Stone and wood are the most primordial matter, serving humanity as a building substance, protection, and also as functional and aesthetic material. Natural stones have an infinite number of shades, varied chemical composition, and physical properties – from soft, absorbent, and porous limestones to hard marbles and granites. How to use the beauty of stone with the simultaneous guarantee of certain desirable properties of usage? You can opt for ceramic collections which faithfully reproduce the appearance of natural stones.
Nature in a ceramic edition
Ceramic tiles with stone stylistics are an “iron”, timeless repertoire of ceramic manufacturers from all over the world. Ceramic collections can reproduce the appearance of almost all natural stones which can be found in nature.
And if in the former times each tile was marked with the same “seal” of the stone figure, now it is difficult to distinguish it from the original prototype. It is because the modern production technologies – digital printing or double charge, allow to achieve the effect of uniqueness of each tile.
In a polished, elegant version
Polished tiles with a stone look make an enormous impression. They add elegance and exclusivity to interiors.
Combining mat and polished tiles may be an additional aesthetic treatment. Such a combination provokes the intended contrast which makes ceramic surfaces more attractive. The similar effect may be achieved with the combination of tiles with the same graphics and a significantly different format – large-format tiles and mosaics, for instance.
A large-format polished tiles on the floor, and – on selected parts of the walls – a stone mosaic.
The rawness of the rock can easily be transferred to contemporary interiors – owing to the only one in Europe the technology of double charge combined with dry dyeing (Freestile). Thanks to this production innovation, the surface of each ceramic tile can look unique, while maintaining the nature and heterogeneous texture of natural stone.
The stone look of the ceramics perfectly blends with wood (both natural and ceramic one), as well as with fashionable concrete.
Unique graphics of each tile, large format, and discreet mosaic decorations.
Grey, raw, chilly
Raw, grey stone is associated simultaneously with calmness and stability and the fantasy of nature on the other hand. The cloudy, interpenetrating shades of the ceramic floor are the perfect background for the vivid colours behind the window and the colourful world of interior decoration. The versatility of stone collections works well in the space of the living room, hall, kitchen, and bathroom.
Neutral grey background is a good base for various arrangements.
Ceramic precious… stone!
We got used to usable ceramics for marbles, sandstones, travertine, granite, shale, pebbles – in their most varied versions. However – since there are no limitations in the field of design for ceramics – nothing stands in the way of entering even… precious stones into the interior! 🙂
The inspiration can be, for instance, agate, with its unique, expressive drawing of colourful, symmetrical ribbons. Below, the implementation of this bold idea in practice (innovative glazing provides depth effect).
The polished surface enhances the effect of exclusivity.
Stone textures and geometric gouging
Modern trends combine opposites in an original way – for example, the neutrality of grey, modest stone surfaces with their geometrical, spatial version. Geometric patterns, grooved or carved like in the rock, clearly contrast with the quiet tranquillity of the base tiles. The introduction of a deep structure to the interior creates an interesting play of light which enlivens the space.
A stone with a geometric structure. The Stone City collection, 29.8 x 89.8 cm.
Nature hewn in small forms
Ideas for ceramic stone can be counted in hundreds. One of them are natural, split stones of various sizes, reproduced on the rough surface of tiles. The organic combination of grey ash and beige colours fits perfectly into the harsh landscape. It will also work well as a visual “warmer” which will add a rustic expression to the interior of the house or its surroundings.
As close to nature as possible.
- Stone has always inspired designers and we can assume that this timeless trend will continue.
- Ceramic tiles are an excellent alternative to demanding natural stone.
- Contemporary ceramic collections do not resemble the old patterns with glaring, repetitive graphics at all.
- The most modern production technologies allow to faithfully reproduce the appearance and texture of any type of stone, preserving the uniqueness of each tile.
- The richness of stone collections allows you to arrange space in your preferable style – from classic, through minimalism, eco, rustic to palace style.
- Thanks to the ceramic collections, you can decorate the space, using even the precious stones.
- Stone patterns can be a neutral background or – on the contrary – constitute the main decorative accent in space.