by Sara Costi
Oak wood is synonymous with quality and elegance and has been used since ancient times. Now, the wood obtained from majestic European, American, and Japanese oak trees comes to life in Casalgrande Padana’s new English Wood tile collection. Accentuated veining and a palette of soft, bright colours create a contemporary idea of living and appealing architectural solutions.
These tiles’ outstanding technical features and texture, reminiscent of pickled oak with its natural, shifting, contrasting veining allow for endless creative possibilities, and they can also be used in combination with the other porcelain stoneware collections by Casalgrande Padana.
This collection is perfect for any use and any interior design style, from classic to modern and glam. English Wood can be used for large surfaces in public and commercial spaces in the contract furnishing, wellness, and hospitality sectors, such as the floors of hotels, restaurants and shops, and can also add style and personality to any domestic space.
Versatile and dynamic, the new English Wood collection also offers a variety of interesting laying solutions: from the more common straight laying patterns, parallel to the short or long side, depending on the size and depth of the room, to diagonal patterns. In addition to these two “traditional” options, more elaborate solutions can be chosen, such as Italian, French or Hungarian herringbone. Also known as ‘chevron’, this pattern is particularly suitable for Scandinavian or industrial furnishing styles.
As a result, these wood-effect tiles are not affected by temperature fluctuations, whatever the latitude, and never warp. What’s more, porcelain stoneware features high transmittance and thermal conductivity, making it one of the best choices in the event of underfloor heating. Underfloor heating has many advantages and not just from an aesthetic point of view. For example, it spreads heat evenly in all the rooms of the house, preventing mould formation. It also allows for significant energy savings as it integrates into other systems that use renewable and sustainable energy.
The refined texture, veining marked by the passing of time, and tactile quality of English Wood tiles enhance the natural elegance of the material that inspired them and add character to any space.