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Posted on 28th October, 2016 |

What are Ultra Compact Surfaces

What are Ultra Compact Surfaces

UCS employ exclusive Sinterised Particle Technology, a high tech process which represents an accelerated version of the metamorphic change that natural stone undergoes when subjected to high temperatures and pressure over thousands of years.

The term “ultra compact surface” is used to describe a completely new countertop surface that is made by putting the raw materials found in glass, porcelain, and quartz, under extreme heat and pressure to create and almost indestructible material.

Brands that we fabricate and install include Dekton and Neolith, various samples can be viewed in all showrooms.

What makes ultra compact surfaces almost indestructible? It’s the extreme heat and pressure in the manufacturing process, and when we say “extreme” heat and pressure we mean it. Ultra compact surfaces are typically baked at 1200º Celsius, and compressed at 5900 pounds per square inch. In fact, the press that the makes the product Dekton is the largest press of its kind in the world at 25,000 tons.

Ultra Compact Surfaces are only “scratch resistant” not “scratch proof” because they can be scratched by diamonds

Resistance to UV Light  / Heat & Scorch Proof / Scratch Resistant / Stain Proof (Impermeability) / Low Thermal / Expansion / Consistent Thickness / Infinite Design / Large Slab Format / Colour Stability / High Abrasion Resistance