Everyone has walked on a Ceramic Wood once in his life, maybe without realizing they actually were tiles. But what is this Wood Effect Ceramic? It’s a covering made of Colored in Body Porcelain Stoneware which combines the aesthetic effect of wood with all the advantages of ceramic!
Porcelain Stoneware does not absorb water. Then Parquet Effect Ceramic can be posed in damp rooms, such as kitchens, bathrooms, spa or even swimming–pools.
Great resistance to wear and scratches
While natural wood is usually quite delicate and suffers from wear and tear, frequent trampling and objects falling, Ceramic Wood is one of the most resistant materials to wear and scratches.
Colored in Body Porcelain Stoneware is a vitrified material not that porous, which means it can resist to almost any chemical stress. Regardless of the essence of wood reproduced, the stains can’t penetrate, they rest on the surface and even if they dry out, you can easily rub them out.
Don’t worry about heat
Ceramic Wood perfectly resists to flames, it is non–combustible; there is no risk of darkening due to the contact with hot objects. What’s more, protracted exposure to the sun will not damage it, nor fade its colour or alter its surface...
Ceramic wood is totally frost resistant and weather-proof: it can be used outdoors with no problems. Just make sure that, in terms of thickness and surface finish, you have chosen the right product for your intended use.
Resistant over time
Porcelain Stoneware is an inert and extremely resistant material. It does not suffer from time going by, assuming you have chosen the right Ceramic Wood for your Intended Use (have a look at the recommendations by UPEC).
Parquet Effect Ceramic, as all the other top of the range Porcelain Stoneware, remains the same over many years: it won’t darken nor lighten and it won’t lose its colour or its finish; that’s why is so important to choose the right Ceramic Wood from the very beginning!
Does not require treatment
Wood Effect Porcelain Stoneware does not require the application of waxes, oils or other varnishes for protection or vitrification, nor the use of sander or similar tools! Ceramic Wood By Novoceram is labelled A+, which means it is completely inert and it will not reject any pollutant.
Aesthetic result under control
Ceramic Wood has almost the same variations of natural wood (Napami has more than 60 different looks), but when you choose Parquet Effect Ceramic you perfectly know the final outcome, that is, you have the full control on the final aesthetic effect of your floor covering.
Opportunity to choose rare and exclusive essences
While some wood essences have unaffordable prices, Ceramic Wood prices do not depend on the rarity of the essence chosen. We can reproduce any type of essences and colorings, the most rare ones and even the varieties of natural wood which couldn’t be used as floor or wall covering.
It can reproduce any type of surface treatment, even rare or difficult ones
Porcelain stoneware can reproduce the old natural wood with the typical patina of passing time, natural wood treated with varnish, recycled wood with stains, cracks and dents, even wood that has been charred by fire...
« No single tree was torn down to produce your floor » except for the creation of the prototype, which anyway requires very little wood! We strive for continuous improvements in order to reduce our impact on the environment every day more (reduction of waste and scraps, installation of a wastewater treatment plant to recycle industrial water...)
Easy to clean
Regardless of the type of wood and appearance chosen, the daily cleaning of your tiles requires just a cloth and some hot water.
Ideal with sub-floor heating
Colored in Body Porcelain Stoneware is perfectly compatible with under–floor heating. Its thermal conductivity enables indeed a brilliant performance of your heating system, much better than the majority of other insulating materials, which create a sort of barrier to the heat transfer.
Can be cleaned with aggressive products
While for the daily cleaning the Porcelain Stoneware requires just some hot water, you can go for a deeper cleaning using fearless also aggressive products.
The Ceramic Wood is an hygienic material which does not favour the development of bacteria. Rot–proof, impermeable, non–absorbent, insulating and easy to clean and disinfect, you can install it in public places such as schools, restaurants etc...