Product Highlight: Lapitec Countertops
If you’re looking at remodeling your kitchen, chances are you’re interested in replacing your countertops. You have several viable replacements to choose from today. Traditional materials include granite, marble, quartz and soapstone. Less traditional options include concrete, recycled glass and paperstone.
Another relative newcomer to the countertop industry is Lapitec, an innovative, full bodied sintered stone slab. Could this be the ideal countertop material you’ve been looking for? Learn more about Lapitec and decide for yourself.
What is Lapitec?
A prestigious Italian product, Lapitec is a sintered stone product manufactured to intentionally control the crystallization of refined natural minerals such as feldspar and clay. These and other ingredients are heated to 2,000 degrees F and put under extreme pressure of 5,000 psi. The result is a countertop slab that boasts the superior physical and mechanical properties of porcelain with the elegance and workability of natural stone.
Benefits of Lapitec
With various countertop materials to choose from, what makes Lapitec the best choice? Consider the benefits of this high-quality material:
Versatile: Lapitec is suited for applications inside and outside the home, from the kitchen and bathroom to outdoor cooking areas to external cladding and pavers. Its versatility makes it a great choice for more than just countertops.
Beautiful: Several finishes are available to ensure your Lapitec countertop suits your aesthetic taste. From cream to grey to nearly black and several natural hues in between, you’re sure to find a countertop in the color you prefer.
Durable: The mostly solid-colored surface of Lapitec lacks veins and fissures, not only to create a more uniform look, but to resist cracking and breaking. The material is also resistant to acids, alkalis, abrasion, high heat and scratching. This means you can set hot pots and pans directly on the countertop and chop up fruits and vegetables without a cutting board. UV stability and weatherproof characteristics also mean Lapitec can withstand the elements when used in outdoor applications.
Easy to maintain: The nonporous surface of Lapitec makes it resistant to staining, mold growth and bacteria. These characteristics mean cleaning Lapitec is as easy as wiping the surface with a damp cloth.
Natural: If you’re concerned about making an eco-friendly addition to your home, rest assured that Lapitec is produced with the environment in mind. No resins or petroleum derivatives found in Lapitec make it a completely inert and safe product for your home.
- Available in large slabs: Lapitec offers the biggest sintered stone slabs available on the market. Products are manufactured in 132-inch by 59-inch slabs ranging from one-half inch to one inch thick. Such impressive dimensions make Lapitec a viable option for kitchen islands, dinner tables, large countertops and other applications.
One of a Kind Design uses Lapitec in our remodeling and interior design projects in Alaska. If you’re ready to be added to the list of customers satisfied by this high-end natural product, please contact One of a Kind Design in Anchorage today.