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Neolith Expands Global Production

Posted on 20 March 2018 by CRadmin3

Neolith TheSizeSpain-based company TheSize, manufacturer of Neolith, continues its global expansion with several key initiatives in 2018. Plans for this year include an added production line, showroom openings and a new logistics warehouse. The company plans to enhance support of the brand’s network of distributors, architects, designers and fabricators.

Increases in sales and visibility in commercial and residential projects has prompted the expansion of Neolith’s production capacity. Neolith will start operating a fourth production line during the first quarter of 2018 at its headquarters and manufacturing factory in Castellón, Spain, This additional line, which will manufacture slabs in 3mm and 6mm thicknesses, makes Neolith the only brand to have five kilns exclusively devoted to sintered stone.

Neolith is dedicated to customer accessibility and first-class shopping experiences with distribution locations in more than 80 countries and hundreds of major metro showroom sites. In 2018, the brand will open additional showrooms in key cities around the world, including: Madrid, Spain; Tokyo, Japan; and Ramallah, Palestine; with more locations planned throughout Europe, Latin American and Asia in the coming year.

The 2018 opening of a Neolith logistics warehouse in London, England will improve product accessibility and shipping lead times for European markets. The warehouse’s proximity to shipping ports and to the high concentration of distributors throughout Western Europe provides a logistics advantage. Carrying a centralized stock of Neolith’s most in-demand SKUs, the London warehouse opening is a strategic expansion designed to open up storage space for distributors and result in faster delivery times for projects.

In 2017, Neolith also opened a warehouse in Norfolk, Va. to provide the same logistics benefits to the U.S. market, particularly on the East Coast.

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Neolith Announces Fourth Annual International Design Competition

Posted on 27 October 2017 by CRadmin3

TheSize, manufacturer of sintered stone brand Neolith, has announced its fourth annual international design competition. This global competition  highlights creativity and innovation of designs incorporating Neolith surfacing by architects, interior designers, builders, remodelers, students and fabricators.

Submissions are being accepted through November 13, 2017 for the following categories:

My Neolith Project – this category targets design professionals that have recently developed a major hospitality project incorporating Neolith in multiple applications, such as façades, flooring, cladding, kitchens, bathrooms, furniture, swimming pools and more. To be eligible, the project must have been completed between 2013-2017.

Neolith New Talents –  this category challenges architecture and interior design students enrolled in at least one class from 2016-2018 to design a hotel, and its different spaces, including façade, reception and a complete en suite bathroom. To show the versatility of Neolith sintered stone, the product must be integrated in at least two different applications in each room, such as flooring, cladding, exterior façade, furniture, worktops and more. With no limit on budget or size, projects must have high-design, without compromising functionality or lifestyle. Versatile materials are key, as well as modular furniture and open-and-multi-purpose-spaces.

Top Fabricator of the Year – this category recognizes the most meticulous and labor-intensive projects made by fabricators with Neolith slabs. Projects will be evaluated as “little great works of art” that are technically complicated and require outstanding knowledge, ingenuity and the skills to produce them. To participate, projects must be completed between 2014-2017.

For each category, a team of industry judges will focus on the proposal’s originality, presentation creativity, technical complexity, variety of Neolith applications, quality before-and-after images and the degree of environmental sensitivity in the project.

Prizes include an all-inclusive trip to a prominent industry tradeshow valued between $1,770 and $5,900.  Winners will be announced on December 20, 2017.

For more information on the design competition and application forms, visit www.neolith.com.

 

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Neolith Expands Collection of Surfacing Solutions

Posted on 06 July 2017 by Sydne Unnerstall

TheSize, manufacturer of sintered stone brand Neolith, has expanded its range of premium surfaces. This year, Neolith’s introductions have gone beyond new pattern design, offering new thicknesses, formats and finishes. The new additions, Blanco Carrara, Nero Marquinais, Zaha Stone, Concreate Taupe, Aspen grey and NanoTech Polished are now included in the 56 designs within Neolith’s seven collections.

Blanco Carrara (Classtone Collection)

Blanco Carrara (Classtone Collection)

Inspired by real Carrara marbles from Italy, Blanco Carrara is the result of a meticulous selection process. To realistically portray the likeness of natural marbles and their unpredictability, two versions of Blanco Carrara have been created; one a more subtle portrayal of the veining and the other a prominent, high-contrast version. Blanco Carrara is available in two thicknesses, 6mm and 12mm, and the Polished finish. Blanco Carrara is especially suited for floors, walls, bathroom and kitchen worktops and furniture.

Nero Marquinais

Nero Marquina (Classtone Collection)

Inspired by marble from Spain, Nero Marquina is a testament to the technical expertise present at TheSize. To achieve bright white veining on a pure black backdrop is a task challenging enough on paper, but for a slab, a new technical avenue is entered. For this, TheSize developed an exclusive technique to achieve the stark contrast and distinct fine lines. Available in Polished and Silk finishes and in 6mm and 12mm thicknesses, Nero Marquina is ideal for floors, walls, bathroom and kitchen worktops, as well as furniture.

Zaha Stone (Fusion Collection)

Zaha Stone (Fusion Collection)

Zaha Stone is a contemporary twist on Iranian Gray Stone. The Neolith design incorporates a richer, industrial grey tone, with white veins etched onto the backdrop in contradicting directions. Available in 6mm and 12mm and in a Silk finish, the Persian inspired stone is the statement piece of these new introductions.

Concrete Taupe (Fusion Collection)

Concrete Taupe (Fusion Collection)

Available in 6mm and 12mm sizes and in a silk finish, Concrete Taupe is a neutral décor ideal for a multitude of applications ranging from interior and exterior cladding to furniture.

Aspen Grey (Fusion Collection)

Aspen Grey (Fusion Collection)

Aspen Grey is a dark grey matte inspired by natural Aspen stone. With countless micro elements scattered throughout, the slab offers movement with a sense of ornateness and character. Aligned with the same Neolith Digital Design (NDD) technology used to develop the Pierre Bleue décor, Aspen Grey’s color is present through the entirety of the slab. Available in 6mm and 12mm in soft touch Silk, the company describes it as the ideal slab for creating the illusion of texture in interior and exterior cladding, flooring, kitchen and bathroom worktops, and furniture applications.

Second in a series, NanoTech Polished is the successor of the original Décor Polished – a high gloss finish achieved by layering glass on top of the slab. NanoTech Polished, however, manages to achieve the same glossy finish achieved in Décor Polished, without the need for the additional glass layer. Instead of applying the cover, the slab is directly polished once it comes out of the kiln and by using a special raw material during the sinterization process and a studied polishing technique, a perfectly flat reflection is achieved.

Additionally, the 3mm slab is now available in Calacatta, Estatuario, Pulpis, Strata Argentum, Calacatta Gold, Pierre Bleue, Beton, and Iron Frost. With these additions to the 3mm thickness production line, customers can now specify favorite décors from the Neolith range for furniture cladding or interior walls.

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A Video Look at Fabricating Compact Surfaces

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A Video Look at Fabricating Compact Surfaces

Posted on 23 December 2016 by cradmin

This video, produced and offered by Neolith by TheSize, takes a relatively deep look at fabricating ultra-compact/compact surfaces. It discusses the types of equipment that can be used, as well as the blades and tooling required. This information includes CNC machining, waterjet cutting and even the use of hand tools, addressing both wet and dry cutting. It also touches on adhesive qualities needed for installation (including interior versus exterior applications).

It also explains the cutting speeds (both feed speeds and RPM for blades) allowed for different types of cuts and equipment. It discusses making relief cuts when necessary. Support systems for use when cutting or performing other tasks are also touched upon, as well as material handling methods.

Other areas examined are finishing, polishing, edging, sink cut-outs and mounting, among other things.

Of course, the video is specifically referencing the Neolith compact surface product, but the information should be in the ball park for other materials, although manufacturer recommendations should certainly be followed in all cases.

You may also be interested in this video on performance testing for Dekton Compact Surfacing.

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TheSize to Launch New Additions to Neolith Collections at KBIS 2017

Posted on 04 November 2016 by CRadmin3

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Taj Mahal

Castellón, Spain manufacturer of sintered compact surface brand Neolith, TheSize, plans to expand its range of premium surfaces with new product launches at the 2017 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), in Orlando, Fla.

Among the new surfaces being introduced are:

Taj Mahal (Classtone Collection), is representative of the multidimensional Indian Quatzite. With light cream as its backdrop and a combination of clear flakes to emulate the natural crystallization of multiple pink quartz layers, it embodies natural quartzite; to enhance the design further, the fine integration of subtle brown and grey veins add just enough diversity, while still keeping it in the neutral color family. Slabs are in a polished finish and 12mm thickness.

Blanco Carrara (Classtone Collection), has been designed after studying dozens of natural Carrara marbles found in Italy. Two versions will be on offer; one a more subtle portrayal of the veining and the other, a prominent, high-contrast version. Blanco Carrara is available in two thicknesses, 6mm and 12mm, and in two finishes, polished and antique.

Nero Marquina (Classtone Collection), is inspired by marble from Spain and features bright white veining on a pure black backdrop through an exclusive technique to achieve the stark contrast and distinct fine lines. Available in Polished and Silk finishes and in 6mm and 12mm thicknesses.

Zaha Stone (Fusion Collection) offers a contemporary twist on Iranian Gray Stone, incorporating a richer, industrial grey tone, with white veins etched onto the backdrop in contradicting directions. It also pays tribute to the late Zaha Hadid, a true inspiration to the architectural community. Available in 6mm and 12mm and in Antique finish, the Persian inspired stone is the statement piece of these new introductions.

Concrete Taupe (Fusion Collection) differentiates itself from its predecessor Beton with an all over brown wash of color and warmer tone. The décor suggests that a natural rusting has occurred but with the addition of micro flakes to add the slightest sparkle. It is available in 6mm.

Aspen Grey (Fusion Collection) offers a dark grey matte inspired by natural Aspen stone. With countless micro elements scattered throughout, the slab suggests movement with a sense of ornateness and character. Aligned with the same Neolith Digital Design (NDD) technology used to develop its Pierre Bleue décor, Aspen Grey’s color is present through the entirety of the slab. Available in 6mm and 12mm in soft-touch silk.

You may also be interested in this article about marble-inspired quartz from HanStone.

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TheSize Announces Third Annual Neolith International Design Competition

Posted on 21 September 2016 by CRadmin3

neolithTheSize, manufacturer of sintered compact surface brand Neolith, announced its third annual international design competition. This global competition highlights creativity and innovation of designs incorporating Neolith surfacing by architects, interior designers, builders, remodelers, students, and for the first time, fabricators.

For each of the three categories, judges will focus on the proposal originality, presentation creativity, technical complexity, variety of Neolith applications, quality before-and-after images and the degree of environmental sensitivity in the project.

My Neolith Project – Large Residential Spaces

“My Neolith Project” targets design professionals that have recently developed a major residential project incorporating Neolith in multiple applications, such as façades, flooring, cladding, kitchens, bathrooms, furniture, swimming pools and more. To be eligible, the project must have been completed between 2012 and 2016.

Neolith New Talents – Tiny Houses, Great Living Experiences

This year’s “Neolith New Talents” is targeting architecture and interior design students enrolled in at least one class between 2015 and 2017. Neolith is challenging participants to design a two-story urban micro-apartment, no larger than 538 sq. ft., that includes an outdoor terrace. The micro-apartment must integrate Neolith in multiple spaces and applications, such as kitchen, bathroom, flooring, cladding, exterior façade and more.

Projects must have high-design, without compromising functionality or lifestyle. Versatile materials are key, as well as modular furniture and open and-multi-purpose spaces.

This year for first time, TheSize will include a Top Fabricator of the Year category as part of the International Design competition. This new category will recognize the most meticulous and labor-intensive projects made by fabricators with Neolith slabs.

Projects will be evaluated as “small great pieces of art” that are technically complicated and require outstanding knowledge, ingenuity and the skills to produce them. To participate, projects must be completed between 2012 and 2016, outside of Spain.

The competition entry period will end on December 2, 2016. Winners will be announced on December 20, 2016. The prizes include an all-inclusive trip to a prominent industry tradeshow and are valued anywhere from $1,650 to $5,500. For more information on the design competition and application forms, visit www.neolith.com and click on the “Highlights” section.

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Neolith Introduces New Full Body Compact Sintered Surface Color

Posted on 20 April 2016 by cradmin

Neolith Pierre Bleue (Fusion) compact sintered surfaceTheSize Surfaces introduced the new Pierre Bleue color of its Neolith sintered compact surface. The new color is in the Fusion collection and integrates fossils and rock elements through the entire body for a high-degree of definition. Using a full body design option, the company’s latest technology advancement, integrates the same color, elements and design throughout the slab for improved aesthetic and visible even edging.

Neolith is composed of 100 percent natural raw materials and is recyclable. It has near-zero porosity, making it hygienic, stain-resistant, easy to clean and impervious to chemicals. The product is also wear-, scratch- and heat-resistant, and is not affected by UV exposure, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor surface applications.

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TheSize Expands Neolith Sintered Compact Surfaces Colors

Posted on 27 April 2015 by cradmin

THESIZE SURFACES - NEOLITH Onyx

Onyx, which is a translucent version, is one of several new colors of Neolith sintered compact surface that has recently been released

TheSize Surfaces SL is expanding its Classtone Collection of Neolith sintered compact surfaces, suitable for indoor and outdoor residential or commercial applications. The collection now has seven designs: Calacatta, Crema Marfil, Estatuario, Pulpis, Travertino Clasico, Travertino Navona and Onyx, which is made with a proprietary technology and translucent clay to allow backlighting. These styles are imprinted on using Neolith Digital Design, a technique to attain marble-like features. Estatuario will have two additional patterns in 2015, and Calacatta will be available in bookmatched pieces and with an “end match effect,” which matches the veins of one slab to the next, creating the illusion of one consistent piece. Available in a 6mm or 12mm thickness and a 3,200 by 1,500mm size format, it is suitable for countertops, flooring and wall cladding. Onyx and Travertino Navona are available in a Polished finish, but the others are also available in a matte Silk.

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TheSize Introduces New Collection of Exotic, Natural Granites

Posted on 19 September 2014 by cradmin

GranITH TramontoTheSize, Spain-based parent company of sintered compact surfacing product Neolith, is launching GranITH: a collection of 11 exotic and exclusive natural granites for commercial and residential countertop, flooring and wall cladding use. Each model of GranITH is composed of granites carefully selected from controlled quarries located in Angola, Brazil and Zimbabwe. From extraction to distribution, it is produced within a carefully managed value chain process that maintains strict sustainability and resource protection controls in an effort to ensure minimal impact on the environment. The collection’s 11 colors are: Nero Kariba, Nero Infinito, Habana, Mare, Tramonto (shown here), Torroncino, Dark Pearl, Brown Amber, Verde Floresta, Sahara Winds and Bianco Macchiato. All are available in a polished finish. Brown Amber is also available in a satin finish. GranITH products will be available in December 2014.

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Additional Options Available for Neolith Sintered Compact Surface

Posted on 15 August 2014 by cradmin

Neolith Timber sintered compact surfaceNeolith Sintered Compact Surface, manufactured by Spanish company TheSize, is available in 14 full-body Colors in addition to 20 digital designs, as well as new sizes. The 14 full-body colors carry the color and pattern through the entire thickness of the slab. These colors range from bright yellow, green and blue, to deep browns and stone-inspired greys. Full-body colors allow for thin countertops with no need for mitering. For professionals looking for ornate detail, slabs created with digital designs uses technology that prints intricate designs onto the Neolith product, with design options ranging from the industrial shine of the Iron collection to the detailed wood-grain design of Timber 9pictured here). This technology was also used for the newly released Classtone collection, which has a realistic look of marble.

In addition to the color options, the material has a new format size of 125 in. by 59 in. and a thickness of 1/2 in. The new sizes are in addition to the original sizes of 144 in. by 48 in. and thicknesses of 1/8 in. and 3/16 in. The new format and thickness is created through TheSize’s proprietary Sinterization technology that exposes minerals and other raw materials to extremely high pressure and temperature (more 2,200 degrees Fahrenheit), resembling the way natural stones are created over thousands of years, in just hours. The process gives the product outstanding physical and mechanical properties in terms of compaction, resistance and durability. The upgraded Sinterization technology is made possible through a recent expansion of the company’s production facilities. A second line allows for segmentation of specific formats and thicknesses, improving efficiencies and tripling the yearly production capacity, resulting in increased productivity shorter lead times.

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