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Industrial styling isn’t new, it’s been around for a few years now but it is growing in trend and inevitably making its way into our homes. Here at UK Bathrooms we’re seeing a steady increase in customers looking for advice on how to achieve this stripped-down, gorgeous style for their bathrooms.
For the ultimate modern industrial bathroom, then consider a Crittall styled shower enclosure, their graphic grid-like charm is edgy and on trend. It was back in 1860 that Francis Henry Crittall, (an ironmonger from Essex), first created steel-framed windows, and this metal framing style is used in shower screens such as the Matki One Framed Effect Wet Room Panel.
Indeed, the bathroom generally lends itself nicely to some of the key features of the industrial look, such as basic white, metal finishes, exposed piping and the use of industrial classics including marble, porcelain and concrete which can be used for either walls or as flooring.
When it comes to choosing your basin the award winning VitrA Water Jewels range offers fabulous colour options and 3 different looks, from warm metallic Gold or Copper or the cooler silver Platinum finish. These can be matched perfectly with the taps also from VitrA. Or check out the MPRO Industrial Brassware Collection from Crosswater, offering a superb range of taps, showers, wastes and accessories.
If your new bathroom is large enough for a freestanding bath than then this certainly helps to build the look. Try the Victoria + Albert Edge, its rectangular shape will complement your industrial style room and, with a variety of finishes to choose from, it is made from ground-down volcanic limestone, mixed with a specialised resin to ensure a durable and strong product that will last you for years.
Creating an industrial styled bathroom is all about mixing clean, crisp lines with rustic finishes, keeping accents minimal so that your industrial elements have room to shine, using natural elements -whether that’s exposed plumbing or the metal frame of your shower doors.
Black ceilings are a very bold design choice but work well in an industrial styled bathroom. A concrete finish to walls and floor is also a great option. With a sleek, modern aesthetic concrete tiling will also provide a low maintenance space perfect for a wet room.
Unfinished and semi-polished surfaces are synonymous with industrial styling. Industrial and Scandinavia design concepts integrate well because of the similar dark and light hues, clean lines and unfinished surfaces favoured by both.
Use neutral colours for an industrial look, as we’ve mentioned above black can be used on ceilings but its also great on walls and floors.
Pipeline plumbing will really add to this bathroom style, use basin bottle traps and exposed shower kits in your bathroom specification. Whether you live in a trendy loft apartment or modern house an industrial bathroom can be achieved with careful planning and choice of key bathroom products.
If black isn’t your preferred choice then white can work just as well. Opt for white metro wall tiles. Add a metallic bathtub or basin as a focal point and keep the room simple and functional.
Don’t be limited to black or white though, we’re seeing more and more brown and milky tones appear in industrial bathroom designs. With even the odd pop of a strong primary colour. It goes without saying that a grey is a perfect colour to emphasize the industrial trend of form and functionality.
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