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Quality and beauty for wellness

Edited By Redazione The Plan - 3 September 2019

An integral component of interior and exterior architectural projects, ceramic tiles are a key feature of the public and private wellness environment. The wide variety of formats and finishes and the exceptional technical performance of the baseline material mean that every environment can be fitted out to suit its specific geometries, creating welcoming, safe and relaxing spaces.

An amenity of the historical Imperial Palace Hotel in the heart of the French Alps, Cristal Spa has used the Grigio stone-effect Mystone Pietra di Vals by Marazzi. The tile’s natural look and material texture blend perfectly with the feng-shui-inspired project concept by the practice Espace & Resonance. The gray 30x60 cm structured Mystone Pietra di Vals floor tile is here combined with the 30x60 cm mosaic format for the walls. The swimming pool is lined with the Antracite colored tile to emphasize its generous volume.

The O’Spa Center in the Dublin residential neighborhood of Malahide offers holistic treatments in a private luxury setting. The White Experience collection by Italgraniti clads floors and walls in the wellness and swimming pool areas. The Apuano and Pulpis shades, formats and finishes are alternated, the different textured surfaces giving the environments a warm sophisticated feel.

Surrounded by the magnificent Dolomite landscapes of Italy’s Val di Fassa, QC Terme Dolomiti’s architecture reflects its natural setting throughout, down to the materials used for the interiors. In particular, the swimming pools, sauna, salt room, and Kneipp course are all clad with stone-effect In&Out Percorsi Smart porcelain stoneware tiles by Ceramiche Keope. The Pietra di Bagnolo finish produces surface echoing the subtle shades of stone.

Part of the residential and commercial Seylynn Village center in Vancouver, the Denna Club has a fitness center with swimming pool, spa, and areas for yoga and dance.

Designed by CHIL Interior Design, like all the other interiors in the center, 

the swimming pool has a striking timber ceiling and walls clad in
marble-effect Laminam ceramic slabs from the I Naturali Bianco Statuario Venato series in the large 1000x3000 mm format. The book-match installation creates the effect of a continuous natural vein, creating a geometrical pattern that defines the space, and frames the large glazed opening looking out onto the wooded countryside.

Located in the Austrian Alps in Fiss, Hotel Bergblick was renovated and extended to include a wellness area that combines timber, natural stones and high-performance porcelain stoneware tiles. The areas occupied by the Finnish sauna, bio-sauna, steam bath, relaxation area, massage cubicles and shower areas are clad with black 30x60 cm and 30x30 cm Quartz Stone tiles by Ermes, chosen for their non-slip,
non-absorbency properties and their strong resemblance to the local stone. Built at the end of the 19th-century, the Villa Regenhart Hotel in Jesenik, a spa city in the Czech Republic, was completely renovated to a project by the FADW practice. Today the hotel offers all the amenities of a wellness and relaxation stay in the new spa and wellness center that includes sauna, swimming pool and relaxation area. The swimming pool and ancillary services have been clad in Ares colored tiles from the Pantheon Collection by Century Ceramica with the R11 A+B+C grip surface finish, laid in different formats.

The design project by Studio Del Portico for the interiors of the Nira Montana Hotel in La Thuile at the foot of Mont Blanc combines different materials to create environments whose geometries, decorations and colors blend harmoniously. Here, the different surface finishes and textures of Cotte d’Este tiles form the perfect bridge between natural materials and other elements. The walls of the baths in the wellness area are clad with Ultrawhite Kerlite 3plus from the Black-White Collection, while the spa area has Tortora colored Kerlite 5plus Materica tiles, their surfaces recalling hand-brushed concrete.

 

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