Compac Unique Calacatta is a quartz surface made up of approximately 96% pure quartz and 4% bio resin. The technical advantages of this material ensure superior performance to that of the natural Calacatta marble but offering the same luxuries look and feel of the ancient popular stone.
Compac Unique Calacatta quartz is a surface made up of approximately 96% pure quartz and 4% resin. The technical advantages of this material ensure superior performance to that of the natural Calacatta marble. If you are looking for the same luxurious look and feel of the ancient popular stone, you have found the right material.
Also, you will find a versatile product that can be used in many places. Demanding areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, focal wall cladding and floorings among other applications are easy to decorate with Unique Calacatta.
Firstly, Compac launched this revolutionary colour in 2016. It has since become a best seller in the stone industry due to a perfect combination of low maintenance and anti-stain properties. Similarly, the exclusive technology that allows the display of natural veining on a man-made surface that comes with an available warranty of up to 30 years upon registration of installation.
Secondly, unique Calacatta can be used for making large, seamless panels. The material is available in slabs of 3300×1630 which are perfect for most kitchens and bathrooms.
It has an amazing sheen on its polished finish, which brings light to small spaces but also available in a matt finish (know as Glace finish) for those who seek designs for more traditional ambience with subtle elegance.
Compac Unique Calacatta 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 ’70s with Technical marble conglomerate which is available to date, supplying some of the most prestigious establishments worldwide.
Yes, it is a heat-resistant product. Nevertheless, if you place hot objects took straight from the stove or oven (frying pans, pots, casseroles, etc.) on these surfaces, they may be irreversibly damaged. Therefore it is recommendable to use mats or cloth over the quartz surface when you need to place hot objects on it. Toasters, fryers and other appliances (hobs, dishwashers, etc.) generate heat, so the surface should be protected by ensuring there is sufficient separation for ventilation so that heat can be dissipated.
No, thanks to its null porosity, no humidity can penetrate the surface, so it is not necessary to use water-repellents or sealants to protect the surface or enhance its gloss, as opposed to other natural stone like marble.
All COMPAC Technological Quartz products and finishes (Polished and Glacé) have the same quality levels and physical-mechanical properties. You can clean polished surfaces with a window spray and a kitchen cloth. For Compac Unique Calacatta Glace finish, you can use Barkeepers’ Friend spray.
Yes. All our Technological Quartz products are certified and approved for home use by official certifying bodies in each of the countries where COMPAC is present. Compac Quartz has a GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality certificate, which means that our products contribute to a healthier indoor atmosphere, giving off no volatile emissions. In addition, the GREENGUARD Children’s & Schools certificate guarantees the safety of this product in schools and other buildings where children spend substantial periods of time. The NSF also certifies that the products transmit no contaminating chemical elements to food or foodstuffs when they come into direct contact with COMPAC Unique Calacatta surfaces.
Compac quartz products come with an available manufacturer’s warranty of over 30 years upon product registration at Compac’s website.
|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, Centre 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, 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.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is transforming the way we design, build, maintain and operate our buildings, homes and communities.USGBC is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.