Raleigh, N.C. -- With the emerging sintered stone trend in surfacing, Lapitec has joined the Modern Surfaces movement. Modern Surfaces is comprised of several materials companies determined to “Create Better.”

Based in Italy, Lapitec’s products do not contain any resins and are created under high heat, similar to metamorphic rock formation. The created surfaces hold up to heat, cold, scratching, staining, and etching, while being anti-microbial and hydrophilic. It also has the ability to clean the air as it breaks down pollution by using innovative Bio-Care technology. Lapitec surfaces react with UV light to reduce harmful pollutants in the air and can be used for interior and exterior countertops, flooring, as well as wall cladding. It is available in a variety of thicknesses and textures.

“The addition of Lapitec reinforces the efforts of Modern Surfaces to bring the design community alternative materials to granite and quartz that contribute to the health and wellbeing of buildings, people, and the planet,” said Jessica McNaughton, president of CaraGreen, one of the companies which spearheaded the Modern Surfaces movement.

For more information, visit www.modern-surfaces.com or www.lapitec.com.