Our materials are sourced from a range of industries and sources, all within 120 miles of our factory in Preston, Lancashire. The only thing we add to our materials are colours. Approximately 60% by weight of the materials we use are destined for landfill or for very low value applications. Read more about our sustainability claims.
Our surfaces are currently handmade average tolerances are as follows:
Tiles linear dimesions: +/- 0.25%
Tiles thickness: +/-1mm
Surfaces linear dimensions +/-0.25%
Surfaces thickness: +/- 3mm
Our materials are wet cast and then sintered, this is a unique classification for British Standards. The nearest classification would be ceramic tiles and we have worked with leading independent ceramic testing facility Lucideon to produce the following technical specification. Formal test certificates are available on request.
SilicaStone surfaces are heavy and some consideration on the type of substrate that you wish to apply the surfaces to. We have worked with leading adhesive manufacturer Mapei to develop a recommended adhesive for interiors and exteriors. Please refer to our installation guide for more information.