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What are large-format tiles?

Large-format tiles encompass many sizes. For a tile to be considered large format, it must be at least 1000mm long. Thanks to technological advances, Coverlam currently offers large-format tiles manufactured in pieces of up to 1200 × 3600 mm.

Characteristics of large format porcelain tiles

Coverlam emerged in response to the growing market need for large-format tiles that still retain the properties of high strength and durability. The design of these large tiles in thicknesses of 3.5 mm and 5.6 mm represented a genuine revolution in the world of architecture and interior design, where Coverlam large-format tiles have proved enormously useful in the creation and execution of striking projects.

Besides the dimensions of these large tiles, they must also offer excellent technical performance. Large-format Coverlam tiles offer certain attributes that are highly valued in today's architecture:

  • Lightweight, environmentally-friendly material.
  • Can be installed without the need for demolition work.
  • Frost and UV resistant.
  • Chip resistant.
  • Bend and wear resistant.
  • Chemical resistant.
  • Hygienic, scratch-resistant surface.
  • Impermeable, stain-resistant surface.
  • Fire and heat resistant.

In its evolution as a 360º material, Coverlam has continued to develop its large tile product offerings, incorporating exclusive new thicknesses for countertops into its catalogue, such as 10.5 mm, 12 mm and 20 mm. In this respect, the increase in thickness of the pieces exponentially boosts their strength, which makes them a very attractive option for kitchen countertops and surfaces where extra strength is needed.

As for the installation of Coverlam ultra-thin large-format ceramic tiles, it is very simple. The fact that this material is easy to cut, handle and install reduces the completion time of renovations and construction projects, resulting in significant monetary savings. Installed by professionals with the right tools, choosing Coverlam guarantees excellent quality and design.

Coverlam Large Format Tiles

COVERLAM is a range of innovative products made of natural raw materials, with mechanical properties and a visual appeal superior to those of any conventional covering materials.

Products with an ultra-resistant finish for use on façades, commercial floors or any area of the home are now a reality. Thanks to their extreme hardness, mechanical resistance and thermal stability, COVERLAM's large-format laminated porcelain tiles maintain their original beauty and visual appeal for longer than most covering materials. They also meet the most demanding domestic requirements when it comes to thermal, chemical and damp-induced stain resistance. Because they have virtually no pores, they also guarantee a hygienic anti-bacterial surface, ideal for places like bathrooms or kitchens.

Coverlam Tiles Can Be Used For Lots Of Applications:

Grespania Coverlam Tiles are large and thin for any floor or wall application and more:


Bathroom Walls And Floors *Any Walls Or Floors

Kitchen Walls And Floors *Any Walls Or Floors


Lounge Feature Walls ( Can be used instead of wall paper )


Stair Walls / Stairs


Fire Place / Behind Log Burners


Overlaying Existing Tiles


Used internally for Boats / Cruise Ships


External Cladding

Coverlam Large Format Tiles

Coverlam Tiles Can Also Be Used For External Cladding

Cladding is the application of one material over another to provide a skin or layer. In construction, cladding is used to provide some thermal insulation and weather resistance, as well as to improve the aesthetics of buildings.

A ventilated façade is a construction method whereby a physical separation is created between the outside of the façade and the interior wall of the building. This separation creates an open cavity allowing the exchange of the air contained between the wall and the outer cladding.

There are many options of cladding materials on the market to suit different needs and styles, such as woods, metals and bricks, but porcelain has become a popular choice amongst architects around the globe.


Here are the facts about porcelain ventilated facades!


UV Resistant - Porcelain is resistant to UV rays meaning its appearance and colour will not be affected.

Weather Resistant - Porcelain is heat and frost resistant, making it a durable option for both hot and cold climates.

Waterproof - The air cavity means that water will not be able to penetrate through to the internal wall.

Energy Saving – The enhanced thermoregulation aids in making buildings more energy efficient.

Internal heat flow: Laying insulation on the exterior part of the wall and the floor structure prevents thermal bridges across the entire façade. Heat loss towards the outside in winter is blocked, as is the heat coming from the outside in summer, resulting in energy savings of between 15% and 35%, both in terms of heating and air conditioning.

External heat flow: In addition, laying insulation on the exterior part of the wall and the floor structure provides the building with greater thermal mass. This increases the building’s thermal inertia, thus generating significant energy savings and producing a more comfortable ambience . The wall tile acts as a screen, reflecting a great deal of the solar radiation and preventing it from entering the building.

Installation For Internal Wall and Floor Coverlam Tiles:

Any S2 flexible adhesive. Full bed required, back butter the tile to help achieve full coverage.
Please Note: If tiling above 3 meters high you must mechanically fix the tile.
Contruction boards are the best substrate to fix these tiles to the wall.
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Installation Of External Cladding Tiles:


Cladding the outer wall of a building with a ventilated façade system is the most effective construction method for resolving key problems relating to damp and thermal insulation and for improving the acoustic insulation index of the building, without sacrificing the aesthetics of the finishes. A ventilated facade works by creating a physical gap between the outside of the façade and the interior wall of the building. The air in that cavity heats up and the difference in density between the air in the cavity and the air outside generates a natural flow of air from the bottom towards the top. The impact of this phenomenon is greater at times when the building is subjected to long hours of intense sunshine. At such times, part of the thermal radiation is reflected by the cladding and the part which penetrates into the air cavity is eliminated thanks to the air renewal caused by the flow of air. The ventilated facade consists of the following elements: · Cladding: Defines the outer face of the façade and is made up of ceramic tiles. · Fixing system: A set of resistant elements that transmit forces received by the cladding to the support. · Insulation: Located on the exterior side of the supporting wall. · Support (walls, slab, etc.): Resistant structural element located on the interior side of the façade which transmits the forces the faade withstands to the structure of the building. · Air chamber: The cavity formed by the separation between the Cladding and the Insulation. The air cavity within the ventilated facade system offers various advantages: thermal, acoustic, aesthetic and functional benefits all create substancial added value to the project.

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The wide variety of COVERLAM formats make it the perfect solution to meet a project’s facade modulation requirements. Given how easy it is to handle in construction work and to install on facades, COVERLAM greatly reduces problems of replacement that often arise during the maintenance of a ventilated facade. Despite its reduced thickness, COVERLAM is able to withstand the stresses to which covering materials for ventilated facades are typically subjected.

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