Epoxy Floor Coatings Guide (Part II)

Tuesday, January 17, 2023
epoxy floor coatings for hotles

Epoxy Flooring for Hotels: A Guide to Lasting Beauty and Durability

When it comes to epoxy floor coatings for hotels, picking out the best flooring is a challenging task. You read up on the most cost-effective, safe, and durable flooring for each area of the property. You consider the materials used, the time it takes to install, and the effort needed to maintain. You envision the decorative properties of the floors and picture how they will enhance the interior design. You think of the safety, function, and practicality of every space inside and outside of the hotel. Sounds simple enough, right?

Creative Maintenance Solutions, Inc, also known as CMS, can guide you through this overwhelming project. Our epoxy and concrete flooring experts know the ins and outs of hotel flooring. We want you to make the most informed decisions, so we’re happy to guide you along the way and share some tips we’ve learned over the years.  

 

Why is the Correct Hotel Flooring Important?

Successful hotels know that the first impression is the lasting impression. Unlike many other businesses, in the world of hotels, appearance is everything. The particular decorating style of your hotel isn’t as important. Guests and visitors are equally drawn to newer, modern hotels with a variety of amenities compared to older, more traditional ones. No matter what the decorating trends are, the appearance of your hotel is one of the most meaningful decisions to consider. 

When choosing the aesthetic of your hotel flooring, things to consider include the general style, patterns, materials, colors, and how they will fit into the overall design. It would be best if you thought of the other design elements that will be in each area. For example, what color furniture will be in the lobby? Or, what paintings or sculptures will line the corridors? Asking yourself these questions will help you get a clear picture of how the floor choice will enhance the feel of the space. 

But looks aren’t everything. The practical features of hotel flooring need to be thoroughly investigated as well. Hotels experience high traffic, so flooring must be durable and withstand all situations. They must resist moisture from exposure to water, not only in the pool area but in corridors where wet people may be walking. They must have anti-slip and other safety features to protect the safety of your guests and employees. And they must be long-lasting to avoid excessive repairs interrupting the regular flow of business. 

At Creative Maintenance Solutions, Inc., we aspire to give you a flawless balance between cleanliness, sustainability, cost-effectiveness, and style. With this in mind, let’s discuss the types of concrete flooring and epoxy floor coatings for hotels. 

 

Types of Epoxy Floor Coatings for Hotels

There is a myriad of flooring systems present throughout hotels. For instance, most hotel guest rooms have hardwood flooring or carpeting. Some areas have vinyl or parquet floors. These flooring solutions make sense in rooms of the hotel that are all about comfort. But let’s talk about function. 

In all practicality, most of the flooring used in your hotel will be concrete. Concrete flooring is easy to clean and maintain and cost-efficient, yet it delivers a pleasant atmosphere that feels inviting to visitors. Concrete flooring alone, however, can deteriorate over time. Wear and tear take over. We recommend epoxy floor coatings for hotels to prolong and even avoid this altogether. 

 

Epoxy Floor Coatings are Durable and Safe

Epoxy floor coatings provide a quality look giving you the aesthetic you’re trying to achieve while also giving you years of worry-free use. These heavy-duty flooring systems are not quick to wear. They are safe for the environment and come equipped with properties to ensure the physical safety of guests. Quality flooring should have an emphasis on both safety and appearance - and epoxy does just that. As with different types of flooring in general, different types of epoxy flooring offer distinct features. 

 

Decorative Quartz Epoxy Flooring: Decorative quartz epoxy flooring systems are ornamental, resinous, seamless flooring systems. They consist of 100% solids epoxy, colored quartz aggregates, and a 100% solids epoxy top coat. The multiple layers of heavy epoxies drastically increase the impact resistance compared to other epoxy systems. Decorative quartz epoxy flooring can be installed in varying thicknesses. The specific needs of individual clients determine the thickness. The high-performance polymer resin and colorful quartz create a stylish, sanitary, safe floor covering. 

 

Vinyl Flake Epoxy Flooring: The Vinyl Flake epoxy flooring option involves a multi-step installation process. A 100% solids-pigmented epoxy basecoat is applied and broadcast with decorative flakes. This is followed by another coat (or two) of clear UV-resistant 100% solids epoxy or urethane. Like decorative quartz epoxy flooring, this system can be applied in varying degrees of thickness based on its use. The cosmetic properties of vinyl flake epoxy flooring are stunning. The flakes create a unique pattern that resembles granite but costs significantly less. Vinyl flakes come in various colors and can be broadcast from full to sparse, each level creating another look. 

 

Self-Leveling Epoxy Flooring Systems: This Self-Leveling epoxy flooring system starts with an epoxy primer coat. A UV and chemical resistance top coat of 100% solids epoxy (or urethane) can be applied depending on the environment. Also available in varying thicknesses, self-leveling epoxy flooring provide superior protection. While they are strong enough to withstand abusive industrial environments, they are gorgeous enough for a hotel property. This system is an excellent option for resurfacing deteriorated or worn-out flooring and saves you from having to replace it entirely. 

 

Acrylic Concrete Sealers: Acrylic concrete sealers provide outstanding durability. They provide abrasion resistance to new or existing concrete. These sealers can be applied to newly set, damp or old, dry concrete. But no matter what the substrate concrete looks like, the result will be a brilliant, high-gloss finish. A bonus of acrylic concrete sealers is their dust-proofing compound. This makes surfaces very easy to clean and maintain. Acrylic concrete sealers retain the moisture of recently poured concrete, which minimizes cracking caused by shrinkage and ensures the proper development of strength. 

 

What Else Do You Need to Know about Epoxy Floor Coatings for Hotels?

Now that you understand the various types of epoxy floor coatings for hotels, you’ll need to ask yourself a few more questions. After all, making sure you choose the perfect hospitality flooring depends on more factors like: 

● How much traffic does a particular area see?

● Is the space used regularly?

● Does the room have fluctuations in temperature?

● Is food prepared in the area?

● How likely is it that the floor will be exposed to chemicals?

● Will stains often occur in the space?

● How much moisture is in the air of the room?

● Are there slip and fall risks in a specific area?

 

Once you’ve researched and established the answers to these questions, you’re one step closer to making an informed decision. But you’re not quite there yet. Here are some other things to consider when choosing the flooring for hotels:

Sound

How sound carries, or the acoustics, in a hotel matter significantly. Guests need to be able to rest throughout the night even though activity is still going on outside their door. If you’re unsure about how your flooring options will affect the sound or how you can minimize disturbances, ask one of the knowledgeable professionals at Creative Maintenance Solutions. 

Branding

Throughout this article, we’ve stressed the importance of an attractive floor, but we haven’t discussed how you can incorporate your company brand into your flooring. This can be done simply by adding specks of your brand colors to the floor or by having your logo stamped into the concrete. Epoxy floor coatings provide endless branding possibilities. 

Pricing

There are certain areas that you don’t want to skimp on quality to save a few dollars. Any concrete flooring professional will tell you cheap flooring will cost you way more in the long run. Shoddy installation or mediocre materials may cost less upfront. But they will quickly deteriorate and require frequent repairs or even replacement. Having a qualified epoxy flooring system company properly install and maintain your hotel floors will be one of the best investments you can make. 

 

Endurance

Hotels experience an extreme amount of foot traffic around the clock. Between guests, housekeeping, kitchen and other staff, luggage and luggage racks, and furniture being moved from space to space, hotel floors see their share of wear and tear. You need a flooring solution that is durable and strong. 

Upkeep

In a hotel setting, it is not uncommon for mysterious marks and nasty stains to magically appear on the floors. And it’s just your luck that a guest notices. With epoxy, hotel floors have a glamorous floor coating that is hard to look past. Your staff will have difficulty missing spots and stains but an unbelievably easy time cleaning them up. Epoxy floor coatings for hotels require very little upkeep, ensuring the floors are always presentable for your guests. 

Safety

Any commercial flooring needs to be safe for everyone, especially in a business like a hotel. Exposure to things like dust, debris, moisture, and cleaning chemicals can inhibit the safety of hotel patrons and staff. Creative Maintenance Solutions’ expert team can help you determine your risk of slip and fall accidents and explain the safety regulations in place for hotel flooring. As an added safety note, CMS recommends ALWAYS having epoxy flooring for hotels installed and maintained by a professional concrete expert. 

 

Epoxy Floor Coatings for Hotels From Creative Maintenance Solutions

Choosing the best flooring for your hotel helps to create an unforgettable first impression with your guests. Flooring can be a feature of hotels that is often overlooked, but with an epoxy floor from Creative Maintenance Solutions, your visitors won’t be able to help but notice. This is why you must find the proper flooring for your entire property. Creative Maintenance Solutions listens to your concerns, assesses your hotel and grounds, and offers expert opinions on epoxy floor coatings for every area. 

At Creative Maintenance Solutions, we not only offer advice but also provide solutions. Since 1989, CMS has been the region’s leading epoxy flooring expert. Specializing in commercial and industrial flooring systems, we know the ins and outs of concrete. We maintain the highest safety and quality standards from your initial consultation to surface preparation and job completion.  

We understand the overwhelming task of choosing the best epoxy flooring for hotels. 

Because your trust is of the utmost, we emphasize integrity. Our flooring professionals strive to make your hotel a beautiful, safe destination for years to come. To learn more about our epoxy floor coating services or to request an assessment of your hotel flooring project, call us at 414-540-9500 or visit us online. 

 

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