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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.