Large-format slabs burst onto the scene a few years ago as an innovative new architectural element. Thanks to their great versatility as a construction material they have been making inroads into interior design and architecture projects, establishing their position as the preferred format among professionals.
What are large-format slabs?
Large-format slabs encompass many sizes. For a slabs to be considered large format, it must be at least 1000mm long. Thanks to technological advances, Coverlam currently offers large-format slabs manufactured in pieces of up to 1200 × 3600 mm.
Characteristics of large-format technical stone slabs
Coverlam emerged in response to the growing market need for large-format slabs that still retain the properties of high strength and durability. The design of these large slabs in thicknesses of 3.5 mm and 5.6 mm represented a genuine revolution in the world of architecture and interior design, where Coverlam large-format slabs have proved enormously useful in the creation and execution of striking projects.
Besides the dimensions of these large slabs, they must also offer excellent technical performance. Large-format Coverlam slabs offer certain attributes that are highly valued in today's architecture:
- 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 large slabs product offerings, incorporating exclusive new thicknesses for countertops into its catalogue, such as 10.5 mm, 12 mm and 20 mm. In this respect, the increase in thickness of the pieces exponentially boosts their strength, which makes them a very attractive option for kitchen countertops and surfaces where extra strength is needed.
As for the installation of Coverlam ultra-thin large-format technical stone slabs, it is very simple. The fact that this material is easy to cut, handle and install reduces the completion time of renovations and construction projects, resulting in significant monetary savings. Installed by professionals with the right tools, choosing Coverlam guarantees excellent quality and design.
Coverlam Top are innovative countertops made of natural raw materials, with mechanical properties and a visual appeal superior to those of conventional ones.
Large slabs for any setting
The wide variety of designs available in the Coverlam catalogue makes any project possible, whatever the desired design and decorative style. Wood, stone, cement, metal, monochrome... going beyond aesthetics, large-format slabs by Coverlam are also technically unbeatable, proving to be the ideal construction material for tiling spaces with particular design requirements and exacting architectural standards.
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 slabs for the kitchen
Large-format slabs from Coverlam are the best option for tiling the floors and walls of kitchens. Thanks to its large size and minimal thickness, choosing Coverlam as a construction material for kitchen renovations means such projects can be done quickly and easily, without any demolition work and without generating any debris, since it can be easily installed on top of the existing material.
In addition, the incomparable technical features it offers - presented in a wide variety of designs and styles - secure its position as the best large-format kitchen slabs on the market.
As for countertops, unlike with other materials commonly used in kitchens, such as granite, marble, wood or synthetic countertops, opting for large kitchen slabs from the Coverlam Top line guarantees durability and strength, with slabs that can fully withstand the intensive use typical in kitchens, staying just 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 slabs 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 minimal porosity of these large-format slabs is crucial in providing a surface that maximizes the hygiene of the room, 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.
Large bathroom slabs provide great added value due to their size, which minimizes the number of joints and thus prevents the growth of microorganisms in these gaps.
Furthermore, the innovative technical stone technology H&Cslabs can be applied to the surface of Coverlam, which endows the material with bactericidal properties, enhancing this crucial aspect in spaces as susceptible and exposed to bacteria as bathrooms.
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 slabs?
Large-format slabs have revolutionized the planning and design of spaces. The supremely adaptable nature of this format provides certain technical and aesthetic benefits for construction, which have helped it become the preferred choice for all types of projects.
Some of the aspects that tip the balance in favour of large-format slabs are their capacity 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 having fewer joints.
On the other hand, large-format technical stone offers certain technical and aesthetic properties that surpass those of standard slabs. Thanks to the manufacturing process and the raw materials that go into each piece of Coverlam and Coverlam Top, they can offer features that are unmatched in large-format slabs. Qualities such as resistance to chipping, wear, bending, frost and UV rays are essential in spaces with high foot traffic or in outdoor areas.
For indoor areas, such as bathrooms and kitchens, the large-format slabs by Coverlam and Coverlam Top also offer certain highly valued features such as a hygienic, impermeable surface that is chemical and stain resistant (thanks to the minimal porosity of the material); and exceptional fire, heat and scratch resistance - qualities that are essential in kitchen countertops.
While these features have established Coverlam as the go-to material in large-format technical stones, it is also a pioneering brand in terms of environmental protection, as these large slabs are entirely environmentally friendly and the ideal choice as a sustainable material.