Stone Italiana is one of the suppliers for Unilever Germany’s new headquarters, the Unilever-Haus in Hamburg, a building that has received numerous awards for sustainable architecture.
In the cafeteria space for employees, the search for a material providing optimum practicality and safety led to the choice of the Micro+ collection for all the counters, with quartz slabs used for tops and cladding.
The shade chosen was Superwhite 13 with Gloss finish, a white with the “plain color” effect, a characteristic of the Micro+ collection. This collection in Stonit engineered quartz technology is hallmarked by the very fine, almost imperceptible grain, and its solid colour.
Stone Italiana quartz tops, practical and safe: guaranteed and certified!
Stone Italiana quartz slabs represent a solution combining prestigious visual appearance, functionality and safety, above all for the food sector, such as kitchens and canteens.
The material engineered by Stone Italiana is, through its intrinsic nature, bacteriostatic and “food contact proof”, making it suitable for contact with food and food liquids, not only for backsplash cladding, but also for use as kitchen worksurfaces and countertops. In fact, all Stone Italiana collections have the NSF/ANSI Std. 51 FOOD ZONE quality mark, which assures its suitability for contact with food, liquids and cleaning agents that could otherwise compromise the surfaces.
Like all materials certified with NSF Standard 51, Stone Italiana collections comply with rigorous chemical analytical criteria that guarantee the requisites of purity for the substances used in their manufacture, as well as ensuring that they are easy to clean. The formulations of Stone Italiana materials are specifically designed for suitability for contact with foods, because they comprise only substances included in the lists of European EC Regulation No. 1935/2004, which specifies certain characteristics regarding the food suitability of surfaces and the traceability of the materials used.