Selecting the right carpets for your hotel is an important decision as they will likely take up a fair amount of your décor budget, and cover a lot of area in terms of your hotel's aesthetic. Here's a quick look at a few things to consider.
One of the main benefits of using carpets in hotels is that they are soft underfoot and also sound absorbing. This is an essential in a round the clock business, where when guests are sleeping, room service and housekeeping will still be on the go.
Choosing hotel carpets according to area
The requirements of your carpet will vary according to the use of the space. For example, the reception area has different needs to corridors, stairs or guest bedrooms. As far as budget is concerned, broadly, the more you spend, the better the quality. The main concern here is footfall – hotel corridors and stairs will see fairly high footfall and potentially wheeled traffic in the form of trolleys etc. It may be wise to invest in good quality carpet for these areas to ensure durability in the longer term. Bedrooms, on the other hand, will not require the same level or durability, but aesthetic will be important in terms of a feeling of luxury and personality.
Design and space considerations
Hotel carpets play a big part in the overall look of your hotel's interior. The reception area creates the all important first impression of your hotel. This area is likely to be fairly busy with people, luggage and possibly trolleys, so any carpet should be reasonably hard-wearing. Depending on the look you are going for, you could try a patterned carpet here, which not only creates a stylish or dramatic entrance depending on the design you select, but also has the additional benefit of disguising any marks or stains.
When thinking about space, it's worth remembering that lighter carpets will create the feeling of more space, so they're a particularly good choice for smaller bedrooms. Darker carpets however, are great for larger areas as they have the added benefit of being more forgiving and not showing marks and scuffs so easily.
Although wool has traditionally been used, nylon is extremely hard-wearing and with advances in technology, has become far softer underfoot. It's also stain resistant and very easy to clean and there before it is increasingly being used for hotel carpets.
Choosing the right carpets for your hotel is a very important budgetary and aesthetic decision. To achieve longevity, quality is essential. It's always a good idea to talk it over with a carpet professional to ensure you make the best selection for the future of your business.