Home environments have taken on new meanings and values, adapting to the changing requirements of everyday life and regaining the role of a safe haven in which to find our own individuality. In the future, greater attention will also be paid to designing modular, flexible spaces, with layouts that can be adapted to the different needs of the various family members, to the use of antibacterial, eco-compatible and natural materials, as well as to home automation technologies, functional to avoid wasting energy and able to team comfort with increased safety.
The need to boost well-being and offer more practical solutions for the home has shed light on the importance not only of an inviting home, but on the need for living space that allow us to enjoy the outdoors: a patio, a veranda, a terrace or a garden with a swimming pool.
Maximum hygiene in the home
The current public health emergency has brought to light new needs, especially within the home: from the need for greater comfort and well-being to the need to live in a healthy, hygienic environment, with clean air and a reduced amount of allergens. Casalgrande Padana offers Bios Antibacterial, the exclusive silver-based treatment able to eliminate 99% of bacteria present on the ceramic surface. The antibacterial capacity is permanently incorporated into the stoneware tiles, and is active at all times, both in the presence of light and in the dark; it does not require UV rays for activation. Bios Antibacterial® uses a silver ion technology that blocks the metabolism of bacteria, eliminating them and preventing them from spreading, with efficacy tested on the four main strains of bacteria.
Casalgrande Padana ceramic tiles are guaranteed and certified, making them one of the most modern, versatile resources modern project design can offer, for furnishing solutions able to respond to contemporary bio-building criteria. Composed exclusively of natural raw materials, free from plastic and harmful substances, Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware is completely recyclable, inert, fire-resistant, nonallergenic and remains unalterable over time.
Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware tiles are obtained using a closed-cycle production process, in which elaborate anti-pollution equipment allow for the recycling and complete recovery of all the components, with substantially zero emissions and dispersion: 0% harmful emissions, 100% reduction in water impact, 99.5% of waste recovered, 74% self-produced energy and 100% eco-compatible packaging. This cutting-edge production process is focused on sustainability issues that take account of developments, scientific research and the most effective experiences regarding the environment, seeking, as far as possible, to prevent pollution in order to respect and safeguard the landscape and the balance of the surrounding area.
Interlocking installation for home automation
The dry interlocking installation system for porcelain stoneware floors is a quick, technically complete and elegant solution, able to engage with home automation systems for a smart home able to meet the most complex design requirements. Unlike a traditional system in which the various functions in the home are activated by switches or knobs that do not interact with each other, home automation systems offer the possibility to coordinate the operation of the various interconnected devices. With dry interlocking installation, it is possible to create smart flooring, which – by integrating sensors and command modules underneath the surface – can regulate light and temperature, for a functional home that offers a wealth of innovations and is able to reduce consumption and prevent energy from being wasted.
Porcelain stoneware for outdoors
Choosing flooring for outdoors is of crucial importance, because it provides the basic style inspiration to ensure the flooring of the terrace, balcony, loggias or garden walkway is in harmony with the style of the home as a whole. For outdoor areas, Casalgrande Padana offers Extragres 2.0 a wide range of stone, wood and concrete-effect colours in the Amazzonia, Chalon, Country Wood, Manhattan, Pietra Baugè, Pietre di Sardegna and Kerblock collections, as well as the new collections Nature Metropolis and Petra. Perfectly squared and rectified, Casalgrande Padana’s versatile, resistant and functional porcelain stoneware tiles are the ideal response to all kinds of design needs.