Italian manufacturer, Florim Ceramiche S.p.A, offers surfacing materials produced using sustainability and environmental mindfulness as guidelines. The company recovers 100 percent of the water used in the factory, as well as all the waste from the production process. A 37,000 sq. meter area of solar panels covering the headquarters in Fiorano Modenese, along with two cogeneration systems help the company to produce its energy without using fossil fuels and oil derivatives.
The company describes FLORIM stone as a meeting place for nature and technology. Made up of a natural blend of clays and mineral colors, the FLORIM stone sheet is porcelain stoneware containing pre-consumer recycled material, that is suitable for use as a kitchen countertop as well as bathroom surfaces.
Porcelain stoneware is a mixture of natural materials pressed and subjected to a firing process at more than 2,100 degrees Fahrenheit. This process makes it resistant to wear, mechanical stress and thermal stress. FLORIM stone does not contain resins, it is hygienic and it is entirely safe in contact with any food. The color does not change over time and the surface does not scratch.
The slabs are available in a single large format (exceeding 160 by 320 cm.) in three thicknesses (6, 12 and 20 mm.) with a wide variety of colors, designs and several different finishes.
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