Lapitec Boosts Range of XXL Slabs
Sintered stone slabs now available in larger sizes for even better performance in the world of architecture and interior design.
One of the most popular features of Lapitec since its entry into the international market in 2012 has been its range of XXL slabs, which offer great versatility of use in architecture, interior design and product design for the covering of kitchen tops or table tops for indoor or outdoor environments.
In addition to the 1500 mm by 3365 mm size slab, which has accompanied Lapitec’s growth since its debut until 2021, the full-body material is now available in two new sizes and ranks among the largest selectable in the world of design and construction: in the 12 and 20 mm thicknesses the slab measures 1540 mm by 3440 mm, while in the 30 mm thickness its size is 1,500 mm by 3,400 mm, regardless of the nuance or finish chosen.
“The versatility of Lapitec and its ability to be used indifferently as a facade or roof, for cladding swimming pools, kitchens or bathrooms, for horizontal or vertical surfaces, makes it an ideal product in the wider world of design, and in this sense, the new sizes offered are a step forward and a further opportunity,” says Marcello Toncelli, the third generation at the helm of the company. “We never stop experimenting and our research is aimed at delivering an increasingly sustainable and high-performance product.”
Lapitec is made from a blend of 100% natural minerals with the addition of Biorite. It is free of crystalline silica, resins, inks, petroleum derivatives and surface prints, and thanks to a production process covered by 25 patents the material is resistant to shocks, scratches, temperature changes, frost and high temperatures. Its nonporous surface is unaffected by UV rays, meaning that it can also be used in direct contact with water without undermining the eternal appeal of sintered stone.
Lapitec’s large slabs come in three thicknesses (12, 20 and 30 mm), 16 shades and seven surface finishes. Lapitec is a ‘full-body’ sintered stone, identical on the inside and the outside with no enamel or digital printing on the surface, a characteristic that allows it to be processed throughout its thickness, with consistency in appearance and performance. Its high performance, sustainability and availability in XXL sizes make it extremely versatile for use in ventilated facades and roofing, indoor and outdoor horizontal and vertical surfaces, swimming pool cladding and yacht upholstery, and kitchen and table tops.
Lapitec, an entrepreneurial idea of Marcello Toncelli, was founded in Veneto in 1989 after more than twenty years of scientific research, testing and certifications. Today it is present in over 70 countries worldwide with a material that is 100% Made in Italy, beautiful and exclusive, as well as sustainable, both in terms of the raw materials used and the various stages of the production process.
The technology partnership with the parent company Breton, a world-leading manufacturer of systems for the production of stone materials and natural agglomerates, ensures the safety of the production chain, giving life to a product with unique performance qualities. Find out more at www.lapitec.com.