The Ultimate Solution for Kitchen and Bathroom Surfaces: Hygienic, Moisture-Resistant, and Stain-Resistant Artificial Stones
The kitchen and bathroom hold significant importance within any home, demanding materials that go beyond durability and aesthetics – they must also meet to the highest standards of hygiene and safety. When designing these spaces, it's essential to consider surfaces that offer easy maintenance and cleaning. This is where artificial stones, such as quartz surface, large ceramic slabs, and solid surfaces take the lead. Discover the reasons behind their dominance in these areas!
Why Artificial Stone Outperforms Natural Stone?
Natural stone is a widely used material in interior design, perfect for creating elegant wall coverings, decorative pieces, and even flooring. However, its suitability is often put to the test in two key areas of the home: the kitchen and the bathroom.
Unfortunately, natural stone doesn't always meet the demands of these spaces. Well-known materials like granite and marble require specialized maintenance due to their uneven structures, which make them prone to moisture absorption, staining, and lasting damage. However, if you're still seeking an alternative that offers both affordability and durability, let’s take a closer look at the benefits of artificial stone.
Materials like quartz surfaces, large ceramic slabs, or solid surfaces boast an appearance virtually indistinguishable from natural stone. In fact, they offer comparable physical and mechanical properties, making them a wise choice for your design needs!
Hygiene, Moisture Resistance and Resistance to Stains – Leading Qualities of Artificial Stones
Choosing the right material for your kitchen or bathroom is a decision, demanding strict adherence to hygiene and safety standards. This is where the superiority of artificial stones becomes evident. Why? Because materials like quartz surfaces, large ceramic slabs and solid surfaces exhibit a seamless and uniform structure that is completely free from pores and microcracks. This unique composition ensures that they remain resistant to substances present on their surface, whether it's water, grease, or chemicals.
Kitchens and bathrooms are critical areas that requires a sterile environment. The surfaces in kitchens directly interact with food, while bathrooms can create a favourable habitat for harmful bacteria and microorganisms that put our well-being at risk. To tackle these challenges, selecting reliable materials maintaining optimal hygiene standards is essential. Architype's materials exhibit antibacterial properties, making them suitable for applications like countertops, decorative walls, or flooring in kitchens and bathrooms. Their non-porous structure guarantees safety by preventing dirt from sticking and creating an environment that discourages the growth of bacteria, fungi, or mould.
Quartz surfaces, large ceramic slabs, and solid surfaces are designed with a low level of absorbency, ensuring they remain resistant to water. The absence of micro cracks prevents water from permeating their structure. As a result, these three stone variations are perfectly suited for areas of high humidity, making them an excellent choice for both residential bathrooms and kitchens, as well as public restrooms in commercial settings.
Our collection of artificial stones boasts a micro-crack-free composition, ensuring resistance against stains. This means that spills and marks can be effortlessly wiped away from the surface, eliminating worries of penetration or discolouration. Therefore, there is no lingering residue from grease, tea, wine, or lemon juice stains.
Effortless Cleaning and Maintenance
With the smooth and non-porous structure of artificial stone, maintenance becomes a simple task, in contrast to the textured surfaces of natural stones like marble or granite. Maintaining its pristine appearance doesn't require complex cleaning procedures or the use of specialized solutions. Explore our comprehensive artificial stone care guide here.
Transforming Kitchens and Bathrooms with Artificial Stone Countertops
Artificial stones are gaining popularity for kitchens and bathrooms countertops due to their outstanding qualities such as hygiene, stain resistance, and water resistance. Their exceptional durability, effortless cleaning, and appealing have made them a preferred choice among designers for these high-traffic areas. In fact, they outperform natural stone in terms of damage resistance. Interior artificial stones are built to withstand wear, scratches, and chips, ensuring they retain their attractive look for many years. Additionally, any surface imperfections are easily restorable.
Exploring the Versatility of Artificial Stones Beyond Countertops
Can artificial stones expand their use outside of their role as kitchen and bathroom countertops? Absolutely! This versatile material finds new applications as wall and floor coverings. It's a popular choice for wall cladding above countertops, resulting in a seamless and cohesive interior design. Furthermore, it can be transformed into a dining table surface or even a windowsill. You can also get creative by using individual artificial stone tiles as unique decorative accents.
Dreaming of a home makeover with decorative artificial stone? Seeking a hygienic solution for your kitchen, bathroom, or dining space? Look no further! Our diverse collection offers materials in a range of diverse patterns and colours. Desiring the elegance of natural stone? We've got you covered with decors that flawlessly replicate marble or granite. Want to infuse your space with unique shades? Our collection boasts shades you won't find in nature.
Explore Architype's collection of artificial stones and choose a more attractive option – one, that combines enhanced qualities and affordability!