Tiling your walls with porcelain stoneware: how high should you go?

Feb. 5, 2022

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The walls of your home provide an excellent opportunity to unleash your creativity. You can paint, wallpaper, or tile them, experimenting with styles, colours, and textures. If you decide to tile them, make sure to choose the right material. Porcelain stoneware tiles are easy to lay and clean. They’re practical, versatile, and have outstanding technical features, making them perfect both inside the home and out. Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware tile collections allow you to mix and match styles in any room according to the latest trends.

New porcelain stoneware bathroom tiles

When you mention tiled walls, the bathroom is probably the first room that springs to mind. Today, bathroom wall tiles are no longer just useful against moisture, water splashes, and mould but are also more aesthetically pleasing. According to the latest design trends, next-generation porcelain stoneware tiles are ideal for half-tiled bathroom walls that create an interrupted flow with the flooring or colour accents in floor-to-ceiling tiles.

There’s no fixed rule when it comes to tiling height. It all depends on the size of the room and the style you choose. For example, if you have a small or medium-sized bathroom, it’s better to reduce changes in tiling level. But if you have a large bathroom, you can play around more with large-format tiles and even go for a floor-to-ceiling option.

Flooring: Cementina Multicolor Grigia - Coverings: Brickworks Nuances, Mercurio Lux, and Atelier Brume
Coverings: Atelier Ottanio - Flooring: Pietre di Sardegna Caprera

Kitchen tiles: beyond backsplashes

In the kitchen, tiles are exposed to heat, moisture, grease, and stains. That’s why getting the material wrong is not an option. Porcelain stoneware tiles are easy to lay and clean. In addition, their outstanding technical features make them non-absorbent, durable, fire-resistant, hygienic, and antibacterial (thanks to the Bios Antibacterial® treatment available upon request). They are perfect for the kitchen because they don’t fear stains, abrasion, or moisture. Moreover, porcelain stoneware tiles add an elegant personal touch to any kitchen, thanks to the wide range of sizes, thicknesses, colours, and textures (concrete-effect, wood-effect, marble-effect, metal-effect, and stone-effect).

Depending on the style you choose, you can tile just the backsplash (the wall behind the sink and the stove, which should be 50 to 70 cm tall) or the entire wall, from floor to ceiling. You can even tile the countertop. But there’s more. Large-format slabs (e.g. 120x120, 120x240, 120x270, and 160x320 cm) allow for hardly visible grout lines, creating visual continuity between the kitchen and other rooms.

Coverings: Onice Quarzo - Flooring: Onice Ghiaccio
Coverings: Limpha Coral Rose - Flooring: Planks Beige
Coverings: Brickworks Nuances Petunia Nera Lux - Flooring: Tavolato Marrone Chiaro
Flooring and coverings: Opus Grigio and Cementina Multicolor Grigia

And what about the bedroom?

Porcelain stoneware bedroom wall tiles combine beauty and quality to create a stunning headboard or accent wall behind the bed. You can either use large-format slabs or small tiles for a more decorative effect. Large-format tiles and minimal grout lines create a wallpaper effect, ideal for floor-to-ceiling tiled walls in large bedrooms.

Conversely, the smaller decorative tiles from the Brickworks Muretto collection give life to creative yet practical headboards. Furthermore, the hypoallergenic, hygienic and antibacterial properties of Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware tiles make them perfect also for hotels and other hospitality facilities.

Living and outdoor areas

Whatever the style of your living area, porcelain stoneware tiles are sure to make it more welcoming and vibrant. You can even use them to create a focal wall or other highlights, for example, covering a fireplace. In both cases, the tiling height and tile size will depend on your needs. If you want to create harmonious, uninterrupted continuity between interiors and exteriors, you can use the same or similar tiles.

Coverings: Atelier Ottanio and Atelier Cristallo - Flooring: Tavolato Grano
Coverings: Brickworks Nuances Cameo Lux
Coverings: Limpha Coral Rose
Coverings: Brickworks Petra Sabbia - Flooring: Petra Sabbia
Coverings: Brickworks Petra Sabbia - Flooring: Petra Sabbia

Who said that porcelain stoneware tiles were only for floors? No, they are one of the trendiest ideas to decorate the walls of your home. And Casalgrande Padana’s vast range helps architects and designers experiment with colours and tiling heights to create unique and personalised spaces.

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