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  1. Why Nail Salons Are Taking Over The High Street

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    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

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    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.

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  2. Botanist Bristol – Inspired Hospitality Design

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    The Botanist Bristol – A New Addition to this Vibrant City

    Bristol has welcomed a newly refurbished restaurant with the perfect hospitality design to the already vibrant city. Offering a glamorous new look and carefully curated menu to celebrate any occasion.

    Newly Refurbished Botanist

    The newly refurbished Botanist in Bristol delivers everything you would expect from the well known and successful brand. Offering high end cocktails, an inspired new menu and stunning surroundings.

    Marketing Manager Lydia of the Botanist group, and lead designer Phoebe of JMDA Design spent months researching and designing the perfect new hospitality design for the update. At the same time, a new and exciting menu has been created that perfectly mirrors the feel created by the décor.

    JMDA and The Botanist team hard at work creating the perfect Hospitality Design

    Modernised Decor 

    The modernised décor combines on-trend, deep tones with splashes of vibrant colour to create an opulent, yet cosy feel.

    Plush velvet seating and industrial copper lighting also add a touch of glamour to this relaxing and inviting space.

    Funky and exciting wallpaper and decor for this hospitality design

    Funky Artwork

    Funky unique artwork and talking point wallpaper make this a venue people are clamouring to visit.

    Funky lit artwork

    Marble Bar Top with A Twist

    The bar areas includes show stopping poseur tables complete with champagne buckets. Metallic marble ‘Gold Stratos’ from Versital has been chosen for both the tables tops the bar top to add to the feeling of opulence. Offering a modern twist on a traditional marble, this finish is the perfect backdrop for the vibrant colours and copper touches throughout the venue.

    Custom Marble bar top

    Waterproof and Stain Proof Surfaces

    As well as looking beautiful, the marble finish is immensely practical, being 100% waterproof and stain proof.

    Custom marble table tops

    The same is true for the table tops used throughout the venue. The vibrant chairs in fabric from designer Beth at Bobo are the perfect addition.

    Waterproof and stain proof marble table tops

    SteriTouch® Antimicrobial Surfaces

    As well as being waterproof and stain proof, all Versital surfaces offer the added benefit of SteriTouch® Antimicrobial additives. SteriTouch® additives are effective against a broad range of bacteria, including those responsible for illness, infection, odours, staining and material degradation.

    Beautiful Bathrooms

    The new look doesn’t stop in the restaurant and bar area. The glamorous new look extends through to the new bathrooms, with a combination of marble finish vanity tops and striking wallpaper.

    Bathrooms are regularly one of the most photographed areas, especially with beautiful Instagram worthy décor and lighting. The perfect place to share a selfie!

    His and Hers Décor.

    Sometimes the gents toilets get a little bit neglected – not so in this scheme. Opting for a darker theme with a rich green marble from Versital in Verde combined with a striking jungle themed wallpaper from Charlotte Jade.

    Dark green marble vanity top and jungle theme wallpaper

    The ladies toilet is a complete contrast to the gents, opting for a lighter more feminine colour theme. A beautifully traditional style marble ‘Royal pavilion’ is used for the vanity tops and brought to life by another vibrant and quirky wallpaper design from Charlotte Jade.

    Pretty washroom design with marble top and Charlotte Jade wallpaper

    “It is always a pleasure to be involved with projects of this calibre. It is so exciting as a manufacturer to see designers bring together lots of different products and finishes and bring them to life. Our surfaces look lovely on their own, but in the right setting and combined with striking wallpapers, accessories and colourways they look fantastic”.
    Gemma Stockberger, Sales Director Versital

    For more information on Versital marble including marble bar tops, table tops and washroom vanities give us a call on 01204 380780, or send us a contact form.

  3. Feya Knightsbridge – Insta-worthy Interiors

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    Feya – Flagship Knightsbridge

    The ever popular London Café Feya has branched out with the launch of its flag ship venue in the heart of the fashionable shopping district of Knightsbridge. Introducing an Insta-worthy interior to its customers.

    The brief: to create an escape rooted in fantasy and nature.

    Insta-worthy Interiors

    Feya approached FromRoom to create a design like no other. FromRoom have a reputation for creating the highest quality Hospitality projects with flair. It was especially important to create those ‘Insta–worthy’ moments for visitors that have become so important in hospitality.

    Feya Knightsbridge hospitality design insta worthy with gold marble reception

    Brand Development

    FormRoom’s MD, David Roberts says

    “Feya as a brand is very fantastical in their direction.

    Their vision is one rooted in mythology and escapism, so that lends itself naturally to a maximalist approach to feature design.

    Feya has a very loyal brand following who see it as a retreat from reality. So we looked to create a narrative for the space, so that as you move through it you’re taken on a very literal journey of discovery.

    The product itself is highly visually innovative and the space reflects this attention to creativity and detail. It should feel playful and fun, an indulgence and a celebration.”

    Versital and FormRoom

    Having worked with FormRoom before, Versital were approached to offer advice and supply custom surfaces to fit the brief of nature vs the fantastical.

    “FormRoom have a reputation for fabulous designs and we were delighted when we were approached and our exclusive ‘Metallic Marble’ was specified for the main feature marble counter area and table tops. Being cast, were able to shape the reception front to a curve. The table tops match the rest of the deign and bring the whole scheme together”

    Gemma Stockberger – Versital

    Feya Knightsbridge hospitality design insta worthy

    Café Design

    At the entrance is a striking bespoke counter created using Versital Metallic Marble in Gold Stratos, complete with etched gold sections.

    Versital worked in conjunction with specialist shop fitter Dawnvale who project managed and installed the entire project.

    “We have worked with Dawnvale on numerous projects and it is always a pleasure to know you are working with experts. We worked together to ensure the materials worked with the design and their joinery, delivered to order and on time to meet with their strict schedules.

    With Dawnvale we were able to fulfil the vision that FormRoom had created.”

    Carl Oliver – Production Manager Versital

    Strict deadlines

    The project had a total of six weeks from design, project management and final hand over which Versital was able to deliver within.

    Custom designs

    The feel of ethereal and other worldliness continues throughout the café, with abstract references to water, Lilly pad sections created with tables and cushions and even wall details to appear like a forest.

    Feya Knightsbridge hospitality design insta worthy

    Being a fully bespoke made to order product, Versital was manufactured to suit the clients specifications precisely.

    Oversized Bird cages

    Towards the rear of the café, striking oversized birdcages create a centre piece amongst the forest canopy. The metallic marble tables from Versital complement this feature area perfectly, providing the perfect photo opportunity for visitors.

    Feya Knightsbridge hospitality design insta worthy

    Water proof and stain proof marble

    As well as offering a unique bespoke look of natural marble with a metallic twist, Versital surfaces are also fully waterproof and stain proof.

    “Although design is key to a fantastic hospitality venue, we are also conscious of providing clients with a product that will be practical and look great long after installation.

    Versital surfaces are able to deliver on both of these important considerations – they look beautiful and unique, but are also easy to clean and won’t stain with use”

    Gemma Stockberger – Versital

    To find out more about this project, or how we can help with your next job, please contact Versital on 01204 380780 or email sales@versital.co.uk

  4. Key Colour Trends: Green and Gold

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    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.

  5. The Sir Thomas Liverpool – Hotel Bar Refurb

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    Stylish Hotel Bar Refurb and Re-design

    The Sir Thomas Hotel, located in the heart of Liverpool has undergone an extensive restaurant and bar refurb. Combining welcoming rooms and design with traditional 18th Century architecture.

    The brasserie and bar had seen a major makeover. Maintaining the original spirit of the building, it has been re imagined with a fresh colour scheme and modern feel.

    Bar top with pronounced drop edge in copper stratos metallic marble

    Wroot Design Liverpool

    Wroot Design  have worked on numerous projects with the owners, allowing them a better understanding of their needs and requirements. They suggested integrating  the rich heritage of the building with modern design for a timeless appeal.

    Fiona Wroot, Director at Wroot Design, commented on the project:

    “The Sir Thomas bar, restaurant and reception hadn’t been refurbished for about 14 years so they needed bringing up to date and given a whole new identity. That is what we were tasked with doing. In terms of a brief the client wanted something fresher, more modern and up to date that was flexible for the many varied events they host at the restaurant and bar.”

    New Bar Design

    The design includes the new metallic marble finish from Versital on the columns using Versital Panels, as well as custom made bar tops. The marble finish is a nod towards the traditional style of the hotel, whilst the subtle metallic veining taps into a more contemporary feel.

    Wroot design placed strong emphasis on lighting, making the space more inviting during the day. In the evening it can made cosy and intimate. The perfect solution for a busy hotel.

    The Sir Thomas metallic marble copper bar with sitting

    Again, Fiona Wroot commented:

    “It’s a lot lighter and brighter. Essentially, before it was a lot more like a gentleman’s club with dark leather couches and carpets. That’s all gone and it’s now a place that’s light and bright during day but can transition easily into an intimate and cosy space at night. It’s now a very comfortable place to sit in, no matter what time of the day.”

    Versital’s Copper Stratos metallic marble finish has been used by the designers not only due to its incredible stain and water resisting properties, but also for its modern beautiful finish. It works perfectly with the very modern greenery wall.

    The Sir Thomas bar picture

    Gemma Stockberger from Versital Commented:

    “At Versital UK, we offer a completely unique product – being the most true to life imitation marble you will find on the market, whilst also being totally waterproof and stain resistant. We take great pride in the manufacture of each item, paying attention to the smallest detail.”
    “Our customer service is second to none and our aim is to provide our clients with a stress free, simple buying process which ensures repeat business.”

    For more information on our marble bar tops or our metallic marble take a look at information guide. 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.

  6. Bathroom trends for 2018 and Beyond

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    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. Mixology 2017 : Versital Finalist Second Year Running for Top Interior Design Award

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    Luxury surface manufacturer, Versital is a finalist for the second year in a row in the ‘Product of the Year: Surface’ category for the Mixology North Awards 2017.

    Versital is delighted to announce that its signature ‘faux’ cultured marble surface material has been selected yet again as a finalist for a prestigious design award. This year the brand new ‘Metallic Marble’ finish has been short listed as a contender for product of the year.

    Mixology award finalist 2017 metallic marble

    The Mixology Awards acknowledge the very best in design; awarding products that bring something truly unique to the industry. The shortlist was selected by a panel of judges made up of architects and industry experts. Finalists have been judged based on a criteria that considered factors such as sustainability, design originality, aesthetics, ease of use and commercial viability.

    Gemma Stockberger, Marketing Director for Versital, comments

    “We couldn’t be more delighted to have been short listed for the second year in a row for our brand new Metallic Marble finishes. A Mixology award is the stamp of approval in the interior design and hospitality industry. Our surfaces bring a fantastic solution to the industry and have been specified in a number of upmarket projects both in the North and the rest of the UK this year, including Whitbread and Mitchells & Butlers.”

    The Mixology North Awards were created by the team behind the highly regarded design publication, Mix Interiors, to support and recognise the many dynamic brands within the interior design industry, regardless of their size. The winners will be announced on the 7th December 2017 in a ceremony at Manchester Central that will be attended by over 800 members of the interior design community.

    Versital’s product offering for the hospitality sector includes bespoke bar tops, table tops, washroom vanities, shower trays and shower panels in faux marble and granite, as well as high gloss and high sparkle finishes. Versital’s shares the same classic and stylish looks as the natural material, however is non-porous, 100% waterproof and stain resistant, and is available in a vast range of colours and made to order sizes and shapes.

    For more information on Versital’s marble bar tops, table tops or washroom surfaces you can view on our website, or call us direct on 01204380780 to speak to one of the team.

  8. Introducing the Metallic Marbles collection by Versital

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    NEW! Exclusive Metallic Marble Collection from Versital

    Versital is delighted to announce the launch of its ‘Metallic Marbles’ collection, a range comprising of three brand new metallic and marble-inspired finishes. The stunning collection is the first of its kind and exclusive to Versital. The trio of designs are available to the hospitality and contract industry followed by a roll out into kbb retailers.

    The collection features three stunning colours: Copper Stratos blends a backdrop of white marble with statement metallic copper veining; Gold Stratos incorporates high quality gold veining for an opulent finish; whilst Silver Stratos completes this on-trend trio with a modern and contemporary look.

    View The New Metallic Marble Collection

    Marble bathroom with Versital metallic marble

    Top and panels shown in Metallic Marble ‘Copper Stratos’.

    View The New Metallic Marble Collection

    “In the past year the trend for rose golds, coppers and precious metals in the home has been at the forefront of interior design in both residential and commercial sectors. We are excited to have developed a stunning formula that incorporates these colours in a beautifully subtle way. By blending luxurious Mica pigments with our signature cultured marble we have created ‘faux’ veining that represents the beautiful complexity of marble and takes the metallic look one step further.”
    Gemma Stockberger, Sales, Marketing and Development at Versital

    Metallic Marble gold stratos 

    Metallic Marble finish ‘Gold Stratos’

    The range, which is manufactured by hand, offers the fantastic properties unique to Versital’s bespoke, made to measure, stone-resin material such as its 100% non-porous, waterproof surface, stain resistance and anti-slip coating on its bespoke shower trays. It is the ideal surface solution for bathrooms and hospitality settings and has many applications including:

    For more information or a personalised quotation, please get in touch on 01204380780, or via our contact form.