What is Neolith?
Neolith is a lightweight, large format sintered surface. Sintered surfaces are growing in popularity as designers and architects become more familiar with the many advantages of the material. Made from entirely natural, recyclable products, such as crushed stone, Neolith is created during a process involving intense heat and pressure that bonds the elements to create a strong and sturdy product that is lightweight, UV resistant and very versatile. The sintering process eliminates the need for any resin or polymer. With color choices similar in appearance to stone, wood, or cement, Neolith presents a multitude of application options.
What kind of projects is Neolith suitable for?
Neolith is suitable for both commercial and residential applications. Its versatility means it can be used for regular home remodeling projects such as kitchen countertops or backsplashes, but it’s also suitable for commercial projects such as exterior building cladding or large format flooring. Building exteriors are vandalism-proof with Neolith, since graffiti can be cleaned off, and it’s scratch and UV resistant. It comes in a range of thicknesses, meaning that in some applications, it can be placed over the existing material without the need for demolition, which reduces cost. Another important difference between Neolith and some other surfacing products (such as quartz) is that it is UV resistant. This makes it suitable for external applications such as exterior cladding and outdoor kitchens, and the product will not fade or show signs of sun damage.
Is Neolith expensive?
The installed cost for Neolith is usually similar to that of a mid to high-end granite, and because of the larger size of the panels it can involve less grouting and joints than other materials. Also, you should consider whether a thin surface Neolith is suitable for your project, in which case you might also make cost savings in terms of reduced demolition or removal costs that may be required to install other materials.
Where can I see Neolith?
Pacific Shore Stones carries Neolith in all of its Arkansas, California, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas showrooms. Neolith created a purpose-built “Tiny House” booth earlier this year, which will be on show at our Austin location in January 2018. The Tiny House showcases Neolith in every possible application in the home, including cladding, flooring, backsplashes, bathrooms, countertops and an outdoor kitchen.
Is Neolith durable?
Neolith is extremely durable. You can run a screwdriver over the surface and all colors and finishes (except polished) won’t even show a scratch. Additionally, Neolith is very heat resistant, meaning you can prepare dishes such as bananas foster directly on it, and you won’t see any heat damage or scorch marks. The durability, combined with its lightweight properties and heat/UV resistance are what attracts many consumers. With a wide range of color options, including replica marble, it presents a very appealing low-maintenance option.
When was Neolith invented?
Neolith is produced by a company called The Size, based in Spain. They developed Neolith a few years ago. Like any new product, it is gradually gaining more traction and exposure in the market. There are many surface choices out there, but Neolith is making a name for itself especially among the architecture and design community as a truly innovative option that offers something completely different to many other choices.
Does Neolith come with a warranty?
Yes, Neolith comes with a 10-year warranty.