Appearance is one of the things that your guests will remember the most about your hotel. No matter what kind of impression you want to create, when it comes to hotel flooring, it is good to aim for the balance between looks and practicality.
Because it’s the kind of space that experiences heavy foot traffic, two most important aspects of hotel flooring should be durability and meeting safety standards, particularly in areas exposed to moisture. It is necessary to make sure the flooring you choose has anti-slip properties. It is also important to make a good first impression on the guests as they often treat hotels as a home from home. Another advantage would be easy maintenance so that the flooring can be repaired or kept clean with minimal effort.
There are a few kinds of flooring that remain among the most popular choices for hotel rooms, and these are carpet, wood and vinyl.
Mostly seen in hotel corridors and bedrooms, it gives a sense of cosiness and warmth. It is also a great option for soundproofing when combined with a suitable underlay, which is a necessity in a building where there are hundreds of people. The biggest disadvantage of such flooring is however that it is the least hygienic one, so it would need to be cleaned and vacuumed everyday. It can sometimes be hard to remove specific stains from the carpet, though.
It is timeless, durable and elegant and screams expensive. It is the perfect choice for spaces that are meant to be luxurious and classy. They are great in areas that are meant to impress the guests, like receptions. The downs of this kind of flooring are high price, noise caused by foot traffic and scratching and dulling risk. If you’re really willing going for the wooden appearance, wood-looking tiles might be the best alternative. They’re durable, easy to maintain, soundproof and less expensive than wood.
Vinyl offers comfort for both the guests and the hotel. It has many advantages – it’s hard-wearing, durable, easy to clean and maintain and also affordable. Plus, if it gets damaged, it is very easy to replace without the need of redoing the entire area. They come in many patterns and styles so there is always something to choose from. You can choose from styles that mimic more expensive materials, like wood or stone. Due to the affordability, they are often found in hostels or budget hotels, so if you’re aiming for a high-end appearance, it might not be the best choice. You can install it in areas that aren’t meant to impress the guests.
Choosing the right hotel flooring depends on how the area is going to be used. Different areas and rooms will require different considerations and installing any type of flooring has both advantages and disadvantages.