by Sara Costi
What better place to create a cheerful, convivial atmosphere than a country house surrounded by fruit trees and blooming fields with airy verandas, courtyards, and high ceilings with exposed beams? A typical country house features wooden furniture with a decapé effect, wrought iron, and furnishings with an aged patina, such as old chests, salvaged objects, sideboards with colourful china, wicker furniture sets, floral decorations, natural fabrics, and fresh flowers.
Floors and walls are the starting point for any design style and need extra attention. Stone-like or wood-effect porcelain stoneware tiles are a natural choice for a country house. They’re perfect for the sitting room, kitchen, bedrooms, and bathrooms, especially rectangular or hexagonal ones in warm earthy shades or with geometric patterns.
The Nuances, Muretto, and Petra tiles from the Brickworks collections are perfect for the kitchen walls and backsplash. The Nuances range of porcelain stoneware wall tiles features eight vibrant colours – from saturated shades of green and blue to more neutral tones of black and white – available in the matt satin or the glossy shine version. The stone-like wall tiles from the Brickworks Petra collection feature imperfect veining and delicate earthy and sandy shades. They combine quartzite’s natural beauty with porcelain stoneware’s resistance and versatility. This collection evokes past construction methods, recreating stone’s hues and structures and adding a classy touch to the space.
As for the bathroom, a nice bathtub to relax in and open shelves to keep towels, colourful soap bars, and scented candles create a cosy country atmosphere. Casalgrande Padana’s vintage small porcelain stoneware tiles from the Opus collection or the warm shades of the floorboard-effect tiles are perfect for the bathroom floor.
The bedroom is one of the most important rooms in a house. Everything – space, furnishings, colours, and finishings – needs to be planned carefully. The flooring is particularly important because it’s the base on which the whole project takes shape. The beige, cream, or grey shades of the stone-like collections or floorboard-effect tiles are ideal for a country house bedroom. There are several laying patterns you can choose from, depending on your taste and the style you choose: straight, diagonal, chevron, or herringbone. Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware tiles create the perfect country or shabby chic bedroom paired with wallpaper and colourful rustic furnishings.
Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware tiles are made solely with natural raw materials, without plastic, chemical waterproofing agents, paints, resins, or harmful substances. As a result, they are fully recyclable, environmentally friendly, fire-resistant, non-allergenic, non-absorbent, and stain-resistant. In addition, they have excellent flexural strength and withstand any climate condition, remaining unchanged over time. Moreover, the exclusive Bios Antibacterial® technology (available upon request) makes them antibacterial. Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware tiles are guaranteed and certified. They are one of the most advanced and versatile solutions that sustainable architecture offers.