Mid-scale Hospitality Embraces Wood Laminate Furniture
By David Foliot Vice President, Hospitality, Foliot Furniture | October 12, 2014
Co-authored by Daniel Foliot President of Foliot Furniture
There was a time when hotels of all scales used only furniture made from solid wood and veneer. Furnishing a hotel room with a laminate desk, armoire, or headboard was unheard of. In fact, the use of laminate of any type in the hotel industry was seen as somewhat taboo. Considered an inferior alternative to wood, laminate offered little in the way of durability, modularity, and aesthetics. It was therefore widely avoided by hotels.
However, just as the hospitality industry has grown and evolved, so to have the offerings of today's laminate.
The Advantages of Modern-Day Laminate
1. Multiple Finish Options
Gone are the days of monotone faux-wood or brown laminates. Wood laminate is now offered in an almost endless variety of styles and finishes. This allows designers to mix and match virtually any style or color of furniture.