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Viatera® Features Viatera® Benefits
Warranty Viatera® offers the industry’s only 15-year transferable warranty
Versatility Available in 12 colors, Viatera® combines beautifully with any design project. All colors are available in ¾" and 1 ¼" inch thicknesses for use in horizontal and vertical applications.
Durability Thanks to the unique technology, Viatera® withstands most everyday stains, and is scratch and crack resistant.
Low Maintenance Non-porous and easy to clean, it will not promote the growth of bacteria, making it ideal for kitchens and baths. Unlike other stone products, Viatera® requires no regular sealing.
Heat Resistant Viatera® will not burn or scorch under normal cooking temperatures.(See below for further information)

Viatera® Advantages
Stain-Resistant
Viatera® is made primarily of natural quartz (93%) which is an impervious crystalline mineral that is particularly resistant to absorption. When adhered with the polyester resins, Viatera® becomes a material that is non-porous and extremely stain resistant, qualities that are unique to quartz materials. Unlike other products, Viatera® does not require the application of sealant to ensure its non-porous attribute.

Scratch-Resistant
Natural quartz, the majority of the Viatera® makeup, is classified as the fourth hardest mineral on earth, by Moh’s Hardness scale, a scientific tool utilized to measure the composition of minerals. The only materials with a higher ranking are topaz, sapphires, and diamonds. This quality makes Viatera® nearly impossible to scratch or chip.

Heat Resistant
Although Viatera is Heat Resistant, it is recommended that trivets and/or hot pads be used when working with hot pots, pans or any other kitchen items that produce a high amount of heat.

Advantages of Viatera® vs. Granite
Viatera® offers unparalleled quality to any design project. Due to the clarity of the quartz stone, and the patented, advanced technology of polyester resins and colorfast pigments, Viatera® provides a durable surface that is non-porous, and more resistant to heat, scratches, and stains than other products. All of the 12 colors were inspired by the natural beauty of the earth and are backed by the industry’s only 15-year warranty.

Test
ASTM* No.
Marble
Granite
Viatera®
Advantage:
Flexural Strength
C-880
2300
1450
7420
Viatera® is stronger and more resistant to cracking
Impact Strength
2-lb ballfrom 8′
Fails
Fails
Passes
Viatera® withstands higher impacts without breaking
Abrasion Resistance
C-501
15-90
100-250
174-250
Viatera® wears less and does not require polishing
Stain Resistance
D-2299NEMA LD3
Stains
Stains
No Effect
Viatera® is extremely stain-resistant, making it very low maintenance
Liquid Absorption
C-97
2-15%
0.2-1.0%
0.022%
Viatera® is far more stain-resistant than comparative products, looks new longer and does not require regular sealing

Color Selection
Each of the 12 Viatera® colors were inspired by the raw beauty of the earth and named after different stunning regions throughout the world. The palette contains colors that vary from soft and serene to passionate and intense. The clarity of the natural quartz particulates provide a beauty that can not be achieved by other manufacturing methods or techniques.

Consistency in Color
The manufacturing process of Viatera® melds nature and modern technology into an unparalleled surfacing material. Due to the natural quartz minerals which are mined out of the earth and utilized in the creation of Viatera®, a possibility of slight color variations and particulate concentrations may cause minor color disparities however, these distinctions add to the authentic look of all quartz and stone surfacing materials.

Size of Viatera
Viatera® comes in the following slab sizes:
2 CM (approx. 3/4") 55" x 120"
3 CM (approx. 1¼") 55" x 120"

Are seams visible when using Viatera®?
Prior to fabrication, a standard slab of the Viatera® product is 55" x 120". Any countertop or project that exceeds this measurement will contain a seam. When installation occurs the materials of the project are adhered together with custom matched adhesives that minimize the visibility of the seams.

Are lamination lines visible when using Viatera®?
Just like other stone surfaces, lamination lines may be visible depending on the requirements of the project. Viatera® is available in two different thicknesses, 3/4" and 1 1/4". As with all stone products, a lamination line is visible when two pieces of 3/4" material are adhered together to create a 1 ½" front edge.

Availability of Viatera®
Viatera® is now available in select regions of North America. To find out if it is available in your area, call: 866-LGHIMACS. (866) 544-4622.

Fine Craftsmanship
Viatera® is fabricated by a nationwide network of certified fabricators and installers.
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