The iconic Harley Davidson brand demands particular attention to detail when it comes to the design of its showrooms. Working closely with Focus Architecture and Surveying, CTD Architectural Tiles has just completed its second Harley Davidson garage in Manchester. No two Harley Davidson showrooms are the same. Here the client’s brief required that the overall design incorporated elements that reflected the local area while sticking to the industrial aesthetic for which the brand is renowned. CTD Architectural Tiles specified a range of wall and floor tiles throughout the showroom that evoke the brand’s gritty character while delivering a range of practical benefits.
Ideal for heavy traffic areas, the large format Boom Piombo 750 by 750mm concrete-effect tiles were selected for the main showroom floor. Suitable for heavy loading areas, the coloured-body porcelain tiles were the perfect choice for the motorcycle display area. Offering exceptional wear and anti-slip properties, Treverkway Quercia wood-effect floor tiles were then installed throughout the clothing area, bringing an on-trend raw appeal to the space.
Wanting to make a strong visual impact, the architect opted for four oversized sheet metal tiles for the walls behind the reception desk. These Ariostea 3,000 by 1,000mm Ultra Metal Blue Zinc tiles bring a statement touch to the showroom’s design, while remaining sympathetic to the industrial aesthetic of the space.
Completing the raw appeal of the garage, CTD Architectural’s Terramix Nero brick-effect tiles were chosen as an alternative to a costly brick-slip for the interior walls. Blending the authentic feel of the all-American brand with the raw appeal of concrete, brick, wood and metal effect tiles, the CTD Architectural Tiles specification team was able to deliver products that met the client’s distinctive brief, resulting in a space that impresses in both design and practicality.
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