Choosing hotel bedroom flooring
Choosing the best flooring option for hotel bedrooms can be stressful; after all, depending on the size of the hotel, it can be a considerable investment. Selecting the wrong flooring could be a costly mistake, so it is essential to take your time. We have compiled a list of some of the most popular flooring types and their pros and cons when it comes to choosing the perfect hotel flooring for your bedrooms.
By far the most popular choice for hotel bedrooms, carpet offers a host of benefits; for example, it is warm, comfortable to walk on, creates a homely vibe, and is excellent at muffling sounds. The main disadvantage is that it isn’t always as hardwearing as other types of flooring, so you might notice signs of wear and tear sooner. It can also be stained reasonably easily, especially in a busy hotel where guests might not always take care not to spill food and drink. Choosing carpets designed for high-traffic areas and treated with a stain protector such as Scotchgard is always a good idea if you are choosing carpet for hotel bedrooms.
A less common choice for hotels, vinyl can actually work very well, especially if you add rugs to create a cosier feel. Vinyl flooring is very hardwearing, difficult to stain, and easy to keep clean. It also copes well if water or other fluids are spilt on it, even if they aren’t cleaned up immediately. A suitable underlay can do a great job of muffling noise, and it isn’t as hard as laminate. On the cons side, although it is available in a vast range of styles and finishes, it will never have the same homely feel as carpet and might not be suitable for all types of hotel. In budget properties, however, it can be a great option.
Extremely popular in homes, laminate flooring is increasingly found in hotel bedrooms. It is not great for insulating against noise, and there is only so much underlay can do, particularly if you have noisy guests! It does have several benefits, including that it looks stylish and contemporary and can be hardwearing, even in high-traffic spaces. You run the risk that spills and splashes might be left sitting on the floor for long enough to seep into the joins between the planks and cause irreparable damage; however, individual planks can be replaced relatively easily if this occurs.