We’ve all seen something we’ve liked on programmes like Channel 4’s Grand Designs or George Clark’s Amazing Spaces. A great example is those urban chic industrial spaces, with polished concrete surfaces and worn brickwork that have made us point a finger at the screen and said “Oh, I love that look.” Well, we’ve got good news for you – now you can! And for the icing on the cake, it doesn’t need to cost a bundle, either.
Up here in the North (the birthplace of England’s industrial manufacturing) there are plenty of former factories and warehouses that have been converted into cool new living spaces. These sorts of urban chic spaces celebrate expansive open rooms, architectural detail and creative solutions of lofty living. That rough-around-the-edges appeal is making the style popular with more and more homeowners.
At Savoy Timber we’ve got just the thing: the perfect range of laminate kitchen worktops that can each help give your kitchen that realistically industrial look, but with extra resistance and improved durability.
Our Nero Luna worktop is a prime example, with a grey textured slate finish that looks excellent, especially against a backdrop of exposed brickwork. Or, our Nero Grigio Laminate Kitchen Worktop might be the one for you – with that tough, polished stone look but with laminate’s smooth, easy-to-clean surface. That’s more great news for you; it means that it’s much easier for you to keep it looking spick and span without all the extra effort.
To truly complete that industrial powerhouse look, at Savoy Timber we find that square edge profiles are the way to go. They create clean and simple lines and a solid look that works legendarily well with stone worktops.
While we’re on the topic, edge banding is also another fantastic idea for protecting your worktops. We’ve gone into detail about it in our previous blog, but basically edge banding involves applying an extra layer of material to the exposed sides of your kitchen worktops, making them even more resistant to heat and physical impacts. For that, we’d recommend ABS edging. It’s lightweight and low density, so once it’s installed you’ll barely notice it. It’s not particularly expensive either, which is always nice to hear for those of us keeping an eye on our wallets.
If the industrial chic look caught your eye, you might be surprised at how easy it is to achieve. You can browse our full range of kitchen worktops here, or just pop into one of our showrooms in Wigan, Preston or Blackpool to see them for yourself. Our staff are always about to lend a hand, so if you have any questions don’t hesitate to give us a shout.
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