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  1. Versital Marble Bar Tops Enhancing a Stylish Newcastle Pizzeria

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    Versital is delighted to have been specified by award-winning interior design practice, Collective Design, for its latest restaurant renovation project.

    The popular Central Oven & Shaker, a stylish pizzeria in Newcastle, recently underwent a thorough renovation throughout the premises. Central Oven & Shaker is a popular eatery based in Neville Street, in the heart of Newcastle. It offers a selection of artisan pizzas and thirst-quenching cocktails, and seamlessly blends industrial inspired design and natural materials for a modern and vibrant setting. Versital’s faux marble bar tops finish surfaces perfectly complement the wooden accents used throughout the restaurant.

    Marble style pizza counter in cultured marble bar top from Versital

    Luxury Marble Bar Tops and Panels

    Versital’s bespoke surfaces were supplied for Central’s bar tops and front panels in a white faux marble finish. Versital products are designed to beautifully replicate the luxurious appearance and intricate veining of the natural material, while providing added benefits. Whilst natural marble is prone to erosion and staining, making it an impractical material for design, Versital has provided a solution that maintains the beauty of marble without any of the problems it is commonly associated with. The brand’s 100% non-porous surfaces are completely bespoke, making them suitable for an array of applications in the domestic and commercial sectors. Versital offers an impressive range of over 90 colours with finishes in marble, granite, sparkle and high gloss.

    “We specialise in designing commercial environments such as bars, restaurants and nightclubs, and so we were seeking a manufacturer with similar expertise and insight into the hospitality industry. Versital has impressive credentials, and the extensive colour and finish range of bespoke surfaces perfectly fitted our brief”
    Simon Mcilwraith, Director and Owner of Collective Design.

    Versital marble bar tops specified by collective design at Central

    Gemma Stockberger, Head of Marketing and Sales for Versital UK adds:

    “Versital surfaces are ideal for hospitality applications, because their durability and resistance to staining is a necessary pre-requisite for environments where there could be numerous food and drink spillages. The faux marble finish will continue to look as good as new for years to come, eliminating the fear of having to replace them later. We are delighted to collaborate with such a revered design practice, who has been awarded Interior Designer of the Year four times at the Northern Design Awards, and with the final look that has been achieved in Central Oven & Shaker.”

    For more information or a personalised quotation for a Versital marble bar top or marble panels please call us on 01204 380780.

  2. Versital Marble Tops & Panels specified in Chaophraya

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    Versital Marble Bar Tops specified in Chaophraya Newcastle’s Thai Transformation

    Versital is delighted to have been specified in Chaophraya, a contemporary Thai restaurant in Newcastle. The restaurant has recently undergone a £1.55 million transformation that offers an impressive blend of contemporary Thai cuisine in unique surroundings.

    Stunning Marble Bar Top

    Versital supplied a stunning three meter marble bar top and marble panels to meet the brief of ‘classic elegance’.

    Marble bar tops and panels by Versital at Thai restaurant Chaophraya in Newcastle


    The restaurant, based in Eldon Square near Grey’s Monument, offers modern Thai dishes and authentic surroundings with items sourced from Thailand on display. Chaophraya Business Manager, Simon Wright says:

    Practical Solution for Delicious but Messy Food

    “While it is indeed delicious, Thai food can be messy and therefore prone to staining. We needed a practical solution for our new restaurant that would project an opulent and authentic look, while still being fit for purpose and keep looking as good as new for a long time. Versital’s bespoke faux marble means we now have the best of both worlds for our restaurant – a beautiful, premium marble bar and ‘pass’, without the drawbacks of the naturally porous material.”


    White marble servery at Chaophraya restaurant Newcastle using Versital cultured marble

    Stain Resistant Marble Alternative 

    Versital’s 100% non-porous stone resin panels, bar tops and table tops are made to measure allowing you to specify the exact shape and size required. They are available in over 90 colours and finishes such as marble, granite, sparkle and high gloss.

    “There are so many benefits of opting for cultured marble within the hospitality environment.  Not only is it stain proof, non-porous and easy to clean, it can also designed to a completely bespoke dimensions, shapes and sizes. Faux marble has been known to last for more than 30 years in the restaurant environment. We are delighted with the final result for Chaophraya.”
    Gemma Stockberger, Head or Marketing and Sales for Versital UK

    Waterproof and stain resistant marble tops and panels

    Versital worked closely alongside designers JMDA who specified Versital for this beautiful restaurant refurb, as well as main contractor and installer to ensure and smooth process from beginning to end.

    Service & Support From Inception To Completion

    “Versital provided a brilliant service throughout the project. From inception, design, procurement, right through to the construction phase; they supported the project team in ensuring delivery of a brilliant product from across various bespoke joinery items such as the bar/ kitchen pass & waiters stations”.
    Dan Lewis, Project Manager at Medlock and installation manager for this project.

    White marble bar area with gold edge detail

    Easy To Maintain

    Not only does the customer benefit from the beautiful aesthetics of Versital marble, it of course comes with all the benefits you’d expect from our marbles. Versital is extremely hygienic offering the anti-bacterial protection of SteriTouch, as well as being waterproof and easy to clean.


    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.
    We were able to offer our expertise in creating a beautiful custom drop edge detail. It really helps to work alongside experienced designers.
    Our aim is to take the stress away from the designer and end client and work alongside other trades to get a good end result.
    As well as being a beautiful marble finish it offers the benefits of being extremely hygienic, easy to clean and non-porous so will not stain

    Gemma Stockberger, Director

    For more information of Versital Marble bar tops and panels take a look at our past projects. You can contact us direct for a quotation, or call us on 01204380780.

  3. Classic Marble Bathrooms Never Go Out Of Fashion

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    Classic Marble Bathrooms Never Date

    Since the housing market has been having difficulties, a lot of people have turned their attention to their own homes in efforts to make improvements there instead of starting again with a new home.

    Improvements to the home bathroom can make a real difference to quality of life.  As always, the consumer wants to get the best value for money out of whatever they do.

    Marble bathrooms have been a popular choice of style for centuries – ever since the Roman’s! However, the natural material can bring with it problems, being inherently porous and difficult to cut.  With a naturally porous material, staining and watermarking will occur as the material takes on the minerals of the water flowing over it, as well as other stains. This had caused it to fall out of favour.  There is now a solution to this problem with faux marble products such as Versital. A bathroom can have all the beauty of the natural material of stone and marble within the bathroom without the problems they would have had.

    Versital and cultured marble are the ideal choice for a bathroom being completely non-porous, stain and water resistant, easy to keep clean and warm to the touch. They also look so much like natural marble, that even the Roman Bath’s in Bath have swapped their natural marble for Versital!

    Marble bathrooms don’t have to be old fashioned, or even traditional in appearance.  The use of marble as a clean backdrop can give you an opportunity to add some fabulous accessories. These bathrooms and shower areas show where a light white and cream marble in ‘Champagne’ and ‘Perlato’ has been used to create a beautiful backdrop.  Edging dado in more dramatic finishes have been added in ‘Wenge’ and ‘Almond’ granite to add a bit of a twist.

    If you like the black bathroom trend, you could even choose to have a black marble shower in ‘Norvein’,  using shower panels in this beautiful marble effect, along with this black marble shower tray. This design even goes as far as to include a marble seat in Versital!

    This bathroom design idea has a beautiful onyx style marble in ‘Autumn Onyx’ from Versital as the main backdrop with a more dramatic sparkly accent in ‘Noire reflect’.

    If you want your bathroom to have a traditional look and feel, then marble and Versital is an obvious choice. The classic colour and natural feel really lend itself to more traditional properties and styles.  Versital’s accessories range of fluted corner trim and dado also make for a traditional and classic feel.

    This bathroom design incorporates a large bath with double sinks and storage with a sparkle finish being the main feature in ‘Ivory Pearl’ with ‘Coffee Cream’ brown marble as the complimenting accent colour.

    With marble style bathrooms there really is lots of choice, whether you like the look of a traditional or more modern bathroom.  With today’s modern cultured marbles like Versital there really is no need to compromise with looks over practicality.

    For more information visit your nearest bathroom centre, or call us direct on 01204380780.