Grès Porcelain stoneware is a ceramic material with a compact (non-porous) and coloured body shaped by pressing. It appeared in Europe since the Middle Age and in East his perfecting has brought to porcelain.
The French term grès means that the ceramic body of the tile is extremely vitrified, that is to say compact, hence the exceptional great resistance.
The adjective porcelain, which underlines stoneware refined elegance, comes from the use of kaolin, white china clay also used for bone china production.
We can distinguish was first divided into two porcelain stoneware typologies:
natural stoneware, generally known as technical porcelain stoneware; has a marble effect very similar to that of natural marble though preserving all the stoneware technical features
glazed porcelain stoneware allows to choose among a variety of colours, styles, sizes, decorations and "textures" someway peculiar to glazed ceramic.
Today, porcelain stoneware represent the most advanced ceramic material and hold over 80% of the total Italian production. For its performances and feature, it allows to create solutions both for indoors and for outdoors flooring and its uses range over public building and private houses.