March 17, 2022
Interior design is becoming increasingly significant in the hospitality sector, with restaurants looking to make an impression beyond the purely culinary. Design and gastronomy are two interrelated concepts, with both using textures, flavours and colours to create truly sensory experiences. PORCELANOSA Group offers the perfect products for this blurring of aesthetics and functionality, with infinite ceramic floor tiles featuring warm surfaces inspired by wood or marble: ideal for elevating a space and creating a lovely relaxed environment.
Gain light with concrete and wood floors
As customers' expectations have changed, so too has restaurant design. Customers now want more than to be wowed by the chef's creations. They want to drink in the surroundings too, in an attractive and unique setting that gives them new experiences outside of their usual routine. It's no surprise then, that professional consultants and interior designers are now getting involved in the planning of these spaces.
Translating the restaurant's values into the design scheme and making different diners feel a part of it is a major challenge for designers. To achieve this, popular choices include combining neutral colours with vintage furniture, blending velvety textiles with marble tables, and wood flooring combined with Art Deco lighting.
Making a space brighter and more spacious is another key objective in restaurant design. This is why it's becoming more and more common to create lounges and dining rooms with flooring that ties in with the ceiling, or using more eco-friendly décor schemes in which natural materials such as wood and bamboo are interspersed with plants, ethnic accents or exposed brick walls.
The Porcelanosa catalogue includes a number of solutions that suit this blend of elegance and sustainability, with resistant floors you can use to create safer, more stylish and welcoming dining rooms. Examples include Bremen Roble ceramic wood by PAR-KER®, inspired by natural oak; and the firm's STON-KER® collections such as Matika Silver and Newport Natural. Mimicking the texture of concrete in earthy hues, the design of these tiles makes restaurants feel brighter and more spacious, especially when installed with adhesives by Butech. The large format of the collections makes them ideal for these spaces. Plus, they benefit from excellent resistance against continuous use and shifts in temperature, and are easy to clean.
Resistant stone and marble floors
Achieve a modernist, unique look in restaurants with geometric hydraulic tiles or resistant natural stone floors. Highlights in this category include Sherpa Brown natural slate by L'Antic Colonial, in a matt black that adds depth and restraint to spaces and couples perfectly with any interior design style.
Another collection perfectly suited to organic interiors is Ars Beige by XTONE®. These tiles recreate the softness and veins of cream marble, converting dining rooms into works of art. The ivory hues give interiors a sophisticated look, and their excellent resistance and hygiene performance makes for safer spaces too.