Mayflower Stone


Product information

The actual usable slab surface is slightly less per side due to the bevelled perimeter


3190mm +/-10mm


1590mm +/-10mm


20mm, 12mm +/-1.5mm


12mm = 152kg per slab (32kg m2)
20mm = 251kg per slab (53kg m2)

Understanding Laminam Slabs

Endless application possibilities of Laminam surfaces. Whether facades, wall cladding, indoor flooring or interior furnishings, the stylistic features of our slabs and the versatility of their availability will make it possible to accomplish results of the utmost aesthetic impact, concurrently marked by timeless elegance and extreme functionality and durability.

Inspired by nature, paying tribute to the great stones used in traditional Italian architecture, the suggestion of silk, the most precious fabric synonymous with elegance, the solidity of cement and woods which made Venice great. In the world of Laminam, every suggestion of reality is transformed into architectural surfaces which stimulate the creativity of their observer.

The raw quartz materials are screened to remove impurities and graded by colour and size before proceeding to manufacture. However, it is impossible to remove 100% of the irregularities in the colour of the quartz. This means that small black chips might appear in a lighter coloured material, or small white chips in a dark coloured material. This is not a flaw, but just a result of using natural materials.

There might be slight colour variations between each production batch of slabs. This can be evident when comparing a sample in the showroom, which may be several years old, and the actual slab what will be used for manufacturing the worktops, which is from a more recent batch.

A Sample only tells part of the story, below you can see the size of samples in relation to the size of the slab. While a sample gives a good idea of the look and feel of the slab, it is not a complete indicator of the overall effect of the full size of slab. We always recommend that the customer views larger images on the website, or inspects the slab prior to fabrication to ensure that it meets expectations.

When designing worktops, it is recommended that there are joins every change of direction in a worktop as L shape cut-outs should be avoided.

Maximum length of a piece with sawn cutout in 20mm thick 2800mm

Maximum length of a piece with polished cutout in 20mm is 2500mm

Upstands are 20mm thick and maximum length 2500mm, Minimum height of upstand 50mm

A 5mm expansion gap is required with stone worktops against a wall, this is normally covered with upstands, tile or glass, but will be an issue if the customer requires nothing against the wall, to do less than the 4-5mm recommended will void any warranty so should be taken into consideration when designing.

Although these worktops can be cut as one piece from a slab, we do not recommend this as it is important to consider the risks of cracking that can happen after installation.

Cracking does not indicate a material fault or even a fault with the fabrication or installation. Often it may be the result of externally induced or mechanical stress on the worktops. The two most common sources are heat (thermal shock) causing expansion or contraction, and high load points. These could be the result of something that the consumer has done unknowingly or accidentally.

It is best to avoid this situation in the first place by using joins and avoiding L shape cut-outs.

Please take into account we operate to industry standard tolerances of +/-3mm, so a 5mm minimum overhang is always recommended, asking us to supply it flush, means when it is cut it could be -3mm overhang i.e. showing the door or carcase.

Appliances such as ovens, dishwashers, washing machines and microwaves can generate heat in a very confined area. To protect the worktops from this we do recommend that a solid top is installed above these appliances made from the same material as the cabinet carcasses.

This will provide both support and insulation for the worktops, also a heat defusing pad can be used.

Solid tops are not a replacement for vertical rails. A flat panel, although adds strength, does not negate the need for solid vertical rails in cabinets where there will be cutouts.

Ideally cabinets will have a solid timber vertical rail to provide maximum strength.

Draw cabinets should have a solid top as vertical rials are not practical.

Vertical rails over under bench ovens provide additional support, especially important when the cooktop coutout is above the oven.

Avoid having a hob located above drawer units, this may restrict the use of vertical rails and potentially weaken the support structure under the worktop.

Horizontal rails under a sink or hob cutout tend to have a large portion cutout. This leaves the support inadequate for the worktops. Keep in mind that the worktops also have a cutout for the appliance, resulting in a weak section of worktop without adequate support below (see image).

Therefore vertical timber rails or similar stronger, vertical support are always recommended.

The minimum distance between the countertop and a stovetop must be 2mm.

Use the right heat-resistance silicone or the joints supplied by the stovetop manufacturer.


Furniture must be in perfect conditions and level before installing the countertop. Cabinets must be secured to each other and then secured to the wall.

Expansion Joints

Given the irregularities in the wall and possible structural movements in the building, leaving a 3mm perimeter expansion joint on the countertop is recommended. The point where the crown and countertop meet shall be sealed with a line of silicone.

Flexible adhesive should be used such as 100% transparent adhesive to fill these joints and secure the countertops to the furniture and the floor or to secure the Laminam crowns to the wall. This will enable adequate thermal expansion.

Sizing the parts that will overhang must be taken into consideration during countertop designing, pursuant to the parameters indicated in this images

Cut-outs within worktops for sinks or hobs should always be supported to ensure the worktop is not bearing the direct weight of any applied heavy loading placed on the worktops.

For this reason, we recommend the use of vertical rails that will fully support the weight of the worktop and any additional heavy loads further placed on the worktop. Any rail support must not flex or sag regardless of span, which could place stress on the worktop material.

Horizontal rails are not recommended, the installation is dependant on the quality of structure and support that the worktops are being installed onto.

For carcases with large spans, it is essential that the rear and especially the front rail are constructed from strong materials that are rigid and will not flex under load. In these circumstances a double laminated, vinyl wrsapped, solid timber rail or one made from aluminium or steel may be necessary.

The maximum depth of Groove/Rebate to comply with warranty is as follows:

30mm = 8mm deep
20mm = 5mm deep
12mm = 3mm deep

Please ensure you take this into account when ordered items to be placed into the material

Slabs must be installed on a rigid frame or base that cannot flex or bend. Cantilever islands should be constructed from a steel frame and must be capable of supporting the full weight of slabs negating any movement or sagging.

The following information must be considered when designing the incorporation of sinks, hobs etc into worktops. Cut-outs are usually creating in worktops for the installation of sinks, hobs and other accessories. Cut-outs must be prepared according to the instructions of the manufacturer of the item to be installed. A Minimum radius of 10mm is recommended for all internal corners in cut-outs (figure 1) the larger the radius the stronger the corner.

  • • Do not square cut (figure 2) or cross-cut (figure 3) corners.
  • • Do not cur large radius in sections (figure 4), these need to be one continuous smooth radius.
  • • Do not reduce the thickness of the surface when preparing the cutout.
  • • The distance between a cutout and an edge or join must be no less than 60mm. The greater the distance, the stronger the area.
  • • If the distance between a cutout and an edge or join is less than 150mm, the area must be supported. Ensure that the area between the cutout and the edge or join is located over the junction between the base cabinets or fit a solid support strip under the area.

The minimum distance between a cutout and the edge of the slab must be at least 5cm.

We recommnend distances greater than 5cm when the kitchen design allows, as it makes the countertop firmer


Sizing the parts that will overhang must be taken into consideration during countertop designing, pursuant to the parameters indicated in this images

If a cutout will leave front and back benchtop rail widths of less than 55mm, consideration should be given to making these rails from seperate pieces to avoid problems with cracking.

If less than 55mm from edge, then it is recommended that seperate rails be abutted to the end of the benchtop.

With a Laminam countertop, the only solution is creating sloped channels and combining then with an undermount sink.

The grooves can be made in the size and shape that best adapts to the kitchen desgn. Please see example images.

The following considerations must be observed when making the channels.

  • 1) This part of the countertop will require additional cross-reinforcement.
  • 2) The maximum depth of the channels is 3mm for 12mm thickness and 5mm for 20mm thickness
  • 3) Slpoed channels are not recommended for 3+3 and 5+3 countertops
  • 4) The minimum distance between channels should be 1cm.

Please remember that the base colour of the slab will be visible upon creating the grooves and it may contrast with the surface design in some models. Depending on the model, the grooves may change colour and be void of the design.

Stone splashbacks offer low maintenance, easy to clean, grout free surface with continuity of worktop colour and are ideal behind sinks and hobs. In addition, they offer reduced lead times with the same day installation as the worktops.

Where can stone splashbacks be used?

Electric cook tops (both freestanding or inset) and inductions tops

for both electric and induction we recommend a minimum 50mm clearance form the back edge of the hob to the stone splashback.

Gas cook tops (both freestandind or inset)

for has hobs a minimmum of 200 mm from the periphery of the gas burner to the stone splashback is recommended. When designing worktops check with the manufacturers recommended installation details as they may require more than our minimum, always follow the manufacturers installation instructions.

There are many edge profiles that can be achieved using stone worktops, and it is important to take the following factors into consideration.

All exposed edges should be cut then polished.

The top and bottom edges must have a minimum of a 3mm arris top and bottom but recommended 5mm pencil round top and bottom to reduce the chipping. The larger the radius of the edge the more resistant it is to chipping.

Examples of some of the edges available please visit the showroom to see all of them.

If you knock 2 hard materials together, on the leading edges there is a risk of chipping, this is not covered by the warranty, we advise to change the edge as discussed above to reduce the risk of chipping.

Natural stone surfaces are installed on top of cabinets and are not fixed to the wall. Before installing the worktops, ensure that cabinets are complete, stable, level and suitable for bearing the weight of the surface and any other heavy applied loading including sinks filled.

Stone worktops must be supported on strong, weight supporting perimeter frame or on a full solid carcase.

Ensure the worktops are supported sufficiently in areas of joins, cut-outs and over spaces for appliances such as dishwashers, ovens, washing machines etc.

12mm worktops need full support all over and need to be level

For straight edge countertops, where no inner structure can be hidden, a continuous sufrace like a wooden plank, Kerdi-Board or similar element should be placed over the kitchen furniture

Once installation is complete, the installer will ask you to check the worktops all over, please be careful about the first 24 hours as glues and silicones take time to dry, do not use the sink in this time.

If further works are required in your kitchen for example appliance installation, decorating etc please ensure you protect your worktops by covering them once the silicones and glues have dried with corrugated cardboard or another protective material.

Please ensure the worktops are not used as a work bench, step or standing platform, and any person using strong solvents or adhesives must show due care.

Shown here some examples of kitchens after the worktops have been signed off, on each occasion customer had scratches and damage to the worktops caused by trades working after the kitchen installation

When installing a stone surface as a freestanding table top or where a larger overhang, the base must fully support the weight of the stone table top. All edges should be arrised to 3mm top and bottom to reduce the risk of damage from chairs etc.

The stone should be bonded to the substrate with epoxy or neutral cure silicone and then screw fixed to substrate.

Natural stone is an ideal surface for furniture, large benches etc. When using stone in these applications, it is important that the perimeter and internal supports do not sag or move from the weight of the stone or any additional applied surface loading.

Stone can be used in several ways to create a vanity unit.

Where the material itself forms the receptacle that will hold water or where water is running directly onto the surface of the Stone. Boiling water must be avoided due to the risk of thermal shock.

Installing large bowls into utility and increasingly kitchens requires additional consideration, as for example above is a dual sink which requires a wide cabinet to accommodate it.

The total capacity is 90L with each litre of water weighing 1kg, so it could potentially have a weight of approximately 90kg if both sinks were filled with water. If there are two bowls, then we recommend adding a rail between the bowls.

This is equivalent to a person standing on the top in an area with a large cut-out. Unless the cabinets are reinforced and can adequately support this weight, then there is a high risk of a worktop failure.

Where these appliances are installed below the worktops, care needs to be taken with providing additional support.

It is advisable that a vertical support panel is placed between the appliances and either a support panel or cabinet be placed either side this will ensure that the tops have adequate support.

The Other consideration is with the heat generated by these appliances, especially the dryer. Some of these exhaust through the front while others through the back, some may also need to be ducted.

If required a panel/ heat defuse may need to be installed below the tops to protect them from heat.

Stone surfaces can tolerate moderately hot surfaces for brief periods of time. Prolonged exposure will result in discolouring or other types of damage.

Do not expose stone to excessive heat, the rule of thumb is that if cookware is too hot to hold then don’t place it directly on your stone worktop use a trivet.

Heat can cause a worktop to expand rapidly but in a very localised area while the rest of the worktop remains cold. This thermal expansion is opposed by the cold, non-expanding adjacent material as well as any adhesive used to fix the worktops.

A pot placed directly on a worktop creates two issues. Firstly there will be a sudden change in temperature of the worktop causing thermal shock, which in turn causes cracking. Secondly the heat will cause the resin used to hold the quartz powder together to begin to melt, this is what causes the rings shown in the pictures. This may not cause the top to crack to start with but over time it will undermind the structure of the top and it will then crack.