Large-format technical stones
Large-format technical stones burst onto the scene a few years ago as a new and innovative architectural element. Their great versatility as a construction material has been making its way into interior design and architectural projects, consolidating itself as the favorite format among professionals.
What are large-format technical stones?
Large-format technical stones encompass a wide range of dimensions. For a technical stone to be considered large-format, it must have a minimum length of 1000 mm. Currently, thanks to technological advancements, Coverlam offers large-format technical stones that are manufactured in pieces up to 1200 × 3600 mm.
Characteristics of large-format technical stone
Coverlam was born in response to the growing market need for large-format technical stones without sacrificing high resistance and durability properties. The design of large pieces with thicknesses of 3.5 mm and 5.6 mm represented a true revolution in the world of architecture and interior design, which have found in Coverlam's large-format technical stones the perfect allies to create and execute impressive projects.
Beyond the dimensions themselves, large technical stones must have high technical performance. Coverlam's large-format technical stones are capable of offering certain highly valued attributes in contemporary architecture within the same material:
- Lightweight, environmentally-friendly material.
- Can be installed without the need for demolition work.
- Frost and UV resistant.
- Chip resistant.
- Bend and wear resistant.
- Chemical resistant.
- Hygienic, scratch-resistant surface.
- Impermeable, stain-resistant surface.
- Fire and heat resistant.
In its evolution as a 360º material, Coverlam has continued to develop its offerings of large-format technical stones by adding new exclusive thicknesses for countertops to its catalog, including 10.5 mm, 12 mm, and 20 mm. In this regard, the increase in thickness of the pieces exponentially enhances their resistance, making it a very interesting option for kitchen countertops and surfaces that require an extra level of durability.
As for the installation of Coverlam's large-format, thin technical stone, it is quite straightforward. Easy to place, cut, and handle, this material can significantly shorten the timelines of any renovation or construction project, resulting in significant cost savings in the final project expenses. When installed by professionals with the right tools, choosing Coverlam ensures quality and design assurance.
Coverlam Top are innovative countertops made of natural raw materials, with mechanical properties and a visual appeal superior to those of conventional ones.
Large-format technical stones for any environment
The wide variety of designs available in the Coverlam catalogue makes any project possible, whatever the design and decorative style sought. Woods, stones, cements, metals, monocolours... beyond the aesthetics themselves, Coverlam's large format technical stones are also technically impeccable, being the optimal constructive option for covering those spaces that require certain particularities in their design and are very demanding in terms of their architecture.
Conceived as a total architectural solution, Coverlam can be used to slabs both highly exposed outdoor areas, such as the facades of homes, public spaces, or the lining of swimming pools; and indoor areas, for tiling the floors and walls of all the rooms of the house, including kitchens and bathrooms.
Large-format technical stones for the kitchen
Coverlam's large-format technical stones are the best alternative for covering floors and walls in kitchens. Thanks to their large dimensions and thin thickness, choosing Coverlam as a construction material for kitchen renovations allows them to be carried out quickly and easily, without demolitions and with no generation of debris, as it can be easily installed over existing material.
In addition, the unrivalled technical characteristics it offers - presented in a wide variety of designs and styles - ensure its position as the large-format technical kitchen stone on the market.
As for countertops, and unlike other common materials in kitchens such as granite, marble, wood, or synthetic countertops, choosing large-format technical stones for the kitchen from the Coverlam Top line guarantees their durability and resistance, perfectly withstanding the usual intensive use they endure and staying like new.
Scratch-, heat- and chip-resistance set Coverlam Top apart as a material for countertops and kitchen furniture. Particularly noteworthy is its antibacterial and easy-to-clean surface, sought-after features that make it the safest and most hygienic option.
Large-format technical stones for bathrooms
Another room in the home where Coverlam proves to be the ideal construction material is the bathroom. Like kitchens, bathrooms need a material that can cover technical requirements relating to hygiene and cleanliness.
The extremely low porosity of large-format technical stone is crucial for achieving a surface that maximizes space hygiene, preventing the absorption of liquids and the appearance of stains.
A fundamental aspect to bear in mind when choosing floor and wall slabs for the bathroom is the possible growth of mould or bacteria in rooms subject to almost constant humidity.
Technical stones for bathrooms add significant value due to their unique dimensions, as they minimize the number of joints present, thus preventing the growth of potential microorganisms in these small gaps.
Coverlam permite a su vez la aplicación sobre su superficie de la innovadora tecnología H&CTiles, que proporciona al material propiedades bactericidas, potenciando este aspecto crucial en espacios tan sensibles y expuestos como los baños.
A total of 23 collections inspired by a wide selection of natural materials, spread over 6 ranges of finishes, such as stone, cement, wood, metal, monochrome and marble, which stand out for their realism and richness of details.
Thanks to its astounding technical qualities and innovative aesthetics, the kitchen countertops and other applications of Coverlam Top can meet the demands of the most exacting architecture and interior design projects.
Why choose large-format technical stones?
Large-format technical stones have revolutionized space projection and design. The chameleon-like nature of this format provides certain construction advantages, both technically and aesthetically, which have propelled it as the preferred choice in all kinds of projects.
Some of the aspects that tip the balance in favour of large-format technical stones are their ability to visually open up spaces and create a sense of continuity thanks to their large dimensions; versatility in terms of possible uses (floors, walls, countertops, furniture, etc.); shorter installation time; or a more hygienic surface due to fewer joints.
On the other hand, large-format technical stones offers certain technical and aesthetic performance superior to conventional covering materials. Thanks to its manufacturing process and the raw materials that compose each piece of Coverlam and Coverlam Top, it is possible to offer unique properties in large-format technical stones. Qualities such as impact resistance, wear resistance, flexural strength, frost resistance, and UV resistance are essential in spaces with high foot traffic or outdoor locations.
Regarding interior areas such as bathrooms and kitchens, large-format technical stones from Coverlam and Coverlam Top also offer certain highly valued features, such as having a hygienic and waterproof surface; chemical and stain resistance (thanks to the almost nonexistent porosity of the material); or extremely high resistance to fire, heat, and scratching, qualities that are essential for kitchen countertops.
These particularities have positioned Coverlam as the reference material in large-format technical stones, also being a pioneer brand in environmental protection, as these large-sized technical stones are completely environmentally friendly and the ideal choice as a sustainable material.