × 1,200 mm (48? X48?)
- 1,200 × 600 mm (48? X24?)
- 600 × 600 mm (24? X24?)
- 600 × 300 mm (24? X12?)
Starting from a certain amount of square meters, Neolith can be supplied cut in special sizes, made to measure.
Thickness is one of the characterizing elements of Neolith. It is the only one that offers its customers 4 different thicknesses:
- 3 mm: used for interior or furniture coverings
- 6 mm: the favorite for flooring (both internal and external)
- 12 and 20 mm: ideal for applications subjected to greater stresses (for example the kitchen top)
It is a very light material. The 3 mm slab weighs only 7 kg / m2, the 12 mm one, 30 kg / m2.
Available in a wide range of 17 colors, the Neolith surface does not fade.
The Neolith has a wide range of finishes. It is currently on the market in the following finishes; considering, however, that it is a recent and constantly evolving product, on the official Neolith website you will find all the latest news.
- Satin: totally opaque and highly resistant, it is ideal for commercial applications
- Silk: matte and with a light layer of enamel that gives a delicate shine and a pleasant softness to the touch. Easy to clean
- Riverwashed: has a relief texture that makes it rough to the touch
- Polished: bright and with a linear reflection that gives elegance and depth
- Natural Honed: smooth texture, typical of natural stones: smooth and opaque
Thanks to its characteristics and the various possibilities of sizes and finishes, it is a product that lends itself to infinite applications, both internal and external, both for private, industrial and commercial use. Here are some application examples:
Neolith: kitchen top
The Neolith surface is certainly very suitable in the kitchen, in particular as a coating for the countertop but also for the sink. Thanks to its natural flame retardant properties, which do not alter it even when subjected to very high temperatures and compressive forces, it is an incredibly resistant material.
In addition to the worktop, it can also be used for the hob, furniture and floors, in order to ensure a stylistic harmony of the space.
As we have already said, it is also an ideal product for covering floors. Resistant to bumps and scratches, it is not easily damaged. The tiles are delivered in large formats and retain the natural properties of the stone.
Easy to clean; just use lukewarm water to which you can possibly add a detergent in the doses recommended by the manufacturer. Rinse with warm water and dry with a soft cloth.
Products containing hydrofluoric acid and related derivatives should be avoided.
Neolith: Italian resellers
Due to its ever increasing demand – both in the private and industrial sectors – Neolith has a wide range of distributors at national and international level.
The Craglia Group, since 2011, has been a partner of TheSize Surfaces in the distribution of NEOLITH Sintered Stone products in Italy.
In the three locations of
- Tolentino (Macerata)
- Pastrengo (Verona)
- Brugnera (Pordenone)
the complete range of NEOLITH by THE SIZE large format slabs is exhibited, consisting of over 50 models divided into 7 collections, with 6 different textures (Satin, Silk, Polished, Riverwashed, Natural Honed and Nanotech Polished) and 4 different thicknesses (3mm, 6mm, 12mm and 20mm).
All the products in the catalog are available for immediate delivery.
Among the most requested types is Neolith Pietra di Luna. Belonging to the Fusion Collection, it features stony-looking motifs played in delicate gray tones. Available in two finishes (Silk and Riverwashed), Pietra di Luna is a material suitable for covering large surfaces. It is a timeless model that is well suited to be combined with other architectural elements.
Neolith Lead Stone
This type is equally frequently requested and has the same characteristics as the Moonstone. The only difference is in the color as Pietra di Piombo is based on dark gray tones.
It is not possible to give a generic indication of the cost of a Neolith sheet as it is an extremely versatile material that lends itself to many different possibilities.