Natural Products: Ceramicá
Recently revitalized with a fresh selection of colours, the New Apollo Ceramicá range has transitioned to include bold new veining and a fresh, modern, satin finish.
Detailed below, is an overview of relevant considerations when choosing Apollo Ceramicá.
Properties of Apollo Ceramicá Worktops
Apollo Ceramicá has a decorative surface which does not continue to the edge profile. This means that veining will not be present in front edges, drainer grooves, and undermounted sink cutouts.
Please plan accordingly, joints should never fall on, or within 50mm of sink or hob cutouts. Joints above appliances are acceptable provided front and back support rails are fitted. Where a Bullnose or Sharks nose edge detail is requested, a scribed joint will be required at additional cost.
Colours within the Apollo Ceramicá range are tightly quality controlled, yet still produced using natural minerals. Negligible inclusions or flecks may still be present, but these are considered within tolerance if not visible from a viewing distance of 1 meter.
Finish / Texture
Apollo Ceramicá comes in a smooth, Satin finish. While incredibly resistant to scratching, care should be taken with high-end knives. Scratches cannot be removed by sanding or buffing as with some other materials. The underside is unfinished and should not typically be left exposed. In the case of exposed overhangs, please specify for the underside to be polished during your request for quotation.
Slab Size Limitations
Slab sizes in Ceramicá are 3200mm x 1600mm. This may mean that some designs require linear jointing for both surfaces and upstands. Corners will typically involve 2 sections to prevent the risk of breakage in transport. Ease of installation may be considered when deciding upon joints in your design.
Corners & Material Cost
Designs which include non-right angled corners may incur additional material cost, due to the wastage of material. Where worktops with irregular shaping need to be produced, the cost is calculated based on the long edge.
Care & Maintenance
Apollo Ceramicá worktops are impervious to moisture, UV & mildew, and highly resistant to heat, impact, scratches, abrasion and staining. Worktops are chemically treated to activate extra resistance on the surface, and will require very little maintenance.
pictured: Apollo Ceramicá – Statuario Satin, L-Joint, Sample Examples & Edging