Creating a sleek, contemporary feel with Brickworks brick effect porcelain stoneware tiles

May 20, 2021

Creating a sleek, contemporary feel with Brickworks brick effect porcelain stoneware tiles

by Sara Costi

Porcelain stoneware decorative tiles allow you to bring a wall to life and make a living room more elegant, a bedroom more refined, a bathroom more modern, and a kitchen more rustic chic.

Brickworks is Casalgrande Padana’s new range of decorative tiles measuring 8.2x25 cm for stylish walls and floors. It consists of three collections – Nuances, Muretto, and Petra – available with the natural, satin, or lucida finish, which can be combined with virtually any concrete, marble, metal, wood, or stone effect collection.

Flooring: Marmosmart Pietrasanta Lucida - Coverings: Nuances Tundora Lux e Satin
Flooring: Pietre di Sardegna Caprera - Coverings: Nuances Cameo Lux
Flooring: Tavolato Marrone Chiaro - Coverings: Petunia Nera

Its versatility and technical features make Brickworksideal for residential, commercial, and public buildings. These tiles are perfect for shop, restaurant, shopping centre, hotel, and wellness centre walls, both indoors and out. In fact, they’re long-lasting, non-absorbent, inert, and fire-resistant. They have excellent flexural strength and wear resistance and don’t fear frost or temperature fluctuations. Moreover, these tiles never warp, ensure light fastness, and are easy to clean and lay. They are made solely with natural raw materials, free of plastics and harmful substances, making them fully recyclable and environmentally friendly. Casalgrande Padana decorative tiles are ideal for minimalist, modern, metropolitan, country, rustic, vintage, Provence-style, coastal, shabby or boho-chic settings.

Nuances: colourful brick effect decorative tiles

Colour variations and a vibrant play of light are the distinctive features of these decorative tiles, which stand out for their minimalist, contemporary design. The Nuances collection features eight modern colours – from the saturated shades of green and blue to the more neutral tones of black and white – available in the matt satin or the glossy shine version.

Nuances Petunia Nera, Sherpa, Mercurio, Cameo, Tundora, Persia, Aliseo, Neve Satine and Lucida

This collection is the perfect combination of aesthetics and functionality. It can liven up any public or commercial setting and add a personal touch to domestic ones.

Flooring: Metropolis White - Coverings: Nuances Verde Persia Lux and Satin

These colourful decorative tiles can be laid horizontally, vertically, diagonally, in a mixed or herringbone pattern and are ideal for decorating a fireplace, a niche, or a bookcase. But they’re also perfect for kitchens, bathrooms, patios, verandas, and creating a focal point on an outdoor wall in the pool area.

Flooring: Cementina Multicolor Grigia - Coverings: Nuances Cameo Shine
Flooring: Nuances Cameo Shine
Flooring: Petra Perla - Coverings: Nuances Verde Persia Satin
Flooring: Metropolis Grey - Coverings: Nuances Cameo Satin

Muretto brick effect decorative tiles

Six colours (Bianco, Calce, Grigio, Lava, Nero, and Mattone), a natural finish, and delicate shades make the Muretto collection of decorative tiles a versatile and creative solution both indoors and out. These tiles measure 8.25x25 cm and can be laid horizontally, vertically, in a straight or staggered pattern (typical in bricklaying).

Flooring: Nature Lava - Coverings: Muretto Bianco

Brick and stone effect tiles, wooden beam ceilings, light walls, wooden furniture, and a masonry kitchen are the distinctive features of a rustic-style home. The decorative tiles from the new Muretto collection add character and appeal to any setting. They go well with any material and virtually any other concrete-effect, wood-effect, stone-effect, marble-effect or metal-effect collection from Casalgrande Padana’s wide range.

A half wall with tone on tone Muretto tiles in a white room can create an open space with an urban vibe that enhances its brightness and composition. The perfect interpretation of contemporary living.

Muretto decorative tiles are incredibly wear-resistant, making them suitable for any wall, even outdoor walls.

Flooring: Nature Lava Grip - Coverings: Muretto Lava

Petra stone effect decorative tiles

The new Petra collection of stone effect decorative tiles features earthy and sandy veinings and combine quartzite’s natural beauty with porcelain stoneware’s resistance and versatility. This collection evokes construction methods of the past, recreating stone’s hues and structures and adding a classy touch and continuity between interiors and exteriors. 

An accent wall with stone effect decorative tiles creates a play of natural and artificial light, creating different shadows and depth. This way, it adds a rustic-chic touch with a solid aesthetic impact both indoors and out.

Flooring: Petra Sabbia - Coverings: Petra Sabbia brick effect decorative tiles
Flooring: Petra Sabbia - Coverings: Petra Sabbia brick effect decorative tiles

Casalgrande Padana’s stone effect decorative tiles adapt to a vast array of styles, adding personality to any space. The charm of stone and the reliability of Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware ensure innovative, high-performance solutions. That’s why these tiles are ideal for façades, outdoor walls, terraces, balconies, patios, and small garden areas. But they’re also perfect for indoor public places, such as shops, restaurants, hotels, and wellness areas.

Wall coverings: Petra Bianca decorative tiles

Façade cladding

The porcelain stoneware decorative tiles from the Brickworks (Muretto, Nuances and Petra), range are ideal for the façades of any public, industrial, and residential building. Porcelain stoneware façade cladding ensures thermal and acoustic insulation and energy savings. This is possible because it eliminates thermal bridges responsible for heat dispersion and surface condensation, and localised mould. This way, it maintains all the building’s aesthetic and technical features unchanged over time.

Pavimento: Metropolis Grey - Rivestimento: Nuances Cameo Satin
Pavimento: Petra Sabbia - Rivestimento: Petra Sabbia decoro effetto muretto
Pavimento: Nature Lava Grip- Rivestimento: Muretto Lava

Brickworks tiles create a refined volume effect and elegant shapes enhanced by sunlight by day and play of shadows by night. The overall modern and sophisticated effect triggers emotions and memories of the past. Whether in a small village or a big city, any building can help improve urban aesthetics and increase energy savings. And now, thanks to Casalgrande Padana’s Bios Self Cleaning technology, they can also help reduce maintenance time and costs while improving the quality of the air. That’s because the Bios Self Cleaning technology helps reduce airborne pollutants and decompose dirt deposits, which are washed away from the tiles’ surface by rainwater.

Brickworks is a modern and versatile range of decorative tiles that allows architects and interior designers to decorate any space with refined simplicity and experiment with original combinations.


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