So you'll understand when I'm not quite prepared to throw myself behind a new offering from TheSize called Neolith. I've heard good things about it from people I trust, and Neolith will be at KBIS this February in Las Vegas so I hope to do some due diligence then (more on that trip later).
As far as performance goes, it seems to have all the characteristics of the higher end surfacing materials on the market: colour fast, durable, food safe, recycled material content. Take a minute and watch these manly men put Neolith through its paces:
Unlike quartz surfaces it's relatively lightweight; the largest sheet (3200mm x 1500mm) weights 30kg in a 3mm thickness. This makes it a perfect material not only for horizontal surfaces, but vertical as well. How about skinning some cabinet doors with a 3mm layer of Neolith? Stone kitchen anyone?
I will be at KBIS 2014 in Las Vegas this year and will bring back my findings. I'm hoping Neolith is as good as it appears because it's one of the first "new" ideas I've seen in surfacing in a while.