If it is true that our sense of taste begins with sight, then at a restaurant pleasure begins as soon as you walk in the door. The design is the first meeting point between the business and its customers, and this is why choosing the most suitable tiles for a restaurant can make a huge difference.
The design and fit-out – above all in the cultural imagination encouraged by recent trends – becomes an integral part of the experience, an essential requirement for all businesses. There is no genuinely elegant restaurant which does not exude refinement in its wall and floor coverings; there is not a lounge bar in existence which is not also audacious in its choice of walls and floor finishes. Taste, in the art of catering and hospitality, starts out from a good taste in interior design.
A restaurant’s tiles are a key ingredient in communicating its identity and conveying its atmosphere, an aesthetic which reaches deeper than the surfaces they cover and influences the way the space is perceived and experienced. It is therefore an important commercial choice, to be considered starting out from two main characteristics – two values of which EmilAmerica has been a key promoter since its foundation – expressive potential and technical performance. Porcelain stoneware tiles for restaurants offer infinite stylistic possibilities, a rich and eclectic assortment which can adapt to any type of business, from the wood effect of a down-to-earth bistro, or the industrial spirit of a city cocktail bar, through to majolica in an oceanside restaurant. Every flavor is accompanied by the most suitable surface finish.
Porcelain stoneware tiles for restaurants bring out the most in the atmosphere, while at the same time satisfying the most restrictive technical requirements. When we think about designing restaurant floors , it is the performance of the material which takes the lead role. Porcelain stoneware tiles are resistant to wear, impact damage, and heavy foot traffic; they are naturally hygienic, easy to clean, do not absorb liquids, and are anti-slip. Safe, hygienic, durable: the key characteristics of the best tiles for restaurants and other commercial premises.
Restaurant kitchen tiles: trends and functionality
It is the heart of any restaurant, the space where action and creativity come together. These are the evocative perceptions referenced by commercial kitchen tiles. It is an unusual working atmosphere, in which functionality becomes the absolute priority. At the same time, the kitchen is the creative domain of the chefs. A quotidian practice of flair and passion, a precious gesture to be celebrated in the surface finishes, too. The best restaurant kitchen tiles are able to combine these different requirements: communicating with the imagination and flair of the gastronomic offering, satisfying the strictest standards of hygiene and safety, while being comfortable and functional during preparation of the food. It is an arduous challenge, which porcelain stoneware meets hands down. There are numerous factors which can damage floor and wall finishes, from burners, knives, and splashes, to steam. Porcelain stoneware tiles are quick to clean, and resistant to scratches and impact damage; they are non-slip, and are not affected by humidity, thermal shock, or high temperatures. A guarantee of quality, each and every sitting.