Choosing a layout for porcelain stoneware wall tiles

Sept. 20, 2022

Choosing a layout for porcelain stoneware wall tiles

by Sara Costi

Porcelain stoneware tiles for walls are the solution of the moment for elegant living rooms, sophisticated bedrooms and contemporary bathrooms, or to bring a rustic chic touch to kitchens. Stoneware tiles are also ideal for outdoor walls on patios and verandas, or to create a feature on an outside wall of the pool area.

Covering: Brickworks Cameo

Boasting superb technical qualities and impressive versatility, porcelain stoneware can be used throughout interiors and exteriors. Available in a variety of effects, surfaces and sizes, porcelain stoneware adapts effortlessly to numerous décor styles. Different layouts can be chosen depending on the size of the tiles and the setting. All kinds of structural and style requirements can be met by combining layout combinations: horizontal, staggered, vertical, mixed, herringbone, etc.

Covering: Opus Cementina Multicolor Grigia

Horizontal layout for walls

In the classic horizontal layout, the tiles are placed side by side. Suitable for both large tiles and smaller sizes, the horizontal layout can feature mosaic decorations or team large-size tiles with smaller ones. Staggered joints reminiscent of the typical brick pattern are also suitable for wall coverings.

Covering: Atelier Lavanda
Covering: Architecture White and C Cool Grey mosaic
Earth by Pininfarina Blu
Niche tiled with: Brickworks Nuances Blue Sherpa
Covering: Brickworks Nuances Verde Persia
Brickworks Muretto Calce
Brickworks Muretto Grigio
Flooring: Petra Sabbia – Covering: Brickworks Petra Sabbia

Vertical layout for walls

Arranging tiles vertically makes walls look higher, making this layout especially suitable for rooms with low ceilings. The best choice for this laying pattern is rectangular tiles: either the small 8.2x25 cm size, found, for example, in the Brickworks Nuances collection, or 20x120 cm wood-effect stoneware strip tiles, such as those in the Country Wood collection.

Covering: Country Wood Tortora - Vertical layout
Brickworks Nuances Cameo Lux - Vertical layout
Covering: Brickworks Nuances Petunia Nera Lux - Vertical layout
Brickworks Nuances Blue Sherpa - Vertical layout

Another interesting solution compatible with different décor styles and the latest trends is to use porcelain stoneware tiles for a wood panelling effect. This wall covering option has a height of between 90 and 120 cm that runs right along the perimeter of the room. Boiserie can be created using both small and large sizes and studied in shades of the same colour as the floor, making it perfect for bringing a touch of dynamism to the whole setting.

Herringbone layout for walls

Right back in fashion also for walls, the herringbone layout creates a dynamic effect, especially when featured on a single wall, such as in a large shower, or as the backdrop for a bathroom wall.

With original colour combinations or ton-sur-ton solutions, Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware tiles can be used for whole walls or just a part of them. They’re ideal to create a new visual focus for a setting, perhaps coordinated with the flooring. A perfect blend of style and function, featuring simple shades and plain colours, ready to liven up any setting and every application.

Flooring and Covering: Opus Beige - Cementina Multicolor Beige

Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware is durable, unalterable, non-absorbent, fire-resistant and with excellent bending strength. It is resistant to wear and tear and frost and able to withstand temperature fluctuations at any latitude. It does not warp, is colour-fast and inalterable, and is easy to both lay and clean. Made from exclusively natural raw materials and free from plastic and harmful substances, it is also eco-compatible and fully recyclable.

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