How to decorate a country house with porcelain stoneware tiles

May 2, 2020

How to decorate a country house with porcelain stoneware tiles

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.

Flooring: Petra Bianca
Flooring: Geowood Amazique
Coverings: Cementina Multicolor Grigia

The kitchen

A country house kitchen should be warm, cosy, and light-flooded. Masonry or wooden kitchens with an open pantry decorated with copper pots and pans, old china, and scented herbs create the perfect country house atmosphere with vintage charm.

Casalgrande Padana’s stone-effect or cementine tiles are ideal for a country house kitchen. They are perfect for both the floor (where they can be a great alternative to rugs) and walls.

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.

Flooring: Nature Lava – Coverings: Brickworks Muretto Bianco
Washbasin coverings: Petra Perla - Wall coverings: Muretto Petra Perla
Flooring: Opus Grigio, Cementina Multicolor Grigia – Coverings: Cementina Multicolor Grigia

The sitting room

Country, shabby chic, or modern are the perfect styles for the sitting room. Comfy sofas, soft armchairs, a wicker rocking chair, and fluffy cushions with floral patterns around a stone fireplace will create a relaxing, convivial atmosphere.

The warm shades of Casalgrande Padana floorboard-effect tiles and rectangular or hexagonal stone-like tiles are perfect for creating an elegant “rug effect” on floors.

Flooring: Nature Calce
Flooring: Geowood Amazique

The bathroom

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.

Coverings: Multicolor Beige
Flooring: Opus Beige and Multicolor Beige
Flooring: Geowood Iroko

The bedroom

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.

Flooring: Countrywood Tortora Chevron
Flooring: Stonewash Grey – Coverings: Stonewash strip tile
Flooring: Stonewash Grey – Coverings: Stonewash strip tile
Flooring: Pietra Baugè Beige

The outdoor spaces

A country house is a perfect family holiday home where to entertain friends with long outdoor meals. That’s why the outdoor spaces – whether a patio, a veranda, or a courtyard accessing the garden or pool – are just as important as the interiors. A wicker furniture set, a long wooden table, comfortable chairs, and fluffy cushions will help you create a small corner of paradise.

The stone or wood-effect porcelain stoneware tiles from the Extragres 2.0 collection are 20 mm thick, making them ideal for outdoor use. They can be laid on screed using adhesive or dry-laid on gravel or grass and can be immediately walked on.

Flooring: Petra Sabbia - Coverings: Brickworks Petra Sabbia
Flooring: Chalon Beige

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.


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