Coatings suitable for direct contact with water in wet areas and spas.

More and more often, when building a new house or renovating, the great expectations of homeowners lie in the bathroom area. The bathroom today is not only a functional space but also responds to emotional needs as a place entirely dedicated to relaxation, personal care and where to indulge in moments of well-being.

It is therefore important to devote particular care and attention during the design phase to best meet the customer’s needs.

There are technical solutions to recreate the benefits of hydromassage even inside the shower as particular shower heads, each designed and engineered to fulfill different types of jet.

Mosaic covering by Bisazza brand
Mosaic covering by Bisazza brand

The side shower heads give an avant-garde design and functionality that perfectly meets the high standards of a contemporary bathroom. The shower heads with multiple jets are designed to transform a simple shower into a personal SPA experience.

The shower heads can be installed both on the ceiling and on the wall. The wall-mounted shower heads are equipped with an arm, with different lengths, also customisable, that can be oriented for the optimal direction of the water. The modern shower heads adapt to multiple needs and add class and elegance to the bathroom environment. Whether it is cascade, rain, or more modern and equipped with hydromassage, it is essential to carefully evaluate the diffusion of the jet based on the pressure of the water, the jet can be adjusted to have a more or less wide diffusion. If you choose a jet that is too large, the water flow may not be powerful enough.

Tiles by Cerasarda
Tiles by Cerasarda

A waterfall shower usually requires a larger shower head than traditional ones, it is preferable to install this type of shower head in large shower cubicles or cabins, so as to make the most of the water jet. Unlike the rain shower, whose jet falls separately, the waterfall jet descends in a single jet, and is designed to relax the shoulder muscles.

Another option is to use the latest models of shower heads, there are those with rotating jets, those that offer hydromassage to transform the shower into a SPA, and again the multifunctional shower heads that, in addition to massaging the neck, shoulders and cervical, also offer nebulisation, cryotherapy and chromotherapy using led lighting.

Overhead shower from "Meteo" collection by Antonio Lupi
Overhead shower from “Meteo” collection by Antonio Lupi

A shower head is arranged to have different water jets and gives a new dimension to the well-being of a daily gesture. The latest generation shower heads allow us to switch from a cascading water jet, to a tropical rain effect, or to a nebulised rain effect. Modern shower heads are not only designed for water supply, but take on a new role, aimed at bringing more relaxation into our bathroom.

Stainless steel is the most commonly used coating for shower heads, as being in contact with water, the material must not have a tendency to oxidise.

Tile from "Blended" collection by Refin
Tile from “Blended” collection by Refin

The most present showers and shower heads are those with a chrome body, as they last longer over time.

In terms of coatings in wet areas, porcelain stoneware is certainly the most used material because it is perfectly insulating and has zero porosity. Through the use of the latest generation large slabs, the presence of traditional joints is also limited and the passage of water is prevented.

Even the decorative wallpapers now have a waterproof version, through the use of supports specifically designed to be mounted in contact with water.

We present some examples of realisations and we invite you to continue following us for more information and tips on the subject of interior design.

2/3 cm Grés solutions for walkways and gardens

In the design phase, each internal and external space of the house has its own importance and even the garden and open spaces require care and meticulousness, to allow you to better enjoy the home and take advantage of the outdoors.

A well-designed and well-organised outdoor space will give refinement and functionality to the general appearance of the house. To achieve a harmonious appearance, it is advisable to pay attention to all the details, from the furniture style to the flooring. Those lucky enough to have a large garden often want to create a path where they can walk.

Products on the moodboard (from the top): "Evo 2" by Mirage, "Blaze" by Atlas Concorde, "I Neutri" by Artesia
Products on the moodboard (from the top): “Evo 2” by Mirage, “Blaze” by Atlas Concorde, “I Neutri” by Artesia

The garden walkways allow you to create paths within the green area that connect the various spaces. They can be placed in the garden of a villa, to connect the inside with the outside. To create the walkways in the garden, it is necessary to carefully choose the material, opting for the one that creates a perfect combination of aesthetics and functionality.

Outdoor tiles must not only be aesthetically beautiful, but must also withstand extreme climatic conditions. Considering all the aspects that could influence the technical and aesthetic performance is fundamental, before making a choice.

Tiles from "Ceppo di Gres" collection by Cercom
Tiles from “Ceppo di Gres” collection by Cercom

Opting for a porcelain stoneware floor means choosing tiles that reproduce the material essence of natural stone with the performance of a technical product.

Porcelain stoneware is a highly suitable material for outdoor use. Because it is versatile, highly resistant and has the peculiarity of remaining unchanged over time, even when used outdoors, as it can cope with various atmospheric agents and, thanks to its waterproof feature, it is resistant to low temperatures and rain. Its surface does not suffer from prolonged exposure to sunlight. It represents the perfect choice if you want to achieve an optimal aesthetic of the spaces, but paying attention to the yield.

Wood effect porcelain stoneware outdoor floor tiles.
Wood effect porcelain stoneware outdoor floor tiles.

Outdoor flooring is subject to greater wear than indoor flooring and this aspect is often underestimated. For optimal stability, it is preferable to use a thickness of 2/3 cm of the slabs to avoid breakage following a load. They are not only functional, but they furnish and give a more orderly appearance to the garden. Regardless of the type of space, whether small or large, porcelain stoneware fits perfectly, but requires some precautions during installation.

  • The laying on sand is ideal in gardens because the thick tiles, thanks to their weight, are self-locking;
  • Raised installation is carried out on an existing floor, thanks to the aid of supports, and is a perfect system for any type of terrain and to hide any cables or pipes;
  • Laying on grass allows you to create a space with a natural appearance and has a great visual impact;
  • Dry laying allows you to create flooring without resorting to the use of adhesives or cement.
Tiles from "Evolution" collection by Kronos
Tiles from “Evolution” collection by Kronos

Whatever the appearance of the home, porcelain stoneware slabs are an excellent choice for their functionality and the digital printing technology used is able to reproduce any type of material.

Below you can find many products to create a perfect walkway to enhance your garden.