04/05/2021 - The new Petra porcelain stoneware
collection by Casalgrande Padana
s inspired by the the warmth and beauty of quartzite, capturing all its power and charm. Delicate earthy and sandy shades, neutral and grey nuances and tones with a modern, natural design blend with the imperfections left by the passage of time. A collection that teams the elegant beauty of quartzite with the resistance and versatility of porcelain stoneware.
Petra comes in six different shades (Petra Antracite, Bianca, Grigia, Oro, Perla and Sabbia) and five different formats (from the small 20x20 cm and 20x40 cm sizes to the classic 30x60 cm and 60x60 cm tiles, as well as the large 60x120 cm format). Thanks to the natural surface for indoors and the 20 mm thick antislip surface for outdoors, the new stone-effect stoneware collection can be used for both flooring and coverings, both indoors and outdoors, allowing for the creation of smooth, appealing total looks. The collection is complemented by the 30x30 cm mosaics, with 5x5 cm or 5x15 cm tesserae, and a new series of brick-effect porcelain stoneware decorations.
Perfectly squared and rectified and with antislip surfaces, the stoneware tiles from the new Petra collection are the ideal response to all kinds of project requirements that seek to create continuity between indoor and outdoor areas, using the same type of flooring both for interiors and for terraces, patios, verandas, courtyards, pool edges or paths, both on grass and on gravel. Thanks to their 20 mm thickness, Casalgrande Padana ceramic tiles can be glued to screed, guaranteeing flooring with high load resistance, or dry-laid directly on sand, for flooring that can be walked on immediately. In addition, thanks to the polypropylene supports, available with fixed or adjustable heights, raised flooring for outdoors can be created, with a gap underneath to house electrical and plumbing systems.
A new collection of brick-effect stoneware decorations that complements collections right across the wide Casalgrande Padana range can be used on all kinds of walls, both indoors and outdoors, for the whole wall or just a part, to bring a unique touch of charm to settings and add a rustic, country or urban-style twist. The superb adaptability, resistance and versatility of the Petra porcelain stoneware tiles also make them ideal as coverings for kitchen or bathroom worktops, shower trays, washbasins, shelves, wall cupboards and worktops.
Finally, three different formats (30x60 cm, 60x90 cm and 60x120 cm) can be combined to form a geometrical composition, ideal for enhancing the ceramic tiles and making them the star feature of the whole setting.
Striking a smooth balance with all kinds of furnishing style, from classic to modern, as well as country, rustic and wabi-sabi, for floorings and coverings, both indoors and outdoors, every surface features Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware tiles inspired by the natural elegance of stone. A perfectly balanced colour range of warm, engaging shades, in which small imperfections and irregular features become elements of beauty and prestige, for ceramic tiles able to bring a distinctive, authentic touch to every living space.
Thanks to the excellent technical performance and the material texture, reminiscent of stone to the touch, it can be used in a variety of settings, ranging from residential construction and restoration to commercial surfaces and public buildings.
Maximum hygiene for every setting
Like all other Casalgrande Padana collections, Petra can be requested with Bios Ceramics: the most advanced, exclusive generation of certified, eco-compatible bioactive ceramics for architectural applications, with antibacterial, self-cleaning and pollution abatement properties. Products can feature two treatments - Bios Antibacterial® and Bios Self-Cleaning® - able to respond to all kinds of requirements for applications indoors and outdoors, depending on the specific conditions of use, in both public and residential settings.
Bios Antibacterial® is a specific silver-based treatment able to eliminate 99.9% of the four main strains of bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococcus faecalis) and prevents the formation of mould, yeast and fungi. Protection is constantly active, day and night, even without UV rays, guaranteeing maximum hygiene in all kinds of settings.
Bios Self-Cleaning® is used for external coverings and ventilated facades. When the Bios Self-Cleaning treatment comes into contact with sunlight, it triggers a reaction able to eliminate not only bacteria, but especially the pollutants in the air. It breaks down dirt so that it can be removed by rainwater, thanks to the superhydrophilicity of the ceramic surface. Bios Self-Cleaning® is therefore able to team the renowned aesthetic and performance characteristics of porcelain stoneware coverings with an ability to drastically reduce the cleaning and maintenance operations required for the surfaces, thus guaranteeing significant savings and the maintenance of the quality and beauty of buildings.
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