Porcelain stoneware: all the advantages
Porcelain stoneware is a versatile material
The wide variety of textures, colours, formats, decorations and thicknesses and the high technical performance allow the use of porcelain stoneware tiles in various areas both indoors and outdoors, ranging from residential buildings to commercial surfaces and public buildings subject to heavy foot traffic, up to large swimming facilities, wellness centers and spas. Porcelain stoneware slabs are also the ideal choice for facade applications and can also be used as cladding for the development of large surfaces with vertical, inclined or curvilinear surfaces natural stone slabs.
Lastly, stoneware slabs are the perfect choice for creatively covering tables, coffee tables, kitchen and bathroom tops, shower trays and washbasins, shelves, wall units, worktops, partition walls, scenic backdrops and even elements for garden furniture.
Underfloor heating: the advantages of porcelain stoneware
Porcelain stoneware , having a high transmittance and good thermal conductivity (equal to about 1.3 W/mK), is one of the best materials to use in the case of underfloor heating as it shows a greater aptitude in transmitting heat through thermal conduction . For better heat diffusion and less dispersion, it is possible to use large-sized porcelain stoneware slabs with a thickness reduced to just 6.5mm which allow the heat to spread constantly and evenly. Indeed, the use of large-format stoneware ceramic slabs requires a bed full of adhesion(i.e. a layer of adhesive under the ceramic slab free of air bubbles) which, together with laying with joints reduced to a minimum, favors an immediate heat transmission benefit.
Porcelain stoneware is ideal for a home with home automation technology
In addition to the traditional installation on screed with glue , the porcelain stoneware slabs can be installed dry, by means of interlocking installation . It is thus possible to create intelligent flooring that integrates sensors and control modules under the laying surface for a house equipped with home automation technology, full of innovations and functional for reducing energy consumption.
Wiring and electrification are also carried out in a simple and elegant way via variable cable ducts and electrical boxes that can be installed flexibly under the ceramic slab.