Compac Carrara is a white quartz stone with grey veining that recreates the beauty of the timeless Bianco Carrara marble from Italy. Compac Carrara is highly resistant to stains, scratches and it never requires sealants, waxing or coating.
Compac Carrara quartz is a white background stone with beige and grey veins that uses a BIO resin to bind together grains of quartz and other minerals plus colouring agents, into a flexible and adaptable surface that can be used for flooring, wall cladding and worktops.
As well as being sustainably sourced, the inclusion of polymer resins adds definite benefits during the fabricating and installation processes. These key features arise from the fact that in Compac quartz, there are no pore spaces. From the end user’s perspective, this means no opportunity for water penetration, and no hiding place for germs and bacteria, a concern in any kitchen. The blending of two or more materials results in patterns which are consistent throughout the manufacturing run, but with details that are always unique: no two areas of any particular worktop will be completely identical.
Compac Carrara quartz is a resistant and elegant product of extremely high quality, with a most attractive appearance and perfect finishes, which offers countless possibilities for interior design. It is the ideal choice of Gray for countertops and floors in kitchens and bathrooms, as well as for high traffic areas.
Compac Carrara quartz has matt finish and soft feel at touch, bringing the best out of visual and tactile experiences. The material blends well on contemporary, traditional and especially industrial settings that require a high performance product with minimal maintenance requirements.
Compac Carrara comes in slabs with dimensions 3050x1400mm and thicknesses in 12mm, 20mm and 30mm which allow for a wide array of applications including kitchen worktop and splashback, vanity top, floorings, cladding and fireplace surrounds.
Compac tiles are available in formats of 300x300mm, 400x600mm, 600x600mm and 600x300mm all in 12mm thickness as special order items.
Compac offers a polished finish and Glace (matt) as standard across their range of products. Ovo (light texture), Concrete (matt texture) and Pergamo (heavy texture) are available as special order.
Compac, the Surfaces Company, is a renowned manufacturer of conglomerate products with 5 lines for their production of quartz and bases in all 5 continents. Compac started their production back in the 70’s with Technical marble conglomerate which is available to date, supplying some of the most prestigious establishments worldwide.
Compac introduced their Technical quartz in the 90’s and has since become one of the leaders in quartz production worldwide, through the launch of innovative materials and colours including Compac Absolute Blanc in collaboration with designer Karim Rashid, Compac Carrara made out of Bio Resins and more recently the exclusive Compac Unique Calacatta which reinterprets the beauty of natural marble from Italy.
Compac quartz products come with an available manufacturer’s warranty of over 30 years upon product registration at Compac’s website.
Features and benefits of Compac quartz products:
|Thicknesses||12mm, 20mm, 30mm|
|Finishes||Bio, Glace (matt), Polished|
|Type of application||Bathroom, Cladding, Fireplaces, Floorings, Kitchen, Splashbacks, staircases|
|Manufacturers' Warranty||30 years|
|PROPERTY||UNITS OF MEASURAMENT||TYPICAL VALUE|
|FIRE REACTION (EUROCLASSES): UNE-EN-ISO 9239-1:2002 & ISO 1716:2002||Euroclassses||A2fl s1|
|THERMAL EXPANSION COEFFICIENT : UNE EN 14617-11:2006||ºC-1||2,18 x 105|
|FLEXURAL RESISTANCE : UNE EN 14617-2:2005||MPa||55 – 65|
|IMPACT RESISTANCE : UNE EN 14617-9:2005||J||12 – 15|
|SLIP RESISTANCE : UNE EN 14231:2004||USRV||6 wet 37 dry|
|WATER ABSORPTION : UNE EN 14617-1:2005||%||0,06 – 0,08|
|APPARENT DENSITY : UNE EN 14617-1:2005||kg/m3||2,300 – 2,400|
|ABRASION RESISTANCE : UNE-EN 14617-3:2005||mm||28 – 30|
|CHEMICAL RESISTANCE : UNE EN 14617-10: 2005||C4||C4 Alkalis: Materials maintaining at least 80% of their resistance reference value after 8 hours. Surface hardness|
|SURFACE HARDNESS : UNI EN 101 Ceramic tiles.||MOHS||6 -7|
Certificate for the quartz product range referring to building and construction products according to fire resistance classes, as tested by AFITILICOF, Center for Fire Testing and Research (Association for the Promotion of Research and Fire Safety Technology) pursuant to IMO Resolution A.653 as per IMO FTPC Code Resolution MSC 61 (67).
Contact with Food Certificate COMPAC Technological Quartz products comply with European Regulation CE 1935/2004 for objects intended for contact with food.
Greenguard mark This certificate issued by the Greenguard Environmental Institute guarantees that COMPAC products comply with indoor air quality standards covering volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The seals granted are Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certified and Greenguard Children & Schools Certified, with the latter being one of the strictest standards in the industry.
NSF Certification NSF Certification, from a recognized non-profit organization in the United States certifying public health, safety and environmental standards, means that COMPAC products are safe and hygienic materials for use in direct contact with food and foodstuffs of all kinds.
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