What is Laminam?

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.

 

What is Laminam?

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.

 

What are the main features of Laminam slabs?

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.

 

Do Laminam slabs adapt to curved surfaces because they contain plastic material?

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.

 

Are the 3mm thick Laminam slabs translucent?

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

 

Are Laminam slabs fragile?

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.

 

How do Laminam slabs react to fire?

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.

 

Where can I find Laminam products?

Laminam products are available at leading retailers and marble workers of the area. To find the nearest store, please register in the reserved area on our website and send us a request for information.

 

How much does Laminam cost?

The average price of Laminam products is not much higher than that of common ceramic products, although its performance and aesthetic features are far better. However, to provide an accurate reference price, we recommend you contact your local dealer or marble worker for an estimate that takes into account the quantity and sizes you require.

 

 

Can I visit the Laminam showroom?

You can visit our showroom in Milan at via Mercato 3, strategically located in the heart of the Brera district. This is an exhibition space brought to life, as a meeting place for intellectual exchange with architects, designers, engineers, students and journalists.

 

 

How are Laminam slabs glued and cut?

Laminam slabs are cut and pierced using common tools used for porcelain stoneware tiles. Depending on the thickness of the slabs, it may be necessary to use a more or less specific tool, but always one of those used by professional tile installers. Laminam slabs can be applied to any surface, made of any rigid and stable material, using adhesives and glues for applying other ceramic products.

 

Can Laminam slabs be applied on the ceiling?

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.

 

 

What is the place of Laminam in certified architectural projects?

Laminam is a highly eco-sustainable product that can be inserted in architectural projects with low environmental impact. As it is obtained using a revolutionary technological process that reduces consumption of resources to one-third, Laminam contributes to achieving the best results in the design certification procedures. Laminam can boast of several certifications that recognise a material with strong environmental value. The main ones include renewal of certificates attesting the percentage of recycled material contained in Laminam slabs between 20% and 40%, in accordance with standard UNI EN ISO 14021:2012 and the Rating systems aimed at Sustainable Building construction.