ABK STONE | Natural Beauty
ABK STONE | Wide range of applications
ABK STONE | The first invisible induction cooking system
ABKSTONE is a brand of ABKGROUP, a leading company in the ceramic sector for over 25 years, with a turnover that today places it rightfully among the top players in the Emilia ceramic district.
For several years ABKGROUP, with an investment program on the plant-based in Solignano Nuovo, in the province of Modena, has been active in the production of large slabs. Thanks to this process of technological evolution, ABKSTONE is now able to maximize the performance of porcelain stoneware.
Being part of ABKGROUP means sharing its know-how, the contents of technical innovation, the pursuit of the highest quality and attention to every detail, combining them with the proverbial aesthetic and decorative experience that distinguishes the brand ABK-Emozioni in Superficie. The ABKSTONE catalogue, with its large slabs at the service of architecture and furnishings, is an ideal extension of the porcelain stoneware floors and coverings signed by ABK, giving life to a wider concept of lifestyle, to design easily any type of environment.
The exclusive FULLBODY3D technology, thanks to cutting-edge ceramic body mixing and pressing systems, graphically recreates the complex structure of the stone material, not only on the surface, but also in thickness, replicating the visual effect of what nature has created over the millennia. The continuity between the body, surface and sharp edge of the FULLBODY3D large tiles also complies with furniture requirements, as the visual effect remains unaltered even after the cutting, drilling and finishing operations needed to obtain the finished product.
The exclusive FULLVEIN3D technology graphically recreates, in perfect continuity, the veins of the stone surface, even within the entire thickness, just as in natural marble. This technology replicates the visual effect of what nature has created over the millennia, mimicking the aesthetics of the marble both on the surface and the body of the large tile. The technical and aesthetic evolution of large tiles with through-body veining enable the creation of furnishings or worktops for bathrooms and kitchens with a more natural feel, as the visual effect of the marble remains unaltered even after the cutting, drilling and finishing operations needed to obtain the finished product.
COOKING SURFACE PRIME
COOKING Surface Prime, the new invisible induction cooking system born from a matching process of Material and Technology.
COOKING Surface Prime offers the best quality together with an advanced design that perfectly fits in every space. What, at a first sight, looks like a simple slab, hides an integrated induction cooking system.
A kitchen top for cooking lovers, both for innovative ones and conservative ones. A technology that allows to increase creativity using all available working space.
Made in Italy means high-quality manufacturing and embodying a system of virtuous values, including the protection of the environment. ABKGROUP is concerned with the elimination of toxic materials in the production cycle, the guarantee of greater safety in the work environment and pays constant attention to the issue of sustainability.
LOW EMISSION LEVELS
The emissions from ABK GROUP’s production plants remain consistently below the limits permitted by current regulations.
Zero water is discharged into the environment: at ABK GROUP water is entirely reused in the industrial process.
REUSE OF PROCESSING RESIDUES
All processing residues of glazes and raw materials are reused in the manufacturing cycle.
REDUCED ENERGY CONSUMPTION
Reduction in energy consumption through devices for recovering heat from plants.
Floors and coverings for interiors
Starting from the experience of ABK GROUP in the production of interior porcelain stoneware flooring and ceramic wall tiles, the slabs ABKSTONE are designed to elegantly dress up all the spaces of contemporary living. In addition to the aesthetic appearance, the technical characteristics of the material allow a high resistance to wear and trampling, as well as an excellent performance in terms of hygiene, cleaning and maintenance.
Different types of environments
With the ceramic slabs ABKSTONE is possible to recreate various types of floors and interior wall coverings with a wide range of effects: from concrete to metal, to stone and marble, in accordance with current trends in interior design. The possible applications concern both residential and public spaces, including the hotel sector, catering, commercial projects and the wellness & spa world.
Ceramic and porcelain stoneware for commercial floorings
ABKSTONE offers on request the exclusive “cut to size” service: it is possible to receive the 12 mm thick ceramic surfaces cut in the rectified size of 160X160 cm. The large format, combined with the thickness of 12 mm, allows a higher resistance to the breaking load: it becomes then possible to use the ABKSTONE slabs in the context of floors for commercial activities subjected to heavy foot traffic.
Hotels and public spaces
Considering the wide range of surfaces of ABKSTONE, suggestive floors can be created within public spaces and hospitality structures, that range from the contemporary taste of industrial surfaces, passing through the sensation of stone, to the precious charm of the marble effect. ABKSTONE ceramic surfaces combine superior aesthetics qualities with the technical performance of porcelain stoneware.
Offices and commercial activities
Within the activities that include shopping centers, restaurants and shops, the choice of porcelain stoneware tiles for flooring is historically preferable because it is a durable product that requires no maintenance and that effectively meets all safety regulations. The slabs ABKSTONE, being an evolution of large-format porcelain stoneware, have all the features to fit into this context, bringing the character and elegance of concrete, marble or stone floors even in public spaces.
Ventilated Rainscreen Cladding Systems
Having a whole range of textures available, structured in 3 different thicknesses, means for ABKSTONE to be able to best meet the needs of the architects when it comes to rainscreen cladding systems.
Ventilated Rainscreen Facades
The ventilated facade (or ventilated wall) consists of an external coating that is applied to a building that provides, through appropriate anchoring systems, panels not adherent to the structure in such a way to create an air space where natural ventilation is generated due to the chimney effect. This system leads to thermal insulation and a consequent improvement in energy efficiency.
Porcelain Stoneware Ventilated Facade
The ceramic slabs ABKSTONE can be used effectively in this external cladding system. The ventilated rainscreen cladding made with porcelain stoneware slabs, due to their technical and aesthetic characteristics, combine mechanical requirements with a high aesthetic yield and give overall more value to the buildings. Based on the chosen anchoring system, ABKSTONE offers the possibility to select the slabs in the most suitable thickness.
Porcelain slab for kitchen countertops
Large slab of porcelain stoneware represents a very interesting novelty in the field of materials for the realization of top of kitchen tops. The porcelain slabs ABKSTONE, capable of surprisingly reproducing the elegance of marble, the naturalness of natural stones and the contemporary character of cements, woods and metals, offer a valid alternative for worktops of any type of kitchen: classic, rustic or modern. The size of the slabs, 1635X3230 mm, is ideal for the manufacturing of any type of requested shape.
Surprising technical features
ABKSTONE porcelain stoneware slabs, due to their peculiar technical characteristics, represent a remarkable choice: they are eco-sustainable, resistant to mechanical shocks, scratches and thermal shocks; they are resistant to chemical agents, resistant to frost and easy to clean: they are therefore perfect for the realization of kitchen countertops. Thanks to the technological advances involved in the manufactoring process of the ABKSTONE slabs, it is possible to create one of the most reliable and performing kitchen tops ever seen so far. Porcelain stoneware, being very resistant, guarantees maximum practicality and reliability.
Easy to clean
The realization of kitchen countertops with large ceramic slabs does not require the presence of tile joints, which would allow the deposit of dirt. Porcelain stoneware is an inert material, which does not release substances that can come in contact with food, and it is easy to clean with the most common detergents, which is why it’s an extremely hygienic material.
Porcelain stoneware for home interior design
ABKSTONE ceramic slabs offer a varied world of material effects and finishes, perfect for the world of the home furnishings. In addition to the bathroom and kitchen worktops, ceramic surfaces are a high-performance and technically perfect material to free the creativity of the interior designers. As a valid alternative to natural marble shelves, large ceramic slabs become protagonists in the manufacturing of dining tables, office desks, coffee tables, as well as being a new material for shelves and bookcases in different contexts, both residential and commercial.
The large ceramic slabs for modern bathroom furnitures
ABKSTONE porcelain slabs offer the possibility to create personalized environments, with furnishing solutions that can be coordinated with the walls coverings and floors. Every element of the bathroom’s environment, starting from the washbasins, to the tops and the shower trays, can be tailor-made and studied in detail, enhancing the beauty and quality of ABKSTONE surfaces. This means the possibility of designing each piece of furniture, both in terms of aesthetics and proportions, to adapt it perfectly to the taste and dimensions of its bathroom.