Wood-effect stoneware living room flooring or parquet? Guide to choice Caesar Ceramics, The unique ‘material culture’ that identifies us comes from more than 30 years experience and innovation in the field of high-quality Italian porcelain tile, a guarantee of comprehensive technical know-how.

11 May 2023

Better porcelain stoneware or parquet?

Is it better to use parquet or wood-effect porcelain stoneware for the living room floor? This is certainly one of the most frequently asked questions when we are faced with new renovation projects. There is probably no one solution that is better than the other, but there are certainly some fundamental factors to take into account when renovating the living room at home.

Let discover them together!

peace corda soggiorno 17

Ask for advice

All the harmony and elegance of wood for your ideal living room with porcelain stoneware

Parquet has always been a synonym for elegance and refinement. Its aesthetic properties are able to evoke pleasant sensations linked to the harmony of nature's colours and well-being.  The proposals of the Caesar wood-effect collections COCOON, ARTHIS, HIKE, FABULA and LIFE with their delicate nuances are able to enhance the beauty of the furnishings that complete the living room, giving the whole room a very welcoming mood. Each colour tone of the collections respects the peculiarities of the material of origin, evoking knots, grains and nuances.

For more original and elegant living rooms we recommend the combination of dark wood-effect porcelain stoneware flooring with white walls and furnishings. For a more modern living room, on the other hand, it is preferable to combine wood-effect porcelain stoneware in a light shade with steel elements.

Another great advantage of wood-effect porcelain stoneware is that it can be placed anywhere, guaranteeing an attractive continuity of décor and surface between the living room and the other rooms in the home, even those commonly less suitable for parquet flooring because they are more subject to wear, damp and treading, such as the bathroom and kitchen.

Wood-effect porcelain stoneware: guaranteed resistance and hygiene

Porcelain stoneware is resistant and long-lasting, it does not undergo chromatic changes with the passage of time, it is easy to clean and does not require constant maintenance with special treatments.

Thanks to the technological operations of mechanical pressing and firing at very high levels, it is possible to obtain absorption values tending towards 0, making it extremely resistant to the most varied types of stress (wear, scratches, stains, etc.).

Choosing porcelain stoneware also ensures very high standards of hygiene for the living room, as well as for other rooms in the home (it hinders the proliferation of germs and bacteria, is naturally hypoallergenic and does not release substances harmful to health (VOC Free).

01 Cocoon Living4

In conclusion

As already mentioned, there is no one solution that is absolutely better than the other. Parquet certainly represents a fascinating, seductive choice. The considerations made so far are intended to guide you to discover a world - that of wood-effect porcelain stoneware - full of very advantageous solutions from both an aesthetic and a technical point of view.


If you are planning a living room and are looking for the right material, contact us and a Caesar representative will be at your disposal. If, on the other hand, you have already chosen wood-effect porcelain stoneware as the material for your project, read this article on "10 ideas for an elegant restyling of the traditional living room".


Ask for advice

From our Collection


Hand-crafted wood effect porcelain tiles

From the noble arts that have transformed woodworking into a master’s craft, the inspiration for an extraordinarily beautiful collection of wood-effect porcelain stoneware. Arthis nourishes with new life the capacity to turn a natural material into the skill of the artisan, to bring warmth and elegance to any design context.

In the world of Arthis, past, present and future blend in a material that is full of life to offer a feeling of inspired contemporary craftsmanship to residential and commercial spaces.


Natural wood-effect porcelain tiles


Fabula tells a wonderful tale, which begins with the discovery of three extremely precious kinds of wood and continues with their faithful reproduction. The result is a collection of natural wood effect porcelain stoneware that makes your dreams come true. Ideal for instilling warmth and natural elegance to the most diverse architectural contexts.


With stave sizes, 30x120 and 20x120, a Chevron 20x120 pattern and a slat size 5.7x60, Fabula adapts to any natural wood effect floor and wall covering project in residential and commercial environments.


Each of the five tones respects the distinctive features - knots, veins, shades - of the reference wood.


Warmth, harmony, natural elegance: Hike is the porcelain stoneware that surrenders to the irresistible charm of wood to give your spaces a cosy and positive mood. Surfaces with delicate shades, which are always near to your everyday life, which live and breath in harmony with you, to make you feel at the centre of your ideal world.




Natural wood-effect porcelain tiles


The colours and harmony of the natural wood effect of the Life porcelain tile series blend together to give your ambience the sense of warmth and wellbeing that wood gives, combining design and aesthetic harmony.

The Life series with natural wood look is available in 3 listel sizes: 30x120, 20x120, 14.7x120. The chromatic palette range is made up of 5 hues characterised by a distinct tone-on-tone variety that reproduces the characteristic nuances and veining of natural wood, recreating the natural dimension of architecture. The wood-effect porcelain tiles of the Life series in the colours Oak, Moro and Noce are also available in the high thickness Aextra 20 version for outdoor use, to bring the precious essences of natural wood into outdoor areas in all residential and commercial areas.


The look of one of the most precious types, to dress the home and other architectural spaces with warm and enveloping atmospheres.

Places to enjoy intense and fulfilling moments of everyday life, embraced by a natural and elegant, simple and contemporary design.

Cocoon is the ideal combination to fully express your emotions.

Projects you might like

HOLZ Stutture Cerignola 15 1

The ventilated façade by Caesar for the Holz Strutture HQ

A complex architectural revamping testifies to the commitment to sustainability and aesthe...

Read more
LAMI Restaurant 14

Exclusivity at the table: Caesar dresses the Risto-Lounge Bar Lamì

Restaurant Lamì, in Foggia, is a nice surprise. The kind that - in addition to astonishmen...

Read more
20230615 100445

Bridge City Shopping Center


Read more