Specifically engineered for extreme durability, Apollo Ceramicá represents the forefront of performance for man-made stone technology. Apollo Ceramicá is extremely resistant to scratches, impact, chemical exposure, UV, moisture and heat. With choices of a range of natural colours, each variant Apollo Ceramicá can also be chosen in a lustrous Gloss, smooth Satin, or coarse Honed finish.
Apollo Ceramicá Styles
About Apollo Ceramicá Worktops
Apollo Ceramicá™ is an engineered stone, made of 100% natural materials with no resins or fillers, formed through intense pressure and heat to create a stone surface which is incredibly durable.
Features of Apollo Ceramicá™
• Apollo Ceramicá™ is a sintered stone.
• Full bodied, as workable as natural stone, allows edge details and labours in the material.
• Surface finish mechanically applied exactly as a granite or marble, and available in Gloss, Matt, or Honed finish.
• Made from natural minerals, natural pigments for the colours, nothing harmful in the product.
• UV Fixed, no colour fade in natural light, insensitive to UV rays, consistency of colours.
• Stain resistant with anti-bacterial bio-care to surfaces.
• Heat resistant for hot pans, no issues with thermal shock.
• Naturally scratch resistant.
Apollo Ceramicá Worktop Appearance
Apollo® Ceramicá™ iS a sintered stone. Made from natural minerals, natural pigments for the colours, nothing harmful in the product. It is UV Fixed, no colour fade in natural light, insensitive to UV rays, consistency of colours.
Full bodied, as workable as natural stone, allows edge details and labours in the material.
Surface finish mechanically applied, Lux (polish), Satin (honed), exactly as a granite or marble.
Made from natural minerals, natural pigments for the colours, nothing harmful in the product.
Stain resistant with anti-bacterial bio-care to surfaces.
Heat resistant for hot pans, nom issues with thermal shock.
Scratch resistant with natural polish and honed face.
Large format slabs, nominal size 3400 x 1500mm, workable area subject to face finish.
Three thickness available, 12-mm, 20-mm and 30-mm thick.
Eco-Friendly, using resources for manufacture and is fully recyclable.
Apollo Ceramicá Worktop Edge Details
Sheridan Apollo Ceramicá worktops come with a double bevel finish as standard.
Please contact our sales team to ask about our exclusive "Deeper Downturn" manufacturing capabilities, offering from 60-100mm downturns in a limited range of colours.
Apollo Ceramicá Return ends
Internal profile edges on double and single radius edge details other than bevelled edges must have a radius of at least 60mm. Bevel edges don't have this constraint as they are hand finished.
The normal joint for these materials will be a standard Butt Joint ending with a 5mm overhang, with additional options of Flush Fitting Butt joints, or a Flush Fitting Mitred Joint.
Apollo Ceramicá Upstands
Upstands refer to an engineered 'back wall' of a worktop, cut from the same style of worktop, and the same batch where possible. For products with excessive variation (for example, the Lyskam range), strong patterns will not have direct continuation onto this upstand section, though we will endeavor to provide worktops with a close match.
As standard, we offer upstands in 100mm, and 60mm (as below, respectively).
Apollo Ceramicá Cutouts
From our manufacturing facilities, we are able to produce worktop cutouts to high standards with minimal lead times. Our team of specialist machining and hand-tooling technicians work around the clock to produce hundreds of tailored worktops every month.
When deciding on the layout of your cutouts, please bear the following in mind:-
- A minimum of 120mm is required between two hob cutouts
- A minimum of 50mm from the cutout to the front edge is required
- A minimum of 70mm is required between sink cutouts.
Colour Matched Sinks
We supply and install Axix sinks for Ceramicá worktops. These sinks use the same worktop material to create a square, colour matched bowl with a stainless steel bottom. By using the exact same material in the sink installation, designs can benefit from both continuity in appearance and the durability of Ceramicá.
Apollo Ceramicá Drainer Grooves
Drainers are ideal for undermount sinks, allowing your chosen worktop style to transition fluidly into a dedicated functional surface.
Recessed Drainers provide an ingressed worktop section, which is lower than the standard surface. This localises drips and spills into an isolated area, directing any overspill neatly into the basin.
5 Groove Drainers by contrast have five channels, which direct liquid flow towards the basin. These have the distinct advantage of being compatible with heat protection rods, which allows hot crockery to be removed from the hob without damaging the worktop.
Stainless Sinks for Apollo Ceramicá Worktops
We supply stainless sinks which can be delivered and installed with our worktops ready for plumbing.
Apollo Ceramicá Jointing Options
Typically, worktops will be joined together with a Butt-Corner Joint for simplicity, material economy, and cost savings. The high precision of our cutting process ensures this join is as seamless as possible.
For more advanced edge details, such as Imperial, Bullnose, Ovolo, Milano & Venetian, a Scribed Corner Joint will be necessary. This ensures that the edge detail can be continued around the corner, as the inside corner produced allows both worktop segments to meet along the same 45 degree vertex.
Apollo Ceramicá Worktop Care & Maintenance
When we at Sheridan supply a worktop, we include with every order our Care & Maintenance kit which includes everything you need to keep your worktop in first class condition. Follow the instructions within for a trouble free, great looking worktop.
Our detailed care & maintenance brochure can be downloaded online by clicking here.
For additional care kit supplies, please contact our sales team.
Apollo Ceramicá Technical Specifications
Apollo Ceramicá™ worktops are a sintered stone that is made from natural minerals, natural pigments for the colours, it is both beautiful and elegant having a consistency not available in granite or marble and is available in in polished, honed or satin finish.
- Complete with polished finish.
- Ideal for vanity tops, worksurfaces, cladding etc.
- Extremely hard, 7 on the ‘Moh’s Hardness scale’.
- The quartz used coupled with highperformance, stain resistant polymers results in a durable, non-porous, chemical resistant surface.
- Apollo® Ceramicá™ keeps its lustrous gloss and ultra-smooth surface without polishing. Because it is non-porous, it does not require sealants or waxes.
Apollo® Ceramicá™ joints are finished with a small ariss to the top edge. Silicone sealant is applied to prevent water ingression.
Tolerance in Apollo® Ceramicá™ is ±2mm
Due to thermal expansion Apollo® Ceramicá™ can expand up to 1mm per metre. A gap of at least 3mm should be left at each end of the worktop when fitted and filled with decorators caulk. When Apollo® Ceramicá™ is joined to other materials (such as glass, steel or wood) an elastic type of adhesive, for example polyurethane, is required for expansion.
Overhangs and supports
Any overhang extending more than 300mm must be supported.
Hob & Sink cutouts
- A minimum of 120mm is required between two hob cutout.
- A minimum of 100mm is required between hob and sink cutouts.
- A minimum of 50mm is required between two sink cutouts.
- Sink cutouts are placed a minimum 50mm from the worktop front edge.
Internal profile edges on all edge detail other than bevel edge must have a radius of at least 60mm. Bevel edges don’t have this constraint as they are hand finished.
Upstands should ideally be 100mm high, as material less than this height is extremely fragile. Upstands are not normally cut from the same slab as the worksurfaces, therefore an exact colour match is not possible.
Apollo® Ceramicá™ upstands are straight and rigid, gaps will be visible where there are variations in the wall profile. Plastering or tiling should ideally be completed after the worksurface installation.
Apollo® Ceramicá™ is scratch resistant but not scratch proof. Small scratches less than 25mm in length are considered within tolerance by the manufacturer and are considered acceptable.
Stainless Steel Sinks
Please specify the preferred undermounting of Stainless Steel Sinks. Silicone sealant may be rendered ineffective when plumbing the sink in, it is important that the sink is re-sealed by the plumber, or the 12 months guarantee will be invalid if the work is not carried out.
If a waste disposal unit is fitted to an undermounted sink after installation, additional support will be required, otherwise your warranty may be invalidated.
For installations you will need to supply additional labour on orders which have worktops weighing above 150kg. Every additional 75kg requires an extra person to assist with lifting.
Size of ‘scant’ or ‘slab’, is a major factor in selecting the maximum usable length of a work surface. Approximately 3m x 1.3m is the largest work surface we are able to manufacture, this may be drastically reduced if you require a cutout.
Due to the weight of Apollo® Ceramicá™, please ensure that your units are level and securely fixed.