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Beyond the Kitchen: New Uses for Neolith

Neolith alternative to stone

Jonathan Verrengia, Sales Manager of Marble and Granite, Inc. first introduced us to Neolith, a sintered stone derived from the ceramics industry, just about two years ago. At the time, the material was an emerging brand with what Verrengia calls “ridiculous physical properties.” So ridiculous that the self-professed “stone guy” used it for the counter and full-height backsplash in his own kitchen. If he lived with it awhile, he would truly understand it. 

Contemporary design with Neolith

Neolith is scratch resistant, Sharpie resistant, UV resistant and withstands heat of up to 1000 degrees, and Marble and Granite, Inc. is the Northeast's exclusive distributor. To show architects Neolith’s enviable virtues, Verrengia has been known to slice a banana on its surface to show it doesn’t scratch, sprinkle brown sugar on the fruit, douse it with rum and light it on fire, creating countertop bananas foster. “You can literally cook on this thing,” he says, and then easily wipe the surface clean.

Contemporary design with Neolith

Neolith’s striking good looks and minimalist style also makes it popular. The brand has over 50 colors from which to choose, including the high-polished Estatuario and Bianco Carrara that have the look and veining of marble, Cement for industrial spaces, the dramatic Basalt Black and more.

Neolith table surface

The thickness of the slab—6mm for cladding and 12mm for work surfaces—is its hallmark. Neolith’s interior line, known as “Skin,” dresses up surfaces of all kinds. It is lining swank corporate offices in Spain, hotels in Milan, boutique storefronts in Manhattan, upscale restaurants and bars, and residences globe-wide.

Neolith interior application

In the home, the material is being used in new and exciting applications, including….

The Bath

Bathroom design with Neolith


Neolith for a bathroom design

Because Neolith is so hygienic, it’s a dream in bathrooms. The surface is easy to clean and requires very little grout, so we’re seeing it not only on sinks and vanities, but in showers and for accent walls. Outdoor showers, too.


Fireplace surround with Neolith

Given its aesthetic, Neolith is a natural choice for fireplace surrounds. 

Fireplace surround with Neolith

Marble and Granite, Inc.


Contemporary stair with Neolith

Dramatic, and durable, Neolith makes an artistic statement on stairways.


Furniture application with Neolith

Neolith can be used over existing furniture, and to cover tabletops, cabinets and flooring to achieve a chic new look. 

Furniture application with Neolith

Neolith cladding on cabinetry


Pool design with Neolith

Neolith’s UV resistance, antiseptic nature and high style are a plus poolside.

PRO TIP: Neolith can be used as an alternative to natural stone for exterior surfaces, too. The brand’s Façade Skyline line brings opportunities for vertical and architectural applications. Marble and Granite, Inc. is currently working on a half Neolith, half brick application for a brownstone renovation, integrating the material on the exterior of a property off the coast of Maine, and has seen some daring uses in the hills of California. The most exciting thing about Neolith, explains Verrengia, is that it “truly is a building product.” 


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