Whether it’s your countertop, backsplash or bathroom vanity, the surfaces you pick for your home make a significant impact on the overall look of the room. This means that choosing the right colour, pattern and finish to suit your design theme is crucial.
If you’re aiming for a natural, modern look without compromising on durability and ease of maintenance, Bellus’ sintered surfaces—also known as Gardenia Slabs—should definitely be on your radar. They come in a variety of designs with the look and feel of natural stone and real marble, yet without the porosity of those natural surfaces.
Concrete textures and solid colours can also be found in their line-up of patterns, lending your home a touch of sophistication and luxury with the polished or matt finish of your choice. Read on to find out more about this groundbreaking material.
What are sintered surfaces?
Hailing from Italy, Bellus’ sintered surfaces are made of a combination of quartz, porcelain and glass using a proprietary manufacturing process involving high heat and pressure.
This results in a variety of vibrant colours and vivid patterns that can barely be distinguished from natural stone once applied. The surfaces are not only visually delightful, but they also come with a wide range of benefits for every area of the house.
Strong and long-lasting
Some of the top benefits of sintered surfaces include their water resistance, which makes them more long-lasting and impervious to stains than natural marble. No need to seal and constantly maintain your surfaces, requiring only the occasional wipe-down with a wet cloth.
Sintered surfaces are also resistant to temperatures of up to about 300°C, making them more heat-resistant than any other type of surface material. This is especially handy in the kitchen, where heat resistance is of course a must-have!
Here’s more: marble, quartz, granite and other natural stone surfaces will discolour and lose their appeal over time due to wear and tear, but sintered surfaces don’t suffer from discolouration even when exposed to the elements over long periods of time. This means that your home will retain its aesthetic appeal in the long run.
Easy to work into your design
Wondering how you would incorporate sintered surfaces into your home design? Gardenia Slabs are easy to book-match and can be combined into a variety of patterns to suit your needs and preferences, resulting in a look that is entirely your own.
While acquiring real stone that matches your exact requirements can be a lengthy and frustrating process, it becomes quick and fuss-free with the consistency of sintered surfaces. With over sixty colours and patterns derived from natural stone, Gardenia Slabs will lend your home a luxurious touch in no time, be it with Calacatta Gold or something bold and feisty like Agate Blue and Tinta Unita Black.
The slabs are conveniently available in a large format at 3200 x 1600 mm, with levels of thickness ranging from 6.5 to 20 mm. While the thinnest slabs are perfectly slim and lightweight for cabinet doors, the thicker options combine durability, beauty and structural integrity for long-lasting countertops and feature walls.
The best part? Thanks to their handy book-matching options, multiple Gardenia Slabs can be applied to cover long countertops and backsplash and wall features while maintaining visual continuity with few to no joints.
Worth the price tag
Compared to solid surfaces and engineered quartz, sintered surfaces come with a heftier price tag. However, as opposed to natural stone, Gardenia Slabs justify their higher price point with their durability and low-maintenance nature, adding longevity and value to your home where other materials don’t.
Even then, sintered surfaces can be tailored to suit your personal needs and budget, making them viable for renovations both big and small.
Find out more about sintered surfaces at bellus.com.sg/gardenia-slabs.
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