A staple of commercial kitchens, durable stainless steel offers a bright and easy-to-maintain surface and is available in a range of colors and textures, including shiny or matte finishes. Stainless steel tiles have proven to be a great option for commercial kitchens for some time, yet they continue to grow in popularity as a stylish and practical material for a range of uses. Here’s a look at why stainless steel tiles are perpetually popular—and why you might want to consider them for your commercial design projects.
Ultra-modern and sleek, bold and industrial, perhaps even “futuristic,” stainless steel tiles are the essence of modern minimalism. The look these tiles can bring to commercial spaces is decidedly contemporary, but don’t think stainless tile should be reserved for strictly ultra-modern interiors. Even more traditional interiors can benefit from the metallic touch. Long used in commercial kitchens and baths (and for good reason), stainless steel tiles can be used to create striking focal points like fireplaces and fountains and for larger applications such as walls and ceilings.
Aside from the fabulous look and design flexibility stainless tiles offer, there are a number of practical reasons for using them in your commercial settings.
2. Extremely Durable
Stainless steel tiles are resistant to rust and the corrosive effects of food spatter, and because they are non-porous, they will not absorb liquid stains. They don’t break easily and will hold up well over the years, providing a great return on the initial investment.
3. Minimal Maintenance
The easy-to-clean nature of stainless steel tiles makes them an obvious and sanitary choice for commercial spaces such as restaurants and hospitals. Additionally, no special cleaning solutions are required – simply wipe them clean with some disinfectant and a damp rag. Fingerprints can be easily eliminated by wiping with a clean, lint-free piece of cloth.
4. Easy Installation
The tiles can be easily installed with a tile adhesive, saving valuable time and labor. If it is necessary to cut the tiles to fit a certain area, the installer will have to use a circular saw with a blade that has been designed to cut metal.
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GIO brings you a carefully curated selection of tile and stone products developed expressly for your commercial design projects. Our looks cover a range of styles in porcelain, glass and stainless steel to transform commercial spaces. From retail and restaurants to hospitals and hospitality, we’ve assembled an assortment of collections in styles befitting the gamut of spaces you may be called to design.