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Metallic Accents Define the Urban Commercial Office

Posted by Daltile Team on Mar 11, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Popular, timeless, sophisticated, and perfect for the successful corporate office, metallic accents are where it’s at for urban commercial design. Metal is one of the most flexible looks to work with. It can add a touch of the modern or bring some rustic charm to the urban commercial space. Even the corporate break room has to have some comfortable yet cutting-edge style. Here’s why metallic works so well in commercial design.

Tiger Eye in Indo Stainless random mosaic

Effective Use of Metallics

When done right, metallics bring balance and a sense of richness to a design. Metallic accents are a great option for entry ways and foyers where you want to make a great first impression. Consider carrying that initial impression through to the bathroom and even the break room.

Metallics are a mainstay for the urban executive’s office. Use metallic in lighting, hardware like knobs, and details like bookends and furniture. An understated metallic tile flooring sets the stage for an excellent executive design.

A feature wall with a lot of metallic tile is impressive but not overwhelming. Try combining simple metallic tiles with metallic decorative accents from the same series for a stunning finished wall.
Metal Fusion in Stainless Steel 8 x 24 and Zinc Oxide 24 x 24 on the floor

Versatile Design

Metallic accents can take natural stone to a new level, accentuate a glass mosaic, or add a sense of surprise to classic porcelain. The whole idea is to add a pop of sophistication that elevates the entire design. The color selection ranges from bright tones like stainless steel to deep rustic tones like aged bronze. Or if you prefer something a little more moody, try gunmetal or pewter.

Choose a mosaic with metal accents or add metal in greater quantities with a custom-designed feature wall. There are many types of metallic tile to choose from to take advantage of the beauty and power metal can bring to the commercial office.

Durable and Low Maintenance

Metallic tile comes in a few types: real metal, metal glazed, and a metal-infused ceramic. The use of real metal is usually limited to mosaic blends, which delivers authentic metal without a lot of weight. Metallic ceramic or porcelain tiles are made with real metal and have the sheen and feel of metal but also capitalize on the benefits that come with ceramic like excellent durability. Some of these have a metal glaze and others have metal infused right into the porcelain. As a national leader in metal-look tiles, Daltile offers metallic ceramic tiles of unmatched quality.

Metallic tile is easy to take care of stands up to the commercial environment well so it’s a great choice for both style and durability.

 

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