Calacatta by Neolith Ceramic
Calacatta Ceramic Material Description
Calacatta is a marble look, white ceramic material that comes in a polished & silk & ultra soft texture. It is supplied to Polish Granite by Neolith company specialising in stone slab production.
Why Calacatta is the perfect material for stone kitchen worktops?
Thin, durable and incredibly tough stone surfaces like the marble look, white Calacatta ceramic worktops make for a great alternative to granite and quartz. Not only are they just as sturdy and long-lasting as other stone worktops, these surfaces are exclusively available in 12mm thicknesses (6mm and even 3mm may be obtainable upon request). This means the realm of new applications unlocked for these lightweight products is extremely broad, encompassing vast projects. From wall cladding to layering kitchen cabinets, ceilings or even furniture.
Sintered-stone, commonly known as ceramic or porcelain, is predominantly utilised for kitchen worktops. It’s the supreme properties that truly make them stand out. Ceramic worktops are exquisitely simple to clean and maintain; they can withstand mechanical damage; but above all, their heat resistance is matched by granite alone. After all, these products are wrought by the fusion of vast additives: powdered quartz, ground minerals, waste raw materials and other heat-resistant particles. As such, the boiling water, hot oil, burning pots and pans won’t bring ceramic worktops any harm.
The veined Calacatta kitchen ceramic worktops are made to provide its users comfort and an ease of cooking. Their sole purpose is to withstand and endure the risks brought about by everyday use of kitchen facilities. Today, ceramic kitchen worktops are one of the strongest kitchen countertop options on the market. And a remarkable decor alternative to fragile paint, tiles or wallpaper.
What thicknesses are available for Calacatta?
The slabs of Calacatta by Neolith are available in 12mm or 20mm 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 Calacatta so unique?
Product colour description:
The marble look pattern contains veins streaming and pulsating down the length of Calacatta by Neolith. They animate this surface, granting it energy, depth and chromatic richness. Organic, marble effect colours pair well with a cabinet of virtually any colour. But above all, they are stand-out centrepieces on kitchen islands, where the organic patterns cascade down the edge, flowing onto the adjoining side panels. This natural theme is universally applicable to similar or contrasting colours.
In today’s world of interior design, the colour white is incredibly fashionable, and a priority choice of many people. This Neolith Calacatta 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:
Fans of organic accents displayed on worktop surfaces will find products like Calacatta immensely alluring. Thick, long contrasting veins diffuse sporadically across the slab in a breath-taking display of novel eccentricity. Our marble-look range of colours is in top 5% of best-selling products. The marble imitation conveyed across this slab is contemporary, fashionable and trendy, befitting most spaces, whether private homes or public workplaces.
Material recommended for:
- Splashbacks and Full splashbacks,
- Elegant offices & receptions,
- Kitchen islands + side panel waterfalls.
What textures/finishes is this product supplied in?
The marble look, white Calacatta by Neolith 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.
The marble look, white Calacatta is available in the ‘silk’ texture, patented by Neolith. It’s idiosyncratic as it straddles the line between full gloss and matte finish. In other words, it gives off a subtle reflection, but to touch this material’s surface is textured like a soft, smooth fabric. Hence the inspiration behind the name ‘silk’. It’s a stunning texture that conveys the feeling of stone, without being too reflective, considered by many as cliché.
The ‘ultra soft’ finish on this marble look, white Calacatta Neolith product is distinguished by a very subtle matte texture. This finish feels smooth, although it isn’t a sleek, mirror-like gloss. Although the light reflecting from the worktop (simultaneously highlighting the intricate details within), it isn’t blinding, dulled by the ultra soft texture.
Neolith is a company that has triumphed in the realm of stone engineering science since its creation in 2009. Their ceramic ‘sintered stone’ slabs are created via amalgamation of pigments, ground stone, clay, silica and mineral oxides. Namely the veined Calacatta. As such, they are 100% natural products, entirely sustainable and recyclable. But above all, resistant.
The attributes of Neolith (extreme durability, scratch resistance, near-zero porosity & heat resistance), mean that these materials are sought eagerly. The plethora of uses for these products is wide, possibilities endless and integration easy and affordable.
Their ceramic products are delivered to Polish Granite Manchester on a regular basis from Harlow, UK. We manufacture the slabs and turn them into stunning ceramic worktops. Neolith’s exquisite designs like their Classtone or Iron collections are embodiments of novelty and elegance that accommodates all indoor and outdoor spaces. Modern or traditional. Not only beautiful, but also functional. Neolith is the revolutionary architectural material, worked into premium, superior surfaces.