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A restaurant’s design is critical to bringing customers in and coming back. Technomic, Inc., a research and consulting firm servicing the food and foodservice industry, estimates Millennials wield about $1.7 trillion in spending power. This key demographic consistently rates a restaurant’s atmosphere as a central decision point.

The latest hot trends with Millennials—casual elegance, open kitchen concepts, and flexible seating create particular challenges for interior designers. Here are the top demands that rate high on their list of go-to-places:

  • Flexible seating – moving tables and chairs across floors to customize social areas.
  • Open kitchens/chef’s tables – require both flame resistance, and slip resistance.
  • Sustainable and renewable materials combined with a funky feel and natural elements.

How do designers and architects walk this delicate balance between function and design? Porcelain tile.

Flooring materials need to be both durable and beautiful. Providing looks from reclaimed wood, stone, marble, to custom printed graphics, ceramic tile will stand up the spills, heavy foot traffic and furniture movement.

Walls and countertop surfaces for open kitchens and tableside cooking require flame resistance and slip resistance.  Ceramic tile exceeds expectations while bringing casual, funky design to life.  Even better, the design can seamlessly flow to the restrooms too.

Click here to review the full range of ceramic tile available for your project.