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large-format technical stone

Large-format technical stone burst onto the scene a few years ago as an innovative new architectural element. Thanks to its great versatility as a construction material, it has been making inroads into interior design and architecture projects, becoming established as a preferred format among professionals.

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What is large-format technical stone?

Technical stone is a term that defines an industrial product ideal for construction and architectural uses. It is the result of a finely formulated combination of natural raw materials, including clays with different mineral compositions, and organic compounds, to provide optimal mechanical and rheological properties.

The slabs are fired for several hours in the kiln at temperatures reaching 1,200 degrees to achieve the fusion of the components. This is after being compacted with the latest technology, applying 30,000 tons of pressure without any mould, which will ensure uniform tension in each slab.

The result is a dense, durable and versatile material with the same properties as natural stone, but many additional benefits.

FEATURES

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:

ADVANTAGES

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.

DURABILITY

The technical stone slabs are very hard and resistant to scratches, knocks and heat. They are designed to withstand intense daily use. It is a dense material that is less prone to damage or cracking than other materials.

STAIN RESISTANCE

Large format technical stone is not porous, meaning it does not absorb liquids. This makes it very resistant to stains from common household substances such as coffee, wine and oils. It is also easy to clean, as spills can be removed before penetrating the surface.

UV RESISTANT

Unlike some natural stones, technical stone is very resistant to UV light. This means that the colour will not fade or degrade when exposed to sunlight, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor uses.

HEAT RESISTANCE

Technical stone offers excellent heat resistance, which makes it suitable for use near hot stoves and with hot pots and pans. It can withstand high temperatures without burning or becoming discoloured. Its low coefficient of thermal expansion, compared to other building materials, makes it resistant to temperature changes.

HYGIENE

The non-porous surface of technical stone inhibits the growth of bacteria, mould and mildew. This makes it a hygienic option for kitchens and bathrooms, where cleanliness is essential.

VERSATILITY OF THE DESIGN

The decoration technology used with the vast majority of technical stone products is inkjet printing with ceramic inks. As a result, they are available in a wide variety of colours, patterns and finishes, allowing for greater flexibility in design. They can mimic the look of natural stone, concrete, wood and other materials, providing various aesthetic options to suit different interior styles.

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

Technical stone is a sustainable option as it often incorporates recycled materials and uses an energy-efficient manufacturing process. It is also recyclable at the end of its life cycle.

LONGEVITY

Due to its durability and resistance to wear, large-format technical stone has a long useful life. With the proper care, it can retain its beauty and functionality for many years, reducing the need for frequent replacements and saving costs in the long run.

ROOM SETTINGS

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.

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If you want to find out all about what large-format technical stone from Coverlam and Coverlam Top has to offer, don't hesitate to contact us personalized advice.

FAQs

Why choose large-format technical stones?

Large-format technical stone has revolutionized project planning and design. The chameleon-like quality of this format provides certain construction advantages, both technically and aesthetically, thanks to which it has become the go-to choice in all types 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, furnitureetc.); shorter installation time; or a more hygienic surface due to fewer joints.

Moreover, some of the technical and aesthetic features it offers are superior to those of conventional tiling materials. Thanks to its manufacturing process and the raw materials that make up each piece of Coverlam and Coverlam Top, it can offer properties that are unique among large-format technical stone tiles. Qualities such as resistance to impact, wear, bending, frost and UV rays are essential in high-footfall areas and outdoor spaces.

As for indoor areas, such as bathrooms and kitchens, these large-format slabs from Coverlam and Coverlam Top also offer certain highly valued properties, such as a hygienic and water-resistant surface, which is chemical and stain resistant (thanks to the virtually non-porous nature of the material); or high resistance to fire, heat and scratches, qualities that are essential in kitchen countertops.

These particularities have positioned Coverlam as the reference material in large-format techincal stone, also being a pioneer brand in environmental protection, as these large-sized technical stone are completely environmentally friendly and the ideal choice as a sustainable material.

PROJECTS

Get inspired by our collections of large-format technical stone used in spectacular real-world projects. From private homes to hotels, restaurants, skyscrapers, business centres, and more.

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COLLECTIONS

Explore the collections of large-format technical stone tiles, ideal for bold projects aiming to combine avant-garde aesthetics with exceptional resistance. Perfect for contemporary spaces seeking to make an impact.

BLUE ROMA Marble

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JUNGLA Woods

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CALACATTA VAGLIE Marble

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