By Sara Costi
Casalgrande Padana’s research and experimentation, cutting-edge production process, and technical expertise acquired in its 60 years in the business have led to the creation of Terrazzotech. This new collection, ideal for public and commercial spaces, has outstanding functionality and mechanical properties. Terrazzotech tiles give a modern twist to Venetian terrazzo floors, one of the most original and renowned Italian creations with centuries of history.
This new collection comes in six colours (Tech Antracite, Argento, Beige, Bianco, Grigio, and Nero), three finishes (natural, polished, and anti-slip bushhammered “Bocciardata”), and three sizes (30x60, 60x60, and 60x120 cm). The tiles are 9.4 mm thick, but the 60x60 cm format with a natural finish is 14 mm thick. The pattern is a modern and dynamic jigsaw puzzle created by chips in various shapes and sizes added to the porcelain stoneware mixture.
Terrazzotech double-charge porcelain stoneware tiles with atomised and micronised powders are incredibly wear-resistant. That’s why they are perfect for the floors and walls of public and commercial spaces particularly exposed to stress and wear. They are also recommended for industrial settings requiring chemical and corrosion resistance (such as chemical laboratories) and pharmaceutical and food preparation settings, which must comply with stringent hygiene standards.
Casalgrande Padana Terrazzotech tiles are waterproof. In addition, the exclusive Bios Antibacterial® treatment (available upon request) helps remove 99% of the four main bacterial strains (Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa) from the tiles’ surface. All these features protect the tiles from stains, bacteria, mould, fungi, yeast, solvents, oils, and chemicals. This way, their structure and appearance will never be affected.
Terrazzotech is a collection of full-body tiles, which means that the colour runs throughout the tile, ensuring a consistent surface and body structure. So, for example, if you removed the superficial layer, you’d discover an identical surface underneath without affecting the tiles’ aesthetics and functionality. What’s more, Terrazzotech porcelain stoneware tiles don’t fear moisture, frost, fire, or abnormal temperature fluctuations, making them ideal for commercial, industrial, and public places subject to significant stress. Examples include airports, shopping centres, workshops, hospitals, food preparation, chemical and pharmaceutical laboratories, schools, showrooms, stations, supermarkets, and offices. But there’s more. The anti-slip bushhammered finish helps reduce the risk of slipping, making the floors safer.
This tile collection can also add style and personality to any domestic space. Moreover, its outdoor version with an anti-slip finish makes it perfect for creating a coordinated look and a visual continuity between interiors and exteriors.
The random repetition of irregular patterns makes each Terrazzotech tile unique. These tiles are functional, versatile, and incredibly wear-resistant. Equally important, they are made solely with natural raw materials, making them environmentally sustainable, fully recyclable, non-allergenic, antibacterial, and fire-resistant. All these features make these tiles ideal for any architectural project and any condition. This way, they give architects the flexibility to redefine the spaces of the future.