Care for Hotel Hardwoods and Maintaining Aesthetics
By Dave Murphy Training Director, N-Hance Revolutionary Wood-Renewal | November 06, 2016
With improvements in the economy bringing more and more disposable income into the household, many people are spending money on experiences and travel, causing a boom for the restaurant and hospitality industries. The elevated occupancy and bookings for hotels and inns is leading to a surplus of revenue that many owners and managers are using to re-invest in their properties. Many hotels have not seen renovations or remodels since before the housing market up-ended in 2008. As a result too often the interior spaces are dated. Improving decor throughout the property is one vital element to ensuring customer satisfaction and retention.
With more elegant and timeless designs currently in fashion, now is a prime time to redecorate or renovate. Hotel owners looking to develop an aesthetic that will be in fashion for years to come will be able to curate materials used, or edit existing materials to create a streamlined, singular visual experience that ties into the overall branding of the property. Upgrading from tired textiles that show signs of aging and wear over time to high-quality wood elements in flooring, cabinets and furniture creates a strong visual impact.
Because hotels at every level are experiencing a boost in bookings, managers and owners of a vast variety of properties are considering renovations. From extreme transformations that will incorporate new hardwood flooring and new furniture to hotels that already contain hardwood elements that simply need updating, there are a few different sets of considerations that apply.
Installing New Hardwood Elements
There are a host of factors to consider when selecting a hardwood for the hotel space. Using the proper type of wood and appropriate treatment and finish can not only make the design come together, but can also extend the lifetime of the surface. This then protects the cost investment and ensures the welfare of the space's aesthetic. Selecting a hardwood may seem like a daunting task, with the wide variety of options available, but there are several aspects for hoteliers to consider that can narrow down the selection of wood varieties based on what is appropriate for the individual space.
Considering Durability in Hardwoods
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