Italtile Expands Its Highly Curated Wood Look Porcelain Tile Collection | Versat InOut

April 2, 2024

The many moods of wood, both form tonal and textural points of view, make it the most versatile player on any moodboard. Depending upon the finish, wood looks imbue a space with charm and nostalgia, or warm hygge and cosiness, or expressive and ascetic simplicity. It sits just as comfortably amongst contemporary or Scandi elements as it does with rustic and vintage cues. In short, take wood anywhere and it speaks the language!

Quite apart from its biophilic beauty, the versatility of wood looks is one of the reasons why Italtile continues to expand its curated collection of exceptional wood-inspired porcelain tiles. Versat INOUT by STN Ceramica is the latest addition to Italtile’s diverse, nature-inspired, sustainable collection.

Versat INOUT by STN Ceramica, in ‘bleached’ Versat Ash and mid-brown Versat Natural, offers the colours and patterns of authentic nature to enable the design of calming, welcoming and nurturing living spaces.

The 300 x 1500mm rectified ‘planks’ are beautifully slender; with an authentic graphic treatment that reimagines a soft-grained timber under the practiced hands of an artisan. “Rectified” refers to the precision, machine-cut edges which deliver perfectly uniform tiles with very consistent dimensions. These uniform edges allow for tight grout lines of around 1.5 mm, which in turn create continuous, near-seamless stretches of tiled floor; a contemporary and sophisticated aesthetic.

INOUT technology creates tiles that can be laid from the inside to the outside in both residential or commercial projects to deliver the ultimate ‘flow’. INOUT technology creates a beautiful tile surface that has a matt finish and a smooth feel when dry – rather like the velvety texture of a worn stone underfoot – and an incredibly strong grip when wet. Traditional slip-resistant tiles offer a rough texture created from randomly applied abrasives, which is more difficult to maintain, with a hard-to-clean surface. Innovative INOUT technology, however, involves the application of a fine coating of uniformly sized microscopic granules, which, once fired, creates a velvety smooth, warm-to-the-touch finish. It is this smooth yet grippy finish that makes any INOUT tile perfect for both interior spaces like kitchens and bathrooms, as well as exterior areas.

The 300 x 1500mm Versat INOUT matt porcelain wood look tile is 10 mm thick, offers 15 faces for graphic individuality, and has an R10 rating. Versat INOUT is a high-quality porcelain tile from the STN Ceramica stable in Spain (where a solar plant consisting of 6,123 photovoltaic panels and 25 inverters boosts energy output and minimises the company’s carbon footprint).

With these impressive sustainability credentials, the Versat INOUT porcelain wood look tile range will carry the coveted LiveGreen label. It is exclusive to Italtile.