As we approach 2020, trends in hospitality spaces and flooring are rapidly progressing. Modern advances in technology, health and wellness continue to become more influential. While aesthetics will always be a top consideration, decision makers also recognize the beauty in both practicality and functionality.

According to Floor Daily, hard floors increased their market share from 41.0% in 2017 to 42.7% in 2018. In the flooring industry, today’s top choices among those include both laminate and vinyl. These can match the appearance of many other desirable flooring options, but at a friendlier budget. A wide array of colors and textures are available for both laminate and vinyl, so there are many possibilities.

In particular, Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) has become a great alternative to more expensive flooring options like ceramic or stone. Generally, tile flooring is easier to repair. It’s not as difficult to repair should damage occur because only one or more individual tiles can be replaced. This is much more convenient than having to replace an entire sheet of flooring.

Porcelain tile has also become another popular choice within the hospitality industry as of late. While porcelain tile is hard wearing, has relatively higher up-front costs and a longer installation process, it has a greater lifetime with more durability. When the costs are assessed over time, porcelain tile becomes more favorable with the initial investment offset.

Rubber floors are also trending right now. They’re soft, comfortable, easy to clean as well as a renewable resource. The latter is especially becoming more desirable to the general public, so businesses are now seeking more environmental-friendly options as a result. Further, a softer floor (like rubber) is also safer for visitors and guests because it provides more traction and prevents slip-and-fall accidents.

Overall, the Building Design and Construction Network says that the biggest trend in the hospitality sector is moving toward more healthy options. Healthy employees, clean environments and renewable materials are more essential now than ever before. Consideration for how materials may impact both employees and customers alike should now be at the forefront for every decision maker.

Renovating Hospitality Spaces

One of the greatest challenges in renovating a hospitality space is how and when to transition. If not properly planned and calculated in advance, closing down one or more rooms or floors for renovation can significantly and unpredictably impact revenue. The majority of hotels need to be operating 24/7 all year round, so this is not an easy or simple to task for most.

However, the good news is that technology is advancing ahead of the flooring industry again. For instance, online visualizer tools have provided the flooring sector with easier and more calculated methods to plan new projects. This has made it much easier for people to visualize design concepts before pulling the trigger on a costly budget decision.

Eagle Mat & Floor Products offers exceptional flooring and expertise for new projects having been in the industry for over 35 years. We also understand how trends and challenges particularly impact the hospitality industry.

From design to installation, painting, and moving (as well as ongoing floor maintenance), Eagle Mat can help you with your project from start to finish. If your business demands an efficient and/or trouble-free renovation, consider having our team do it for you. We also offer turn-key renovations for businesses in hospitality seeking the quickest results with as minimal downtime as possible.

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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