When you enter a room with stone effect floor tiles there is a completely unique feeling: the echo of a return to the origins of the material, while remaining within the boundaries of contemporary design. Thanks to the design solutions offered by porcelain stoneware, it is possible to convey all the ancient sensations of stone with modern natural stone-effect tiles: the veining and the physical composition, the stratification of the limestone, the visual and tactile nuances all combine to create a product which is completely faithful in its authenticity. Cutting-edge ceramics technology also allows the creation of stone-effect floor tiles with excellent technical performance: surfaces which are resistant to scratches and wear from the ravages of time and accidental impacts, unaffected by either chemicals or the elements, easily sanitized, while always remaining faithful to the original.
When talking about stone-effect floor tiles, we should also point out the enormous range of esthetic possibilities. The texture, the installation pattern, the cut, the color, and the subtone. These are the key ingredients available to designers to allow them to choose the perfect stone-effect tiles for any environment.
The most common floors are those in lighter tones, from white and pearl through to lighter grays. It is a versatile choice which lends itself effectively both to rustic environments and to more modern trends, such as shabby chic and Scandi style. Lighter colors are always useful to visually expand surfaces and make the flooring a major element of the environment.
The beige tones typical of travertine are very popular thanks to their classy, natural look which is the ideal match for neutral tones, creating relaxing, harmonious environments; beige stone-effect floor tiles are also the best choice to create an intimate, family dimension thanks to the warm, welcoming temperature of the stone-effect look. Darker stone-effect floor tiles are extremely sophisticated and elegant, creating ultra-modern, striking floors with an audacious, refined design.
Natural stone-effect tiles
Stone-effect tiles convey authenticity, solidity and a connection with nature. These are the sensations which make stone-effect floor tiles a winning choice for styles ranging from the traditional to the rustic, from the Mediterranean to the Scandinavian. A genuine cornerstone on which to build our idea of design.
Stone carries us down a long path, over the centuries, evoking humans’ first living solutions. Think of natural shelter, for example caves, a feeling of protection which is conveyed in contemporary environments thanks to textured stone-effect floor tiles, taking concrete shape in the styles and temperatures best suited to our idea of living spaces (the warmer tones of Mediterranean styles and the cooler temperatures more typical of Scandinavian style). Stone-effect floor tiles express the most authentic perceptions of design and refinement in stone, at any latitude.
On the subject of the geography of stone, Greece is the home of a natural stone which features in the most refined designs. Oros Stone by Ergon is the stone-effect tiles collection entirely inspired by Greek quartzite. It is a stone which is ready to explore all contemporary possibilities, while retaining all the evocative power of the material. The particular feature of Greek quartzite – the founding element of the collection – is light. Oros Stone tiles are embellished with shiny microcrystals which create unexpected interplays of light between the veining and three-dimensional features of the stone. The six color variants (ranging from White to Anthracite) are available in three different finishes: Natural, Tecnica and Splitstone – a special 3D interlocking structure which adds dynamism to the texture of the tile. The collection is also enhanced by the Multi Prestige Brecciato decoration: this module features an original combination of nine cuts with “chipped” edges which recreate the natural hewn nature of the stone – a detail of authenticity which transfers all the evocative power of stone to contemporary, refined spaces.