Selecting Hardwood Flooring that Will Fit Seamlessly into Hotel Design
By Dave Murphy Training Director, N-Hance Revolutionary Wood-Renewal | November 15, 2015
Hotel design is evolving to meet the needs of a new generation of guests. One of those emerging trends seeks to combine old and new trends into a warm and inviting space that provides all the amenities and features of living in a modern world. For hoteliers, making guests feel at home from the moment they walk into the door is what makes a design successful. One feature leading the charge with adaptable charm and the overall range of colors, patterns and textures is hardwood flooring.
As a training specialist at N-Hance Wood Renewal, I have more than 14 years of experience in providing out clients with guidance for the refinishing of natural hardwood floors, cabinets and other wood surfaces in commercial and residential spaces. We are seeing more hoteliers come to us to restore wood back to its natural beauty or change the color of wood in an area to reflect updated design. Wood flooring has been and will continue to be an essential component for any hotel lobby or restaurant seeking to put guests at ease. Due to industry advances in technology and wood manufacturing, the range of options available to hoteliers can seem overwhelming.
As a professional in the hardwood flooring industry, there are certain key facts about choosing and installing hardwood features for communal and luxurious spaces that I try to stress to our clients. These elements include being able to combine durability with style while instituting care and maintenance practices that will ensure the character and authenticity of your hardwood will endure.
The Marriage of Classic and Modern Design
When incorporated into modern design, hardwood flooring is a striking addition due to the variation of color, grains and textures. It provides a contrast to the often stark modern styles and the layout of hardwood can go a long way toward creating distinct areas within a larger environment. The trend toward creating lobby spaces that are more authentic and comfortable lends itself naturally to incorporating natural woods. With innovations in the industry, the options available to the hospitality industry in particular is more bountiful and vibrant than ever. And to top it all off, the longevity of flooring and the options of renewal have ensured that a hotel's wood flooring can be shifted to suit changing interior design elements and restored to its original beauty.
Making a Choice Based on Sheen and Durability
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