The perfect weekend getaway, is hands down, visiting a nice restaurant, perhaps. Whether you are looking to spend some quality time with your family or are someone who loves to party on the weekends with your friend gang, looking up a restaurant for your fun plans is a part of the game. What does one look for when they are wanting to zero in on a nice eatery/ outlet? Food? Definitely, no brainers there. What else, you ask? Ambiance, too!
We are absolutely going through a time when social media rules. People, especially millennials, are the cheerleaders for restaurants that not only would be willing to take care of their taste buds but also come with a pretty cool ambiance. Because let us accept it, pictures are important! We have reached a point where a restaurant does not only need to ensure that its taste is up to the mark but also come up with a pretty theme that would want to make people visit it more, thereby providing a boost to their business and increasing their visibility.
A very essential component in designing your restaurant space is deciding the aesthetic theme that it will carry. Enters the significance of tiles- for the flooring needs, walls and washrooms.
For all these purposes, some of the most common types of tiles used are:
1. Ceramic Tiles
Perhaps the most common category of tiles, Ceramic tiles are, simply put, a mixture of clay and water. They come in various designs and are everybody’s go-to choice for bringing out a regular yet welcoming look out of their spaces. If your restaurant’s theme is mostly family-centric and your inclination is towards providing quality Indian/ Chinese food, ceramic tiles should definitely be on your checklist.
2. Marble Tiles
Marble tiles provide an excellent finishing to your floors as well as walls. An ambiance that needs to adorn a luxurious look would have to have marble on its surface. As a restaurant owner, if your target audience consists of the upper-class segment, while you offer international cuisines, marble tiles are sure to meet your expectations.
3. Travertine Tiles
If minimal is your language, travertine tiles will prove to be visually appealing to you. The base material used in these tiles is calcium carbonate, and they give a clean matte look to your floors. The colors they usually come in are tones of neutrals and beige- which lends them their absolute rustic look. If you are a cafe owner that attracts the youth and you specialize in lip-smacking Italian cuisine and exotic desserts, Travertine is what you should be looking at.
4. Slate Tiles
These would lend your floors a classic slate-y look. The class combined with composure. These tiles are extremely durable in nature. In bars, customers look for indulging in drinks and in dancing, thereafter. The reasoning sits sound. Hence, for people who are looking for the right kind of tile type for their lounges and bars, slate is the answer.
5. Granite Tiles
These tiles are the perfect option for your restaurant kitchen slabs/ slates and even washrooms. They come in varieties of patterns and their texture comes with a tinge of gloss. Owing to these functions, they are the right tiles for carrying out the activities in the kitchens.
6. Vinyl/ Luxury Vinyl Tiles
These tiles come in plenty of designs to choose from. They are one of the alternatives you would want to consider as a cafe owner whose target is to create an ambiance reflecting coziness and comfort, whilst having the menu in alignment with the whole vibe.
This is our curated list of the type of tiles we think could go well in accordance with the vision you have for your restaurant/ cafe/ lounge. At Antica Ceramica, we produce a varied range of tiles that you could choose from. Let us be a part of your journey in creating the ambiance of your dreams!