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Porcelain Stoneware Cement Effect: the charm of industrial and Modern style

December 1, 2023

Concrete-effect porcelain tile is a type of ceramic tile that imitates the look and texture of concrete. Porcelain tile is a compact ceramic material that is very popular because of its durability and versatility.It consists mainly of clay, feldspar and natural minerals, components that make it the perfect choice for floor and wall tiles, regardless of the decorating style of one's surroundings.

In today's in-depth look at cement-effect porcelain tiles, a solution that has been particularly in vogue in recent years and appreciated especially by those who wish to add a modern touch to their spaces

Cement effect refers to the surface finish of the tile, which attempts to replicate the rough, industrial look typical of concrete. Cement porcelain tile is great for use as flooring or wall cladding indoors but also outdoors. It is therefore a truly versatile effect that can satisfy the needs of many!

Cement-effect porcelain tiles allow you to achieve remarkable advantages: ease of cleaning, resistance to stains and bumps, durability and the ability to withstand intense trampling. Another aspect that should not be underestimated is the creative aspect: this material is available in a very wide variety of colors and sizes, which will allow you to completely customize your spaces according to your tastes.

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How to match concrete effect floors?

The combination of concrete effect stoneware always depends on the overall style you want to achieve in your home. We have thought about each type of decor to give you ad hoc suggestions that can make faux cement floor or wall tiles stand out, while still being harmonious with the surrounding atmosphere.

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Industrial style cement effect stoneware

Combining concrete-effect porcelain stoneware with raw, industrial materials such as metal, stainless steel or rustic wood is always a great idea: it will feel like being inside an industrial area that has been renovated while respecting its characteristics, which are what make the industrial style so beloved!

In general, our advice is to play with geometric shapes and typical industrial materials, so iron and raw wood. The result, combined with some fantastic concrete-effect floor or wall tiles, will be a cover room!

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Concrete effect stoneware Modern and Minimalist style

If you want to recreate rooms with a modern and minimal style, you can combine the concrete effect floor with furniture with simple and clean lines. The key word must be brightness, which is why we suggest you choose light colors, such as white or beige, which gives light and neutrality and allows you to possibly add a touch of color with design objects, such as special knick-knacks.

So bright colors and simple lines will make your concrete effect floor or wall tiles stand out, definitely making them the stars of your home environments!

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Concrete effect stoneware Scandinavian style

Scandinavian style can definitely bring out all the aesthetic qualities of cement stoneware. It is a cool and modern furniture style, but not unwelcoming. To add value to your floors or walls, you can choose light wood furniture and neutral tones, with the addition of natural fabrics such as linen or cotton to add more warmth to the home.

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Cement-effect stoneware and color contrast

What is the best way to enhance and revitalize a gray floor or wall covering such as concrete effect? Definitely with a lively juxtaposition, choosing bright, bright colors!

If you have set up the walls by covering them with cement stoneware, you can add a touch of color with a colorful piece of artwork or a piece of wall furniture in bright tones to make the room more interesting and whimsical. For floors, you can apply the same rule by using colorful rugs, or even furnishings, such as table and chairs, in brighter tones.

You'll see how gray floor or wall tiles will go well with pop colors!

How to clean concrete effect porcelain stoneware?

Cleaning of cement-effect porcelain tile is definitely one of its strengths. Keeping porcelain tile surfaces clean, no matter what effect you choose, is very simple and intuitive. Just follow a few steps carefully to be guaranteed a floor or wall tile that stays beautiful for a long time!

Here are our tips for proper maintenance and cleaning:

  1. Vacuuming and initial cleaning: first, go ahead and remove dust and solid debris from the surface. You can use a vacuum cleaner or a soft cloth to do this.
  2. Start washing with warm water and detergent: with the use of an appropriate detergent, diluted in warm water, you can start washing the floor using a mop or mop. The choice of detergent is important because a product that is too aggressive, over time and various uses, can damage the surface.
  3. Sponge or soft cloth? For any stains or more stubborn dirt, either solution is fine. The important thing is to avoid bristles that are too hard or abrasive, which can scratch and ruin surfaces with rubbing.
  4. Regular maintenance and cleaning: regular cleaning is essential because it will prevent the accumulation of stubborn dirt, which can be really difficult to remove.
  5. Specific products: don't hesitate to ask for advice from our experts, who are always on hand to give you the best advice on which products to use, both detergents and cleaning tools!
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How much does cement effect stoneware cost?

The cost of cement-effect porcelain tile varies greatly-there are factors that greatly affect the price, including the brand, the quality of the material, the size of the tiles, as well as their thickness, the specific design, and the geographical region you are in.

In general, porcelain tile can range in price per square meter from a few euros to tens of euros, depending on its characteristics. With Oliviero Pavimenti, each quote is extremely personalized according to the specific needs of our clients: to dress the floors or walls of a modern house you might need a cement-effect stoneware floor of a particular type, while the solution for an office or commercial building might be different. What remains unchanged is our commitment to provide the best possible solution based on your tastes, needs, preferences.

Turn to our professionals, we look forward to designing your dream home together with you!

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