Redesigning spaces: how to create a home office

Aug. 30, 2020

Riprogettare gli spazi: creare un ufficio in casa per lo smart working

The lockdown during the Coronavirus pandemic has forced many to work remotely from home. Many employees, who were used to going to work every day, saw their habits and routines overturned. This new way of working will probably change the labour market forever. The need for converting domestic spaces into an office will keep increasing in the near future.

Creating a workspace at home from scratch or converting existing spaces into practical and functional offices is a new challenge for architects and designers.

Setting up a home office: the importance of the coverings

To work effectively from home, it’s not enough to have a computer. You need a dedicated workspace, where you can concentrate and, if necessary, even isolate yourself from the rest.

Flooring: Architecture Beige Gloss

If you’re thinking about restoring your home, adding a home office might be a great idea. Of course, you need to choose the materials used to create this space wisely.

Among the various options available, porcelain stoneware is certainly an excellent choice. It’s practical, resistant, and can be used on both floors and walls. Plus, the Bios Antibacterial® technology allows Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware tiles to reduce the four main bacterial strains and combat odours, mould, yeasts, and bacteria in any setting. And these benefits are even enhanced in the presence of humidity, which is fertile ground for bacteria. In times like these, when it’s paramount to ensure healthy spaces, these characteristics become even more valuable. Casalgrande Padana offers several options for a home office. The best ones are the wood-effect porcelain stoneware tiles, the timeless and elegant marble-effect tiles, the stone-effect tiles for those who like to add a twist, and the metal-effect or concrete-effect tiles.

These dynamic, versatile and contemporary solutions are perfect both for creating a home office in a spacious house and large, modern living spaces that include a workspace.

Flooring: Beton Dark
Flooring: Marmosmart Pietrasanta
Flooring: Onice Quarzo - Coverings: Onice Ghiaccio

Classic or modern? Porcelain stoneware is the answer

Casalgrande Padana’s many collections allow you to create infinite combinations for any style, from the most traditional to the more contemporary ones. Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware tiles are extremely versatile, also thanks to their reduced thickness (4.9 mm and 6 mm) and larger sizes (from 60x120 cm to 240x 320 cm, and now even 90x180 cm to 90x270 cm). Porcelain stoneware is the perfect material for any wall, worktop, and even tabletop. It’s also an excellent choice for your flooring, even in the event of underfloor heating.

Flooring: Terrazzo Black, Lapped Terrazzo White
Flooring: Architecture Light Brown Gloss - Coverings: Architecture Light Ivory

Porcelain stoneware coverings: the importance of a versatile and sustainable material

Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware tiles come in a large variety of thicknesses and sizes, which makes them perfect for creating new surfaces (both on floors and walls) where to set up your home office. These tiles can be laid on screed using glue or interlocking and dry-laid. They are easy to install and clean and are non-allergic. They also remain unchanged over time and have excellent flexural and mechanical strength. All these technical features make porcelain stoneware one of the best-performing and sought-after materials. Moreover, these tiles are made solely using natural raw materials without any harmful substance through a closed-loop production process that minimises waste thereby ensuring environmental sustainability. This environmentally friendly aspect, together with its physical and aesthetic features, makes porcelain stoneware the perfect material to renovate any setting and adapt it to the changing times and needs.

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