One of the first things to consider when designing or redesigning your hotel is flooring. Here is a list of hotel flooring trends for 2017.
Do not misinterpret wooden laminates to be made of wood. Manufacturing of wooden laminates requires bonding of 4 primary layers (anti-abrasive protective layer, melamine film, high-density fiberboard and balancing film) together under high pressure. Each layer has its own unique property making it convenient and long lasting.
- Soft tones, that connect you to nature instantly, giving the wooden feel. Fetching calmness, peace, and tranquility your guests deserve.
- Unlike our old friend carpet, they also eliminate the old issue of causing allergic irritation to some guests.
- It does not attract dust, therefore is suitable for reception area and hotel rooms.
- Don’t spill the beans! It easily hides stubborn dark stains too.
Following the wooden laminates trend, it is biding its carpet flooring adieu. The latest form of resilient flooring, vinyl floors are composed of Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which is a plastic comprising carbon, hydrogen, and chlorine and formed by the process of polymerization. They are available in various types: Vinyl plank flooring, Vinyl tile flooring, and Sheet vinyl. It is best suited for hotel rooms, lobby area, or spas.
- This synthetic flooring is the perfect substitute to stone, marble, terrazzo, concrete or wood flooring which is comparatively light weight.
- Unlike other synthetic flooring, like PVC and plastics do not contain chemicals that are detrimental to the health and environment. They are ideal for healthier living.
- They reduce accidents caused by falls as they provide a cushioning effect.
- You would be marveled with its slate looks. It disguises you into believing it as authentic wood. However, its immaculate water resistance characteristic saves you the time and money of maintenance.
- Provides an extravagant look at a pocket-friendly price.
Ceramic tiles also queue up in the trending style of 2017. It has also been a top contestant in IDEA’s favorite list. Ceramic is made by heating and cooling of natural clay. With as many colors and textures as you can imagine, tiles make enough room for designers’ mind to explore and play with ceramics to the fullest.
- It is extremely tough which makes it is highly durable and difficult to crack.
- Ceramic tiles having glaze protection makes it highly water, dust, and stain resistant. This makes it best suited for kitchens, restaurants, hotel rooms and bathrooms.
- The wide range of textures, patterns, colors, and sizes help hoteliers find a perfect match for their individual theme at great prices.
- It does not hold on to heat, offering natural cooling. It is quite comfortable for hotels in tropical areas.
- It is low maintenance since as minor dust and stains can be easily vacuumed or wiped off respectively.
Although both ceramic and porcelain tiles are made from clay fired in a furnace, the clay used in preparing porcelain tile is more superior and purified. Porcelain needs polishing, unlike ceramic which only needs to be glazed.
- Porcelain tiles are like ceramic tiles, but due to its heavier body construction, it is considered more sturdy and durable than ceramic tile. Unfortunately, it also comes with a sturdier price tag.
- Its absorption rate is 0.5 percent, making it highly impervious to water. Therefore, it is well-suited basements, bathrooms, porches, kitchens and other moisture-prone areas.
- Its fire resistance property makes its perfect for kitchen use.
- Replacement can easily fix any damage to a tile. Color coordination is a piece of cake with the extreme variety available in the market.
Designs that speak stories through uniqueness and natural flair are the ones that make a hotel stand out. If you are still stuck with old school marble, carpet or rubber flooring, it is time you call IDEA. We can help you update your floors, your overall guest impression, and your message to the world.