Krater by Neolith Ceramic
Krater Ceramic Material Description
Krater is a dark grey ceramic material that comes in a riverwashed texture. It is supplied to Polish Granite by Neolith company specialising in stone slab production.
Why Krater is the perfect material for stone kitchen worktops?
Thin, durable and incredibly tough stone surfaces like the dark grey Krater 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 blemished & worn Krater 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 Krater?
The slabs of Krater by Neolith are available in 12mm 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 Krater so unique?
Product colour description:
Dark grey tones of this Neolith Krater kitchen worktop material are synonymous with modernity and contemporary trends. Dark grey used to be associated with dull, stormy clouds or bland concrete, but for some reason, over the last decade, this hue really came to prominence as definition of trendiness. Whether you have white, cream, black, purple or even grey cabinets, this shade will suit them all. Dark grey worktops are all-embracing materials that slot perfectly into any environment, irrespective of surrounding kaleidoscope of lively colours.
Material structure & composition:
The thicker blemishes and occasional veins of Krater spread throughout the surface in an irregular manner. The blemished surface creates a stunning, organic-looking composition reminiscent of polished marble. Finally, the worktop can brim with life which emanates from the depths of the intricate veins. This wild, untamed and unpredictable appearance will be ideal for lovers of natural stone elements, complementing other raw materials like wood, metal or glass.
Material recommended for:
- Modern kitchens,
- Kitchen islands,
- Waterfall/mitred side panels.
The worn effect, present on Krater above, is reminiscent of rough, brushed materials like unpolished metal, stone or concrete. It’s a rugged style, filled with ‘bruised’ patches that appear scrubbed or worn-out. It’s made for lovers of hoarse, raw traits attributed to decorative resources. These materials fit well into modern kitchens known for inclusion of contrasting, polished, materials or those inclusive of wood, brick, slate, copper or iron elements.
Material recommended for:
- Kitchen worktops,
- Coffee table tops,
- Interiors rich in brick, slate, wood & copper.
What textures/finishes is this product supplied in?
A ‘riverwashed’ texture on the aforementioned dark grey Krater product is exactly what it describes: stone subjected to abrasion under water. In other words, a subtly bumpy, rough but at the same time an even surface that truly mimics the texture of a pebble, caressed by water over millennia. The riverwashed finish isn’t shiny, nor does it reflect light as well as polished equivalents. However, it does contain a one-of-a-kind aura of naturalness, befitting kitchens that already possess plenty elemental themes.
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 blemished & worn Krater. 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.