What is OKITE®
OKITE® is a natural quartz surfacing material. Highly stain and scratch resistant, OKITE® is the ideal product for kitchen and bath easy to clean and never needs sealing or polishing – a distinctive advantage over granite, marble, limestone or soapstone, which all require routine maintenance. Available in an array of colors, OKITE® is the product of choice for nearly all environments, including residential, commercial, hospitality and healthcare projects.
Composition & Applications
OKITE® is composed mainly (93%) by natural quartz crystals. It’s patented manufacturing process creates a product that is harder, non-porous and easier to maintain compared to other products such as: natural stone (granite, marble, soapstone, limestone), solid surfacing, stainless steel and concrete-glass based surfacing.
Applications of OKITE® include:
- kitchen countertops
- shower and bathub surrounds
- bathroom vanity tops
- writing desks • table tops
- partition wall
- shower walls
- wall cladding
- fireplace mantles and surroundings
- food service areas
- wainscots and wall bases
- elevator cab walls
OKITE® Quartz Surfacing has been certified by NSF as an antibacterial product. Differently than other surfacing products, OKITE® does not need any sort of chemical agent, during the manufacturing processor during its lifetime, to keep its antibacterial properties.
Dimensions & Thicknesses
OKITE® is manufactured into large slabs measuring 120” x 55” (45.83 SF per slab) in the thickness of ¾” (20 mm) and 1 ¼” (30mm). OKITE® slabs are also available, as special order, in ½” (13mm) thickness.
OKITE® is certified by GreenGuard Environmental Institute under the “GREENGUARD Standard for Low Emitting Products” and under the “GREENGUARD for Children & Schools product certification program SM”, which means it does not emit any gas or VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds). As result, OKITE® is much safer than any other surfacing product. OKITE® is also certified by NSF for comply with NSF/ANSI 51. As result, OKITE® does not support the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria on its surface.