Materials for countertops

Heat resistant , easy to clean and impact resistant…Choose the top that meets your needs.

Laminate

Laminate

Made of Class E1 wood particleboard panels, Th. 20 mm, 40 mm or 60 mm thick, faced with HPL (high pressure laminate) or CHPL (continuous high pressure laminate), made of many layers of paper impregnated with thermosetting resins and compacted by the combined action of heat and pressure. This resistance is not absolute and a scale of values exists.

  • Inexpensive
  • Easy use and maintenance
  • Easy to clean
  • Impact-resistant

Stratified HPL

Stratified HPL is an extra thick (10mm) high pressure laminate (HPL), with a decorative surface complying with the standards EN 438 and ISO 4586.  Internally, it comprises layers of cellulose fibres impregnated with phenolic resins. On the surface, it has one or more layers of cellulose fibres for aesthetic purposes, impregnated with thermosetting resins. For cleaning and maintenance, please refer to the product data sheet. In any case, we recommend using trivets and chopping boards as protection.

  • Easy use and maintenance
  • Heat-resistant
  • Easy to clean
  • Vapour-tight
  • Impact-resistant
  • Waterproof
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Oil-resistant
Okite<sup>®</sup>

Okite®

This resistant multifunctional material is made of quartz, polyester resin and natural pigments. Since it is a natural material, its background colour and grain pattern varies or it may have marks that occur in the same slab. It is very resistant to stains such as coffee, wine, lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar and many other products used every day. As it is non-porous, it is also highly resistant to acids and very resistant to heat and scratching.

  • Easy use and maintenance
  • Heat-resistant
  • Easy to clean
  • Vapour-tight
  • Impact-resistant
  • Waterproof
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Oil-resistant

Quartz

A quartz-based material made from a coarse, medium and fine grain mixture containing grey-black flecks. Its intrinsic features are areas where the mixture is darker and other areas where it is lighter. This variation in colour is required to give the material its depth. Despite the fact that the material withstands high temperatures, it should be protected from hot pans with trivets to avoid permanent marks due to overheating of the resin or breakage caused by thermal shock.

  • Easy use and maintenance
  • Scratchproof
  • Easy to clean
  • Resistant to household acids
  • Heat-resistant
  • Waterproof
Fenix

Fenix

Made of Class E1 wood particleboard panels, Th. 20 mm or 40 mm, faced with FENIX NTM laminate with nanotechnologies, an innovative material.  With low light reflectivity, the surface is extremely matt, anti-fingerprint, with a very pleasant soft touch. It is highly resistant to scratching, abrasion, rubbing and dry heat. It is very resistant to impact, acidic solvents and household reagents. It has enhanced anti-bacterial properties that make its surface hygienic and easy to clean. It is also water-repellent and mould-proof.

  • Easy use and maintenance
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Easy to clean
  • Anti-fingerprint
  • Impact-resistant

Technical ceramic

A slab of technical ceramic made of fine clay sintered at 1250°C, comprising a compact, frost-proof, waterproof (minimum water absorption) mixture that is resistant to agressive chemical substances. Avoid dropping sharp objects on it that may cause chipping.

  • Easy use and maintenance
  • Oil-resistant
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Liquid-proof
  • Heat-resistant
  • Eco-friendly
  • Scratchproof
  • Resistant to chemicals
Corian<sup>®</sup>

Corian®

Corian® is a cutting-edge composite material comprising natural minerals and very pure acrylic polymers. It is non-porous and resistant, hygienic, uniform, hypoallergenic, water-repellent, recoverable and non-toxic. Invisible glueing and seamless surfaces with imperceptible joints can be used.

  • Impact-resistant
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Waterproof
  • 10-year warranty

Acrylic

A non-porous NSF 51 certified material for food preparation areas. It comprises a sheet of metal/methacrylate- or polymethyl/methacrylate-based resins filled with aluminium hydroxide and other specific formulas that maintain the aesthetic appeal and quality of the product over time. Avoid using abrasive products that may damage the surface and avoid placing objects that release much heat in direct contact with the worktop.

  • Impact-resistant
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Waterproof
Dekton<sup>®</sup>

Dekton®

A sophisticated mix of raw materials used in building such as glass, cutting-edge ceramic materials and quartz. It is made using exclusive TSP technology. Its surface is highly resistant to scratching. Household utensils will not cut it, however, we recommend using a chopping board. With excellent resistance to high temperatures and UV rays, it maintains its appearance for its entire life.

  • Easy use and maintenance
  • Liquid-proof
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Resistant to chemicals
  • Heat-resistant
  • UV-resistant
  • Scratchproof
  • 10-year warranty
  • Oil-resistant

Lapitec®

Lapitec® is an innovative “full-bodied” sintered stone available in large slabs. It combines aesthetic appeal with large dimensions, and superior mechanical and physical properties with the potential of technical porcelain. It cannot be damaged by the passage of time or weather conditions. It is resistant to acids and solvents, very hard, impact- and abrasion-resistant, non-combustible, frost-proof, resistant to the damaging effect of UV rays and entirely scratchproof.

  • Easy use and maintenance
  • Eco-friendly
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Resistant to chemicals
  • Heat-resistant
  • UV-resistant
  • Scratchproof
  • 10-year warranty
  • Oil-resistant
  • 100% made in Italy
  • Liquid-proof
Laminam<sup>®</sup>

Laminam®

  • UV-resistant
  • Heat-resistant
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Easy use and maintenance
  • Easy to clean
  • Scratchproof
  • Oil-resistant
  • Liquid-proof
  • Resistant to chemicals
Opening systems

Opening systems

Internal mechanisms

Internal mechanisms