Rafaello by Marazzi Ceramic
Rafaello Ceramic Material Description
Rafaello is a cream, marble look ceramic material that comes in a polished & satin texture. It is supplied to Polish Granite by Marazzi company specialising in stone slab production.
Why Rafaello is the perfect material for stone kitchen worktops?
Thin, durable and incredibly tough stone surfaces like the cream, marble look Rafaello 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 speckled Rafaello 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 Rafaello?
The slabs of Rafaello 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 Rafaello so unique?
Product colour description:
Pale colours, like the shade of cream on Rafaello by Marazzi 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.
The marble look pattern contains veins streaming and pulsating down the length of Rafaello by Marazzi. 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.
Material structure & composition:
Majority of our stone products, as Rafaello above, are speckled in nature. This means their composition comprises of small-to-medium contrasting veins and threads that spread across the slab surface in a usually regular manner. Like on a leaf, further mimicking the natural inspiration. This structure is a part of our marble-look, natural colour range – fantastic for almost any interior, modern and traditional alike.
Material recommended for:
- Kitchen worktops & full splashbacks,
- Modern and traditional interiors,
- General cladding.
What textures/finishes is this product supplied in?
The cream, marble look Rafaello by Marazzi 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.
‘Satin’ i.e. matte finish is exclusive to the cream, marble look Rafaello by Marazzi – a coarse feel that replaces the standard polish usually seen on other stone worktops. Products finished with the satin look are popular among those who desire less synthetic, porcelain glaze and more stone-like naturality in their kitchens. The deceptiveness of satin finish gives the impression of delicate, soft feel, but in actual fact the stone matches the hardness of a diamond. A matte look is superb for those who desire a less refined, organic edge to their kitchen.
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 speckled Rafaello, 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.