Neolith all-natural sintered stone is made by applying pressure and heat to raw materials to produce highly durable slabs and tiles. Retrostone is an elegant surface with a striking, big-grain effect based on Terrazzo, a traditional manufacturing solution to help use up scraps of marble and granite by setting it in concrete. It’s a stone with a long history, extensively utilized by Venetian stonemasons in the 16th century, to produce a mesmerizing, kaleidoscopic effect; a true design classic.
Throughout 2017, Neolith noticed an increase in demand from both architects and specifiers for Terrazzo, alongside other vintage stone designs. This playful and colorful stone once so popular, from bank floors to DIY applications, is finding a new lease of life as a stylish surface in the home and beyond. Characterized by bold patterning and cosmopolitan sophistication, Terrazzo has resurged in popularity largely thanks to its eco-friendly and low-maintenance qualities.
Neolith Retrostone evokes the mosaic-like aesthetic which made Terrazzo such a popular choice for interior designers in the 1950s and 1960s, bringing the design to a contemporary audience.
Part of the Neolith Fusion collection, Retrostone is offered in a Silk finish. It is ideal for worktop (12mm), flooring and wall cladding applications (6mm). Neolith products are available in the U.S. and worldwide through a large network of distributors.