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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.