The beauty of Venetian-style flooring: Macro and Terrazzo

July 10, 2020

The beauty of Venetian-style flooring: Macro and Terrazzo

by Sara Costi

Venetian flooring – also known as terrazzo, mosaic or marble-grit flooring – boasts a long tradition. Composed of pebbles, stones and fragments of marble, it is one of the oldest types of flooring used in architecture: dating back to the Roman school of mosaics, it reached the peak of its splendour during the Renaissance in Venice.

Elegant, sophisticated and versatile, it is able to bring prestige to settings, which explains the current move back toward marble effect flooring  in which the random repetition of irregular elements and continuous surfaces become an element of decoration that creates the effect of a natural carpet.

Macro: random repetition of irregular elements

Macro is a marble-effect porcelain stoneware collection that once again features random, irregular elements that shape elegant, high-performance surfaces, with a polished or natural finish; the overall image is created by the combination of different-sized stones, pebbles, rocks and fragments that make up a bright, dynamic puzzle, perfect for elegant, contemporary living spaces.

The collection comes in four different shades (Bianco, Grigio, Moro and Carnico), in both natural and polished surfaces, available in the 59x59 cm and 59x118 cm sizes, as well as the 118x118 cm and 118x236 cm large sizes. Both large and small tiles feature patterns where the elements are closely concentrated together and other areas where they are spread out more sparsely, without neglecting the importance of the tones, which in some cases highlight the contrasts and in others make the colour more uniform.

Flooring: Macro Grigio
Flooring: Macro Bianco Coverings: Macro Carnico
Flooring: Macro Grigio
Flooring: Macro Bianco

Terrazzo: continually expanding fragments of material

Terrazzo is a marble-effect porcelain stoneware collection that gives a contemporary twist to marble-grit, allowing for the creation of a continuous surface and making it possible to overcome the limits of the individual tile by creating an uninterrupted image reminiscent of a natural carpet spread from the floor to the walls.

Five different shades (Black, Grey, Pearl, White e Beige) with a natural R10 and lapped surface, available in four sizes, from the classic 30x60 cm up to 75.5x75.5 cm, enhancing the natural appeal of stone, where the material takes centre stage; elegance brings order to the irregular, random elements, nature designs the surfaces and creates a sophisticated texture that once again features the seminato pattern.

Flooring: Terrazzo Beige
Flooring: Terrazzo Black and White lapped

Suitable for all settings, Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware is hygienic and capable of eliminating the main bacterial strains, thanks to Bios Antibacterial technology. It is also an environmentally friendly, safe and sustainable material in that it respects the environment and health and safety, contains no plastic and is completely recyclable. Casalgrande products contain no plastic and are entirely recyclable, as well as fire-resistant. Finally, porcelain stoneware maintains its shape and characteristics over time and can be easily cleaned, with no special maintenance required.

The Macro and Terrazzo collections thus help define the spaces of the future through research and memory, innovation and knowledge, technology and recognition of the past.

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