With the elegance of marble at the fraction of its price and upkeep, sintered tables have proven their longevity both in the style and durability departments. But what exactly is a sintered table, or rather, what is sintered stone? Sintered stone is essentially the next generation of quartz. Much like quartz, sintered stone is made of natural minerals as well, but the improved man-made production process turned sintered stone into a tabletop material that is resistant to water, heat, stains, scratches, chemicals and impact. Unlike plastic-based materials, sintered stone is made without chemicals or sealants, thus it doesn’t emit toxic fumes into the environment when exposed to fire and is also fully recyclable, thus making it an eco-friendlier alternative for furniture.
Sintered stone has risen in popularity as furniture material thanks to its weatherproof, waterproof, stain-proof, heat resistant, scratch-resistant and non-porous properties. Its resilience isn’t the only thing that makes it a great choice for making durable tabletops and kitchen countertops – the lack of chemicals and sealants used to make it also means that sintered tabletops and countertops are safe for food prep.
How Are Sintered Tops made?
Sintered stone is manufactured using recent technological advancements which mimic the processes that form natural stones. While natural stones like marble and granite are formed over thousands of years, sintered top slabs take just a few hours. Minerals and stone particles like the ones found in porcelain or granite are carefully selected for quality, colour and texture. These particles are then subject to extreme heat and pressure – just like they would be deep in the earth’s crust where granite is formed. When the process is finished, the particles are bonded together permanently without the need for resins or bonding agents.
Sintered Stone Tops Have Impeccable Durability
Sintered stone dining tables may have the elegance of marble, but its toughness is certainly far from that of the more delicate rock material. Unlike granite, quartz and marble, sintered stone dining tables require less maintenance which makes them wonderful options for restaurants in particular. Families with children may also appreciate a sintered tabletop’s scratch-resistant and stain-proof properties, especially when your little ones have minor food accidents and spillages at the table. Sintered stone tabletops and countertops are easy to clean and resistant to chemicals and high temperatures as well, so you won’t have to worry about accidentally using a slightly harsher cleaning agent on them.
Whether you’re looking for a durable tabletop that will withstand some rough-housing from children and pets, or simply looking for furniture that’s just tough enough to handle your myriad of guests or customers in general, sintered stone is a good investment that will last longer while still looking absolutely stunning wherever it is used. If you’re unsure on what to pair your sintered dining table with, we recommend using dining benches as their combined simplicity, clean lines and natural elegance will lend the space a sophisticated vibe to any establishment. However, if you’re not so keen on benches or simply don’t like to share seats with someone else, don’t fret. You can still make it work by finding a set of dining chairs in a similar style that will match or highlight its beauty.
For those looking for an eco-friendly addition to your home or business, do note that sintered stone is made without chemicals or sealants and is also 100% recyclable, so you can have your gorgeous dining table without feeling the guilt of having added to Mother Nature’s pollution levels.
No Coasters Needed on Sintered Tables
Got a hot pot coming out directly from the oven? With wooden tables, there will probably be permanent burn marks or even warps if you don’t place your pot on a coaster. As for quartz tables, the surface might end up getting marred. With sintered stone tables, you can put that hot pot on the table with nothing in between, because it’s that good! This is because sintered stone is formed at such high temperatures, it became fully-resistant to heat in the process.
Sintered Stone is Resistant To Varying Stains
Stains can make or break dining tables. Water left on wood will cause the wood to swell. Stains like red wine and coffee will get absorbed into wood or marble if we don’t clean up straight away because products made of natural materials will always require more TLC.
Pen stains from ballpoint pens or gel-based pens on wood or marble tables are practically impossible to be wiped off even if we clean up straight away! And what about the inevitable scratches from cutleries, mischievous kids, our cute pets and their paws as well as occasional mishaps from us, adults.
We totally get you as we’re home owners ourselves. We’re not always at our 100%, but we always wish for our furniture to stay pristine for as long as possible. With sintered stone tables, a little neglect is now harmless.
Impressive Functionality for Sintered Top Tables
As mentioned earlier, sintered stone is chemical and sealant free, thus making them suitable for use on kitchen countertops as well as dining tables. However, if you don’t have the space or budget to invest in both, you can still make it work in a smaller living space with just a sintered stone dining table as it can cater to your dining and food prep needs, and even steamboat. While we wouldn’t advise you to use any other tabletop as a place for food prep, sintered stone tabletops are perfectly safe for food, hygienic and waterproof. So, not only do you get both a food-safe countertop and kitchen table for the price of one, but you’ll also be able to save space – perfect for smaller homes!
Sintered Stone Table Tops Never Go Out of Style
With our gorgeous selection of stone top and multiple leg designs to choose from, sintered tables don’t lose out when it comes to the style department either. Their clean elegance and simplicity have made them clear favourites in the minimalistic and Scandinavian categories, but their popularity doesn’t just stop there. They’re almost indistinguishable from natural stone or marble and can instantly elevate any space they’re placed in with their ‘natural’ beauty.
Perfect for indoor use, safe, hygienic, durable and stylish – sintered stone dining tables and have plenty to offer. Curious to find out what else sintered tables can bring to your home or establishment? Visit us at Comfort Furniture and find out now!
Grace has been making waves in the furniture industry. Since taking over as one of the second-generation owners of the company, together with her husband and her father-in-law, Comfort Furniture has evolved from being a conventional furniture business into an omnichannel retailer-cum-commercial furniture specialist. With furniture that excels in both function and design, on top of being trendy, Comfort Furniture is undoubtedly one of the leading furniture brands out there. Being a mother of two, Grace genuinely understands the varying needs and thought processes of families when it comes to choosing the furniture for their humble abode. You can always count on her for accurate, expert advice.
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