As a tile company we work with many exciting designers and architects who have scope and vision to be able to introduce exciting material into developments. One such design and architecture practice; STAC, based in London, decided to use 2 of our exciting tile finishes for the Nando’s Woking refurbishment.
The first finish was our exciting volcanic stone quarried from the slopes of Mt.Etna with various patterns and colours to create a patchwork wall which ran behind the cook line. Due to the nature of the restaurant and how the food is cooked we needed to make sure the stone could withstand the heat and splashes from oils and food, as the stone in question is formed from molten magma we knew there would be no issue with heat and we also made sure the material was pre sealed at the quarry with special sealer to protect the stone from any contaminants. This also made sure that under installation the stone didn’t receive any staining which made the contractor’s job easier.
Nero Sicilia is a natural lava stone extracted from the slopes of Etna and fired in a new, unique process. This process does not apply a glaze and leaves the stone in its natural state with a deep black tone which is impossible to find naturally. The decoration applied is achieved with 100% recycled glass. Nero Sicilia declares its love to the land, it allows us to experience a dark coloured lava stone that has exceptional technical characteristics – is suitable for all uses, internal and external and not only walls but floors too. It is a piece of the most ancient active European volcano that fits into our contemporary living. Nero Sicilia highlights the culture of Sicily and expresses it through multiple colours and decors.
The tiling on this project was expertly carried out by Diamond Tiling of Essex, take a look at their website to see other fantastic installations they have carried out DIAMOND. Their expertise on this project has seen them secure other Nandos fit outs in the future.