Wellness collections: a mix of technology, safety, sustainability and design

Porcelain stoneware is a popular choice for wellness areas and centres such as thermal baths, saunas and swimming pools: available in a wide range of formats and colours, it offers architects and interior designers great formal freedom in design and realisation. It is a material that guarantees high technical performance and meets stringent requirements for comfort, safety and hygiene. These include a high anti-slip coefficient to prevent falls and injuries; impermeability and water resistance to prevent the formation of mould or stains; ease of cleaning to ensure the health of people and hygiene of the environment; comfort during use; durability against humidity, heat and wear. Last but not least, flooring for wellness areas must be aesthetically pleasing and able to co-ordinate with the design of the environments, evoking emotions and sensorial stimuli, making water the protagonist in both its relaxing and energising functions.

High technical-performance features

In order to meet all design requirements, Casalgrande Padana has developed a selection of porcelain stoneware collections to offer floor and wall tiles with attractive colours, reliable in terms of safety, non-slip, easy to clean, hygienic and antibacterial (thanks to the Bios Antibacterial® technology available upon request). Made exclusively of natural raw materials, free from harmful substances, Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware is a recyclable material, fireproof, hypoallergenic, unalterable, resistant to bending, wear, abrasion, chemical agents and chlorine, non-absorbent, easy to install, clean and maintain.

As natural as water

In addition to the Elementi and Landscape collections designed for indoor pool flooring and wall cladding, the company has selected the Amazzonia, Boulder, Chalon, Country Wood, Eco Concrete, Marte, Mineral Chrom, Newood, Petra, Pietra Baugè and Pietre di Sardegna collections, complete with mosaics, decorations and special pieces for the back and wall cladding of indoor and outdoor pools, spas and outdoor pools, capable of satisfying all customisation needs and offering maximum design versatility.

Wall coverings

For wall cladding of rooms such as changing rooms, showers and wellness areas, for flooring of common areas for dining, relaxing or waiting, the choice can also include the new Atelier and Brickworks Nuances, Brickworks Petra and Brickworks Muretto collections.

Maximum hygiene

Bios Antibacterial® is the exclusive silver-based treatment capable of eliminating 99% of bacteria on the ceramic surface. The antibacterial capacity is permanently incorporated into the stoneware slabs and is always active, both in light and dark, without the need for UV light for activation. The treatment adopts silver ion technology that blocks the metabolism of bacteria, eliminating them and preventing their proliferation, with tested effectiveness on the four main bacterial strains: Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa. It also prevents the formation of moulds, yeasts and fungi, the main culprits of bad odours, making environments healthier and more pleasant to smell even in the absence of light. The treatment is incorporated into the ceramic product before firing, becoming a permanent and irreversible part of it, guaranteeing the effectiveness of the treatment over time.

Opening: the Amazon collection in Dragon White and Dragon Chocolate for the Hotel Ajda in Slovenia.