High Pressure Decorative Laminate (HPDL) is commonly used as the decorative surface for residential and commercial countertops and cabinets, work surfaces, laboratory surfaces, backsplashes, partitions, retail fixtures, panel applications, furniture, built-ins, signage/displays, decorative wainscoting, walls and floors.
HPDL is a paper-based product created by bonding melamine-impregnated decorative papers to layers of resin-treated kraft paper under high heat and pressure. In the press, decorative papers are permanently bonded to the kraft paper to form a sheet of laminate.
TOP REASONS WHY NATURAL STONE IS THE RIGHT CHOICE
NATURAL STONE ADDS VALUE
NATURAL STONE IS ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY
- When choosing decor for your home, keep in mind that many natural materials are easy on the environment.
- Natural stone products don’t incorporate pollutants such as solvents, resigns, CVC’s and other harsh toxins that can harm the environment.
- The benefits of using such materials are threefold:
- They are environmentally friendly, they are complimentary to other natural materials, and are customized to your lifestyle.
NATURAL STONE IS DECORATIVE
- When natural materials are incorporated into a space, they have a characteristic that is unique to themselves.
- Because they all come from the earth, they just naturally flow together well. Natural doesn’t necessarily mean rustic.
- Natural can be very contemporary, elegant and always timeless.
NATURAL STONE IS ONE OF A KIND
- Natural materials are rich, classic and sensual products. If you want to add custom touches to your home, office or garden, natural materials are the way to go.
- Even if your neighbor has a granite bench, yours is guaranteed to look different.
- Every piece has its own identity and character because it isn’t mass-produced.
- People understand when they choose natural products that it truly is a unique piece of art that they are installing.
NATUAL STONE IS TIMELESS AND DURABLE
- As people are investing more and more in their living spaces, they want products that stand the test of time.
- Natural materials last for decades and add character to your environment.
What is Silestone
Silestone is a compound made up of 94% natural quartz, which make it extraordinarily hard and resilient. This is the one and only worktop made of quartz with anti-bacterial protection, giving it hygienic properties that are not to be found anywhere else on the market. It is an excellent surface for kitchen worktops, bathrooms, floors and wall cladding using the minimum number of joints.
In addition, it comes in a variety of different shades of quartz color, offering a number of decorative possibilities from a mere kitchen top to a project for a complete set of furniture. Silestone is an investment for the future. Silestone is forever.
- GUARANTEED QUALITY
- STAIN RESISTANT
- ACID RESISTANT
- SCRATCH RESISTANT
- IMPACT RESISTANT
- BACTERIOSTATIC PROTECTION
- WIDE RANGE OF TEXTURES
- WIDE RANGE OF COLORS
- NATURAL QUARTZ
Steps to aid cleaning stone
- Clean stone surfaces with a neutral cleaner, stone soap, or a mild liquid dishwashing detergent and warm water.
- Similar to any item cleaned in your home, an excessive concentration of cleaner or soap may leave a film and cause streaks. Follow manufacturer recommendations.
- Use a clean rag mop on floors and a soft cloth for other surfaces for best results.
- Rinse the surface thoroughly after washing with the soap solution and dry with a soft cloth.
- Change the rinse water frequently.
- In the bath or other wet areas, soap scum can be minimized by using a squeegee after each use. To remove soap scum, use a non-acidic soap scum remover or a solution of ammonia and water (about 1/2 cup ammonia to a gallon of water). Frequent or over-use of an ammonia solution may eventually dull the surface of some stone types.
- Many suppliers offer products used for stone cleaning.
- Products containing lemon, vinegar or other acids may dull or etch calcareous stones.
- Scouring powders or creams often contain abrasives that may scratch certain stones.
- Many commercially available rust removers (laundry rust stain removers, toilet bowl cleaners) contain trace levels of hydrofluoric acid (HF). This acid attacks silicates in addition to other minerals. All stones, including granite and quartzite, will be attacked if exposed to HF.