Do you ever talk to a floor? It’s not so silly because a hardwood timber floor is basically a living thing. You can say: “Hello friend” when you see your floor every morning. Who wouldn’t want to be friends with wood floors? They’re the best. Folks have been using wooden planks as flooring for centuries, and from observation, no one seems to be changing their mind. It’s true that some things never go out of style.
The Fitting Room
Apart from looking at the new trends in flooring, perhaps it’s a good idea to talk about the basics. If you have no idea how wooden flooring is installed, then you should learn. We are talking about ‘tongue and groove.’ It may sound like a rather risqué move on a dance floor, but it is, in fact, a very clever, ingenious way that floorboards are fitted together. Way back when, the boards used to be butted together, but as the boards dried and aged, huge gaps would appear creating mini canyons filling with dirt.
You don’t have to be an interior designer such as Sorgiovanni Interiors to make some trendy changes to your restaurant or cafe the next time it needs a fit-out. Simply knowing what is trendy and incorporating it into your present decor is often enough to give your hospitality space an edge. These days, so many people are interested in going green, being sustainable and saving the environment that they will even choose a cafe where they can see such themes in action.
So here are 7 hot trends some of which also incorporate sustainability, making your cafe of interest to many such patrons.
An open plan kitchen. This won’t suit every cafe model, but when it does the result is magical. People love to be able to see how chefs work, especially when they are creating meals with natural ingredients, all part of sustainability.
Using recycled materials somewhere in the building ensures that those who are into recycling will feel satisfied to know you are trying to conserve the earth’s resources. This can be as simple as finding used bricks to use as part-walls or for the front of your reception counter, or finding some distressed timber to add in for a counter or for ceiling beams or other decorative elements.