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Laminam has been producing porcelain surfaces in a variety of sizes and thickness versions since the early 2000s in order to inspire architects, designers and all those who wish to shape places where we can live well and feel confident. Laminam slabs are large sized porcelain slabs with superior technical and aesthetic performance levels, used mainly for flooring and cladding, exterior façade cladding, kitchen worktops, tables or furnishing elements. Thanks to the talent of its people, Laminam sets trends in terms of elegance and quality, using cutting-edge technologies to ensure large sized porcelain slabs that offer exceptional performance levels through sustainable processes.
Laminam large sized porcelain slabs can be made in three different production plants, two of which are in Italy. However, the design of all Laminam products is solely Made in Italy.
There are a great many Laminam retailers all over the world. Enter your address here in the where to buy section to find your nearest one. Or consult the Locations and Showrooms page. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, write to us in the Contact us section. You’ll find information, references and recommendations on how to purchase Laminam series.
Milan, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Osaka, Foshan and - obviously - Fiorano Modenese: Laminam showrooms are situated in some of the world’s major cities, each one with a very specific concept. And they are all open to visitors! Consult the complete list of addresses and business hours here to find your nearest one!
Laminam is a porcelain stoneware surface made from natural raw materials and containing up to 60% recycled material.
Porcelain stoneware is an extremely resistant and compact porcelain, distinguished by extremely low porosity of near 0%. It is made from natural raw materials such as clay, feldspar, sand and kaolin, which undergo a dedicated shaping and sintering process to give rise to a finished product with extraordinary performance levels. Laminam stoneware is highly resistant and durable, as well as being easy to clean and aesthetically versatile. Indeed, Laminam offers an extensive range of porcelain stoneware flooring and cladding in various sizes and thickness versions. But there is more. Laminam ceramic slabs are also suitable for use as exterior façade cladding, kitchen worktops, furnishing elements, tables and bathroom vanity tops.
Porcelain cladding - in other words using slabs in architecture and interior design for flooring and cladding, exterior façades, worktops or furnishing elements - offers a host of advantages from both a practical and an aesthetic perspective. In addition to being durable and resistant, Laminam porcelain surfaces are easy to clean and therefore also prove hygienic and suitable for contact with food. They are in fact resistant to fungi, mould and mildew - preventing their occurrence and spreading. Their resistance to humidity and moisture makes them ideal for watery or steamy environments such as swimming pools, wellness areas, kitchen worktops or bathrooms. The many advantages of Laminam porcelein include its resistance to sudden thermal changes and UV rays: indeed, if exposed, the surface remains unchanged, retaining its original appearance throughout the product life cycle. This is why Laminam slabs are also ideal for use outdoors or as façade cladding. From an aesthetic perspective, Laminam creations are continuously supplemented with new colours and finishes to value the creativity of designers, architects and anyone in need of giving their space a new look.
The main differences between a tile and a porcelain slab are the dimensions and the intended use. Dimensions: Ceramic tile: Tiles generally come in smaller dimensions and are produced in standard sizes such as 10x10 cm, 15x15 cm, 20x20 cm or other similar dimensions. Porcelain slab: Porcelain slabs are much bigger than traditional tiles. Laminam porcelain slabs vary in size between 1000x3000 mm and 1620x3240 mm. What’s more, Laminam porcelain slabs can be thinner than standard tiles. Indeed, our thickness versions range from 3 mm to 2 cm. Intended use: Ceramic tile: Tiles are commonly used to clad floors and walls in setting such as bathrooms, kitchens and public venues. They offer a wide range of colours, patterns and decoration, allowing plenty of flexibility in interior designs. Porcelain slab: Porcelain slabs are often used to clad large surfaces such as floors, walls and worktops. Owing to their dimensions, they can cover extensive areas with very few joints, making the settings more uniform and continuous. Slabs are ideal for modern and minimalist design projects, since they offer a clean-cut, seamless look.
There is no “right” product, but it is certainly essential to select the one that is most “suitable” for the technical and aesthetic requirements of the intended space. All Laminam products are versatile; you can consult our guide to sizes and thickness versions for a general overview of the applications permitted. If that’s not enough, Laminam has devised a tailor-made service: the Project Engineering division in fact provides all the know-how of its experts to provide support in the choice of slabs according to their features.
Laminam slabs are non-deteriorating over time. Their correct use and maintenance guarantees a durability comparable to the life cycle of the building. This exceptional advantage is the result of a multitude of properties, including resistance to stains, to bending, to chemicals and to sudden thermal changes.
Caring for Laminam ceramic surfaces is very simple. For day-to-day cleaning, simply use water and a neutral detergent together with the mechanical action of a microfibre cloth. In the event of more specific stains, we recommend you consult the “Laminam Slab Cleaning and Care” page at the following link.
Laminam slabs are almost entirely sourced from natural raw materials and obtained using sustainable production processes. The backbone of our approach consists in allowing nature to inspire us, as it provides inspiration and raw materials, which we combine with the most sophisticated technological breakthroughs. Laminam are therefore natural surfaces. They do not release elements in the environment and can be ground and recycled in other production processes.
Yes. The Laminam slabs used in construction are certified according to ISO 14021 to contain at least 20% to 40% pre-consumption recycled material (i.e., reused industrial waste) and to have a high solar reflection index (SRI), thus contributing to earning credits in the LEED (and BREEAM) certifications.
The exterior walls of a building can be clad using various techniques: a plastered exterior cladding, with an over-coating system and a ventilated façade. The third solution, which creates a space between the cladding and the exterior wall of the building, ensures greater acoustic and thermal insulation and the longest duration of the materials making up the perimeter walls, because it protects them from natural corrosion caused by atmospheric agents. The ventilated façade, which is a veritable second skin for the building, is the best solution implemented by designers who allow the principles of bio-architecture to guide their professional line of conduct. Indeed, it allows the energy efficiency of buildings to be maximised, making them extremely environmentally sustainable. The extensive catalogue of Laminam series, which includes surfaces inspired by natural stone, wood, silk, metal, lime and concrete, offers a varied panorama of stylistic and textural solutions to meet the needs of a ventilated façade application.
All Laminam series are recommended for use as flooring. Not just for their extreme aesthetic value, but also because they are intrinsically bacteriostatic as well as extremely easy to clean. Since they have no porosity, Laminam finishes are water-repellent, a feature which does not allow organic deposits to penetrate the surfaces in-depth, allowing for efficient cleaning.
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