Top Considerations for the Perfect Hospitality Flooring

November 4, 2016 3:32 pm Published by

image-1-hospitalityDoes your flooring hold up to wear and tear whilst offering high end design?

If not, then it might be time for you to rethink the design and practicality of your flooring.

Whether hotels or restaurants, the hospitality industry as a whole is big on visual appeal. And let’s face it consumers have come to expect a certain level of aesthetics when visiting such places. Your flooring is therefore a crucial element to a positive customer experience.

If you’re not sure where to start have a read below and let us help.

Making a Statement

image-2-hospitalityYou don’t need us to tell you that should consider your target demographic and the tone your business speaks before updating its interiors. However, we are going to reinforce the importance of making a statement and ensuring a great first impression.

You might want to create a warm and welcoming space that guests feel comfortable in; an area that reinforces its grandiosity and sheer size; or a dining area that is relaxed and intimate. The options really are limitless but all can be achieved with the right flooring.

Consider your colour options and the subtle and often subconscious connotations associated with these. It is worth thinking about the Psychology of Colour when designing your premises.

Just take a look at this luxury vinyl from Forbo’s Allura collection which provides the beauty of natural products such as wood. The modular format of the planks and tiles not only means a quick installation and less wastage but gives you the opportunity to mix and match designs and colours for a truly unique floor.

Health and Safety

Kitchen areas, bathrooms, and leisure facilities provide additional challenges associated with spills and water hazards.

Contaminants, whether liquids such as water or dry substances such as dust, can reduce the available friction which may result in a slip or injury. So whether for a hotel, restaurant or bar there are a number of benefits to safety flooring:

  • Anti-Slip Capabilities – Safety flooring works by incorporating combinations of materials into a wear layer where sufficient amounts of quality aggregate will penetrate the film to ensure contact with shoes.
  • Specialist Hardwearing – Often found in healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors, hardwearing floors are also a great choice for commercial kitchens. Antibacterial agents ensure improved hygiene and ease of cleaning.
  • Design – You don’t have to sacrifice design when considering safety flooring. In fact, many of our suppliers give you the choice of a variety of colours as well as the additional option to include motifs and logos.

Karndean offer an excellent range of slip-resistant flooring which is fully HSE compliant. The collection offers the same intricate detail and design associated with their other ranges to ensure full safety features without compromising on a sleek, contemporary design.

Traffic Levels

image-3-hospitalityHopefully your premises should be subject to a great deal of foot traffic.

Areas such as lobbies and hallways will be prime suspects here. Luxury vinyl tiles and laminates continue to grow in popularity as a practical alternative to real wood, stone, or ceramic tiles. Limit your expenses and associated upkeep by ensuring it is both durable and practical.

Aim to strike a careful balance of style and durability as well as a comfortable and inviting experience for your guests for years to come and not just the initial refurbishment.

Not Sure Where to Start?

If you’re looking for the perfect flooring for your commercial premises, whether a hotel, restaurant, pub, or bar, but are not sure where to start get in touch with our team.

We’ll arrange a free, no obligation consultation to advise you on the best options and most suitable solutions for you. Just give us a call on 0117 963 7979 for more information and advice.

Alternatively, you can email the team or take a look at our blog for more information and useful tips and guides.

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