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Porcelain

Laminam Porcelain

Boston Granite Exchange exclusively imports Laminam porcelain from Italy due to its trendsetting beauty, durability and exceptional performance.

Everything from elegant interiors to rustic exteriors can be enhanced with Laminam porcelain’s striking veining, on-trend colors and finish options. Laminam is committed to state-of-the art technology, sustainable manufacturing practices and rigorous process control to ensure the highest quality porcelain slabs.

Use

Countertops, walls, flooring, surrounds and exterior cladding.

Look

Beautiful veining and on-trend colors, with bookmatching options.

Finish

Natural, polished, soft touch, matte and flamed (textured) finishes are available to best suit specific applications.

Sources

Italy

Relative Cost

Porcelain is a cost-effective alternative to higher-end natural stones.

Care

A dense, hygienic surface, porcelain is simple, fast and easy to clean. Just use a mild liquid detergent and warm water.

Resistance Levels

Porcelain Abrasion Resistance - High
HIGH
Porcelain Stain Resistance - High
HIGH
Porcelain Etching Resistance - High
HIGH
Porcelain Heat Resistance - High
HIGH
Porcelain UV Resistance - High
HIGH

Composite; hygienic man-made product of up to 94% clay, feldspar and silicon; remaining percentage is glass, enamels, pigment and binder. Porcelain has a hardness of 7-9 on the Mohs scale. Laminam porcelain is processed under extremely high pressure and temperatures using state-of-the-art technology to create an exceptionally hard, durable material that mimics the feel of natural stones.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is porcelain?
Porcelain is an ecofriendly, man-made material comprised of up to 94% clay, feldspar and silicon. The remaining percentage is glass, enamels, pigment and binder. Porcelain is processed under extremely high pressure and temperatures to create a strong, durable solution with a hardness of 7-9 on the Mohs scale. Because of its unique manufacturing process, porcelain slabs are available in larger formats and much thinner densities than other surfaces.
What are the best applications for porcelain?
Due to its strength and durability, porcelain is ideal for countertops, surrounds, interior walls and floors and exterior cladding. Cladding is simply layering one material over another to create a new surface. Porcelain is used as cladding to beautify walls and building facades.
Where does Boston Granite Exchange source its porcelain?
Boston Granite Exchange has evaluated many different porcelains and has chosen to import Laminam porcelain from Italy due to its trendsetting beauty, durability and exceptional performance.
How do you care for porcelain?
Porcelain is carefree and only needs to be cleaned with mild liquid detergent and warm water.
What does bookmatch mean?
Instead of finishing the same side of each slab, the finishing process is alternated so the slabs open like a book for a unique and dramatic effect.
What finishes are available for porcelain?
Natural, polished, soft touch and flamed surfaces are available to best suit specific applications.
What finishes are suitable for commercial use?
A polished finish is suitable for medium commercial traffic, and a soft touch finish is suitable for heavy commercial traffic.
What is a natural finish?
A natural finish is similar to a matte finish and is suitable for heavy commercial traffic.
What is a soft touch finish?
A soft touch finish has a leathery texture and is suitable for heavy commercial traffic.
What is a flamed finish?
A flamed finish has a very rough surface ideal for applications such as pool surrounds.