Neolith is a product which belongs to the current range of revolutionary materials which were launched in the last few years to meet the growing design and architectural needs of professionals and homeowners alike.
If you are looking to purchase Neolith worktops, it is important to know how it is made and what are some of the most common problems found with Neolith surfaces.
This post will help you understand more about this worktop and cladding material which is suitable for both indoors and outdoors applications, and what are some of the problems and issues you may face when you choose this material.
Neolith is one of the latest of worktop materials to enter the architectural world. If you are looking to invest in a Neolith worktop, it is important to know some of the basic things about this material to make an informed decision. Neolith is actually an extremely resistant product that surpasses the strength and resilience found on most natural stone types such as marble and limestone. It is made with a more advanced technology to that employed in traditional quartz surfaces and hence having a few advantages over those materials too.
What is Neolith made of
Neolith is mainly composed of 3 different types of natural elements. It contains granite minerals, such as feldspar and pure quartz which provide it with strength and hardness, minerals from silica and glass for chemical stability and natural oxides for chromatic properties.
All these elements are treated under very high pressure and temperature to create a material which is almost indestructible. Rather than being made at a granular level, Neolith is made with sintered particles which is what makes it impervious to stains and foods with colourants such as curry.
Neolith Issues and Problems
- Maintenance: The finish of Neolith kitchen worktops defines its maintenance and cleaning needs. While it requires minimum maintenance, it is important to ask Neolith suppliers about the care and maintenance it would require while purchasing the material be it for a worktop, vanity top, flooring and/or wall cladding.
- Look and quality: Apart from this, the surface is scratch-, water-, fire-, stain- and high traffic-resistant, hygienic, light in weight, and perfect for kitchen worktops.
- Applications: Apart from worktops, Neolith can also be used for cladding on floors, walls, and cupboards. The material is available in a wide range of colours, making it easier for the potential buyers to coordinate it with the appearance of the area in which it is installed.
- Installation: It is very important to find an approved supplier of Neolith worktops and flooring as they will need to be experienced in handling the installation of this material which differs slightly from granite, quartz or marble. Anything under an experienced fabricator can easily chip off the edges, crack the material or produce a wrong final look.
- The machinery employed to fabricate Neolith is adapted to this material starting from the bed of the cutting facilities to the speed and type of saw required to slice and divide the material in an efficient and smooth manner in order to achieve desired results.
- The slabs are very flexible yet require professional handling: they must be loaded, unloaded and transported by means of a forklift, bridge, crane or other hoisting device and whenever handling and transporting, the slabs must be balanced taking their centre of gravity into account by using A-Frame trolleys or similar transport tooling and machinery.
- Clamping over two slabs simultaneously is not advised and the protective film found on polished sheets must be take off of these prior to lifting the material.
The advantages of having Neolith as surfaces are second to none and the best advice we can provide is to choose with a Company that is approved by the supplier and that has vast experience in working with the material since it will eliminate all and any of the issues mentioned above.
If you are looking to purchase a durable and efficient kitchen worktop which offers value and requires minimum maintenance and care, Neolith is definitely one of the best options we have come across over the last few years.