Pietra di Vals by Marazzi Ceramic
Pietra di Vals Ceramic Material Description
Pietra di Vals is a light grey ceramic material that comes in a natural texture. It is supplied to Polish Granite by Marazzi company specialising in stone slab production.
Why Pietra di Vals is the perfect material for stone kitchen worktops?
Thin, durable and incredibly tough stone surfaces like the light grey Pietra di Vals 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 concrete effect & wavy Pietra di Vals 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 Pietra di Vals?
The slabs of Pietra di Vals by Marazzi 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 Pietra di Vals so unique?
Product colour description:
The light grey colour of Pietra di Vals by Marazzi is without a doubt the most frequently purchased hue in our collection. This is today’s trend, after all. Grey spaces no longer evoke the feeling of industrial melancholy, instead elements like light grey kitchen worktops are implemented into modern architecture because they represent novelty and minimalism. A highly sought-out, attractive colour that instantly becomes the heart of any setting. And because of its deemed universality, it pairs with almost every type of cabinet, from white gloss, through to black matte or brown, classic raw wood.
Material structure & composition:
The concrete effect of Pietra di Vals is a one-of-a-kind composition. No other worktop material on the market (apart from concrete itself), can replicate and mimic the look of concrete as well as stone worktops. The usually greyish surface, with a worn feel and irregular pockmark effect make for a stunning foreground in contemporary kitchens that hold a raw, industrial, almost metallic vibe.
Material recommended for:
- Contemporary, minimalistic designs,
- Rough, industrial looking interiors,
- Kitchen islands + downstands.
Another ‘organic’ theme in our marble-look range is the wavy design, as displayed on Pietra di Vals. This pattern is distinguished by (as the name suggests), wave-like features that stream across the slab. Like dunes in the desert or undulating waves cleaning a sandy beach. This material is strongly recommended for lovers of peaceful, serene motifs as part of their home design.
Material recommended for:
- Fireplace surrounds,
- Bathroom & utility room tops.
What textures/finishes is this product supplied in?
The light grey Pietra di Vals colour by Marazzi is supplied in a ‘natural’ finish which is meant to counter the usual polished gloss of other kitchen worktop products. It feels gravelly to touch. In fact, a mix of aged leather with solidified, fused gravel. The ‘natural’ texture for worktops, floors or cladding is an amazing addition to spaces that aim to evoke a ‘rugged’, weather-beaten vibe. Products with this texture make for a fitting outdoor décor. The same goes for spas, cafes or atmospheric bars where vegetation is ample.
One of the main producers of ceramic in the stone surface industry is Marazzi. Their ‘The Top’ collection is filled with fascinating designs, namely the concrete effect & wavy Pietra di Vals, that absorbs your attention and captivates the mind. Marazzi’s palette is rich in organic styles, like veins, that stand out from the vibrant background colour. Other materials look as though they were hewn right from a marble or granite rock.
Marazzi lead when it comes to convincing imitation of natural stone. And not by coincidence. Ceramic worktops, especially those containing organic themes, top the current trends. They are fashionable and accommodate almost all environments. Traditional & modern; commercial & residential. Marazzi prioritise the need of the people and adjust themselves to those demands, meticulously studying developments in design, architecture, and lifestyle. Finally, they set the benchmark. And they set it high.
Currently, they sell state-of-the-art products. Manufactured by us into tiles for cladding, porcelain panels for flooring, and of course astounding ceramic worktops – sophisticated kitchen countertops; an amalgam of technical performance and style.