That's why durability is essential, and being the dominant visual focus in the space, its aesthetic value is vital too. There are many materials you can consider using for your countertops, such as laminates, tiles, solid surfaces and quartz. Each material has its pros and cons. For instance, some are very strong, while others can be scratched or marred. And some materials cost a lot more than others.
Choosing the right material for your countertops is, perhaps, one of the most important aspects of kitchen and bathroom design that goes beyond the aesthetic. It's an investment you want to last for years to come and will have a profound effect on the value of your home going forward.
If you love the look of a seamless, yet durable, countertop, put FENIX® innovative materials on your shopping list. With two ranges to choose from, FENIX® surfaces are suitable for both vertical and horizontal applications.
FENIX NTM® is a smooth and extremely matt material available in 20 refined and timeless colours, while FENIX NTA® is an evolved metal version of the original material, customisable with laser engraving techniques. Both series create countertops that are anti-fingerprint, mould-resistant and water-repellent. Thermal healing of superficial micro-scratches is also possible.
FENIX® materials were created for interior design by Arpa Industriale in 2013. They arise from the Italian design tradition, from the colour selection to the overall aesthetic of the interiors applications. Applying proprietary technologies, the external surface of FENIX® is characterised by the use of next-generation acrylic resins, hardened and fixed through an Electronic Beam Curing process. With low light reflectivity, the FENIX® surface is extremely opaque and silky soft to the touch.
An example of a new co-developed product is FENIX® integrated kitchen sink, designed to match and blend with worktops made of FENIX NTM®. The sinks are more resistant to impacts and thermal shocks and feature a smooth surface for rapid water flow, as well as UV protection that prevents discolouration. Two models and 14 FENIX NTM® colours are available in the catalogue.
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