MVK+ITALIA, always looking for innovative solutions, uses Oltremateria to create the tops and doors. Its linear form means the sink is built into the top, giving a planar effect of a single material and continuity of forms.
Oltremateria is a resin composed of various single-component water polymers, from Italian minerals (quartz, recycled glass, lerite, Carrara marble, terracotta) and totally eco-compatible colour pigments.
It adapts to any type of surface or suitably prepared support. Being a natural product it retains its typical porosity, even if treated with specific water-repellent products, which makes it permeable and therefore exposed to the risk of stains.
It is therefore important to clean any residue with light and circular movements alternating with linear movements without ever insisting on a specific point. You must immediately repair nicks or cuts that can be created accidentally and you have to do regular maintenance to restore and maintain the integrity of the water-resistance, especially in tops and built-in sinks in the tops, by spreading a water-repellent easy to use product, that you can ask for from the dealer. As it is difficult to measure the stress to which a built-in sink would be subjected, even if properly maintained, there is no guarantee on built-in sinks.