CASALGRANDE, ITALY -- With a palette of rich shades that recall the natural vibrations of the earth, the new collection of Nature ceramic tiles brings a contemporary twist to the typical materials of the Italian tradition.

The Nature collection is composed of a warm, enveloping range of six different shades (Argilla, Calce, Creta, Lava, Sabbia and Terra), available in six different formats (10 x 30, 30 x 60, 60 x 60, 45 x 90, 90 x 90 and 60 x 120 cm), with natural and lapped surfaces (in the new silk version) for indoors, and an anti-slip surface for outdoors, as well as a new series of 8.2- x 25-cm brick-effect decorations in porcelain stoneware.

The combination of three different formats (30 x 60, 60 x 90 and 60 x 120 cm) also makes it possible to create a geometric composition, ideal for drawing attention to the ceramic tiles and making them the focal point of the whole setting.

Relaxing colors and delicate color vibrations team with the outstanding qualities of porcelain stoneware to shape tiles suitable for all kinds of surfaces indoors and out, for both flooring and coverings. The material appeal of Nature porcelain stoneware tiles makes a stylish entrance into contemporary living spaces, embracing a desire for sophisticated, elegant solutions to bring creative coverings with a vintage, rustic, country, Provençal, shabby chic or modern, minimalist or rustic chic flavor.

Combining the elegance of modern design with the features of tradition and the typical warmth of country homes, rustic-chic is one of the most popular styles with the new generations. Inviting and elegant, the rustic-chic style variant shouldn’t be restricted to just country homes or mountain cottages; it is suitable for all kinds of homes, from loft apartments to mini-apartments in the city, as well as open-space homes with an urban style flavor.

Thanks to the 20 mm thickness, the Nature stone-effect stoneware tiles can be laid outdoors, glued to screed to guarantee excellent load resistance, or dry-laid directly on sand, gravel or grass, thus obtaining flooring that can be walked on straight away. In addition, thanks to the natural surface for indoors and the anti-slip surface for outdoors, flooring and coverings can be designed with perfectly matching colors and materials, or with pleasantly contrasting shades.

Nature stoneware tiles are so versatile that they can be used for all kinds of applications, from residential constructions and public buildings to restoration work.