English Wood: the elegant essence of oak-effect stoneware

Jan. 17, 2023

English Wood : l’essence élégante du grès imitation chêne

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.

Flooring: English wood Galloway

The new English Wood collection comes in six colours (Cheshire, Dean, Epping, Galloway, Highland, and Snowdonia) and three formats: 20x120 cm, 9 mm thick and with a natural and anti-slip Grip finish; 40x120 cm, 9 mm thick with a natural finish, and 40x120 cm, in the colours Cheshire, Galloway, and Snowdonia, with a 20 mm thickness and a Grip surface. These large-format tiles’ anti-slip finish and 20 mm thickness make them perfect for outdoor use. Laid on screed with adhesive, they make stunning balconies, patios, terraces, verandas, and poolsides. Applied directly to turf, gravel, or sand, they create walkways you can walk on right away. But there’s more. Fixed or height-adjustable polypropylene pedestals help create raised outdoor floors that allow you to hide the electrical and water supply systems beneath them.

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.

Flooring: English Wood Epping - Covering: Atelier Rubino
Flooring: English Wood Highland - Covering: Onice Arancio

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.

Flooring: English Wood Chevron B
Flooring: English Wood Chevron B – Wall: Fusion Green - Counter: Brickworks Nuances Mercurio Lux

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.

Flooring: English Wood Dean
Flooring: English Wood Epping
Flooring: English Wood Snowdonia

Like all the Casalgrande Padana collections, English Wood tiles are environmentally sustainable, non-allergenic, antibacterial, thanks to the Bios Antibacterial® technology available upon request. In addition, they are fire-resistant, easy to lay and clean, hard-wearing, non-absorbent, and feature excellent flexural strength. Their exceptional mechanical strength maintains all their features unchanged over time.

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.

Flooring: English Wood Cheshire – Covering on the walls, table and worktop: Metropolis Silver
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