Resistance to abrasion: The boards are very resistant to scratches and deep abrasion. The properties of the boards remain unchanged even with intensive use and frequent cleaning.
High bending strength: The boards are characterized by high bending strength.
Frost resistance: The water absorption value of the boards is 0.1%, therefore they are frost-proof and are suitable for use in all weather conditions.
Reaction to fire: The boards do not contain organic material, therefore they are resistant to fire and high temperatures. In the event of fire, they do not emit smoke or toxic substances.
UV resistance: The boards are completely UV resistant. The plates do not contain organic dyes and are resistant to UV rays. Even if subjected to severe climate change, the colors remain unchanged.
Ecological features and recycling: Plates are a completely natural product. They do not emit any substances into the environment and can be easily ground and recycled for use in other production processes.
Resistant to graffiti: The boards are the first graffiti-resistant surfaces, they are easy to clean and even the most resistant paints are removed easily.
25 years warranty for kitchen worktops: Kitchen worktops are the most vulnerable. Therefore, kitchen countertops are covered by a 25-year manufacturer's warranty.
ITB technical approval: Laminam 3 and 3+ quartz sinters are approved for use in construction in Poland: No Technical Approval: ITB AT-15-9003 / 2012
CE CERTIFICATE: Laminam 5 has the necessary declarations allowing marketing in the European Union.
Thanks to close cooperation with the Japanese company TOTO (a global pioneer in photocatalytic technology), Laminam is able to provide its customers with the innovative self-cleaning HYDROTECT system.
The HYDROTECT system used on Laminam boards obtains automatic self-cleaning of each surface, thanks to the principle of photocatalysis. Natural cleansing initiates the power of sunlight, after which everything is washed away by rainwater.
This unique result is particularly useful when using Laminam boards on façade facades. This significantly reduces maintenance costs, while maintaining unchanged product characteristics.
How it's working?
The principle based on biocides of titanium is used. As a result of sunlight, a process analogous to the photosynthesis process is started. The organic material, which is deposited on the surface of the board, is decomposed, and then it is easily removed with rainwater. When boards are used outdoors, HYDROTECT removes nitrogen oxides from exhaust gases, activating natural air purification.
In addition to these important environmental effects leading to ecological balance, the system guarantees self-cleaning of the material on buildings in an environmentally friendly, economical and effective manner.
The use of quartz Laminam sinters with an innovative system is recommended for private as well as public buildings.
Laminam together with the HYDROTECT system confirms its ecological calling. Care for the natural environment, confirmed by the sustainable development policy, started by the company for a long time, ensures delivery of products at the highest world level.
Self-cleaning. Due to the hydrophilic properties, in the case of rain, a protective film will form, which dissolves dirt and removes it from the surface of the board.
Antibacterial protection. Used inside rooms, HYDROTECT offers antibacterial properties. Bacteria are neutralized as soon as they come into contact with Laminam boards.
Cleansing the Air. Solar radiation reacts with the material and creates active oxygen on the surface of the plate. Harmful substances that come in contact with active oxygen on the surface are neutralized.
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Mohs hardness scale - a ten-degree scale of mineral hardness characterizing resistance to scratches of harder materials by softer materials. It was created in 1812 by the German mineralogist Friedrich Mohs. The hardness of individual minerals is not proportionally and linearly arranged, but has a comparative character. Minerals are set from the softest to the hardest. Each mineral can scratch the mineral preceding it on the scale (softer) and can be scratched by the following scale (harder). This is only an approximate scale, and the classification is that if the mineral tested will be able to scratch the surface of the reference mineral, it will be classified with its hardness. For example, if the examined mineral scratches the quartz surface, being simultaneously drawn by it, it will have the same hardness. If the examined mineral will be able to scratch, for example, quartz, and this one will not be able to scratch the test material, then the hardness of the sample is considered to be at least 7.5 (compared with topaz it says if it is not bigger).
Mineral hardness is a directional property, i.e. it may be different in different directions (an example of such hardness anisotropy is kyanite mineral (formerly known as disten which means two hardnesses) with chemical formula AlVIAlIV [SiO5]. Along the crystallographic axis Z has a hardness of about 3, 5 on the Mohs scale, while the hardness perpendicular to this axis increases to about 7.
Anti-slip test based on DIN 51130
Non-slip floors must be used in rooms and areas at risk of slipping. The method of testing slip resistance is regulated in DIN 51130 - (Testing of floor coatings, Determination of slip braking ability, rooms and work areas with increased risk of slipping, marching method, inclined plane). The average tilt angle determined on the basis of a series of measured values allows to classify the floor in one of six groups
Group I - tiles with absorption below 3%
Tiles in this group are intended for lining walls and floors inside and outside buildings, they can be used in both negative and positive temperatures. They can be used for lining terraces, floors in commercial pavilions and as facade tiles. When using them for laying floors, you should also take their abrasion resistance into account.
Group II - tiles with absorbability from 3 to 10%
Tiles in this group are intended for lining walls and floors in sanitary rooms, halls and corridors. They can also be used outdoors, if the manufacturer clearly wrote on the packaging that they are frost-proof. When using them for laying floors, their abrasion resistance should also be taken into account.
Group III - tiles with a water absorption above 10%
They are tiles with very high absorbability and porosity - they are therefore not frost-proof and can not be used outdoors. They are also characterized by the fact that they have low impact resistance and low mechanical strength, so they should not be placed on the floor. They are intended only for use on walls inside buildings.
In our climate, tiles with absorption below 0.5% should be used as frostproof tiles. The use of Italian or Spanish glaze and terracotta marked as frostproof in our climate may involve some risk.
We can see, therefore, that absorbability determines the resistance to frost.
Abrasion resistance (abrasiveness) ISO 10545-6 standard
Unglazed tiles, such as, for example, Laminam Quartz Slabs, are tested on the basis of ISO 10545-6, which specifies the so-called abrasive wear. It is the volume of the worn, during the test, from the surface of the material (in mm3). The maximum value allowed by the standard is 205 mm3. The lower the measured value, the greater the abrasion resistance of the material being tested. In the case of unglazed quartz sinters Laminam, whose color is uniform throughout the thickness, the abrasiveness is less important, because even a slight wiping of the surface does not cause any visual changes in their pattern. Therefore, it is recommended to use the Quartz Sinter Laminam tiles in places with the highest intensity of pedestrian traffic, in places where abrasive particles get, such as sand, such as access to public buildings, stations, offices, etc.
The volume of the smeared, during the test, from the surface of the material plate in Quartz Sinters is less than 175 mm3 (Sketch Moro = 145 mm3, Sketch Avorio = 125 mm3, Oxide = 156 mm3)
Hygienic features of the surface: The boards are perfectly suitable for contact with food because they do not release any substances under the influence of water. They also do not allow the formation of mold, bacteria and fungi. The material has appropriate certificates for use in gastronomy and medicine.
Chemical resistance: The boards are resistant to organic and inorganic solvents, disinfectants and detergents. They can be easily cleaned without disturbing the surface features. The only product that can damage plates is hydrofluoric acid.
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