Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve compiled a list of our frequently asked questions below to help you with any queries about Laminam.

How do I clean Laminam?

Laminam surfaces are easy to clean. For everyday cleaning, it is possible to use mild detergents. Please follow manufacturer’s guidelines and dilute cleaners when required. To remove particularly tough stains or residues it is advisable to carry out an initial clean with hot water and mild detergent.

Does Laminam scratch?

Laminam is highly scratch and abrasion resistant. With traditional stainless-steel knives you can cut directly on the benchtop. The properties of the slab remain unchanged even after intensive use and frequent cleaning.

What is the difference between Laminam and sintered stone?
There is no difference, as Laminam is considered a sintered stone. The sintering process is when finely ground material such as feldspar, quarry clays, glass and ceramic pigments are melted together under extreme pressure and heat which results in a virtually non-porous and extremely hard product. As Laminam has a mostly feldspar base (as opposed to other sintered stones with a higher glass content), it’s less brittle and more forgiving to fabricate than other sintered stone products on the market.
Where is Laminam manufactured?

Laminam has two purpose-built, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Italy and one in Russia.

Is Laminam ceramic or porcelain?
Laminam is a porcelain product; however, you may see it referred to as ‘ceramic’, which can sometimes be used as a catch all name for fired clay products. By definition, porcelain is made from purer, more refined clay (with added materials such as feldspar for extra strength) and can be fired at a hotter temperature than ceramic products. This results in a sintered stone which is very dense and hard, non-porous and almost heat proof.
How much does Laminam cost?
Depending on the complexity of the project, fabrication and installation of Laminam surfaces can make up a large portion of the cost of the installed product, so we always recommend asking for a quote for a finished benchtop or tile installation. However, as an indication, Laminam Supernova is at the entry level end for porcelain benchtops and Laminam itself is mid to upper range within our benchtop offering, depending on the décor chosen. You can use the $$ filter on the product page here to get a comparison of the price of the product for Laminam Benchtops.
What is Laminam made from?

Laminam is a porcelain stoneware ceramic slab made from natural materials like quarry clays, granite rocks and ceramic pigments. Laminam has a low silica content of only 15% to 20% compared to other stone products.

What are the benefits of Laminam?

Low Maintenance & Hygienic – As Laminam does not absorb liquid it is not affected by prolonged contact with common kitchen spills such as wine, coffee, or lemon juice. It can be cleaned with ordinary household cleaners. Additionally, it will not allow mould or bacteria to grow.

Resistant to Wear- Natural materials are compressed together under high heat and pressure making it highly scratch and abrasion resistant, its properties do not change even with intensive use.

Heat Resistant – Laminam easily withstands direct contact with very hot items in the kitchen such as hot pots and pans. Additionally, it will not release toxic smoke in a fire.

Suitable for Indoor & Outdoor Use – Laminam is frost resistant and is not affected by large changes in temperature or the formation of ice. It is not affected by exposure to UV light and will preserve its original good looks throughout its lifetime.

Low Silica – Laminam is made from feldspar, quarry clays and ceramic pigments making it between 15% to 20% silica

Where can I buy Laminam 12+mm?

Laminam is available for purchase from accredited fabricators and installers that adhere to our safety and fabrication standards. You can download a list of Laminam benchtop installers here.

Where can I use Laminam 12+mm?

Laminam 12+mm is ideal for benchtops, countertops, indoor and outdoor furniture and splashbacks.

Where can I buy Laminam 3+mm or 5+mm?

Laminam is available for purchase from accredited fabricators and installers that adhere to our safety and fabrication standards. You can download a list of Laminam 3+mm and 5+mm installers here.

Where can I use Laminam 5+mm?
Laminam 5+mm is ideal for flooring, wall linings, splashbacks and cladding.