These two classically styled fireplaces are the centrepieces of a new build, private development in the heart of the Hertfordshire countryside.
The client, who was initially looking for a finely veined stone fireplace, approached Matt at MA Granite for advice on materials. MA Granite promptly suggested that they consider Lapitec as an alternative high end, high performance material. ideal for fireplace surrounds.
With high heat resistance Lapitec is able to withstand the intense heat of a log burning fire as well as resist staining from ash and the general wear and tear of a family home.
Matt at MA Granite commented:
‘we saw this as an opportunity to really test the manufacturing and design possibilities for Lapitec. The detail in these fireplaces required the cutting of slim sections and mitred edges which the material dealt with very well. For such a modern and technical material I was pleased to find that the colour range still works well with classical design as well as more contemporary surrounds.’
Lapitec Approved Fabricator: MA Granite & Marble Works Ltd.
Material: Arabescato Corallo, Satin
Location: Harpenden, Hertfordshire, UK
Date of Completion: August 2015
Lapitec is made from 100% natural minerals without the use of any resins or binding agents.
Lapitec is imporous and is therefore water resistant. Ideal for bathrooms or pool surrounds.
The Lapitec collection is available in slab sizes of 3365 x 1500mm.
Due to Lapitec’s inherent density, it can withstand forces above and beyond it’s predecessors – providing the solid surface with longevity.
The beautiful and natural colours from the Lapitec collection will remain the same over time and will never fade, even with continued exposure to UV light.
Lapitec slabs are full bodied and as such composition, physical and visual properties are consistent throughout.
The beauty of Lapitec is that it’s engineered for life – even at only 12mm thick, Lapitec is one of the strongest hard surface materials on the market.
Complete resistance and protection against acids and alkali, leaving you with the confidence of knowing that any cleaning, spillages or mishaps will not effect your Lapitec surfaces.