UseInterior Wall and Floor Cladding
ApplicationsResidential, Commercial, Corporate, Hotels, Office; Bathrooms, Living, Kitchens
CharacteristicsEmulates the characteristics of concrete, available in matt or soft finish
ColorsWhite, Light Grey, Dark Grey
SizesBlock available in 120x120, 75x150, 75x75, 60x60 and 30x60 cm. Mold available in 120x120, 75x150, 75x75, 60x60 and 30x60 cm. Block available in 120x120, 75x150, 75x75, 60x60 and 30x60.
Concrete is versatile; it comes to life without any shape and because of it provides for countless formal options, from smooth finishes to rough surfaces, with a very diverse aesthetic. Through a careful research of the many characteristics of this material, Ceramiche Refin presents Master Plan, a collection of three solutions, Block, Mold and Plain; these three collections feature different characteristics and finishes that concrete may have.
Used by the greatest masters of contemporary architecture, concrete is taking a new role, moving from being a construction material to being a surface finish for architectural projects. Plain stems from analysing concrete in this latter, newer function. The collection stands out for slight clouding and more or less marked patterns, light micro-cracks, that usually form when the concrete volume shrinks by effect of thermal excursion and small holes (pitting) formed by air bubbles trapped between the cast and the formwork.
The surface is rich with detailed marks and shades; from a distance it appears as a solid, consistent and compact space.
Mold evokes the concrete manually mixed by skilled carpenters and craftsmen, who use their tools to blend it with rocks and gravel of varying coarseness. The collection stands out for gravel clusters of varying sizes scattered randomly, which remind of fresh concrete casts in formworks or moulds, two techniques where concrete material is processed until it reaches a shape of its own. Mold is produced in Mist (white), Cinder (light grey), Nickel (muddy grey) and Iron (dark grey) and available in the 120×120, 75×150, 75×75, 60×60 and 30×60 sizes, also with the Soft finish.
Block draws inspiration from concrete in the form closest to the natural elements it is made of: rock, clay and limestone. Gravel and rocks of varying coarseness emerge to the surface, as if immersed in concrete in a semi-liquid state. Produced in Mist white and three shades of grey – light Cinder, dark Iron and muddy Nickel – Block is available in the 120×120, 75×150, 75×75, 60×60 and 30×60 formats, either with a matt or soft finish, with a soft hand and a very pleasant tactile texture.