It was a brave decision to enter a market in 2009 that was already served by a number of established players at a time when, following the financial crisis of 2008, many companies were mothballing any plans for future growth, but that is precisely what TheSize Surfaces did.
Starting with one production line, TheSize launched its Neolith surface boards in 2010. Seven years later, it has three production lines working 24/7 and is currently laying the foundations for a fourth line. While TheSize has also offered natural granite under its ‘Granith’ brand since 2014, this only accounts for around 10 percent of the company’s sales.
The bulk of the TheSize’s business is based around its Neolith range of sintered surfaces. Produced from a combination of natural clay, silica and mineral oxides (all of which are available locally as the factory is situated in the centre of Spain’s ceramics industry), the surfaces are made using a combination of high heat and pressure called sinterisation, a process that happens naturally in mineral deposits or as a manufacturing process used with metals, ceramics, plastics, and other materials.
The core material TheSize uses is 100% natural and, prior to being heated, can be recycled. Once produced the surfaces are extremely tough and durable and can be used in a variety of applications including coverings for floors, ceilings, walls and working surfaces.
Neolith is offered in four thickness of boards; 3mm, 6mm, 12mm and 20mm and in a range of over 50 finishes including solid surface colours, reproduction natural granites and timber in addition to bespoke designs for architects and designers.
(Picture shows: TheSize factory in Almazora, Spain exports Neolith to over 70 countries.)TheSize | thesize.es/en