Essence of a Surface.

LAUNCHING 2017

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Perfectly flat and extremely light, Laminam pure ceramic slabs are the fruit of the innovative production line activated recently. They offer priceless millimetres of extra space for the hands of skilled workers, providing them with more creative freedom than ever before. These surfaces are designed for the world of furnishings, from tops and horizontal surfaces to large, top-of-the-range kitchens, where extra-large ceramic slabs can be used as an alternative to materials such as marble and stone, which have a higher price and greater environmental impact. Laminam is available in two thicknesses – 1000x3000x3/5mm and 1620x3240x12mm, with the thinner thickness designed as a covering material for indoor and outdoor settings (floors, walls and facades).

Laminam provides surfaces that boast excellent performance, ranging from soft, natural textures to industrial, ultra-technological options.

Laminam was founded in 2001 based on an idea of engineer Franco Stefani, innovator of the ceramic industry, who conceived this product by creating the production technique. The brand originates from the patent of the technology for production of ceramic slabs with large surfaces and minimum thickness, characterised by eclecticism and versatility, with multiple applications in traditional as well as advanced architecture, in interiors and design.

Manufactured using advanced techniques, the slabs combine reduced thickness and large size with very high resistance to mechanical stresses, chemicals, wear, scratches, deep abrasion and bending, are easy to sanitise, resistant to frost, fire, mould and UV rays. All the features and chromatic properties of the slabs are unalterable, and remain unchanged over time and in the presence of all kinds of weather conditions. A revolutionary material respectful of the environment: natural raw materials, sustainable technology, products entirely recyclable are the basis of Laminam’s green policy.

No, the Laminam 3 slabs, although very thin, are characterised by surfaces that isolate it from light.

Reaction to fire means “degree of participation of a material in the development and propagation of fire to which it is subjected”; as regards this feature, materials like Laminam are assigned to European classes according to their increased degree of participation in combustion, in accordance with standard EN 13501. Combustible materials like Laminam 3 and Laminam 5 belong to European Class A1. The reaction to fire therefore assesses the higher or lower propensity a material has to participate in a fire. While the fire resistance, which is a property related to a system or a structure and not to a single material, is different. Laminam does not contain organic material therefore it is resistant to fire and high temperatures. In the event of fire it does not release smoke or toxic substances.

Laminam is a surface with high technological and aesthetic level that offers exceptional performance in all areas of solid applications: building construction, furniture and interior design. Thanks to its revolutionary physical and mechanical properties, Laminam is ideal for use as outer covering, applied on ventilated facade systems and in the redevelopment of buildings, with significant results as regards energy saving. Owing to the perfect flatness of the slabs and easy handling, Laminam is a material with unique and creative architectural qualities for interiors and design. A real skin, Laminam can be used for covering walls and floors in residential and public places, as a customised horizontal surface for worktops for kitchen and bathroom cabinets, counters in public places, outdoor tables, and as a vertical surface for doors and partition walls.

No, Laminam slabs consist of totally natural and recyclable materials, typical of porcelain stoneware. The ability to adapt to slightly curved surfaces comes from the unique technological process used for the production. In fact, the production process is based on the concept of compaction of raw materials that overcomes the traditional constraints of the traditional ceramic press. Laminam slabs adapt to surfaces having a minimum bending radius of 5 metres.

Laminam is capable of producing large sized slabs with thickness ranging from 3 to 6 mm. The special technological process used creates ceramic slabs of the same thickness having physical-mechanical features better than tiles obtained using the traditional technique; therefore, even the slabs with 3 mm thickness pass the most stringent mechanical tests with flying colours. However, it is good practice to understand that there is suitable thickness for every type of requirement. For example, Laminam 3+ slabs are suitable for residential flooring, while Laminam5 slabs are recommended for flooring in public-commercial premises. For kitchen counter tops, a thicker single 6 mm slab or a composite slab obtained by joining two single slabs can be used.

Thanks to the extreme lightness of Laminam slabs, with minimum weight of 7.8 kg/m², these can be used on the ceiling for an amazing aesthetic effect, giving the rooms an overall continuous surface also thanks to the minimum presence of grouting.

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