By Lauren Fernando-Bird – Marketing Coordinator National Tiles
The Greenwood Series certainly has stepped away from the traditional look and feel of a glazed porcelain tile. Inspired by the colour pallet of natural wood, this Italian made range is well received by the Australian design industry and from a sneak peek at our sales data the renovators market is also picking it up very quickly.
I grew up in a house with wooded floor boards; there is just something about them that makes you feel more connected with nature. They are like Levi’s which never really go out of fashion. However, there are plenty of issues in maintaining their beauty and strength. I remember the flooring always had to be oiled and sealed or times when one of us kids would get a splinter, Ouch! The Greenwood range allows the space to capture the look and (believe or not) the texture of wood without the ongoing maintenance.
The 4 colours in this range truly captures the essence of the natural world with each providing a unique environment. As its name gives away, ‘Snow’ is the lightest colour in the range. It creates a very modern, clean feel to the space without being harsh or cold. Using soft furnishings such as pillows and warm or cold lighting to create the vibrant look of the current season and as Mark O’Halloran explains…
“It is the perfect base of a monochromatic colour scheme. ‘Sandybrown’ is both sophisticated and casual, it evokes that warm and comforting feeling you get when you’re in a well loved home or a beach house. ‘Taupe’ is brown and yellow in colour and with such detail it can be used as a feature in any space with minimal furniture required. ‘Limegreen’ has a pale soft green tone which sets the scene of a tranquil serene space, an environment where one can get lost from the busy hustle and bustle of every day life. This pallet is well suited to a casual interior of relaxed furnishings and easy lifestyle”….
Amy Millar, one of very talented colour consultants, also explains “there is a lot of shade variation between tiles which also creates the look of natural timber flooring”.
These glazed porcelain tiles come in 330x664mm in size, are rated an R-10 and are suitable for indoor and outdoor living, they are non porous and require no sealing or on going maintenance other than a general clean.
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