Neolith Worktops

Neolith-worktopsIf you have ever longed for a kitchen work surface that you can actually work on, it is now available on the market in the form of a new product called Neolith.

Composed of entirely natural materials – marble and granite – Neolith is formed by a process known as sintering, which is a method of compressing materials into a solid under heat and/or pressure without actually taking them to the point of liquefaction. The resulting work surface is resistant to absolutely everything you could imagine.

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Every other work surface that has been available over the years has had some caveats attached to it. For instance, we are told not to chop or cut foods on marble, granite, Corian, quartz, and other materials, because we might scratch the work surface. Not so with Neolith: you can chop away on it to your heart’s content. You can cut, slice, and chop all day, but you could not make even the beginning of a scratch mark on this surface if you set out to do so.

 

Heat Resistance

Heat resistant? Yes. Totally. With other work surface materials, we are told never to place a hot pan directly from the hob or oven on them. A trivet or heat pad should always be used. This is not a problem with Neolith. You can throw away your trivet or heat pad, because Neolith is completely heat resistant.

Of course, it goes without saying that the opposite is also true. It is totally resistant to cold foods such as ice cream, or ice cubes, or anything else straight out of the freezer.

Furthermore, you cannot scratch, dent, crack or chip it, if you accidentally drop heavy items on it. We are often told not to store heavy pans and pots, such as those made of cast iron, in cupboards over the work surface in case we accidentally drop one on it. While it is not suggested that you make a habit of it, if you should happen to drop a heavy item on Neolith, you won’t do any damage to it.

 

Hygienic

Neolith is also completely resistant to moulds and bacteria. There is no way that these nasties can possibly get a grip on a Neolith surface, as it is totally non-porous. Therefore, it is about as hygienic a work surface for kitchens as it is possible to get. In fact, it is ideal for restaurants, bar surfaces, laboratories, hospitals, dental and doctor’s surgeries, and anywhere else where cleanliness is of the utmost importance.

Naturally, it is as easy to clean as could be. A wipe over with a damp cloth will mop up any spills or food waste in a flash. However, Neolith is totally resistant to harsh chemicals as well. With other work surfaces, it is always advised that harsh cleaning agents should not be used for fear of causing staining and damaging the surface. With a Neolith surface you can use anything that you like, and it won’t be damaged in any way.

 

Spills Cannot Stain It

Talking of staining, spills that would easily damage other work surfaces such as coffee, red wine, lemon juice, vinegar, butter, and many more – particularly if not wiped off immediately – won’t do any harm to a Neolith surface. Even if you didn’t see a spill and went on holiday for two weeks, when you return all you need do is wipe off the spill (which by now has dried in any event) with a damp cloth, and there won’t be a mark left on your work top.

Furthermore, Neolith is resistant to high traffic. You can chop, cut and slice on it all day long – quite literally – and it won’t show the slightest sign of wear. This is another point in its favour when it comes to use in restaurant kitchens, which can be busy from morning until late at night.

 

Many Colours

It comes in a wide range of colours, but your Neolith surface will not be damaged by UV rays. So if the sun shines on your kitchen work surface for half the day, you can be totally confident that it is not going to fade.

A Neolith surface is also lightweight. It weighs just 1.43 lbs per square foot in the 1/8th inch slab. It is environmentally friendly, because it does not emit any substances such as radon gas, which are harmful to the environment, and it is even 100% recyclable!

There are 48 different colours and finishes available, from Arctic White, through various blues, copper, green, tan, greys, yellow, black, and mottled finishes. There are finishes that give a textile look, a series of iron finishes, and marble and onyx effects, so there is bound to be one that will fit perfectly in your kitchen.

Neolith work surfaces can also be cut in any way needed in order to fit around sinks and basins, cooker hobs, power sockets, and more.

 

Not Simply For Work Surfaces

Furthermore, Neolith is not simply used for work surfaces. It can also be used as splash backs and upstands. It can be used for wall cladding. It can be used for flooring. It can be used for sinks and basins in the kitchen or bathroom, and will happily tolerate any household cleaning agents such as bleach or ammonia. It can even be used for facades on buildings, since it is totally impervious to the weather, however hot or cold it may get.

In short, the manufacturers of Neolith have produced what must surely be the ultimate material in work surfaces. You can install it in your kitchen, bathroom, or anywhere else, and when you eventually decide to move home, it will look exactly the same as the day you first had it, even if that is twenty, thirty, or forty years later. There is simply nothing else like Neolith available on the market.