Just like Dekton and Ceramic, Composite is a material that consists of natural minerals, in reality quarts and granite - but in a coarser grainsize. In stead of a extreme heat and pressure technology, the grains are mixed with a special resin and moulded under extreme pressure. Simply put, it is man made granite, with a hign degree of control over form and design.
Composite is extremely stong and quite hard - in much the same way as natural granite. However it has a more closed surface, and thus less absorant to liquids. Composite will support the mounting of all known aplliances. The surface of composite is well suited for a number cooking operations such as kneading a dough.
People who love somposite often find it to be stylish and modern - like a hightech terasso. Composite is available in 20mm as well as a slender 12 mm version
Because of it's hardnes the available edge profiles are limited. Most of the adapting to your specific measurements are possible, but not on the spot - they must be accurately measured by professionals and carried out prior to delivery
At Kvik, Composite comes in mat or polished surface finishes
The colours and design selection is plentiful, and and many appear just like natural stone.
Ccomposite worktops in the Kvik selection represent the high end of the scale when it comes to carbon foodprint*. Although Composite is made of natural granite and quarts, it is requires energy to both produce and to transport it's heavy weight by truck.
* = read more about worktop co2 footprint
User perspective and options
Composite is easy to keep clean for all users. It has a surface feel that is cold to the touch.
What should I know before I decide on Composite?
This is a list that include some of our best advice - and some the questions, we most frequently answer on Composite
Looking at the price pr. m only, Composite is in the high end but not the most expensive
But of course, expensive should be related to the full cost of the project and the design, you end up deciding for.
The costs related to cutting and fitting the Composite to your kitchen design, as well as the finish are also in the high end. Make sure to get a real price estimation from your Kvik consultant before making budget decisions.
The special look of a designer made stone material - the hardness and the closed surface. It is hard as stone, yet shaped to perfection.
Please experience it first hand for yor self.
The warranty is the same as all Kvik - worktops: a 5 year warranty. The terms of that warranty is of course clearly explained the warranty documents of your purchase.
A general piece of advice is to never exceed what is normal use in a private kitchen. If you do, you may forfeit you warranty in case of claims case.
Helpful advice may be:
Never ever perform cutting or chopping directly on the worktop. Always use a cutting board. Keep nice ones like this at hand while working
Never put items too hot hold in the palm of your hand directly on the surface - always keep a nice potrack or a coaster like this close when working
Not at all. There is no maintenance as such and daily cleaning is simply done with a damp cloth.