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About Industrial Style Design

In the world of interior design, engineering, and stone fabrication, there are a variety of design styles from which to choose. Among some of the more popular styles is the industrial design. What characteristics are needed to pull of this distinctive look and feel? What kinds of elements go into creating an industrial design style? And, where do Dekton surfaces and Mastidek high quality adhesives fit into the picture? We will explore the answers to those questions in this article.

What Makes Industrial Design So Popular?

One of the first things that might come to mind when considering a particular design style is the reason for its popularity. Industrial style design is no different. If you are wondering why this style of design is becoming so predominant, you are not alone.

One of the areas in which the industrial design style has become popular is in the renewal of abandoned industrial buildings like warehouses, factories, barns, etc. These spaces are being transformed into places of dwelling. With a bit of work and a touch of creativity, and old warehouse easily becomes a unique living quarters with a personality of its own.

Since it doesn't appear that industrial interior design is going away any time soon, it is good for fabrication professionals and designers to be familiar with the characteristics of industrial style installation and design. Additionally, designers that are aware of the benefits of using Dekton surfaces and fabricators that use a high quality Dekton glue for installs produce the best industrial design projects with not only appeal, but functionality and durability as well.

Now that we have considered why industrial style design is so popular and in demand, let's take a look at some of the components that go into creating this popular design style.

Industrial Style Design Components

Industrial style design shares some traits with the rustic design style. However, the appearance is a bit different. This is primarily because of the use of different components and design elements. Among some of the specific design aspects of industrial style design we will look at are:

  • Color
  • Decor
  • Furnishings
  • Texture
  • Surfaces

Industrial Means Warm Neutral Colors

Industrial style design makes liberal use of neutral tones. In addition to neutral, these colors should be warm, not bright or vibrant. Utilizing a color palette the compliments colors of the raw materials in your particular design is a great way to achieve harmony within your design.

Decorate Industrially

When decorating a space that is designed with an industrial look and feel, use accent pieces and artwork that have an industrial fell to them. Gears, metal, tubes, pipes, and beams are all types of things that might be found in artwork you might use. In fact, those kinds of elements could actually be incorporated into certain pieces of you decor.

Industry Type Furnishings

Like the decor of your industrial design space, your furniture should have the same kinds of appearance and textures. Furniture that is constructed from metal or with metal accents or piping is one way to achieve this.

Texture of Industrial Style Design

Texture is an important aspect of any design style, and industrial is no different. Raw material often has a great deal of texture. Surfaces like concrete, brick, hammered metals, and other raw, textured exteriors are common in this design style.

DEKTON Surfaces Used for Industrial Designs

There are many Dekton surfaces that may be used for industrial styling. It really depends on whether you are going to use Dekton for a surface that will be a focal point or you are going to accent with it. The material is available in a variety of warm, neutral color tones that can be used for this design style.

Now that we have considered why industrial style design is growing in popularity and which components are used to create these kinds of designs, let's briefly look at why Dekton and Mastidek are such good candidates for use in the industrial style design paradigm.

Dekton & Mastidek for Industrial Style Design

One of the strongest concepts linked to "industrial" things is durability and strength. For this reason (among others) Dekton is a great fit. The ease of care and maintenance contributes to the long life. In actual industrial environments like kitchens, its properties make it a very high performing material. Dekton can hold pots and pans that have been taken right off the stove. You can cut food directly on the Dekton countertop without it scratching or harming the material. And, Dekton is impervious to household chemicals that totally wreak havoc on other surfaces.

Ratings for Approved Dekton Glue

A material as durable and long-lasting as Dekton takes adhesive that can tolerate and even endure the various conditions in which this super resistant material can be installed. There are a few adhesives that are approved by Cosentino (the makers of the material) for use with DEKTONĀ®. Among these Tenax Mastidek rates the highest overall. Why?

Mastidek is formulated to be used indoors and out and is made to withstand the grueling environments that come with outdoor environments. An influx in temperature and UV rays do not deteriorate or discolor it. As a result, Mastidek is the best choice for fabricators that want an industrial glue for an industrial material in an industrial design.

In conclusion, like other common design styles, industrial style design has core features that make it distinguishable from other styles. These are what contribute to the look and feel of spaces designed this way. But in the end, it is just another style that Dekton can be used in. And where there is Dekton, there should always be Mastidek.