Sofia Cuprum by Neolith Ceramic
Sofia Cuprum Ceramic Material Description
Sofia Cuprum is a black, dark brown ceramic material that comes in a silk texture. It is supplied to Polish Granite by Neolith company specialising in stone slab production.
Why Sofia Cuprum is the perfect material for stone kitchen worktops?
Thin, durable and incredibly tough stone surfaces like the black, dark brown Sofia Cuprum 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 & metallic effect & worn Sofia Cuprum 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 Sofia Cuprum?
The slabs of Sofia Cuprum 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 Sofia Cuprum so unique?
Product colour description:
Black materials, like Sofia Cuprum by Neolith above, are extremely popular in the quartz and granite worktops industry. Primarily because this is a universal colour. Black brilliantly contrasts white & green cabinets or grey floors. It is a colour that emboldens your kitchen and manifests the strength inherent to this stone product. Black resembles depth, a crevice, a black hole. It’s a deceptive colour that seems plain, drab and intimidating in our minds, but when applied to a piece of furniture it inspires a sense of awe and wonder.
Dark Brown is the colour of tree bark and earth. These are hues that represent elements vital to our existence. Sofia Cuprum by Neolith tries to emulate that mood and pervade it through the kitchen to create an ambience of nature and peacefulness. The earthy tones also bring out the friendly, inviting quality of the interior. Dark brown kitchen worktops go well with other raw elements like non-lacquered wooden cabinets, oak tables or grey/black slate floor panels / tiles.
Material structure & composition:
The thicker blemishes and occasional veins of Sofia Cuprum 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 metallic effect, a feature of Sofia Cuprum, has only been a recent invention, commonly applied to ceramic tops. The effect gives off a rough, rusty, worn look, ideal for interiors with an industrial feel, but not only. It complements traditional kitchens that utilise wood, stone and raw metal for decorative purposes. This worktop style is meant to stand out, as the breath-taking centrepiece of every interior.
Material recommended for:
- Traditional & contemporary interiors,
- Wall & floor cladding,
- Vintage kitchens decorated with wood & stone.
The worn effect, present on Sofia Cuprum 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?
The black, dark brown Sofia Cuprum 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.
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 & metallic effect & worn Sofia Cuprum. 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.