Create an industrial chic style with Casalgrande Padana ceramic tiles
Tips and ideas to create an elegant industrial chic home with Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware tiles.
by Sara Costi
The industrial chic design style appeared during the ‘70s in the United States. During that time, abandoned factories, warehouses, and industrial buildings started being converted into residential spaces, meeting the pressing need for low-cost housing. Today, industrial chic is an iconic trend, especially among the younger generations.
This modern, balanced and essential design style draws inspiration from metropolitan cities to create an urban atmosphere, where simplicity and comfort blend in living spaces with timeless charm.
Large windows, distressed walls in light colours, high ceilings, mezzanine floors, and exposed bricks, beams and pipes are typical features of industrial chic. Furnishings usually include recovered objects from different places and periods that emphasise painting and welding imperfections.
But the defining feature of industrial chic is the open space loft where walls are replaced by room dividers, bookcases, or furniture. The higher ceilings are often used to create mezzanine floors. Large windows and industrial features, such as concrete finishes, are other distinctive elements.
The predominant colour in an industrial style home is grey. Its many shades perfectly match the metallic colour of the accessories and the white, beige or black of furniture, walls, and floors.
A typical industrial style home features cement-effect floors, antiqued wood-effect or stone-effect planks. Their colour and textures are soft and, ideally, they feature minimal grout lines to increase the sense of continuity in a setting.
Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware tiles come in a vast array of shades and sizes (from the classic 30×60 cm to the larger 90×180 cm, 120×120 cm, 20×120 cm, 40×120 cm, 120×240 cm e 120×260 cm versions). Their outstanding resistance, durability, and multiple composition options make them the ideal choice for the entire building envelope, from floors to walls. Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware tiles are made solely with natural raw materials and are free of plastics and harmful substances. They are fully recyclable, inert, fire-resistant, non-allergic, and antibacterial. The perfect choice for functional, practical and salubrious settings that improve the wellbeing and quality of life of those who live there.
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