Neolith, a sintered compact surface, is a revolutionary new product category pioneered by TheSize and born in the last decade to effectively respond to the most demanding architectural and interior design needs.
The Neolith brand was launched by TheSize in 2011 as a high-end compact surface with revolutionary physical and technical features.
Neolith combines the best raw materials with state-of-the-art technology to create high-tech slabs for interior and exterior design.
Versatility, format, thickness and application of Neolith slabs
Neolith is an ideal material for renovation projects, since it can be applied directly to already existing surfaces, providing cost and handling time benefits. Neolith slabs are also available in custom sizes for bespoke projects.
Neolith offers the largest existing sintered compact surface slab on the market. The availability of two large formats, measuring 3,200mm x 1,500mm and 3,600mm x 1,200mm, allows for greater uniformity, continuity, easier handling, and a minimal number of joints for aesthetic and hygiene benefits.
Neolith by TheSize
Available in industry standard formats, Neolith is also lightweight, with a 3mm board weighing 7kg/m², and a 12mm option at 30kg/m².
Neolith’s range of thicknesses accomodates a variety of different purposes. For furniture and interior wall cladding, using 3mm is recommended, while 6mm can be used for interior and exterior flooring, and exterior tiling purposes, such as ventilated façades. 12mm is reserved for more demanding projects such as kitchen worktops.
Design collections for Neolith slabs
TheSize offers seven collections:
- The Classtone Collection includes marble designs and Neolith Calacatta, the winner of a prestigious Red Dot award for product design in 2015
- The Fusion Collection contains designs reminiscent of sand, mud or basalts. Industrial materials are also represented by concrete and cement patterns
- The Iron Collection reproduces aged metal surfaces, creating a striking modern aesthetic. The minimalist Iron Frost design will be introduced in 2016
- Textil replicates the design of interwoven fabric fibres to create a textured aesthetic
- Timber provides a woodlike texture using NDD, and includes the new La Boheme design added in 2016
- Colorfeel uses Neolith’s Full Body pigmentation process to produce slabs with colour going all the way through the material
- Neolith’s most recent addition, the Steel Collection, is inspired by stainless steel
Neolith’s finish types
Neolith features a total of 50 colours with five possible finishes.
Satin provides a highly resistant matte finish ideal for commercial use, while Silk offers a soft, easy-to-clean matte finish, layered slightly with enamel.
Riverwashed gives materials a rougher texture, while Polished adds a touch of elegance with a reflective sheen.
New for 2016, the Natural Honed finish is achieved by specially treating the Neolith surface to provide a flat, soft matte effect, without any glossiness.
Natural, recyclable and durable resin-free surfaces
100% natural and recylable, Neolith’s resin-free surfaces do not release any harmful substances into the environment. Up to 52% of any Neolith slab is comprised of recycled raw materials.
Resistant to high temperatures, Neolith does not burn or produce toxic emissions when in contact with fire. It is also durable against freezing temperatures.
Since no chemicals or binders are used during the sinterisation process, Neolith is resistant to UV rays, meaning colours will not deteriorate. Neolith is also waterproof and liquid-resistant, with an absorption level near zero.
Neolith’s slabs are resistant to high-pressure and heavy weight loads. With a hardness suitable for heavy traffic, Neolith’s durable surface is resistant to scratches and abrasions.
Sinterisation technology benefits
Neolith uses TheSize’s proprietary sinterisation technology, which exposes raw materials to extremely high pressures and temperatures. The process resembles natural stone formation, and gives the product outstanding compaction, resistance and durability.
Neolith’s Digital Design (NDD) Technology has revolutionised the design possibilities of ceramic slabs, pushing the boundaries of texture, pattern and colour. Neolith permits richer detail and increased authenticity.
The Neolith range also features full-body technology. Selected slabs integrate the same colour and design throughout the body for a greater aesthetic effect.
Neolith’s prized marble-inspired sintered compact surface collection now includes Blanco Carrara and Nero Marquina.
Neolith by TheSize Adds New Décors to Fusion Collection, Including Design Inspired by Renowned Architect Zaha Hadid
Celebrating an appreciation for the past, Neolith’s stone-inspired Fusion line is a fresh option for residential and commercial design, including countertops, flooring and more.
Neolith by TheSize Broadens Versatility with New Thicknesses, Formats and Finishes for Residential and Commercial Surfaces
A pioneer of the sintered compact surfacing space for luxury residential and commercial design, Neolith, manufactured by TheSize, is continuously evolving to stay ahead of the latest trends. This year, introductions go well beyond pattern design, offering new thicknesses, formats and finishes, which will be on display in booth W137 at the 2017 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Orlando, Florida, between 10 and 12 January 2017.
TheSize, manufacturer of sintered compact surface brand Neolith, expands its range of premium surfaces with revolutionary product launches. This year, Neolith's introductions go well beyond just pattern design, offering new thicknesses, formats and finishes.
TheSize Surfaces to unveil luxury, two-unit Neolith Tiny House at the 2017 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show
Tiny house will display range of applications for Neolith by TheSize premium sintered compact surfacing.
Neolith by TheSize has refurbished the the Lariza Building in Tres Cantos, Madrid, Spain, bringing the 1970's build into the 21st century.
Neolith by TheSize has been specified by ALTIPLAN° Architects for a façade renewal of the Saint Jean Hospital in Brussels.
Architect Gunther Herrijgers of Architectengroep A4 was contracted on the project with the intention of echoing the updated global care strategy in the construction project.
Neolith Calacatta by TheSize has been awarded the prestigious Red Dot award for Product Design 2015.