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New materials for store renovations

In the competitive retail environment, it's important to stay updated on innovations in store renovation materials. This publication will highlight some of the latest essential store fitting materials that you're likely to encounter in your next project.


These new and innovative products within renovations offer sleek aesthetics, enhanced sustainability features, and improved performance to better meet current needs.


innovations in store renovation materials

Sustainability: a topic and a trend that will continue to evolve and take center stage in many business agendas. Environmentally-friendly actions and store conditioning systems have long been a fundamental requirement in retail environments.


Numerous dimensions come together under the heading of 'sustainable materials' when discussing renovating a business. This always implies a conscientious approach to the environment, involving both nature and people.


From resource-saving raw materials, which can be renewable or recycled, for example, through an environmentally-friendly and energy-saving manufacturing process to the longest possible use of the material, there is much to consider in store renovation designs.


Essential materials for store renovations


According to data published by the National Institute of Statistics (INE), the greatest dynamism in the implementation of furniture materials for the renovation of stores and commercial premises accounts for 24.5% of the total sector.


Among the trending materials for store renovations, 'pure nature' remains significant: such as types of wood (fir and pine) left in their natural texture, emitting a distinctive aroma and creating a pleasant, warm charm in the environment.


Solid wood

Cork and felt are also exciting design elements due to their incredible versatility: they can be colorful and elegant, but also simple and natural. Here are the most innovative renovation materials for your business that you can consider.



Solid woods are extremely popular in store fixtures



Solid wood has been one of the most popular materials for commercial fixtures in recent years. Its popularity can be attributed to its ability to provide a more realistic look and feel compared to alternative products such as plywood or OSB panels, which often seem too synthetic.


Solid wood has a natural beauty, meaning it never goes out of style. Store construction materials made of solid wood range from oak and ash to mahogany. Each type of wood has its unique characteristics, providing you with a variety of options when deciding which species is best for your project.


Additionally, wood can have a clear coat or be left unfinished, giving an organic touch to the space inside the store. The beauty of solid wood is that it is a sustainable product, something that is very much on trend nowadays, meaning they are always renewable.


It's worth noting that the wood sector has grown by 21.6% during 2022, and furniture of this type by an average of 20.8%, according to statistics provided by the National Institute of Statistics of Spain.



Stone countertops with thick edge details


Stone countertops with thick edge details are the latest in accessory design for store renovations. Stone is definitely an elegant material worth considering if you want something that will last over time and look as good today as it did years ago.


These modern surfaces come equipped with several different benefits over their laminated counterparts, including being much more durable and less susceptible to scratches or water stains, as well as coffee stains.



Rattan accessories and furniture


Rattan furniture is an excellent option for store renovations aiming to create a cozy atmosphere on a minimal budget. Rattan sideboards, in particular, can be used as display cases and all-in-one for businesses! This leads customers to walk through the door because they are naturally drawn to something that looks good and feels warm.


Therefore, rattan furniture is not only a cost-effective choice for store installers and renovators, but also has the advantage of being easy to care for and maintain for much longer


cozy atmosphere

Polished concrete floors


Another essential material for store renovations is polished concrete flooring. Polished concrete is an excellent choice for any space that sees spills, splashes, and frequent dirt. It has surfaces so resistant that it can withstand stains, scratches, and scuffs better than other flooring materials, such as tiles or wood.



This means your floors will remain flawless in high-traffic areas, perfect if you want to avoid the hassle of constant cleaning! Polished concrete offers an endless range of colors, from cream to navy blue, so there's something for everyone, depending on your style preference.



Incredible quality of vinyl floors


Using oak vinyl parquet allows for uniformity and continuity in store renovations, as the flooring is also used in wet areas. The possibilities of vinyl floors are growing day by day, with advantages and features not found in other coatings.


In summary, when it comes to the latest essential materials for store renovations, there are many materials on the market, but solid woods remain extremely popular. You can find them in a variety of styles, from rustic, eco-friendly, and natural to elegantly modern.


However, there is a current trend in the world of renovations regarding these new materials, and that is microcement, particularly a paint that has attracted a lot of attention in recent years for floors, especially in the renovation or store renovation sector.



Oak vinyl floor

Something very important to highlight in the construction sector as a statistical fact is that it is estimated that the renovation and refurbishment sector will grow by around 6% in 2022, taking into account the impact of the pandemic and the European Fund. This also addresses the challenges and opportunities for specialists in construction materials.


In this context, it is estimated that the average expenditure on construction materials and home renovations in Spanish households will be around 1,000 euros this year, and that sales in this sector will increase to 19,000 million euros in the absence of major contingencies related to the pandemic or the country's socio-economic situation.



 

 

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