Another popular option for an industrial style kitchen is tiles. Choose white tiles for a clean look that will lighten your room and use a dark grout to make your choice of tile really stand out. Or maybe a stainless steel effect tile (pictured) to keep with the professional tone of the style. We love these on-trend black subway style tiles which will add some gloss to your space. Add some further interest by playing around with the pattern in which you lay your tiles. Consider herringbone, crosshatch or diagonal layouts to create a slightly different look.
The worktop may also include a large built-in hardwood chopping board, with a pull-out waste-disposal drawer beneath into which to scoop vegetable peelings, and perhaps a slab of cool, smooth marble as well, traditionally the best surface for rolling pastry. Otherwise a freestanding central work station with all-round access may include both cooking rings and a sink for washing fruit and vegetables. The height of all these worktops needs to be carefully calculated because at the wrong height they will make preparing and cooking food unnecessarily tiring.
Task-specific lighting is important, so that delicate jobs like filleting and icing can be undertaken without having to fight with your shadow: halogen spots provide glare-free illumination for the front of worktops and some extractor hoods incorporate a good light. Meanwhile rows of spots above the counters offer flexibility and efficiency. Regularly used pans and utensils are always within reach - either hanging above or immediately beneath the stove. Industrial units, with adjustable shelves and frames, from which utensils may be hung, provide strong, flexible storage; they can either be fitted or freestanding.
The flooring of an industrial space is typically a sleek cement or dark or painted hardwood. These floorings are inexpensive and durable, and even when scuffed or marked up, they still look good in an industrial space. Lighting should be limited to simple factory type lighting and elaborate pendant lighting and chandeliers contrast with the overall feel. Yes, the industrial look is such a departure from traditional design, but it is still a look that many people love. It has a "simple life" type of feel, a carefree and easy breezy feel while still being raw and edgy. Your Kitchen will have a lot of character with this style.