The rise of modern shopping centres was meant to create a place where clients and businesses can converge. Have you ever walked into a retail store and felt the need to walk out? It won't be a surprise that the atmosphere of the place felt like it was an insult to you. When creating a business, you can incline to all demographics or play it safe with all.
We are naturally predisposed to feel more at peace when surrounded by nature. Thus, you can never go wrong with natural aesthetics such as natural stone. However, opt for colour hues that give out that zen-like feeling for example green marble. Plus, the more your customers enjoy your space, the more likely they are to come back.
Also, natural stone increases the property value of the shopping mall. However, not only in terms of monetary value but sustainability, durability, and stability. Think of the Taj Mahal and the Pyramids of Egypt; they are built of natural stone and one of the most valued properties around the world.
Top 5 Applications Of Natural Stones At Shopping Centers
Since the advent of shopping centres around twenty years ago, owners are looking for ways to minimize the cost of renovations. In the past renovations would take place after five or six years. However, with the use of natural stone owners are assured of stability and longevity. But how can you apply natural stones to achieve this?
1. Granite Flooring
Granite has always been a fan favourite when it comes to flooring. The stone is extremely durable and resistant to wear and tear. Granite floor tiles are one of the hardest natural materials on earth, second to diamonds. Thus, they are ideal for places with high traffic such as shopping malls. Also, they can be incorporated as floor murals due to the many colour hues, designs, and styles available. Besides, they are easy to maintain and clean.
For example, Quality Marble Exports (India) exported and installed Indian Flamed Jet Brown Granite tile & Shot Blasted Golden Leaf Granite at The Avenues in Bahrain. Over 9000 sqm of 6 cm, thick granite tiles with brushing and radial cutting, make for a luxurious flooring of the mall.
Another must-see project is The Avenues, Kuwait. The flooring of this under-development shopping mall is covered with beautiful cobbles and granite floor tiles from Quality Marble Exports (India). Light and dark cobbles with Indian Flamed Jet Brown Granite look stunning. Such a combination of natural stones also provides extreme durability and slip-resistance in the high-traffic area.
While these two projects are about just one or two varieties of granite, The shopping mall, Avenues Phase 4 in Al-Rai has used multiple granite varieties to up the aesthetics of the building. Some of the Indian stones include Black Absolute Granite, Golden Yellow, Porphyry Brown, and Vizag Blue.
2. Wall Cladding
Adding the wow factor to a shopping mall can be as simple as applying natural stone on the wall cladding. You can opt for a luxurious stone such as marble tiles for a distinctive look. If you are one very close to nature then use green marble that will stand out from its surroundings. One of the popular options is Spider green marble. The earthy and neutral tones of this stone make the ambience natural and welcoming for your customers.
3. Exterior Decoration
Marble tiles are gaining momentum for an exquisite finish in most retail stores. They are not only used for interior decor but also exterior decor such as stone cladding. Many high-end brands opt for black marble in their stores which gives their setting a sophisticated and luxurious look.
If you are looking for durability, then do a homestretch and build the shopping mall using natural stone. They are durable meaning less maintenance and cost for you. You just need good granite and marble suppliers who won't let you down. A good example is the Washington Monument made from marble tiles.
Natural stone can be used to create sculptures that are great furnishings for any retail store. Marble or even granite is an ideal stone since it is available in various colours and patterns. Also, sculptures are bound to deepen the relationship between your business and customers. Regardless of whether they are kept in your store as a welcoming gesture or for sale.
Quality Marble Exports (India) - One Stop Destination For All Your Natural Stone Requirements
Quality Marble Exports (India) is one of the most leading marble and granite suppliers in India and overseas. We have been serving big-budget projects around the world to help them achieve the best results with our natural stone products.
The best part is that our customers and clients love the customization service we offer for any product available in our gallery.
Go ahead and browse our premium quality natural stone collection. And if you are already looking for marble, granite, or other natural stone varieties for your shopping mall project, connect with us!