CEMENTINE_RETRÒ | Flooring
Porcelain stoneware wall/floor tiles
Inspired by traditional hexagonal or square concrete floor tiles whose dominant colours often came in shades of grey and brick. In the early 20th century, cementine and concrete chip floors were extremely successful: as they were considered strong and cheap, they were often used for the flooring in both service areas and work spaces. The composition was based on a simple alternation of colours, but cementine tiles were also used to create much more sophisticated decorations, with flowers, meanders and other patterns interpreting the fashionable Liberty and Deco styles, and were also a fresh alternative to carpets, while guaranteeing the same functional demarcation of spaces and visual strength. This revival has become a trend, reinterpreted once more on a ceramic tile with new stylistic and colour solutions.