Nature inspires interior design. Biophilia as the main theme of the graphics, Jungle and foliage also on the tiles.

Contact with nature improves the quality and expectations of life, giving an immediate feeling of well-being. One suggestion to obtain this effect in a room is to include some elements in an interior design project, whether they are furnishings or finishes, which recall the feeling of being immersed in nature.

Hot Blue Wild tile from "Artwork" collection by Boxer Mosaics
Hot Blue Wild tile from “Artwork” collection by Boxer Mosaics

Speaking of porcelain stoneware tiles, digital printing has allowed the creation of graphics that take us directly to the most distant tropical forests, evoking the charm of exotic landscapes or in a flowery field or simply in a wood.

The decorative subjects are varied, with no limits to creativity and can also be personalised. This allows infinite design solutions even with stylised and more refined subjects.

Tiles from "Artwork" collection by Boxer Mosaics
Tiles from “Artwork” collection by Boxer Mosaics

Whether they are applied to a kitchen, a living room or a bathroom, they can only have a positive effect on mood.

A graphic that has currently found a lot of success among designers and architects is the Jungle effect. The wall will acquire depth and will be inhabited by tigers, lions and parrots, the existing prints are varied and also present many alternatives in terms of color palette.

There are various formats on the market, from the smallest tiles to the largest formats, designed to obtain the suitable covering for the design requirements.

Opting for an accent wall is also a good solution to give character to sophisticated environments such as restaurants and bars or relaxation corners inside offices.

Tiles from Alchimia collection by Marazzi
Tiles from Alchimia collection by Marazzi

Stoneware, as always, represents the most suitable solution, and is a very versatile material, which ensures residence and durability over time, and the various prints make it perfect also from an aesthetic point of view.

In fact, porcelain stoneware lends itself well to being used in any environment, it is waterproof and resistant, which makes it perfect for a bathroom or to cover the walls of the kitchen.

"Lyric" tile from Artistic Mosaic collection by Trend Group
“Lyric” tile from Artistic Mosaic collection by Trend Group

If you would like to learn more about the technical characteristics of porcelain stoneware, you will find several posts in our blog.

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Bars: floors with high traffic, the “PEI” index of abrasion resistance and the “R” index of the slipperiness of the tiles.

Whether it’s a bar, a restaurant or a commercial activity, when it comes to choosing the floor, you need to carefully choose a covering that can respond to various types of needs.

In sectors where there is a high flow of foot traffic, it is important to have floors that reflect certain characteristics, such as resistance to abrasion.

When you go to buy tiles, sometimes unknown abbreviations are listed.

Among these, there is the PEI index, which classifies the level of resistance to abrasion. Depending on where it is placed, the tile will be subject to greater or lesser foot traffic, which leads to surface abrasion.

The PEI index ranges from 0 to 5: zero value represents a tile that is not resistant to abrasion, while 5 represents a more resistant one. Those with a low PEI index cannot be used as tiles for a high traffic floor but can still be used for a wall covering.

For a bar, or for a heavily trafficked commercial area, floors must combine many needs: aesthetics, safety, hygiene and maintenance. However, the choice must also take into consideration the PEI index, as they are spaces subject to greater wear, it is therefore advisable to use tiles with a high PEI index, in fact if the PEI index is high, the floor will tend less to deteriorate from wear.

The “R” index is also important, in fact it indicates the coefficient of slipperiness, and classifies the tiles according to their coefficient of friction.

The optimal solution is porcelain stoneware, a very resistant and versatile ceramic; it is a material that has the characteristic of adapting perfectly to any type of room, whether it is glazed, smooth or full body, porcelain stoneware is also able to satisfy the most particular aesthetic needs, as it can be transformed into a reproduction of materials better known, such as wood, stone, marble, concrete.

Porcelain stoneware has a high resistance to abrasion, is highly waterproof and easy to remove stains, making it perfect for commercial floors. Whether it has decorations or is minimal, stoneware is always the answer even for floors subject to heavy foot traffic.

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