Made using roller press technology, the Coverlam porcelain rectified tiles have a minimum 3.5mm or 5.6mm depth profile, creating ceramic skins for diverse applications in exterior and interior environments. Offering fibreglass strength, these large format slab tiles can bend on a curve and are reinforced on the back with a 0.5mm thick glass fibre mesh for optimal mechanical strength.
The new Coverlam tiles deliver multiple advantages in their chosen application ranging from facades, cladding and curved walls to hygienic surfaces in healthcare settings, and even kitchen countertops, islands and bathrooms. While the 3.5mm thick tile weighs 7.8kg/m², the 5.6mm profile weighs 14kg/m².
Key features of the Coverlam porcelain rectified tiles include slim profile making cutting/handling easier and faster for substantial financial savings in projects; resistance to UV light, chemicals, wear, fire and frost; easy-to-clean surface preventing mould and bacteria; eco-friendly material using 2-3 times less raw quarry materials than any other type of porcelain tile, and fired in a hybrid kiln (gas and electricity) requiring less energy to produce; recyclable material; and Hydrotect treatment (titanium dioxide coating) giving self-cleaning, antibacterial and odour-elimination properties.
When the titanium dioxide coating is exposed to ultraviolet radiation, it produces a photocatalytic reaction that generates active oxygen and breaks down the dirt into smaller, less adhesive particles. Due to its hydrophilic properties, water spreads uniformly over the surface, facilitating drag and removal of dirt particles.
The Beaumont Studio Design & Communications Specialist, Christie Wood says Coverlam has versatile use in heavy transit areas as well as interior and exterior walls and floors.
Coverlam porcelain rectified tiles are ideal for ventilated facades, with their large 1000x3000mm size allowing quick tile installation. Coverlam's high resistance to mould and bacteria as well as its large format size with fewer joins, makes it especially suitable for wall coverings in hospitals, clinics and surgeries. These tiles are also recommended in various interior design applications, especially on decorative features and even curved walls.
Manufactured by Grespania, Spain, Coverlam porcelain rectified tiles are available in a choice of striking colours from black to marble effect taupe, off white and creams.
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