From the thinnest ceramics in the world to virtuous models of circular economy and production processes as much as 100% sustainable, the world of ceramics, stone, and wallpaper for outdoors offers products and materials with excellent technical performance, anti-slip performance, and resistance to water and ultraviolet rays.
Advance Skin (on cover) by Cotto d’Este is the thinnest ceramic in the world, only 3.5 mm with excellent strength. Large, ultra-thin Kerlite slabs have a balanced mix of details from different kinds of natural stones. The ultimate result is a perfect mix of the expressiveness of slate and the elegance of marble veins. It comes in four hues –Chalk, Greige, Silver and Graphite – ideal for interior or outdoor spaces, with a natural finish and matte reflections.
The Uniche collection by Marazzi uses a new technology, 3D Ink, applied for the first time to the structure and surface, giving the collection a highly realistic stone effect. StepWise technology adds non-slip performance to the soft surface. Four colors suggest four natural stones, ranging from warm to cooler nuances with striking variations in tone and pattern, especially in the dark colors.
Lagom from Terratinta features neutral tones that are warm and primarily light, ranging from white and beige to charcoal. Its grainy appearance evokes its connection with limestone and makes it particularly suitable for contemporary design settings, creating continuity between indoors and outdoors. The Lagom Outdoor surfaces, available in Beige, Oyster and Smoke, come in the classic 20 mm thickness and are easily adaptable to terraces, gardens, balconies, and all outdoor locations.
In the Sensi of Casa Dolce Casa collection, designed by Matteo Thun for Florim Ceramiche large ceramic surfaces tell an age-old story of mixed earths, made of large slabs. The collection was designed with special attention to its environmental and energy impact and contains up to 41% recycled materials, made from a production process that is sustainable up to 100%, both in water consumption and self-produced electricity.
Featuring a minimalist, refined style, NOORD, made by Ceramiche Keope, comes in a selection of neutral tones – Grey, Taupe, Anthracite, Gold, White, Ivory, and Silver – in a collection whose essence is simple yet powerful. The constant technological development that the company pursues has let it make matte surfaces a Natural R10 anti-slip coefficient that makes the tile surface very soft while ensuring excellent technical performance.
The LUCE collection by Iris Ceramica Group, designed by Guillermo Mariotto, is available in six different neutral hues. The 300×100 cm and 100×100 cm sizes enhance the interplay of the colors and decorative patterns. Designed for indoor or outdoor applications, Luce is perfect for retail and residential interiors as well as outside facades, for high-prestige architectural and urban redevelopment projects. Luce, in a pearl finish, is also available as an Active Surfaces® eco-active surface, with antibacterial, antiviral, anti-pollution, anti-odor, and self-cleaning properties.
Available in a thickness of 20 mm, the stone slabs with a stoneware effect Nature by Casalgrande Padana can be laid outdoors with glue on screed, ensuring high resistance to loads on the floor, or they can be laid without mortar directly on sand, gravel, or grass. This makes flooring that can be walked on immediately, and the natural surface for the interior and the non-slip surface for the exterior lets floors and coverings be designed either with complete color and material continuity or with attractive color contrasts.
Moving on to the world of wallpapers, Out System by Wall&decò (theme by Bau-man, design by Debonademeo) is an innovative outdoor wallpaper resistant to rain and yellowing with antismog properties. It gives new life to patios, terraces, and facades, rendering wall decor a full-fledged architectural element through an original aesthetic definition of the exterior.
TheWallPepper® H2O-OFFsystem is the fruit of in-depth technical research to bring the decorative power of WallPepper® images to outdoor settings in contact with water. It is made up of special technical sheets in high-density WallPepper® FiberGlass and the two-component polyurethane solvent WallSilk®SOL, which is transparent and resistant to water, acid rain, and ultraviolet rays. The WallPepper® H2O-OFFsystem is intended for applications to external walls and in all settings with running water, including in prolonged contact.