The use of large-size minimum thickness Laminam slabs on façades with a special bonding system is now the only certified for the German market.
The ability to think outside the box and shed the constraints imposed by consolidated usage is what sets LAMINAM aside from the rest; the brand specialises in the production of large ceramic slabs with minimum thickness, and is continuously in search of new technical and application solutions for its material.
The standard of quality of this innovation is testified by the achievement of the German certification (Bauaufsichtliche Zulassung - from DiBt No. Z-10.8-737) for the bonding system with structural adhesive which makes LAMINAM the first and only company in a position to offer the German market large-size ceramic slabs with a 5 mm thickness as a cladding surface for building façades.
The bonding system with structural adhesive (Sikatack) is designed for the use of 1000x3000mm and 1620x3240mm slabs in the 5 mm thickness on façades. The slab bonding process, whether vertical or horizontal, takes place directly onto a universal metallic sub-structure thanks to the use of appropriate structural adhesives, thereby ensuring total freedom of composition and speedy installation in the yard.
Alongside the exclusive bonding system with structural adhesive, Laminam also offers a second method of installation for its ceramic slabs. Suitable for 12 mm thick surfaces, size 1620x3240mm, the concealed mechanical anchoring system involves the application of the slabs by means of hooks secured mechanically to the back of the slab. These hooks, which are also certified for the German market with the European Certification ETA 16/0317 by Keil, make use of anchors seated in specially undercut holes drilled into the back of the slab and they are used to secure the slab to the metallic wall sub-structure. In this case, too, the system affords the freedom of installing the slab either horizontally or vertically, combining the benefits of a concealed anchoring system with those of a totally mechanical one.