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Hard Surface in Hospitality 

Offering a stellar combination of luxurious style, supreme durability, and effectiveness at reducing germs, hospitality companies are incorporating more valuable hard surface products into their gorgeous spaces. 

With the travel industry back in full swing and all sectors experiencing high demand worldwide, the hospitality industry is quickly responding to new standards and desires when it comes to providing a quality stay. Consumers have come to expect a level of safety equal to the level of luxury that a hotel provides, and the right type of flooring used for these spaces can go a long way in ensuring a safe, comfortable experience. 

Traditionally, the ideal floors used in hospitality spaces will offer one-of-a-kind, memorable style, as well as supreme durability to both impress guests and handle their collective wear-and-tear. With a greater emphasis on safety and cleanliness now magnified in the flooring selection process, the valuable advantages of Luxury Vinyl Tile become increasingly hard to resist. Here are a few of the key reasons that we will continue to see a steady rise in the use of hard surfaces in hospitality spaces:  

Versatile Construction

From lobbies and bars to dining areas and bedrooms, the average hotel features many areas that constantly experience heavy foot traffic and a high turnover rate. Additionally, many hotels are now examining how to reorganize the flow and congregation of guests to provide more space and mitigate the spread of germs. The durability of LVT makes these floors resistant to scratches, stains, and indentations from foot traffic, as well as strong enough to weather repeated cleaning more than other flooring options. Products like iD Latitude Stones offer features such as best-in-class Techtonic™ protection and a 20-mil wear layer ideal for high-traffic spaces.

Many luxury vinyl options such as Progen LVT also offer a higher level of sound reduction to help quiet the foot traffic that a busy hotel will encounter. Better sound reduction helps guests work and unwind more effectively, as well as receive a more restful night’s sleep. These benefits greatly improve a guest’s overall experience and are more likely to be reflected that way in surveys.

iD Latitude Stones & Concrete

The modular characteristics of LVT construction also provide efficient installation, making it an excellent choice for quick remodels in areas that need greater durability and moisture resistance. For instance, Adaptt LVT with SureSet technology is designed to drastically reduce the time and expense of floor installation. The unique sculpted wave backing system allows air and moisture in the subfloor to breathe, so Adaptt can be installed directly over the subfloor without an underlayment. Pressure-sensitive adhesive is pre-applied during manufacturing, so no glue is required on site. Once Adaptt has been installed in a commercial application, it is available for immediate use which greatly reduces the cost of downtime!

Adaptt LVT

Safety/Reducing Germs – In the aftermath of a global pandemic, business and leisure travelers want additional health and safety measures. Keeping rooms and surfaces pristine, clean, and sanitized has always been a top priority for hotels, but this will be even more imperative for the foreseeable future. With new, stricter cleaning guidelines to help battle bacteria and viruses, many hotels are installing more hard surface products that make it easier to keep high-touch surfaces clean and turn sanitized rooms around quicker for guest availability. 

ProGen LVT

Easy to Clean – Nonporous surfaces such as LVT are easier to clean and sanitize since they won’t harbor germs or bacteria in the first place. Unlike carpeting, LVT can be cleaned quickly and efficiently multiple times a day without the need for special equipment and with minimal disruption during 24-hour traffic. Carpet and area rugs can be extremely time-consuming to keep clean and dry, especially with frequent cleanings in-between guests amid new cleaning guidelines. More required cleanings can put additional wear and tear on carpet fibers and backings, whereas LVT presents a low maintenance solution for high-traffic common areas, as well as hotel bathrooms, countertops, vanities, shower surrounds, and even walls.

In the end, the best hotel flooring should be versatile, beautiful, durable, easy to maintain, and easy to repair. Hard surface flooring helps spaces look cleaner and feel larger while helping a cleaning staff cut down on overall cleaning time. LVT not only checks all of the major boxes but is also up to the challenge of giving major hotel chains the fashion-forward aesthetics and low-maintenance solutions they seek!

Industry Insights

The Evolving Hotel Industry in 2022 and Beyond

To meet incredible demand, recognize changing demographics, and cater to new preferences, the hotel industry is currently expanding and evolving in many ways that prioritize one-of-a-kind experiences. 

At Tarkett Hospitality, we have always strived to deliver a “wow” moment for our hotel clients and offer a custom design program that uses product, color, and design choices to create one-of-one surfaces, rooms, and spaces that truly tell a story. Combined with Tarkett Hospitality’s human-conscious philosophy that the final surfaces best serve people and the environment, our healthy materials, biophilic designs, and environmentally conscious manufacturing ensure that wellness and sustainability are a part of everything we do.

By positioning our work towards these objectives, it’s easier for our hotel clients to meet the needs and tastes of travelers while navigating the latest industry and travel trends. One thing is for certain, the types of hotel accommodations that travelers can select from are expanding like never before! Here are a few of the exciting developments that we will witness throughout the evolving hotel industry in 2022 and beyond:

Demand & Development

After the lockdowns and travel restrictions of recent years, it’s no secret that everyone is itching to travel again. Since consumers are not taking the ability for granted again, there is a great increase in all travel both nationally and globally and more bucket list trips are rapidly being booked. This demand shows no signs of slowing down and as a result, the hotel industry will boom as the world continues to go back outside! Many hotels used the lengthy lockdown periods to reinvest in construction, renovations, and new developments. Additionally, the continued development of smart hotels and technological innovation will only grow as tech-savvy travelers demand enhanced features such as mobile door keys, online review monitoring, customer service texting and reminders, voice-assisted room functions, self-service bracelets, and more. To cater to more wide-ranging tastes, traditional hotel giants are branching out with new individual hotel brands to offer greater differentiation and value points in the market.

Going Green

Now that Millennials have become the largest generation in the US workforce, the newfound buying power and ideals of this demographic will help shape the hotel industry for the next decade. Millennials have long demonstrated their financial support for brands that go green, manage their environmental impact, and communicate their initiatives publicly to influence other companies and industries to do the same! From removing single-use plastics throughout the hotel experience to monitoring the use of water and sourcing food from local farms, hotels are instituting more sustainable measures to create a greater positive impact on both the local community and society. New hotel builds are also using more clean, eco-friendly products that are certified for indoor air quality, material transparency, and environmental product declarations. 

Competitive vs. Collaborative

Once a shrewd traveler’s secret for finding a less expensive place to stay, Airbnb quickly exploded in the travel world and was perceived as a threat to the traditional hotel industry. Hotel giants have now realized that companies like Airbnb, Vrbo, and Misterb&b are permanent fixtures and can help provide a unique solution to the growing demand. Privately owned Airbnb rentals can be a hit-or-miss experience when it comes to cleanliness, security, timeliness, and overall quality. Most travelers still view hotels as a superior travel experience when it comes to cleanliness, consistency, liability, and customer service. As the Airbnb brand expands as an actual builder and seller of houses, greater corporate ownership paves the way to work in tandem with hotel chains to provide overflow strategy and group sales strategy. To rival the uniqueness of an Airbnb experience, we will also see hotel brands purchase and design more creative, standout properties to break away from the uniform, cookie-cutter look of a standard chain. 

Experience-Based Hotels

Today’s travelers are visiting specific locales and reserving certain hotels around the experiences they crave and their greatest interests. Music-based and sports-based hotel experiences are growing in cities that feature exceptional legacies or followings in either area. For the growing ‘bleisure’ travel segment, hotels are looking to expand leisure offerings after the business portion of a trip is complete. In addition to health, wellness, and yoga retreats, many are looking to staycations to provide a rejuvenating break from daily life without the hassle of long-distance travel. Dog-friendly hotels and pet-friendly amenities in hotel rooms will continue to grow as pet owners insist their favorite furry friends join them in new places. Soon, we will also see more hotels developed around entire brands such as home goods companies, electronics brands, TV and movie franchises, and more interests. 

Whether a traveler is visiting a hotel for business, leisure, or wellness, there is still a premium on a restful stay and receiving an experience that is worth the money to purchase the reservation. Tarkett Hospitality is committed to providing innovative, custom surface solutions that contribute to collective wellbeing and help craft memorable hotels that are shared across social media for all to see! 

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Travel Trends in the Hospitality Industry in 2022 

After the past two years of lockdowns, uncertainty, and travel restrictions, the world is opening back up and the hospitality industry is booming once again. While the pandemic severely limited travel for both business and leisure, quarantining reminded everyone to never take the tourism industry for granted again and to seize the opportunity to travel whenever possible. 

In addition to the invaluable benefits of experiencing new cultures and cities that expand our understanding of the world, travel benefits both the global economy as well as the local economies of the communities visited. Currently, online travel searches, flight purchases, and hotel bookings are surging as individuals and families are beyond excited to make up for the lost time. How has the pandemic changed the way that we will travel and reshaped what we desire from hospitality spaces moving forward? 

Here are four developing travel trends in the evolving state of the hospitality industry in 2022:  

Bucket List Trips 

Now that everyone has witnessed how quickly the ability to travel can be taken away, bucket list trips and far away locales are being booked more than ever before. The extended time at home helped many reach the resolve to make visiting their dream destination a reality. In addition to more trips being booked further miles away, travelers are booking more luxury experiences. Many exotic locations experienced a greater number of summer bookings ahead of schedule.

For the hospitality industry, this means that designing one-of-a-kind spaces and creating unforgettable impressions is a tremendous priority. Tarkett Hospitality’s custom design program offering wide-ranging product, color, and design choices without compromising quality gives hotels the ability to craft gorgeous unique spaces that visitors will share on social media and share with everyone they know. 

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TH - Chicago Hilton Towers

Big Cities Are Back

Big cities and their respective dining, nightlife, and attractions took a massive hit during the pandemic as guidelines called for vastly reduced capacities or shutdowns altogether. Now, bustling US cities including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Nashville, and many more have experienced a surge in flight and hotel reservations in 2022 that shows no signs of slowing down. 

Summertime travel deals are making it easier for visitors to descend upon these prime cities, which coincides perfectly with the 2022 travel trend of longer hotel stays and longer travel itineraries. Many big-city luxury hotels offer much more affordable rates during summer which makes these trips even more attractive to travelers itching for an amazing experience. 

Emphasis On Wellness 

It’s no secret that the pandemic brought health and wellbeing to the forefront, and summer 2022 travel plans certainly reflect that. Travel agencies are finding that wellness activities and wellness-centric travel are a top priority this warm season, which includes immersive cultural experiences, outdoor physical activities, healthier dining, disconnecting from devices more, spa treatments, and better sleep! From yoga retreats and outdoor excursions to hotels with onsite spa facilities, searches for wellness-related amenities and travel are up and will look different for each traveler. 

In 2022, Tarkett Hospitality has already sponsored industry wellness discussions where attendees learn how hospitality brands are integrating wellness and sustainability into their projects and what more the industry can do. This correlates with a greater hospitality emphasis on biophilic design to reflect beautiful, sustainable environments that support health, wealth, and enhance the quality of life and performance.

Thoughtful Hotel Priorities  

It should also come as no surprise that the pandemic has placed an incredibly high priority on convenience, contact-less functions, cleanliness, and sustainability when it comes to hotel stays and hospitality spaces. The traditional process of checking in and getting physical room keys will continue to give way to mobile check-ins and check-outs, digital smartphone keys, email communication, and text notifications. In addition to convenience, these methods reduce the risk of germs and make hospitality brands come across as more thoughtful, progressive, and desirable to travelers. 

Although cleanliness has always been the most important expectation for a hotel stay, rigorous hygiene and cleaning service have never been higher priorities! In addition to being more germ conscious, travelers are more environmentally conscious to counter the effects of climate change. Eco-friendly hotels that communicate a commitment to health and the planet through paperless policies, using sustainable products, and harnessing more solar energy will continue to have the advantage in a growing competitive accommodations market. 

Tarkett Hospitality’s human-conscious design and flooring philosophy ensure that the final surfaces best serve people and the environment. By using healthy materials, thoughtful design, and environmentally conscious manufacturing, Tarkett Hospitality helps to achieve superior indoor air quality through flooring as well as creating hospitality flooring that is easier to keep clean with fewer allergens. 

No matter how travel trends change throughout summer 2022 and beyond, a human-conscious design approach helps reassure travelers and hospitality employees alike as world travel opens back up. Tarkett Hospitality is committed to providing innovative, custom surface solutions that contribute to the health and well-being of all. It’s time to update our passports, open our hearts, connect with other people, cities, and countries, and cherish the ability to travel once more.

Industry Insights

The Importance of Flooring Design in Hospitality

The Importance of Flooring Design in Hospitality

Reverb by Hard Rock Hotel - Atlanta, GA.

Flooring is an important part of every hotel and helps to carry out the story within. Our design team works to create a vision that fits perfectly as a piece of that unique story.

As guests walk through a hotel, the unique characteristics of the interior design not only help transform the space but can also help tell the story and honor the tradition of the building or brand itself.

Flooring is the anchor and design foundation of every hospitality space, and the personalized combination of pattern, texture, and color will turn the blank canvas of a building into a livable, functional work of art. From reliable performance to gorgeous, detailed touches, Tarkett Hospitality knows the importance of flooring design to create a memorable experience:

Innovative Product Offerings

It starts with Tarkett Hospitality’s wide-ranging array of products, which is one of the broadest product portfolios in the industry. Along with tufted broadloom designs, Axminster carpets, and award-winning custom designs, Tarkett Hospitality offers a wide range of hard surface products that provide long-lasting performance in an array of designs, price points, and installation options.

Next, it’s about tailoring the ultimate design vision of a space including product, color, and design choices to the client’s flooring budget without compromising quality. Tarkett Hospitality is committed to keeping cost-per-key lower as a dedication to hospitality ownership or management when developing or renovating a property.

Hilton Garden Inn - Mobile, AL.
The Diplomat Beach Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton - Hollywood, FL

Product samples are created for customer review and once they are approved, Tarkett Hospitality creates the eye-catching finished flooring products that are quality engineered to last and easy to maintain. The right flooring will create a first impression that truly delivers a “Wow” factor! As people notice, respond, and connect with a hospitality space, an early positive connection is fostered with the company and service.

Telling Stories That Last

At Tarkett Hospitality, the close-knit creative design team serves as a vessel for hospitality businesses to share their individual history and perspective. With an awareness of the trends in the market and worldwide, as well as keeping up with the fast-paced changes in the modern business world, Tarkett Hospitality aims to think ahead while delivering visions that honor a respective company lineage.

Quality flooring choices will become more important than ever as people are anxious to get back out in the world, visit exciting places, and experience new things. For many travelers, even a dazzling, interesting hotel alone can represent a fantastic vacation or staycation. The hospitality industry has a life cycle of 5-10 years for how often materials are replaced and Tarkett’s responsibility is to make products that last longer and continue telling the story for as long as possible. 

Human-Conscious Design

Tarkett Hospitality’s flooring philosophy also revolves around human-conscious design, or using a profound understanding of the business, a commitment to connection, and maintaining collaboration throughout the design process to ensure that the final surfaces best serve people and the environment. In addition to using healthy materials and thoughtful designing and manufacturing processes, Tarkett Hospitality also focuses on achieving superior indoor air quality through flooring.

Hospitality companies are still navigating the future of the industry, which will add emphasis on cleanliness standards, possible social distancing measures, as well as favoring flooring that is easier to keep clean. Taking a unified human-conscious design approach produces an underlying positive effect and service spirit to the flooring creations and choices, which will also carry over to the hospitality space once installed and for the life of the flooring products, as well as help reassure everyone in society moving forward.


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After a few years of reduced travel and gatherings to promote safety, people around the world are ready to explore and connect like never before. As a worldwide leader in innovative flooring that serves more than 100 countries across the globe, Tarkett Hospitality is committed to providing custom surface solutions that contribute to the health and well-being of all, while sharing the legacy of every cherished space.