With Gordon Ramsay’s The F Word and Hell’s Kitchen setting the trend for high end restaurants with kitchens on show to customers, it’s vital that interior surfaces look as stunning as the food. With this in mind, Benares Restaurant in London’s Berkeley Square chose Altro Whiterock wall cladding when refurbishing its kitchen, with a striking black Chameleon finish giving a practical surface with a wow factor in the public facing areas.
The kitchen flooring was also given a new lease of life using Altro Stronghold, a hard wearing, easy to clean safety flooring designed to offer slip resistance in areas where frequent spillages are likely. Altro Everlay, a specially coated underlay, offered the perfect installation solution when moisture was discovered in the floor slab when replacing the old ceramic tiled flooring.
Jim Heal of Rudge Bros & James, who carried out the installation of interior surfaces at Benares, said: “In this case, the F words were finish and functionality. Altro Whiterock Chameleon is the perfect solution for the kitchen’s viewing gallery as it combines a stunning glossy finish with all the practicality and high performance we associate with Altro products.
“As a premier installer, we’ve used Altro Whiterock and a range of flooring products successfully many times before to provide attractive, practical surfacing solutions resulting in happy clients and repeat customers.”
Jamal Parvar of Trusall Ventilation Ltd, the main contractors working on the restaurant refurbishment following a fire, had also been impressed with Altro Whiterock on previous jobs. “This was very much a double challenge. We specified Whiterock as we knew it to be ideal for a busy kitchen environment, being durable, resistant to high temperatures, easy to clean and hygienic.
“In addition, Benares is a very high end restaurant so top quality products that looked stunning were required. Chameleon in black was used within an area of the kitchen which is visible to the public - it combines functionality with aesthetics, making it perfect for this job.”
Altro Whiterock is a cost effective wall cladding that is easy to clean, impact resistant and virtually maintenance free. Extruded from a high quality, food safe PVCu polymer, it meets all current EU Directives on health and hygiene. Altro Chameleon offers all the performance benefits of Whiterock but also increases your design options with a choice of solid colours all with a high gloss finish suitable for feature walls.
Altro Stronghold safety flooring is designed for slip resistance where frequent spillage is likely. Resilient, comfortable to walk on and with good acoustic properties, it combines excellent underfoot security with long term durability. Easy to clean, it incorporates a bacteriostat for enhanced hygiene.