How hospitality properties should address space utilization, cleanliness and overall design.
Here are the top three trends approach to surfacing and making guests feel comfortable.
1. Materials Mindfulness + Sensational Surfaces + Palpable Cleanliness
Ease of cleaning has always been important in hospitality. But now it’s critical. Designers have to consider the best ways to achieve beautiful surfacing that can be easily cleaned and maintained. Solid surfacing is an excellent choice for surfaces that frequently get wet, such as bathroom countertops. These seamless, nonporous options offer a hygienic alternative to finickier surfaces such as natural stone that require sealing. Bonus: Integrated solid surface sinks reduce the risk of bacteria hiding in seams.
2. Light Neutral Woodgrains to Visibly Represent New and Clean
Lighter woods have been a staple in Scandinavian design for years, and many hotels and other properties have been using neutral woodgrains and color schemes to create spaces that signify a fresh vibe. Woodgrain laminate offers many advantages over natural wood, including cost-effective design realism and ease of cleaning and disinfection. In fact, woodgrain laminate in light shades such as elm, ash and maple can define modern surfaces for furniture, walls, doors, countertops and more while withstanding strenuous cleaning protocols. Bonus: Woodgrain laminate features color stability over time to make future additions a snap.
3. Sustainability and Eco-Friendly Practices and Surfaces
The environmental impact of design choices continues to be a key driver for many properties looking to support their own corporate sustainability practices and also tout their green choices to savvy guests. Paper-based high pressure laminate remains an exceptional option for achieving sustainable design. Its recyclable.