What is a Hanex worktop?

Hanex® is the registered international brand name for a premium range of acrylic solid surface material.

66% natural stone, known as Alumina Trihydrate, is pulverised and blended with 34% acrylic polymer resins in a special high-tech process, using extremely high heat and pressure within a vacuum, to create a solid slab which has the same luxurious appearance of granite, marble or other polished stone.

The special process gives the solid slab even greater strength, flexibility, elasticity, resilience and durability than the natural stone and eliminates all the weaknesses that exist in quarried marble and granite.

Is Hanex better than natural stone?

Hanex is an improvement on the natural stone from which it is manufactured. All the fissures, cracks and pores found in natural stone are eliminated, to make Hanex a truly solid, impermeable surface with a much higher level of hygiene and resistance to damage and stains. Hanex is easier to clean and maintain and damage can be repaired. Minor damage can be repaired by the home-owner without specialist equipment and more severe damage can be refurbished by specialists.

Hanex worktops are created in larger sizes than are possible in solid stone slabs which are dependent on what is quarried from nature. This makes it possible to fit larger surfaces with fewer joints.

Far greater variety is also possible in terms of rich colours, texture, size and visual appeal. Hanex worktops have far greater consistency of colour within each individual slab, as well as across adjacent slabs.

Hanex worktops can be shaped or formed and joints can be “welded” to form the seamless appearance, which is not possible with natural stone. Because of the acrylic added to the natural stone, Hanex can be bent, moulded, shaped, and thermoformed into three-dimensional shapes for virtually

Is Hanex only suitable for worktops?

Hanex is exceptionally versatile, durable and resilient, and can be used anywhere you imagine.

Hanex worktops of countertops in kitchens, bathrooms, hotels, serving and reception areas have built a solid reputation for high quality and durability since 1995, but it is a highly adaptable multipurpose material that can be used effectively as luxurious wall cladding or decorative material in virtually any room in a house or business. It is also a popular choice for sterile areas such as hospitals, surgeries and laboratories, airports and serving counters because the watertight surface and seamless joints leave no place for bacteria to accumulate and they are easy to clean and maintain.

Timeless appeal with innovative decorative possibilities

Hanex combines the enduring luxury of natural stone with endless design possibilities to give a totally new look to your bar area, lounge, dining room, office, boardroom, bathroom, change room, reception room and even bedroom. It can be shaped and joined to create unique two- and three- dimensional effects, exclusive furniture and even works of art.

With Hanex you are not limited to any specific design, but have the option of anything from high-tech and ultra-modern, to classic designs, or a completely new creation you can conceive.

How do you know if Hanex is the right choice?

Hanex offers you top quality acrylic worktops to create a bespoke kitchen, bathroom, work or serving area that exudes elegance, combined with unmatched hygiene, strength, durability and ease of cleaning.

To create a perfectly harmonious effect, different sizes, thicknesses, colours and textures can be combined with various combinations of integrated bowls, sinks and basins, upstands, splashbacks, downturns, wall cladding, overhangs, edgings, return ends and cut-outs.

Comparable solid surface products are Corian, Ecotops, Diore and HiMacs.

Higher up the ladder are Ultra-Compact worktops such as Dekton and Neolith, which are created by fusing a sophisticated blend of glass, porcelain and quartz under extreme pressure and heat.

If you prefer the appearance and hardness of quartz, you may wish to consider Diore, Silestone, Caesarstone, Compac or Technistone.

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