Secret: wood-effect surfaces of timeless beauty

Reading time: minutes

Secret is Ragno Ceramiche’s new porcelain stoneware collection, which captures the essence of oak wood, interpreting it with a contemporary twist in a sustainable, high-tech ceramic product.

Whether it is a new build or a renovation project, the floor is the architectural feature which has the greatest influence on an interior’s overall aesthetic. Choosing porcelain stoneware surfaces means opting for quality and strength, characteristics that can be applied to a whole series of material effects inspired by the natural world around us.

Wood continues to be the most popular ingredient in home decoration. The unique sensations of warmth, softness and naturalness it conveys have driven the ceramics industry to develop new technologies able to reproduce this inspiration material with complete accuracy.

With the Secret porcelain stoneware collection, Ragno Ceramiche takes another major step forward, achieving an unprecedented tactile realism in both structure and finish, thanks to the latest technology conceived and developed in its laboratories: 3D Ink Technology.

A state-of-the-art system combining optical recognition and high-precision printing is able to guarantee the perfect matching of 3D structures and patterns, making every single piece different and giving surfaces a truly realistic texture.

The Secret collection’s oak wood effect is perfect for this ceramic manufacturing process. The color assortment consists of warm shades ranging from untreated natural oak to a dark stained oak. All five colors – Beige, Naturale, Miele, Rovere and Marrone – feature

patterns characterised by very high degrees of natural shade variations, with a scattering of knots and defects that create a variegated yet tasteful installation look, for attractive interiors suitable for many intended uses from the contract to the residential realms.

The planks in rectified 20×120 cm size, available in Natural surface and the Structured option – suitable for outdoor use -, give an impression of breadth to interiors and create a versatile collection, perfect for both elegant and modern rustic interior design schemes.

Secret is an environmentally sustainable choice, because the collection is manufactured with high recycled material content and is eligible for LEED® credits in the Materials and Resources category.

This is yet more confirmation of Ragno Ceramiche’s commitment to our planet, making rational, intelligent use of natural resources and energy to minimise environmental impact by reusing waste materials and water in the production cycle.