Terracotta-look porcelain stoneware is a perfect example of the contemporary interpretation of traditional materials, made possible by innovative ceramic production technologies.
The artisan clay forms typical of rural constructions in many regions of Italy are in fact re-evoked in a modern key and large, modern sizes, in the collections of terracotta-look porcelain tiles, which allow for the development of floorings with the same aesthetic result as artisan terracotta but coupled with the long-lasting resistance of modern ceramics.
Perfect both to re-create traditional flooring in rustic contexts and for modern design projects, terracotta-look stoneware can be used outdoors, where tiles are to be preferred for their extremely hard-wearing nature, being frost-proof and unaltered by any weather conditions, as well as indoors, thanks to the intrinsically non-porous nature of stoneware, making it resistant to any type of stain and chemical substance and therefore very easy to clean, with no need for any surface treatment with wax or waterproofing products. Terracotta-look porcelain tiles are therefore the ideal choice for those wishing to evoke welcoming atmospheres through elegant material surfaces in warm colours of timeless fascination. Included in a rustic or traditional context, or used to dress up contemporary residential ambiances and innovative commercial or reception areas, terracotta-look porcelain tiles successfully blend the past with the present in contemporary projects of a retro flavour.
Ceramiche Refin has dedicated the Bricklane collection to terracotta-look porcelain tiles, inspired by the London’s famous East End Brick Lane, symbol of the rebirth of the industrial and artisan suburbs that became the home to new artistic trends, and the new Fornace line in which the fascination of terracotta floor tiles takes on a modern look in essential surfaces and contemporary large sizes.