Sintered Stone: A New Material Category Enters the Market

Sponsored by Lapitec SpA
By Kathy Price-Robinson

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain what sintered stone is (and is not) and where it is used
  2. Discuss the sintered stone manufacturing process
  3. Define the characteristics and sustainability factors of sintered stone
  4. Assess the performance and testing of sintered stone
  5. Identify the many applications for sintered stone in residential, commercial, and institutional building projects


1 AIA LU/Elective
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
OAA 1 Learning Hour
NLAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
Approved for structured learning
This course is approved as a core course
Approved for Core Learning
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a Core Course
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

Sintered stone is a new material so unlike ceramic, or natural stone that it warrants its own category for building standards, which are now being developed in Europe. This course demonstrates that sintered stone has the workability of natural stone with the sustainability and performance of ceramic. This new material is durable to whatever threat may come, either by nature or humans. The course shows how sintered stone is used in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor applications from countertops to flooring, walls, cladding, and more.

Sintered Stoned


Lapitec S.p.A. Research and development, exclusive technologies and know-how, quality and design, modernity and tradition, excellent and unparalleled performance: these are the principles on which Lapitec SpA founded its "mission" and built the first Lapitec production facility in the world ® . The technological partnership with Breton SpA, a world leader in the production of plants for processing stone materials and natural agglomerates that has developed the exclusive technology and know-how and supplied the plant, has allowed us to create a ceramic product with features incomparable techniques and aesthetics.