Tag Archive: interior design

  1. Why Nail Salons Are Taking Over The High Street

    Leave a Comment

    Manicures are now the UK’s most popular beauty treatment. You may have noticed that nail salons have been popping up all over the place and taking over the high streets. With these treatments being in more demand then ever despite the impact of the pandemic, it is certainly something to be aware of.

    With more people than ever wanting to spend their cash on looking and feeling good, nail salons have found this luxury yet affordable treatment to be in high demand.

    With global data predicting that the beauty industry will experience a 2.8% compound annual growth rate to 2023, it shows that despite the pandemic affecting high street retail, beauty salons have not experienced the same effect. Instead beauty salons have experienced a steady growth.


    People are becoming more image focussed in part due to the influence of social media platforms such as Instagram. There has been an increase in turning to nail treatments due to it’s accessibility. With no long-term commitment, whilst creating the same feel good factor, it is one of the easiest treatments to turn to for a boost.

    Summer is always the busiest period, but particularly this year I can’t keep up with the demand. I think Instagram has a big part to play as people are becoming more image conscious and looking to get an Instaworthy shot. I get a majority of my customers through Instagram as they can easily see my work and prices.

    Megan Cummings, Owner of Quirk Nail Studio, Swindon


    People are turning to nail salons for a sense of accessible luxury. Giving them the opportunity to have a treat and add a bit of glamour without spending a fortune.

    To increase their appeal, many nail salons have turned to creating luxurious and opulent feeling interiors.

    Market leading brands such as My Townhouse are taking over the UK. They have capitalised on creating a nail salon paradise of luxury. With soft furnishings, mood lighting and calming neutral tones they have certainly listened to what people want.

    My Townhouse have added to the luxurious feel of their salons by including a stunning marble finish from Versital. From the nail station to the pedicure pods and even the joinery, this timeless marble is featured throughout. Townhouse chose to opt for ‘Autumn Onyx’, a classic marble with a pop of colour coming from the rich orange vein.

    In comparison to My Townhouse, Doll Beauty created a sense of luxury different way. Once again using soft furnishings, but instead pairing with natural lighting and blush tones all over. Doll Beauty emphasises a sense of indulgence of self-care with tones of pink.

    They opted to use a girly pink marble finish from Versital throughout their salon which perfectly complements their brand image. ‘Blush’ marble is the perfect choice for this venue, a classic marble with a soft pink vein. Once again creating an environment of accessible splendour with touches of luxury such as the marble tops.

    The marble tops from Versital are of the highest quality , easy to clean and hygienic. They don’t suffer from watermarks and are very forgiving against staining. Perfect for any beauty salon environment. Adding the element of luxury whilst also having extreme ease of use.


    We have been delighted to work alongside award winning brands including My Townhouse and Doll Beauty over the past few years. We understand that the look and feel of a venue and brand is paramount to creating an exceptional customer experience.

    As well as looking good, Versital offers the benefit of being easy to clean and stain proof as well making it ideal for use in a busy salon.

    As well as manufacturing to design specification we are also on hand to offer advice to designers to help create the vision they have whilst being a practical real-world solution. We often have designers who approach us with a brief and initial design who may need advice making it work in practice.

    Gemma Stockberger, Director

    Get In touch!

    To realise your vision with an experienced, expert, British manufacturer, get in touch with Versital today, where we can introduce you to a design advisor and supply you an estimate directly. Speak to us today on 01204 380780 or send us a contact form.

    Get In Touch!
  2. Home & Learn : Product Speed Dating and CPD

    Leave a Comment

    During the last few months we have been looking at new ways to work and keep motivated. It’s a challenging time and we are working hard to find new ways to keep connected and bring the latest products to you.

    We are delighted to bring you our brand new ‘Home & Learn’ CPD Sessions.

    Join us from the comfort of your home or office via Teams along with some of the most innovative commercial supplier’s.

    ‘Home & Learn’ is a fortnightly session for interior designers, architects and specifiers taking place via Teams.

    Product ‘Speed Dating’

    During these sessions we will showcase the latest products and trends in the market with our ‘Speed dating’ Product Forums. A short snappy look at 7 products in 60 minutes.

    New colour collection from Versital marbke

    Don’t fall behind in your CPD’s

    We are also offering the opportunity to attend certified CPD training sessions to help you keep up with learning goals and earn CPD credits. Along with virtual sessions, we are offering pre-arranged samples of products posted to you direct to make training sessions as interactive and exciting as possible.

    Are All Surfaces Created Equal – 4th November 1pm

    Join us on the 4th of November at 1pm for our CPD ‘Are all Solid Surfaces Created Equal’.

    Learning Outcomes:

    1. Identify different types of solid Surface
    2. Clearly identify the benefits and drawbacks of each type
    3. Assess which type of solid surface is appropriate for the project/client need
    4. Be able to make a cost benefit analysis of different types of solid surface

    Sign up now by emailing gemma@versital.co.uk with your name, email and company details.

    Next Product ‘Speed Dating’ Forum – 18th November

    On the 18th of November we will be joined by Solus Ceramics, UltraFabrics, Forbo Flooring, Schluter Systems, Autex Acoustics and boss design for our next Product Forum

    Full schedule of events below. You can sign up for all the sessions, or choose which ones you wish to attend. All events start at 1pm and last for approximately 1 hour.

    Home & Learn sessions with Versital

    Email gemma@versital.co.uk with the Subject ‘Home & Learn’ to sign up. We look forward to seeing you!

  3. Key Colour Trends: Green and Gold

    Leave a Comment

    Key colour trends for 2020 : Green and Gold

    2019 has seen the ‘Greenery’ trend both at home and also the hospitality sector. 2020 looks set to continue the theme with jeweled tones and luxury surfaces remaining top of designers and clients wish lists. Find out more about the colour trends you need to keep an eye on.

    In interior design, luxe has become the buzz word in recent years, best used to describe fabrics and surfaces that add a touch of decadence. Touches of metal accents and elements is a great option for adding a luxury feel to any space, be it a domestic or commercial design.

    Market Leaders in Design

    Our aim at Versital is simple – to be exciting, innovative and responsive to new colour trends as designers need them. We work hard to have the latest and most current finishes available to excite and inspire. Our colour range is at the cutting edge of the latest trends.

    Metallic Green Marble Temptation

    Our exclusive Metallic marble range oozes luxury. We are delighted to introduce the latest unique colour to this range, the beautiful green marble ‘Temptation’.

    This beautiful rich green marble incorporates swirls of emerald and is completed by opulent gold metallic accents. Temptation is the perfect option for bar tops, table tops, bathrooms and washrooms. This beautiful rich finish is sure to be the main feature of any design scheme.

    Rich green marble with metallic gold veins and accents

    Exclusive Trend Led Colours

    The ‘Metallic Marble’ range is exclusive to Versital with Temptation being the latest addition. Versital works closely with interior designers to ensure our finishes lead the market and are at the forefront of design.

    Order Samples and View the Full Metallic Marble Range

    We now have samples of Temptation available. Be sure to grab one quick by following the link to our order form.

    Get a Quote

    You can get a quotation for your project via our quote form – let us know what products you are interested in and any estimated sizes to help us be more accurate.

    Get in Touch

    If you need any more advice or have questions please contact the Versital team on 01204 380780.

    For more information on our marble bar topstable topsvanity tops or our ‘Metallic Marble’ Collection throughout the website, or by contacting us direct.

    If you would like advice, samples or wish to place an order for a bar tops or table tops, please call us on 01204380780, or email us at sales@versital.co.uk.

  4. Manchester Design Crawl

    Leave a Comment

    Manchester Design Crawl is Here!

    The North Wests first showroom led design week comes to Manchester.

    Created by a collective of interior professionals to inspire and excite the design community of the North West. Manchester Design Crawl is hoping to rival the likes of Clerkenwell Design week. (more…)

  5. Versital Proudly Joins Forces with Concept North

    Leave a Comment

    The Northern design sector has been rapidly expanding over recent years, with major new practices and design centres forming in the main cities of the North West. Introducing; Concept North.

    The Beginning of Concept North

    Having met via the social media platform Instagram, designers Natalie Holden and Melinda Kiss felt there was a gap in networking in the North West, with the majority of events being more focused in the South of the UK, mainly in London. Together they joined forces to try and plug this gap, and Concept North was born.


    Concept North aims to bring together various areas of the design and property sectors, holding fun and informal networking events and providing support and opportunities for designers and businesses.

    Bringing those together who have a mutual passion for creating a community for the interiors and property world up North.

    About Us

    Being a Northern based manufacturer of custom made solid surfaces, Versital is strongly committed to supporting designers and other manufacturers in this sector.

    Table Tops with Metal Banding in Arabesque Marble Finish

    Sponsorship and Support

    Having attended a number of events since their inception, Versital was keen to get involved in supporting the growing organisation already proving a resounding success.

    Natalie Holden Commented:

    “We are really pleased to have the support from such a reputable and innovative company based in the North of the UK. We absolutely love Versital’s products and ethos and it’s great to be working with a friendly team that share our values and vision for Concept North”

    Versital will join Concept Joinery and Tektura wallcoverings in supporting the events that are being held.

    Gemma Stockberger, Sales and Marketing Director at Versital Said:

    “Concept North is a brilliant initiative that directly aligns with the ethos of our business. We work very closely with a number of designers, often working in collaboration with them to create new colours, products and innovative projects.

    Their aim to bring together the community of Northern designers is something that we feel passionately about. Achieving excellence in our field becomes much easier with people like Natalie and Melinda.”

    rectangle table tops in arabesque marble finish

    Gemma added:

    “We hope that the collaboration between our brands will bring many great things and help to develop the industry. The events held by Concept North are a great opportunity for designers to not only network, but also exchange ideas and give each other support. The community that emerges from such events will stimulate the sector and help it to reach new heights.”

    Get your tickets now!

    The next event is to be held on the 30th May at the Opera Grill in Chester. You can buy tickets now via Concept North.

  6. Bathroom trends for 2018 and Beyond

    Leave a Comment

    Bathroom trends for 2018 and beyond

    Summer is finally here and there’s no better time to give your bathroom a beautiful refresh. From a complete contemporary overhaul to totally transform your space, to a mini-makeover that will bring your bathroom in line with the times, at Versital we’ve rounded up the most covetable bathroom trends to inspire your bathroom interiors for 2018 and beyond.

    Tropical Turquoise

    A desirable choice for modern bathrooms is blue, and for 2018 it’s the tropical tones of turquoise that are top of everyone’s bathroom wish list. Transporting you to tropical retreats, the tranquil hues of this striking shade look great paired with polished gold fittings and bright white for a luxurious finish. Try Versital’s Turquoise Reflect for your shower panel or bathroom floor to really make a statement.

    Photo by Christa Grover from Pexels
    Photo by Christa Grover from Pexels


    Metallics are well and truly having a moment in the world of interiors and for bathrooms it’s no exception. Whether you opt for classic brass, contemporary chrome or on-trend copper, there’s a metallic to suit every style. Try our opulent ‘Metallic marble surfaces‘ to add a stylish hint of metallic in your bathroom; exclusive to Versital, each of our classic white marble surfaces has been suitably swirled with metallic accents for a fashionable finish – perfect for vanity tops and floors alike.

    Marble bathroom with Versital metallic marble

    Go Bold

    Add a bold pop of colour to your en-suite or bathroom and create a space that commands attention. At Versital, our range of bespoke surfaces comes in a spectrum of over 90 colours so you can effortlessly feature your favourite. From feminine flourishes of blush, to bright bursts of purple, play around with the positioning of your chosen colour to create a focal point – we personally love a statement wall. Bathroom featured below uses ‘Shiraz’ a vibrant purple sparkle from the Reflect range.

    Contemporary bathroom design at Royal Quays Marina Newcastle

    His & Hers

    Double up on sinks and showers and say hello to a contemporary his and hers bathroom. Undeniably chic and definitely something to consider if you’re lucky enough to have the space, getting ready will have a five-star feel that rivals the most luxurious hotel bathrooms. At Versital, we can create a bespoke shower tray for your his and hers showers and in a range of finishes including granite and marble, there’s something to suit every couple.


    View Versital’s full colour range of bespoke surfaces here, or if you’d like to find out more information about our products, please call the team on 01204380780, or email sales@versital.co.uk

  7. Refurb at The Andaz Hotel London

    Leave a Comment

    Hotel Bathrooms Get a Facelift With Bespoke Shower Trays

    Hyatt’s five star luxury boutique hotel, The Andaz Liverpool Street, welcomes guests to discover the unrivalled city of London, the old and the new.

    To keep up with the needs of the discerning traveler hotels are constantly looking to improve the décor and facilities. Bathrooms make a huge impact on clients when staying in hotels and need to be kept in top condition.

    The stunning ballroom at the Andaz Hotel London where Versital have been involved in refurbishing

    Luxury Hotel and 5 Star Facilities

    As well as luxury rooms, the hotel has a beautiful restaurant and cocktail bar, and hosts parties, weddings and events including fabulous New Years Eve parties.

    Review sites such a Trip Advisor rate it 5 star. With all public facing businesses like this, it is essential they keep their rooms and public areas up to scratch. Versital have recently been involved in supplying custom made shower trays to update the bathrooms in this hotel.

    Bathrooms Updated Using Bespoke Shower Trays

    “The hotel and rooms are beautiful, but because of the age of the building a lot of the bedrooms still had baths as the main washing facility. Less people and especially travelers are keen to use a bathtub and prefer the option of a large walk in shower where possible. They have come to expect it with highly rated hotels. Changing a full bathroom can be difficult and costly, especially with having rooms out of action whilst work is carried out.

    We were able to offer a solution of a bespoke shower tray that would fit the space where the bath tub had been perfectly, making alterations to the bathroom much simpler and less costly. The bathrooms were brought bang up to date with a cost effective and simple solution. Bespoke shower trays are available in a wide range of marble and granite finishes to match in with existing tiles, as well as custom RAL colours to suit a corporate identity or specific colour requirement.

    We look forward to supplying the remainder of the bathrooms over the course of the next year as they become required.”
    Gemma Stockberger, Versital UK

    If you are a hotel owner, designer or architect and would like more advice or a personalised quote for bespoke shower trays on a commercial project, please contact us direct on 01204380780. Alternatively fill in a contact form and we will come back to you at your convenience.

  8. Create the Perfect Luxury Bathroom In Your Own Home

    Leave a Comment

    With attention to detail and planning, a luxury bathroom can be created in any home. Luxury bathrooms are all about creating a space where you can relax at the end of a stressful day, as well as get ready with ease on busy weekday mornings.

    Luxury Bathroom Ideas

    Bathroom Furniture

    Bathroom furniture in wood or white gloss finishes has a timeless appeal. Bespoke solutions make the best use of available space. Or you can choose off the shelf solutions from the likes of ‘Mereway’ bathrooms.

    Bathroom Fittings

    For the ideal showering solution opt for a shower system that includes a large fixed shower head, with a refreshing rainfall style effect, as well as a shower handset for easier rinsing and cleaning.

    Walk in showers are ideal for creating a sleek bathroom. For a neat, minimal finish install a shower tray in the same finish as the floor. Versital offer bespoke shower trays and floor slabs in matching finishes to the shower trays.

    Beautiful luxury bathroom with a striking feature shower area using a made to measure shower tray in grey sparkle

    Luxury Materials

    Luxurious materials are essential. It’s definitely worth investing in materials such as stone and solid wood to add a smart, sophisticated look. Choose solid surfaces such as Versital for the look of marble and stone, but that are 100% waterproof and require no treating.


    Lighting makes a massive difference. Dimmer switches allow you to alter the ambiance of the bathroom.

    Luxury bathroom design in silver and black sparkle

    Key Design Points for a Successful Luxury Bathroom

    • Invest in luxury materials that will stand the test of time.
    • If you have the space, install a separate bath and shower enclosure
    • Prioritise comfort and functionality.
    • Research and decide on the look you want. Look at our website and even hotel websites, as bathrooms in boutique hotels are a great source of inspiration.

    Expert Opinions

    Are luxury bathrooms really worth the effort? These two experts to share their thoughts.

    The Interior Designer

    A couple of years ago people were happy with a standard clean-lined bathroom with a nice feature wall. Now the request for more luxurious fittings and fixtures, as well as luxury materials has never been greater. More people realise the bathroom isn’t just a functional room, it’s a space to unwind and ease the tensions of the day.

    Susan Quirke, Quirke McNamara Consultancy.

    The Estate Agent

    Bathrooms definitely help sell houses. A bathroom with a spa or hotel feel gives homes the wow-factor and help them stand out from the crowd.
    Buyers are put off by old bathrooms as they don’t want the hassle, fuss and expense of having to redo a bathroom once they move in. A high end bathroom leads viewers to believe that the rest of the house will be to the same standard too.

    Hilary Fielding, Hilary’s Estate Agents.

    For more advise on materials and bathroom designers to create a luxury bathroom using Versital surfaces, please call Versital on 01204380780. Or follow us on Facebook for the latest bathroom installations and design ideas.