The cement-effect stoneware by Italgraniti is enjoying growing success, thanks to the increased dimensions of the sizes that our technologies allow us, both in traditional and reduced thickness. Cement-effect ceramics is appreciated for its neutral, textured colours that are easy to match and matt, soft or more structured surfaces. The appeal is mainly in the reference to living styles more closely linked to the metropolitan imagination, but also in the essentiality and neutrality of a material, the symbol of the modern world.
Cement can be considered as an aesthetic category in its own right within the world of interior design. A material with a typically architectural vocation, cement has characterised the XX century, coming to shape a certain taste in interior design as well, made up of a fascination for the unfinished, for the raw appearance of materials and for their recovery.
Cement-effect porcelain stoneware cleanses the space of all frills, imbuing it with an intense textural perception and restoring essentiality to the composition, complete freedom to imagine the most diverse combinations. Thanks to cement-effect stoneware floor and wall tiles by Italgraniti, both residential and commercial premises return to a sort of decorative grade zero, from which unique, ultra-modern indoor and outdoor contexts can be created.
In its most harmonious variations, ceramic cement and the resin effect are now a classic: discreet surfaces and colour palettes, easy to cross-match with most furnishings and accessories, as well as with other porcelain stoneware surfaces, such as wood effect or metal effect. What is certain is that nothing like the concrete effect manages to show such a wide range of uses that it is perfect for any residential or commercial environment. The possibility of obtaining hyper-realistic ceramic surfaces today allows us to interpret the cement effect in the most diverse ways: now through refined and minimalist graphic patterns, now rough and marked by wear and tear and the passage of time. All this while maintaining a strong reference to the concept of industrial and metropolitan architecture that characterised the last century.
For example, the brushed cement effect porcelain stoneware by Italgraniti reproduces the effects of hand trowelling in a surprising way: through ripples and surface movements carefully reproduced, ceramics recreates a natural-looking resin effect, reminiscent of the finest craftsmanship tradition. The surfaces then become warm and lively; they bear traces of the craftsmanship of skilled artisans, enhanced by the proportions of the large sizes and a highly valued range of colours. At other times, the cement-effect tiles reproduce this material in its purest essentiality, minimalist aesthetic that conceals a textural complexity made up of measured essentiality and in-depth study of colours. Another declination of cement-effect stoneware through a chromatic selection of natural pigments and a soft, tactile textural quality, takes us back to raw clay, spontaneously imperfect in the natural movements of its s