by Sara Costi
The constant evolution of the living style concept in recent decades has conditioned design criteria for every area in the home. In this context, the bathroom area also takes on new importance in terms of style and function, becoming a place to relax and devote time to well-being and body care. Each design element and detail must be studied carefully, paying particular attention to the choice of flooring and coverings in porcelain stoneware, which form the base of every furnishing style.
How to choose the tiles best suited to your style
The choice of the tiles for the floorings and coverings of the bathroom is not always simple, given the huge variety of products and solutions on the market, many of which appear very similar. The first step is to consider the style you intend to give the bathroom; you can then identify the best product in terms of durability, functionality and hygiene that also looks attractive and offers an adequate colour range to interpret the furnishing style you are looking for.
Casalgrande Padana cementine tiles are an excellent furnishing choice for those looking to create a style with a provençal flavour, and are suitable for both floors and walls. In neutral shades that offer perfect continuity, and featuring unique decorations, they bring character and a touch of tradition to living spaces.
Lovers of shabby chic style can choose from the beautiful, rare varieties of the wood-effect porcelain stoneware tiles in the Classwood, Country Wood and Geowood collections, in which diversity becomes beauty and offers new options for expression; or they might like to go for the porcelain stoneware strip tiles of Newood, Tavolato or Ulivo, where the delicate colours and extra-fine texture offer a faithful reproduction of the splendid wood, with its gnarls and prestigious grain.
The classic allure of marble
Casalgrande Padana’s three new collections - Marmoker, Marmosmart and Onici, are giving a new twist to the sophisticated charm and elegant beauty typical of quarried marble. Shades of grey blend with colours bathed in light, shaping contemporary living spaces that team beauty with practical appeal, creating bespoke solutions. The undisputed technical features and the vast array of colours, sizes and surfaces available make Casalgrande Padana’s marble-effect porcelain stoneware perfect for tiling floors and walls, as well as furnishing elements such as tops, wall units and shelves.
In recent years, porcelain stoneware flooring and coverings with geometric shapes have come right back into fashion, and the most popular and widely used are hexagonal tiles. Thanks to their versatility, they are ideal for the bathroom area, both as a decorative element to frame the whole shower area, or to highlight the wall with the washbasin or bathroom fittings.
Rigour, elegance, modernity: these are the hallmark features of minimalist style; a small number of perfectly combined, functional furnishing elements, squared lines, wall-hung bathroom fittings, subtle, uniform colours and cement-effect or stone-effect porcelain stoneware floorings and coverings, such as those in Casalgrande Padana’s Architecture, Basaltina and Beton collections.
Granite-effect porcelain stoneware
We have recently witnessed a return to Venetian flooring, which thanks to the sophistication and elegance of the random, irregular repetition of the marble elements it is composed of, turns surfaces into elements of decoration that create the effect of a natural carpet.