Industrial style floors for contemporary locations
A lived-in, relaxed, creative and very chic mood: the trend of furnishing the home with an urban look is back in vogue. It takes us right to the heart of ’50s America, when economic transformation influenced urban life, freeing up industrial spaces that were reclaimed and reused to create apartments. Although many years have passed, you can still design a home that resembles one of those New York lofts. Follow this guide, which features several tips on choosing industrial-style wall tiles and matching vintage furniture to create a bold, sophisticated and elegant style.
Imagine an urban-style apartment as an open space with cold tones and raw architecture, which requires lights and large windows to create chiaroscuro effects, as well as industrial-style flooring to emphasize the roughness of the untreated material.
Choose metal look tiles for a dramatic effect
Our selection of industrial-style flooring ideas starts with the metal effect, one of the key elements of urban style. This irreverent, provocative style is very much in keeping with the design trends of 2020 required for both private and public or retail spaces.
One of Emilgroup’s collections that features these characteristics is Metal Style by Ergon, which consists of industrial-style floor tiles and unites three different metals: Corten, Revival and Calamine.
Corten steel is one of the most widely used metals in architecture and design. It has the distinctive, naturally weathered look of rusted iron, which creates very striking effects. Revival has the appearance of timeworn sheet metal, for interiors with strongly vintage, sophisticated design schemes. Calamine is rolled iron fresh from the rolling mill, with all the flame marks typical of freshly processed iron. Metal Style is the perfect line for making industrial-look tiles a central feature of contemporary design and style.
Concrete gives you the authentic industrial look
Along with metal, concrete is another characteristic material in industrial architecture, as evidenced by the Re-Use by Provenza collection in which concrete encapsulates minimalist design and understated colors.
For this line we imagined recovering entire reinforced concrete walls from irreverent, very modern, metropolitan industrial premises and reusing them in different residential contexts. These combinations create a unique, original synergy: elegance and strength unite to create places that, until today, only existed in our minds. The concrete’s surface when salvaged is reproduced in the natural version to produce a perfect industrial-style floor.