by Sara Costi
With the arrival of summer, we’re all rediscovering the joy of making the most of our outdoor space. It’s time to get out of your day-to-day routine, dust off that book you can never find a moment to read, listen to your favourite music and organise drinks or a barbecue with friends on your terrace or garden, perhaps chilling by the pool and enjoying the magic of a magnificent starry sky, cooled by the summer breeze and heady with the scent of flowers. A trend that’s become increasingly popular in recent years is the "staycation": a holiday spent within the comfort of your home, choosing to spend the summer months relaxing in your own outdoor space.
Terraces and gardens are the places par excellence to awaken emotions. To create welcoming, comfortable, functional spaces, and to leave your very own style hallmark on them, the same criteria must be adopted for choosing materials, furnishings and colours, which must be consistent with the style of the home as a whole.
Thanks to Extragres 2.0, Casalgrande Padana offers an extensive choice of shades and surfaces selected from the collections Amazzonia, Country Wood, Manhattan, Parchi, Pietra Baugè, Pietre di Sardegna and Kerblock, with a thickness of 20 mm: stone-effect or wood-effect monolithic tiles in porcelain stoneware that are versatile, resistant and functional, perfectly square-edged and rectified, with a non-slip surface, ideal for all kinds of project requirements: from gardens to terraces, laid both on grass and on gravel.
Thanks to the natural surface for interiors and the non-slip surface for outdoors, it is also possible to create a sensation of visual continuity, for an interesting, smooth total look effect; a carefully balanced range of warm colour options, in which every vein conceals a story that adds vintage character to your home. The tiles will strike a harmonious balance with any decor style, be it classic, modern, country or rustic, injecting a sense of freshness and originality into every space.
Dry installation on top of existing surfaces
The Extragres 2.0 tiles can be dry-laid directly on sand, gravel or grass, to obtain flooring which can be walked on straight away, without the need to use screed, mortar or glue.
Excellent technical characteristics
Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware tiles are easy to install and clean; they are non-allergenic, fire-resistant, long-lasting, unalterable and non-absorbent. They have excellent flexural strength, are unaffected by temperature fluctuations (whatever the latitude) and do not warp, guaranteeing high mechanical strength and remaining unchanged over time.
Thanks to the Bios Antibacterial® technology, Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware tiles are able to eliminate the four main bacterial strains, combat unpleasant odours and the growth of mould, yeasts and bacteria in any type of environment, both indoor and outdoor. In addition, the benefits are even more impressive in the presence of humidity, a traditionally fertile environment for the development of bacteria.
Our commitment towards sustainable development
Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware tiles are made using only natural materials. They do not contain glazes, plastics or harmful substances, and made in a closed-loop production process, in which the sophisticated anti-pollution equipment used allows for the complete recovery and recycling of all the components, reducing emissions and dispersions virtually to zero: 0% harmful emissions, 100% reduction in water impact, 99.5% of waste recovered, 74% self-generated energy and 100% environmentally friendly packaging. Casalgrande Padana has also adopted an environmental management system compliant with the EMAS Regulation to continuously improve our environmental performance.
We have also published an environmental statement validated by the certification body. We take on board the suggestions and the most appealing images nature offers us, turning them into technologically innovative products with outstanding qualities functional to well-being and entirely eco-friendly, for a totally natural outdoor style.