From the Floor Up

Commercial Contempo

Posted by Daltile Team on Apr 30, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Contemporary commercial spaces require a balance of durability and style. With a long-standing focus on surfaces that can withstand high-traffic, frequent cleaning, and commercial equipment, it’s high time style caught up.

Formula in Equation Grey

Contemporary commercial spaces require a balance of durability and style. With a long-standing focus on surfaces that can withstand high-traffic, frequent cleaning, and commercial equipment, it’s high time style caught up.

Highlighting Simplicity by balancing white space

Though contemporary styling in commercial spaces is the go-to design today, you don’t want the beauty of the simple design to get lost in a void. Let simplicity be the center of attention by balancing it appropriately with other elements.

White space is necessary in any design and is prized in simple commercial designs. But If you have too much white space, things get boring. Balance your simplicity with spots of visual weight. Add texture, monochromatic color, or patterns in small amounts to keep your design interesting.

Bee Hive in Ash Grey on the floor

A neutral, unpolished tile like Formula has consistent color with subtle variations that draw attention without being overbearing. Further highlight the simplicity with the same tile in a polished finish for the wall to create a flashier high-end look.

Concrete-Look Urban Style takes shape

Simple and smooth, the cement-look tile is a good foundation for a clean-lined commercial space. But it can be a little too industrial at times. Add some elegance to your urban design with shape.

Use cement-look tiles in an unusual layout. Transform simple square or rectangular tiles with a brickwork pattern. Use two different sized or shaped tiles for a dynamic layout. Or go for something totally different with a unique-shaped tile. Beehive is an oversized hex tile in a clean cement look that adds a hint of interest to a commercial space. Use a contrasting grout for a more edgy design or blend in the look with a coordinating grout.Season Wood in Orchard Grey

Wood for Warmth in the Commercial Setting

Wood floors have increased in popularity in commercial spaces because of the warmth they offer. It’s a look especially inviting in hospitality settings. Rugged Chicago loft-style restaurant or hotel designs combine wood with exposed brick for a homey feel.Wood-look tile is a great choice for these settings because it stands up to high-traffic and is low maintenance.

Now you also have the option of taking wood-look from the inside out. StepWise technology increases slip-resistance with Saddle Brook XT so you can extend the look right out the door.

 

Get durability and high-class style with tile that brings you the best of both worlds.


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