5 May 2021

NATURA Sintered Stone Properties & Characteristics

NATURA Sintered Stone embodies the perfect combination of functionality and beauty, combining the world of natural stone & engineered stone surfaces. Each slab replicates perfectly many different natural stone materials, satisfying the needs of both contemporary design and classic taste. Using advanced production processes, we can realize the slabs with incredible sturdiness and surface resistance: each slab is completely impermeable and scratches, heat, and UV rays. At the same time, NATURA Sintered Stone surfaces are completely safe for food contact and stainproof, making them an ideal choice for countertops and work surfaces.

What is a Sintered Stone?

DEFINITION: A matrix of minerals heated (sintered) to form a solid, impenetrable surface resistant to etching, scratching, burning or staining.

Sintering is a process that involves the compaction of an aggregate’s particles into a hardened mass by heat and pressure so that those materials are transformed into a solid, hardened, non-porous mass of material.

This method allows for the creation of products with a wide range of textures, colors, and patterns. Sintered stone is as tough as rock, weatherproof, and resistant to heat and cold. It is difficult to chip, scratch, or damage, and it is simple to clean.

Fine clays and feldspar are combined to create sintered stone, fired at high temperatures (more than 1200℃).

The end product has a vitrified surface and is entirely water-repellent. The sintered materials are named for the manufacturing method and are likewise based on natural raw materials (sintering).

The natural stones are crushed into extremely fine powders, heated to 1200℃, and then aggregated together to form an incredibly dense substance.