Among the new trendy materials we hear more and more often about Laminam. A very thin ceramic slab with excellent properties that can be used in numerous fields and processes.
Let’s find out what it is and what its advantages are.
Contents of this Page
1 Laminam: what it is
- 1.1 Origin and history
- 2 Laminam: properties
- 3 Formats
- 4 Thickness
- 5 Laminam: colors
- 6 Laminam: finishes
- 7 Laminam: applications
- 8 Kitchen worktop in laminam
- 9 Cleaning
- 10 Prices
Laminam: what it is
Laminam is the trade name of a large, very thin ceramic slab with extraordinary properties.
It is a very innovative and fairly recent material. Produced by the union of top quality clays and feldspar, it represents one of the most innovative “made in Italy” products as regards new generation furnishing materials.
It is a ceramic compound that is uniform in mass, edge and surface. Features that give greater quality in the finishes of the workmanship and, consequently, in the aesthetic aspect of the finished product.
Laminam is composed of very thin but extremely resistant ceramic layers, which are well suited to both indoor and outdoor environments.
Origin and history
Laminam in 2001 thanks to the intuition of the engineer Franco Stefani who decides to use the technologies of his company to create large ceramic slabs that are versatile, resistant and also very eclectic.
Once the production technique – and the name – was patented, Laminam crossed the boundaries of its company and today it is an increasingly popular product because, thanks to its infinite possibilities, it can be used in any environment.
The properties of this material are so many. Here they are summarized here:
- Suitable for both indoor and outdoor
- UV resistant
- Frost resistant
- Resistant to thermal shock
- Resistant to heat and high temperatures
- Moisture resistant
- Resistant to scratches, wear and abrasions
- Stain resistant
- Resistant to bending
- Easy to clean
- Resistant to mold and mildew
- Resistant to cleaning products and detergents
- 100% hygienic
- Suitable for contact with food
- Absence of porosity
- Dimensional stability
- Color stability
The sheets are produced in a large format with dimensions of 1000 x 3000 mm.
In particular, the 1620 x 3240 x 12 mm slabs allow you to create tops for kitchens and bathrooms, as well as indoor and outdoor coverings and floors, without cuts.
The thinnest slabs reach a thickness of only 7 mm, always guaranteeing great resistance to shocks and bending. The thickness is achieved by interposing a mat in glass fiber extremely resistant between two Laminam sheets of 3 mm each.
For specific needs, there are also alternatives with 1.2 cm and 2 cm thickness.
It is available in 5 collections inspired by elements such as concrete, marble, wood, iron and solid backgrounds.
14 colors are capable of creating highly suggestive and evocative atmospheres. Let’s see the main ones:
- Blend: the dotted graphics that create the full-empty visual effect are inspired by concrete
- Lime: delicate shades and soft colors inspired by wet plasters and industrial cements
- Cements: “concrete effect” textures that suggest solid compactness
- Collection: full-body color that plays a decisive role in the description of spaces and volumes
- Wire: clever play of light created by the union between tactile and visual effect
- Fokos: natural and soft colors to respond to the current material research of design
- The Naturals: unique collection that guarantees the same large-size performance of the most popular natural materials
- Kanka: inspired by oxidized metals with iridescent colors, this line is characterized by a texture reminiscent of autumn leaves
- Kotan: opaque surfaces with a minimalist charm typical of the Kyoto architectural tradition
- Wood Venice: surfaces sculpted by the industriousness of marine creatures, corroded by brackish water
- Oxide: textures that combine art and technology, inspired by the iron craftsmanship tradition
- Oxide: the surfaces reproduce the effect of oxidized metal which reacts to atmospheric agents, the sun and the passage of time
- Silk: clearly inspired by the precious fabric, this collection vibrates with its own luster suitable for indoor and outdoor environments
All the characteristics and chromatic properties of the slabs are unalterable: they remain unchanged over time and in the presence of all weather conditions.
The choice of possible finishes is really wide: from the wood, stone and marble effect, to the more classic solid colors.
Thanks to all its characteristics, Laminam is ideal for “difficult” contexts. In particular:
- external cladding of buildings
- kitchen top
- bathroom furniture
- garden tables
- interior flooring
Available in many colors and finishes, it adapts to any style – both indoors and outdoors.
Kitchen worktop in laminam
Due to its extraordinary properties, specifically, the maximum hygiene, the reduced porosity and the high resistance to scratches, abrasions, high and low temperatures, it is one of the most sought-after materials currently for the realization of the covering of kitchen tops, constantly at risk of “accidents”.
A further plus lies in the fact that the lightness and large format available allow the creation of other coatings that guarantee the continuity of the material throughout the environment.
He has no particular needs. For daily cleaning, simply use warm water and possibly neutral detergents, to be distributed with a soft cloth or sponge. Rinse with plenty of water and dry with a soft cloth or absorbent paper.
To avoid the formation of opaque patinas, do not use products containing waxes.
Do not use detergents or abrasive sponges.
In case of particularly resistant stains or residues, proceed as indicated above and, if this is not enough, use specific products for the type of stain to be treated: non-abrasive detergents with a neutral pH, slightly abrasive detergents, acid detergents (descaler) or basic (bleach), solvent-based cleaners (acetone).
Rinse thoroughly and dry.
Laminam is slightly more expensive than the classic products of ceramic and cheaper than marble slabs.
The Laminam price list is divided into 4 ranges: from 1 which is the cheapest to 4 which is the most expensive.
As an indication, a finished kitchen top with a standard depth of 60 cm can cost between 300.00 euros per linear meter (range 1) to 450.00 euros (range 4).
To coordinate the bottom of the kitchen with the same material, the price per square meter varies between € 450.00 and € 700.00.
Further edge processing is excluded and to be calculated separately.
For the creation of custom built integrated sinks of the same finish as the top, for a standard size sink, it costs about 605.00 per piece.