Interior design for the home is undoubtedly a challenge. But rarely does it come with the pressure of designing interiors for commercial use. Not only are the clients often spending a lot, but they want maximum return on their outlay. Even more importantly, commercial spaces must be designed to please tens of thousands of eyeballs every year, in stark contrast to the privacy of a domestic space.
Whether you’re designing a hotel, leisure centre or shopping complex, it’s vital to choose the correct tiles. The good news is that Porcel-Thin tile technology is extraordinarily robust, offering strength and scratch resistance in equal measure. This makes our tiles ideal for the demands of high-footfall areas both indoors and outdoors.
The Devil Is In the Retail…
For high-end retail spaces, luxury is the watchword. Choosing the right tones and textures is vital to putting consumers at ease. Quality products call for impressive surroundings, which is why we recommend our vast range of marble effect tiles. The Calacatta Borghini Leviathan tile gives a pale luxury backdrop ideal for boutique fashion stores, while Mono Signal White plain tiles are perfect for shopping centre floors and walkways.
When walking into a plush hotel, first impressions are all-important. That’s why tiles for hotel lobbies and stairwells must have that “wow-factor” to convince people to fork out on a room. Our tile advice is: the bigger, the better. The Mona Lisa 1800x900mm range boasts a choice of marble, concrete and travertine effect tiles ideal for hotel lobbies. For a truly unified look, why not splash out on our stunning book match tiles. Arranged across 20 ultra-thin 1200x600mm tiles, these spectacular veined patterns are fit for 5-star luxury.
Venturing past the lobby, porcelain tiles can also add luxury to the hotel rooms themselves. Indeed, you don’t even have to be on dry land; consider our ground-breaking partnership with Celebrity Cruises. We used Arabescato marble look tiles for their most exclusive room, the Iconic suite.
The Great Outdoors
Porcel-Thin tiles aren’t just limited to indoor use. The strength and durability of our porcelain tiles makes them ideal for outdoor communal areas. With dozens of natural stone and wood effect styles to choose from, designers can afford to get creative with that next big outdoor design or landscaping project.
We’ve found success with a number of outdoor styles. For hotel terraces and swimming pools, sandstone effect tiles are hard to beat. Our Melbourne Sandstone Effect Tile collection boasts a classic palate range of grey, off-white and brown textures that make a great contrast with the turquoise waters of a pool.
Many commercial spaces call for concrete or slate effect tiles. Porcel-Thin’s Cemento Structured Concrete Tiles are a great option, creating the feel of decorative concrete with the hardwearing qualities of our porcelain tile technology. If marble is your thing, the super-large Leviathan tile range offers a generous selection. And at an astonishing 2400×1200 size, you’ll barely notice the grout lines.
We have a proud history of supplying tiles for all manner of commercial projects. To learn more about our contract services, take a look at our devoted page for contract professionals. Alternatively, get in touch with our porcelain tile experts via our contact page.