CTD revs its engines

WORKING closely with Focus Architecture and Surveying, CTD ARCHITECTURAL TILES has announced the completion of its second Harley Davidson garage in Manchester.

With no two Harley Davidson showrooms the same, the client’s brief requested the overall design incorporated elements that reflected the local area whilst sticking to the industrial aesthetic the brand is renowned for worldwide.

CTD Architectural Tiles specified a range of wall and floor tiles throughout the showroom that aim to evoke the brand’s gritty character while delivering a range of practical benefits.

Suitable for heavy traffic areas, the large format Boom Piombo 750x750mm concrete-look tiles were selected for the main showroom floor. Suitable for heavy loading areas, the coloured body porcelain tiles were chosen for the standout motorcycle display area.

Owing to what CTD describes as exceptional wearability and anti-slip properties, the Treverkway Quercia wood-effect floor tiles were then installed throughout the clothing area. Wanting to make a strong visual impact, the architect opted for four oversized sheet metal tiles for the walls behind the reception desk.

The Ariostea 3000x1,000mm Ultra Metal Blue Zinc tiles are said to bring a unique statement touch to the showroom’s design, while remaining sympathetic to the industrial aesthetic of the space. CTD Architectural’s Terramix Nero brick-effect tiles were chosen as an alternative to a costly brick-slip for the interior walls.

The CTD Architectural Tiles specification team says it was able to deliver products that met the client’s distinctive brief, resulting in a space that impresses in design and practicality.
Part of the Saint-Gobain family, CTD Architectural Tiles says it specialises in the supply of ceramic tile finishes and tiling solutions across all sectors in the UK commercial specification market.
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