What is SapienStone?

SapienStone is the first brand of porcelain slab countertop surfaces specifically designed for use in homes, restaurants, and offices.

What is SapienStone?

SapienStone’s slabs are crafted from ceramic clays and mineral colourings – and thanks to this unique manufacturing process, these slabs will not be altered by heat, light, or chemical cleaners and disinfectant products.
SapienStone dresses up your space with a complete range of colours and finishes to create an exclusive, dynamic look. This range includes products that cater to a variety of tastes, from the ultra-modern to the more classic and traditional style. All products are full body with marble veining, guaranteeing the perfect polished look in the home or in the office.

SapienStone can also be used as a bathroom countertop, or as tabletop for either indoor or outdoor use. The advanced technical performance of our product permits applications to both floors and walls. Use the same colour on each surface for a polished and integrated look, or combine different colours in our range for something a little bolder. The choice is truly yours.

SapienStone is available in kitchen and bath retailer stores all over the world. When selecting your customised countertop, it is advisable to have a certified professional present to take measurements and fabricate the product, in order to guarantee your satisfaction. If you would like SapienStone to recommend you a professional, please contact us using the form provided below.

SapienStone kitchen countertops

Kitchen countertops serve two basic purposes: the purpose of design- the achievement of the perfect look, and more practical purposes, such as food prep and other daily use. SapienStone’s high-quality products are able to serve both functions simultaneously.

From the design point of view, our colour palette allows the product to be matched with any kind of furnishings and accessories. A number of colours are available in either natural or polished finishes to complete and compliment your design.

From the practical point of view, our product is a hygienic, non-absorbent surface which allows the countertop to be in direct contact with food.

Our product is also naturally resistant to thermal shock, so hot pots and pans can be safely placed on the work surface.

SapienStone’s technical properties

SapienStone is naturally resistant to high temperatures. Unlike wood, laminates, and quartz products, SapienStone will not burn in the event of fire, and it will not suffer thermal damage if you place a hot coffeepot or pan on it. SapienStone’s slabs can also be used outdoors, as sunlight does not alter any of its features.

SapienStone’s scratch resistance is better than the other products. Where wood, laminates, and quartz countertops suffer continual damage from scratching, SapienStone’s tough surface can withstand daily wear and tear – and we use no coloured resins or protective paints, such as those applied to other materials to add colour or gloss.

Perhaps best of all, SapienStone requires no special maintenance or attention. SapienStone’s products can all be cleaned with ordinary soap and hot water or common cleaning products. It is resistant to chemicals and acids of all kinds, including lemon and vinegar.

SapienStone is the first brand of porcelain slab designed specifically with the kitchen in mind, offering countless benefits over other brands which are not specifically intended for use in the kitchen.

Other applications of SapienStone

SapienStone can also be used as bathroom countertop.
A high-performing porcelain slab is essential for a beautifully customised bathroom countertop. Many other countertop materials can be easily damaged by a hot hairdryer or nail polish remover. Not SapienStone!

SapienStone slabs can also be used as tabletops for both indoor and outdoor use. These slabs are available in a variety of colours which will not fade in sunlight and can easily withstand the temperature extremes of summer and winter.

Who are we / Company info

SapienStone is a new brand owned by the holding company Iris Ceramica Group S.p.A., a world leader in the production of top quality porcelain and high-tech ceramics for more than 50 years, serving more than 100 countries with a vast range of solutions for covering walls and floors: from the contract industry to wellness, hospitality, residential projects and large-scale public works projects responding to all the requirements of construction and living.

With cutting-edge production technology in 9 industrial plants in Europe and the United States, advanced logistics and a constant focus on the environment, the Group has always been a leader in the sector on an international scale.

The USA factory is based in the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee, in a small town called Crossville. This state-of-the-art facility has approximately 700,000 square feet of production space, with an attached learning center for continuing education on luxury porcelain slab installation.

Company

SapienStone is a new brand owned by the holding company Iris Ceramica Group S.p.A., a world leader in the production of top quality porcelain and high-tech ceramics for more than 50 years, serving more than 100 countries with a vast range of solutions for covering walls and floors: from the contract industry to wellness, hospitality, residential projects and large-scale public works projects responding to all the requirements of construction and living.

Focusing on creation of high-tech porcelain surfaces combining outstanding technical qualities with refined aesthetics in line with the latest trends in international design, Iris Ceramica Group S.p.A. includes numerous brands, the best-known of which are Fiandre, Iris Ceramica, FMG Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti, Stonepeak Ceramic, Ariostea, Porcelaingres, Eiffelgres and the latest new addition, SapienStone.

With cutting-edge production technology in 9 industrial plants in Europe and the United States, advanced logistics and a constant focus on the environment, the Group has always been a leader in the sector on an international scale.

SapienStone is the first brand of porcelain designed specifically for kitchen worktops, for both residential and professional use (restaurants and cafés).

The outstanding qualities of SapienStone worktops characterise a long-lasting, unalterable product resistant to the most common forms of damage and wear, such as blows, scratches and abrasion, and to fire, frost and temperature shock, the natural result of careful selection of the best raw materials and the know-how of the product development laboratories of one of the world’s leading makers of porcelain.

Offering great benefits for covering large surfaces, SapienStone worktops made in the company’s innovative plant in Castellarano di Reggio Emilia, in the heart of Italy’s ceramics design district, are produced by cutting huge slabs measuring 3200x1500 mm, 12 mm or 20 mm thick. The new industrial plant has the capacity to produce about 2,400,000 sqm a year.

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