MATERIA | Large sintered ceramic tiles
MATERIA | Wide range of applications
MATERIA | Continuous technological innovation
An entity with its
own physical consistency
MATERIA 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, MATERIA is now able to maximize the performance of porcelain stoneware.
Product research and material selection
Being part of ABKGROUP means sharing its know-how, technical innovations, striving for the highest quality and attention to every detail, combining them with the proverbial aesthetic and decorative look that distinguishes the ABK-Emozioni in Superficie brand.
The ABKSTONE catalog, with its large-format tiles in the service of architects and interior designers, is an ideal continuation of the set of cladding and flooring bearing the ABK seal. This allows for the creation of more complete and homogeneous lifestyle concepts; allows for easy design of any type of environment.
About the material
Large format slabs
Wide range of applications
UV resistant colors
Resistance to stains and coloring
High resistance to fractures from overload
Resistant to bending and pressure
Easy to clean
MATERIA surfaces lend themselves to being placed in various contexts. In addition to the possibility of installation in humid and outdoor environments, the slabs are perfect for the creation of kitchen worktops and furniture in general.
Floors and coverings for interiors
The large MATERIA slabs were created to elegantly dress all spaces of contemporary living; in addition, they present an high resistance to wear, as well as offering excellent performances in terms of hygiene, cleaning and maintenance.
Different types of environments
Using the MATERIA slabs, it is possible to recreate various types of floors and 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
MATERIA 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 MATERIA 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 MATERIA, 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. MATERIA 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 MATERIA, 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 MATERIA 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 MATERIA 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, MATERIA offers the possibility to select the slabs in the most suitable thickness.
MATERIA porcelain stoneware slabs are used to create kitchen countertops and with their use it is possible to reproduce in a surprising way the elegance of marble, the naturalness of natural stones and the contemporary character of cements, woods and metals. The size of the slabs, 1635X3230 mm, is ideal to recreate any type of shape.
Surprising technical features
Due to their technical characteristics, MATERIA slabs represent an innovation: they are eco-sustainable, resistant to impacts, scratches and thermal shocks; they are resistant to chemicals, frost-resistant and easy to clean: they are therefore perfect for creating kitchen worktops. Thanks to the application of the latest production technologies, it was 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.
Wide range of different surfaces
The stylistic offer of MATERIA constitute a real kaleidoscope of surfaces, available, depending on the items, in a glossy, natural or soft finish. The different graphic textures allow you to play with your imagination to create kitchen countertops in different styles. Be inspired by the charm of MATERIA products for a stone-effect kitchen top, or immerse yourself in the elegant veins inspired by the most precious, classic or exotic marbles, for a breathtaking result. Or give a rustic-chic touch to your kitchen environment with a wood-effect worktop that interprets the original material with extreme realism.
Easy to clean
Porcelain stoneware is a material with high technical performance and the creation of kitchen worktops 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 into contact with food, and it is easy to clean with the most common detergents, which is why it is an extremely hygienic material.
Porcelain stoneware for home interior design
MATERIA 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
MATERIA 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 MATERIA 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.