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.
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.