Astral Lactea by Compac Quartz
Thickness:12mm 20mm 30mm
Astral Lactea Quartz Material Description
Astral Lactea is a cream, white quartz material that comes in a matte & polished texture. It is supplied to Polish Granite by Compac company specialising in stone slab production.
Why Astral Lactea is the perfect material for stone kitchen worktops?
To this day, quartz remains one of our best-selling stone worktops products. It is nearly infallible, defined by near-indestructible properties, easy cleaning & maintenance, but above all exceptional beauty. Quartz is modern, stylish, sleek and perfectly slots into any environment, as though it naturally belongs there.
The cream, white Astral Lactea quartz worktops are incredibly sturdy and resistant to abrasion, cutting, staining and general wear and tear that impact other, weaker materials, like wood or laminate worktops. You may cut vegetables, fruit or meat directly on a quartz surface, forgoing the need for chopping boards. Even the sharpest of blades won’t scratch this durable stone.
The sleek quartz kitchen worktops are also completely waterproof. Since they are man-made products, they are imbued during the production process with special resins and agents that prevent all water absorption. Therefore, even if you leave a coffee, wine, grease or water spill over night, the worktop won’t soak any of it up, leaving the colour and pristine shine entirely unharmed.
Discolouration, chipping, and warping aren’t a threat to large grained & mirror chipped Astral Lactea kitchen quartz worktops. These are products blessed with incredible longevity and unmatched durability. In essence, these tops are a one-off purchase that lasts a lifetime.
What thicknesses are available for Astral Lactea?
The slabs of Astral Lactea by Compac are available in 12mm or 20mm or 30mm thicknesses. This stone material depth is ideal for multiple applications. From big projects like kitchen worktops, paving, flooring & wall cladding to smaller installations of coffee tabletops, dining tables or windowsills. Surfaces of this depth are manufactured in bespoke fashion, tailor-made to complete even the most demanding projects.
Any stone surface available in 12mm (or under) is also ideal for wall, kitchen cabinet or even furniture cladding. These thin surfaces are equally as strong as their thicker counterparts, except their weight is severely reduced.
Consequently, they are superb products used to clad ceilings, walls, stairs as well as bathtubs, bathroom equipment, swimming pools or other waterproofed areas. Thanks to their low-weight attribute, they are likewise utilised to decorate furniture, or more commonly kitchen cabinets. These fragile elements benefit from the low mass as their delicate hinges and fittings don’t buckle under the weight. Meanwhile they are continuously protected from dirt, grime, or unintentional scratches, making them very desirable.
What makes Astral Lactea so unique?
Product colour description:
Pale colours, like the shade of cream on Astral Lactea by Compac instantly fill a given interior with youth, minimalism and brightness. If you possess a relatively darker kitchen, cream must be your go-to kitchen worktop colour. Cream worktops are an ideal addition to darker cabinets like black, green, dark brown, or dark grey flooring. However, a pairing with lighter shades also creates a gorgeous scheme, bestowing warmth and cosiness to the given interior.
In today’s world of interior design, the colour white is incredibly fashionable, and a priority choice of many people. This Compac Astral Lactea kitchen worktop product certainly follows that trend, adopting a white hue that befits almost every kitchen cabinet. The contrasting darker shades and homogenous lighter shades become resonant with the white worktop in the foreground. White is a universal, neutral colour, but likewise a safe & timeless option. Whether the interior is full of disparity or scarce in diversity, white always prevails. Dark blue + white composition would be our suggestion!
Material structure & composition:
Large grains scatter over the Astral Lactea surface like grains of earth. This structure is ideal for lovers of plain colours, but not uniformly bland. The large grains add depth and sense of texture to the usually polished stone surface. This composition is perfect for minimalistic interiors that lack diversity. The same applies for floors that easily get dirty, as this effect helps to mask any unsightly grime and dirt.
Material recommended for:
- Chopping boards,
- Fireplace surrounds.
Mineral rich materials, like Astral Lactea above, are mostly found in the catalogue of our granite products. They are distinguished by a rich and vibrant compression of natural elements that create a stunning palette of colours, befitting virtually any interior, traditional or modern. Our dynamic, mineral rich worktops will catch the eye of all who favour unpredictability, eccentricity and organic nature-made themes, defined by the term ‘incomparable’.
Material recommended for:
- Kitchen worktops & bathroom worktops,
- Walls & floors as decorative panels,
- Reception desks.
What textures/finishes is this product supplied in?
‘Matte’ finish of the cream, white Astral Lactea by Compac is defined by the rough-to-touch texture. Our matte products are deprived of the glossy reflection, the customary quality of most granite worktops and quartz worktops. Instead, they are characterised by a coarse, unpolished layer, more representative of natural stone surfaces. Thanks to their unique ‘organic’ texture, matte surfaces are made for those who appreciate the unrefined, cool feeling of stone.
The cream, white Astral Lactea by Compac can be supplied in a ‘polished’ texture. This means a scintillating gloss that beautifully reflects the light and highlights the true colours & pigments embedded within the product. The polished texture is one of the most popular surface finishes, mostly present among quartz worktops and granite worktops, although ceramic suppliers also adopt this finish for their stone slabs. These surfaces are easy to clean and prevent all liquid absorption.
Compac: a leading stone surfaces supplier that originated in Spain, now distributing products like the large grained & mirror chipped Astral Lactea worldwide. Their quartz surface collection is extensive, composed of exotic hues & designs (veins, mineral blends, speckles) & those following a general uniformity (grains, mirror chips, plain styles). They target a wide audience and allow for a fresh, universal freedom of choice.
Compac stone isn’t only suited for standard uses & applications e.g. quartz worktops. There is an infinite range of decorative possibilities and solutions. Dining table tops, BBQ tops, paved shopping centre floors or cladded bar tops & walls. This company brings pigments, resins, ground stone + water-resistant agents, then combines them to create glistening marvels that also act as functional, practical tools facilitating everyday kitchen use.
By incorporating a Compac quartz worktop into your kitchen, you relinquish mundane maintenance, as these tops never stain or absorb grime. You discard chopping boards, since Compac withstands even sharpest blades. Compac produces infallible, superior stone surfaces that have passed multiple European certifications.