Compac Portoro is a beautiful black quartz stone with white veins that uses vegetable resin to bind together grains of quartz, bringing the beauty and feel of timeless marbles from Italy, with superior performance and strength compared to that of natural stone.
Compac Portoro quartz is a black background stone with white 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 Portoro 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, 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 Portoro quartz comes 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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