The natural charm of Casalgrande stone-effect porcelain stoneware

May 15, 2023

Il fascino naturale del gres porcellanato effetto pietra

by Sara Costi

Casalgrande Padana has taken the beauty of stone and turned it into a wide range of sophisticated porcelain stoneware tile collections that stand out for their sophisticated aesthetics, rich colour palette, and variety of sizes and finishes reminiscent of typical stone workmanship. Irregular veining combines with delicate earthy and sandy tones, subtle colour vibrations and modern and natural designer shades, for tiles that enhance the pleasant feel of the original material, a faithful companion to mankind through the ages.

Flooring Nature Sabbia

Derived from a combination of natural materials and modern intuition, together with on-going research and leading-edge technologies, Casalgrande Padana’s stone-effect porcelain stoneware tiles team the natural charm of stone with the outstanding qualities of porcelain stoneware. This boosts their potential for all kinds of indoor and outdoor floors and coverings.

Covering: Stile White Smoke striped
Flooring: Petra Bianca

Thanks to the wide range on offer, with 20 collections, over 120 colours and more than 18 sizes (from 8.2x25 up to 120x278 cm and 160x320 cm), these large tiles and small tiles for coverings in stone-effect stoneware are a modern, versatile and functional interior design resource, ideal for all kinds of settings: residential, commercial and public, as well as in the contract, hospitality and wellness sectors.

Flooring: Petra Perla - Covering: Muretto Petra Sabbia
Flooring: Petra Oro - Covering: Brickworks Petra Oro
Wall Covering: Petra Bianca
Flooring: Stile Pearl - Covering: Stile French

Laying options for flooring and covering tiles in stone-effect stoneware

With modular formats and a variety of surfaces reminiscent of typical stone workmanship, Casalgrande Padana stoneware tiles can be used to create endless laying options to bring a personal touch to any style of décor. Brick-bond, stack-bond, diagonal, chessboard, herringbone, patterned, two-tone, mixed or continuous options can be used for floors, while for coverings, vertical or horizontal laying solutions can be adopted, with overlapping joints or staggered joints that recall brickwork. Trending today, however, is the use of the same material for both flooring and covering, to create a seamless effect for the home.

Flooring: Pietra Baugè Beige hexagonal
Covering: Brickworks Muretto Calce
Covering: Brickworks Muretto Grigio
Flooring: Stile Beige - Covering: Module A+B Stile Beige

Stone-effect stoneware for underfloor heating

Casalgrande Padana stoneware tiles are also ideal for use with underfloor heating, thanks to the excellent transmittance and heat conductivity of porcelain stoneware. Stoneware is functional as well as stylish, because it spreads heat evenly throughout the home, preventing mould formation. It also allows for significant energy savings as it can be integrated with other systems that use renewable and sustainable energy.

And thanks to the Bios Antibacterial® technology (available on request), which offers protection against 9% of the main strains of bacteria on ceramic surfaces, you can enjoy the pleasant, relaxing sensation of walking barefoot, while the kids play on the floor, even in winter.

Flooring: Chalon Cream
Flooring: Pietra Baugè Beige

Stone-effect porcelain stoneware outdoors

Thanks to the 20 mm thickness and the anti-slip surface, stoneware tiles can also be used outdoors. They can either be glued to screed or dry-laid directly on sand, gravel or grass, for floors that can be walked on immediately. This allows for elegant design solutions and a stylish, seamless indoor-outdoor transition. This practical, comfortable total-look effect can be used to create functional spaces featuring the same material throughout, for an engaging, timeless atmosphere and a smooth, sophisticated visual effect.

Indoor flooring interno: Stile Beige Naturale Silk – Outdoor flooring: Stile Beige anti-slip Grip surface Covering: Stile Beige Naturale, Module A and Bacchetta Bronzo
Indoor flooring: Nature Sabbia - Outdoor paving: Nature Sabbia anti-slip Grip surface
Flooring: Petra Sabbia - Covering: Brickworks Petra Sabbia
Flooring: Petra Sabbia - Covering: Brickworks Petra Sabbia anti-slip Grip surface
Flooring: Amazzonia Dragon Brown
Flooring: Amazzonia Dragon Brown

Stone-effect porcelain stoneware for façade coverings

Also perfect for façades, thanks to the innovative adhesive, ventilated, and insulated cladding systems, Casalgrande porcellain stoneware tiles offer significant advantages for buildings in terms of thermal and acoustic insulation, as well as boosting hygrometric performance. Bios Self Cleaning® technology (available on request) also reduces maintenance times and costs, as well as effectively improving air quality.

Flooring: Stile Black - Covering: Stile White Smoke

Compact, durable and hard-wearing, thanks to our exclusive technological development, the excellent technical performance of the Casalgrande porcelain stoneware collections makes them suitable for use in all sorts of applications and climate conditions. Made exclusively from natural raw materials, Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware tiles are environmentally sustainable, fully recyclable, fire-resistant, non-allergenic and frostproof, and remain unchanged over the years.

Flooring: Era Pepe
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