On 13 and 14 November, Casalgrande Padana will be at stand 557 of Boutique Design, in the Jacob K. Convention Centre in New York
On 13 and 14 November, Casalgrande Padana will be at Boutique Design in the Jacob K. Convention Centre in New York. ICE, the Italian Trade Agency, has organised a collective participation effort along with Ceramics of Italy, in collaboration with the trade association Confindustria Ceramica. Boutique Design New York will focus on the promotion of design products for hotels, restaurants and spas, and will be attended by professionals in the hospitality and contract sector.
The contract and hospitality sectors are among those called upon to respond to new needs and changing requirements: in the light of the environmental emergencies and climate changes under way, the hospitality sector will also be called on to use sustainable, eco-friendly materials, and to design buildings that seek energy-efficient ways to reduce CO2 emissions.
Significant changes are also under way in retail, where the digital revolution is increasingly turning bricks-and-mortar stores into “retail 5.0” stores, set to offer an increasingly sensory purchasing experience, focused on entertainment and storytelling. This new scenario will require a rethink of retail spaces, which will need to fulfil the strategic role of physical stores and attract customers, meeting safety requirements while at the same time guaranteeing a pleasant purchasing, sharing and social experience.
Stylish and functional, porcelain stoneware has played a key role for many years in retail, hospitality and hotels. It is attractive, versatile, hard-wearing, hygienic, safe and low-maintenance, as well as long-lasting and fire-resistant, making it ideal for bringing added value to the purchasing experience. Casalgrande Padana stoneware tiles are the ideal choice for shops, boutiques, lounge bars, restaurants, hotels, resorts, swimming pools, spas, saunas, wellness areas and all kinds of commercial spaces. They can be used in both indoors and outdoor areas, given their resistance to wear and tear and to high footfall. They are also beautiful to look at, making them the perfect surfaces to show off all kinds of spaces and complementing the rest of the décor.
Casalgrande Padana offers a wide variety of solutions able to turn ceramic surfaces into an integrated, advanced system able to respond to the most demanding requests in terms of architectural quality, performance levels, durability and sustainability.
Casalgrande Padana has more than 60 concrete-effect, coloured, wood-effect, marble-effect, metal-effect or stone-effect porcelain stoneware collections that are the perfect choice for all kinds of uses in the retail and hospitality sectors.
A rich variety of textures, tones, sizes (from 8.2×25 cm brick tiles up to the large 120×120 cm, 120×240 cm and 160×320 cm options) and thicknesses offers numerous colour and design solutions to create exceptionally versatile solutions.
With large-size stoneware tiles in a thickness of just 6 mm, which can be used to tile surfaces with minimal joints, seamless floor-to-wall looks can be used for reception and conference halls, spa centres and wellness areas.
Casalgrande Padana also offers a dry-laying system, which brings a radical change to the traditional concept of ceramic flooring, while maintaining all its hallmark qualities, turning it from a static element into a dynamic, flexible system.
Extremely easy and versatile when it comes to laying, it is beautifully finished and resistant to both evenly distributed and concentrated loads, making it the ideal flooring solution for exhibition spaces, showrooms, temporary shops and any other type of commercial setting.
The Casalgrande Padana installation system can be laid in seconds, and can be used and walked on immediately. Thanks to a simple interlocking anchoring system, it is possible to create a stable surface with endless configuration options, without gluing and without expensive work to prepare the base underneath. Each interlocked element forms a new floor that can be walked on immediately, giving the setting a new look without the lengthy work required for traditional laying operations, and guaranteeing a practically clean working area.
When combined with a number of extraordinary functions, these system elements can be used to create smart flooring. For example, by integrating sensors and control modules, it is possible to measure the flow of visitors through shopping malls and adjust lighting and climate control. Wiring and electrification are also made simple and attractive, with variable cable ducts and junction boxes that can be installed flexibly under the tiles.
The commercial and tourism sectors, as well as wellness areas, are increasingly having to cope with the effects of bacterial contamination. A safe, effective, ecological response is offered by the world of ceramics, with the Bios Antibacterial® treatment, which provides an efficient shield against the spread of bacteria. The treatment, able to eliminate 99% of the four main strains of bacteria, is available on a selection of collections in the catalogue, and can be applied on request to the whole Casalgrande Padana range.