1. How did Atlas Plan come about?
Atlas Plan was established in 2017, in Fiorano Modenese, in the centre of the Italian ceramic district.
Atlas Plan was created in response to the need to present porcelain stoneware with a use other than the common one (floor and wall tiles), namely furniture.
2. What is Atlas Plan?
Atlas Plan is the Atlas Concorde brand that specialises in the creation of large-size ceramic slabs.
Atlas Plan products stand out for their innovative materials and sophisticated style, capable of adding a distinguishing touch to any indoor and outdoor setting.
Atlas Plan offers an extensive range of sizes, thicknesses and ideal finishes for surfaces which require maximum hygiene and hard-wearing resistance, such as kitchen worktops, washbasins, tables, and bathroom vanity top.
3. What is the distinctive strength of Atlas Plan?
- Completeness of the offer
- Innovation and technology
- Design and functionality
Atlas Plan together with Atlas Concorde stand out in the market for their ability to offer a complete all around range and therefore to furnish a room from the floor to the wall covering, up to the furniture in a coordinated way.
One of the cornerstones of Atlas Concorde is the constant pursuit of process and product excellence, which is why it continuously reinvests in innovation and technology and is always careful to combine functionality and design.
4. What are the advantages of Atlas Plan compared to other materials?
Porcelain stoneware is a versatile material that can withstand bending and high breaking loads.
Porcelain stoneware is an ideal material for food contact: the surfaces are highly hygienic and resist high temperatures and sudden thermal changes.
Atlas Plan slabs allow the reproduction of any colour, texture, pattern or textural effect, guaranteeing extraordinary aesthetic versatility.
The chemical-physical stability of porcelain stoneware makes it resistant to chemicals, not prone to colour changes.
Porcelain stoneware impressive surface hardness allows the slab to resist scratching and daily wear.
Porcelain stoneware is an environmentally friendly choice due to its long-lasting and recyclable features.
5. What distinguishes porcelain stoneware from another material?
- Allows products with a high aesthetic appeal to be produced
- Provides rich surface decoration
- Resists high temperatures
- Resists stains
- Suitable for outdoor use
- Resistant to chemicals
- Resistant to scratches
- Retains its original colour over time
- Free of carcinogens and metals in products
- Easy to maintain
- Resists chemicals
6. What certifications do Atlas Plan products have?
Atlas Plan products have the following certifications:
- ISO 17889-1
- ISO 9001 2015
- HPD (Health Product Declaration)
- CAM/ISO 14021
- Fire resistance
- CERTIFICATIONS FOR EXPORT TO INTERNATIONAL MARKETS
7. How does Atlas Plan position itself with regard to sustainability?
The topic of sustainable materials is increasingly central to the world of furniture and interior design.
In Atlas Plan, the aesthetic qualities of ceramics are combined with its eco-friendly characteristics.
At the end of its life cycle (which is very long compared to other materials), porcelain stoneware is still what it originally was, i.e. clay, and can therefore be recycled or disposed of safely.
Atlas Plan and Atlas Concorde are committed to environmental protection.
The concrete actions that are implemented are different and we invite you to discover them in the Responsibility section of our website.
8. Why should a designer choose an Atlas Plan product?
It is all-inclusive in its offering.
It offers a complete, all over co-ordinated range with Atlas Concorde, giving the possibility to realise complementary rooms and spaces from floor to wall and furniture.
It is a reliable partner with an international presence.
Atlas Plan is a global partner in international planning and design with outstanding ceramic solutions that are regarded as innovative in style and technology.
It is perfect for any place.
Enhancing the aesthetics, strength and safety of every project, Atlas Plan porcelain stoneware is the ideal material for residential and commercial environments. Indoors and outdoors.
9. What do Atlas Plan products consist of?
Atlas Plan uses only the highest quality natural raw materials to create the porcelain stoneware used for its slabs. The porcelain stoneware used in the slabs is the result of careful research and selection of the finest materials and a highly qualified production process.
By combining aesthetics, design and consolidated technical know-how, Atlas Plan can create unique ceramic slabs with original and identifying textures and shades.
10. In what sizes is Atlas Plan available?
It is available in 4 large sizes:
- 162x324 cm (6, 12, 20 mm not rectified)
- 160x320 cm (6 mm rectified)
- 120x278 cm (6 mm rectified)
- 120x240 cm (9 mm rectified)
The 162x324 cm size is not rectified, features one single pattern and is designed for the creation of indoor furnishing elements such as kitchen and bathroom tops, backsplashes, basin counter tops and integrated basins, worktops, table and desk tops, counters, etc... and outdoor solutions such as ventilated façades.
Sizes 120x240 cm, 120x278 cm, 160x320 cm are rectified and feature extensive graphic variability.
They are ideal for indoor use as floor tiles, wall tiles, interior design items and for outdoor solutions as ventilated façades.
11. What features do the different Atlas Plan finishes give the product?
The Atlas Plan finishes available are:
12. Why aren't the slabs in 162x324 size rectified?
They are not rectified because the slab, before being installed, has to be processed by a stonemason/fabricator who makes a "finished object" based on a design.
13. Why do the 162x324 slabs only feature one graphic pattern?
Because the designer/customer is assured of receiving exactly the graphic pattern selected.
In the world of floor tiling, there are many patterns available to enhance the heterogeneity of a floor and avoid the fake effect of seeing tiles that look the same next to each other.
14. Can Atlas Plan slabs be used on the floor?
These slabs are not recommended for floor use because Atlas Concorde products coordinated with Atlas Plan are better for flooring.
15. How much does an Atlas Plan 162x324 slab weigh?
The weight of an Atlas Plan 126x324 slab depends on its thickness:
- 6 mm thick: 75 kg
- 12 mm thick: 148 kg
- 20 mm thick: 250 kg
16. Who can manufacture an Atlas Plan 162x324 slab?
It is essential that Atlas Plan slabs are processed by professionals, such as slab fabricators, who have specific machinery for cutting and processing stone and marble with tools dedicated to porcelain stoneware.