Choosing the right flooring for a hotel is always a challenge. Functionality, appearance, durability, safety and maintenance are all factors to consider. For large hotels, choosing the right flooring is especially important because of high volumes of foot traffic. People are constantly dragging around suitcases, luggage carts are rolling by, etc. Your floor must stand the test of time, so durability is always a must. At the same time, you obviously want your floors to always look great too. You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

What you ultimately choose for your hotel’s floors will depend on both the look you want as well as the clientele you’re seeking. To aid with the process of determining the best option for you, we’ve included some of our top recommendations below.

1. Vinyl or Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT)

Luxury Vinyl Tile (TVT) is all the buzz these days. For one, it’s extremely durable and can withstand a lot of traffic. Today, LVT is available in a variety of colors, styles, textures and patterns. It can mimic other types of flooring like stone that might not be appropriate for your application or more costly to install/upkeep.

Vinyl can also be a recycled material. If you’re looking to receive a LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), this is a fantastic option. Sustainability is and will continue to be a major trend in all aspects of business, especially in 2020 and beyond.

2. Carpet Flooring

The beauty of carpeting is that it can give a space a very warm and luxurious feel. It’s quiet and dampens sound. There’s also an unlimited number of colors, styles and patterns available too.

Carpet has come a long way from where it used to be. With the newer Antron fibers, carpet is much easier to clean and maintain than ever before. Nowadays, carpet is relatively fast to install. This is particularly important in the hospitality industry too because down-time needs to be limited as much as possible.

3. Tile Flooring

Porcelain and ceramic tile can provide a very classy look to an establishment. On top of that, they are great options because they’re durable and long-lasting too. It’s not too difficult to repair or replace these tiles if damage occurs either.

The downsides of these tiles are that they take a bit longer to install and usually have a higher upfront cost. Fortunately, costs for maintenance and upkeep over time are fairly comparable with most other options though.

If you’re looking for an elegant appearance and don’t mind paying a little more upfront, porcelain or ceramic are good options to consider.

4. Concrete Flooring

If you are going for more of an industrialized look or urban appearance, concrete is another possibility. Concrete flooring is particularly appealing to younger, trendy crowds. You can even stamp it to create patterns, polish it or even overlay a beautiful polyaspartic material on top that’s both durable and slip resistant.

Of course, there are many other options out there and considerations to make. If you are intending to purchase new flooring for your hotel, our experts would be happy to assist you! Please feel free to contact us or give us a call today.

We are experts at specifying the right product for your commercial flooring projects. @EagleMatFloors is family owned and operated, providing sales and installation of commercial flooring products to Property Managers and Commercial Building Owners in the Washington DC Metro area for over 35 years. Eagle Mat & Floor Products specializes in renovating facilities in the Corporate, Education, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Multi-Family and Public Spaces.

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