Easy life - The lifecycle cost of hotel flooring

29 March 2016

Everybody wants one, an easy life. What does this mean when specifying hospitality interiors?

Owners and operators of hotels may be the same person or, more frequently, separate businesses. However they are aligned in their desire to see the hotel to perform successfully. Hotels are becoming increasingly seen a valuable asset class and owners, essentially real estate players, look for longevity in their design choices. Here durability and timelessness are key.

Hotel owners and operations are aligned in their desire to perform successfully. Here durability and timelessness are key.



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The more durable something is, conveniently, the more sustainable it is too. A double whammy of cost and environmental effectiveness. The lasting popularity of noble materials such as stone and glass that are seen throughout hotels is of no surprise. These easily out last the normal replacement cycle for a luxury hotel which is in the region of 7 to 8 years.

Pergo hotel flooring products are similarly durable. Tested to last at least 20 years is reassurance that the flooring will certainly last the intended cycle. Extending the replacement time of the floor, a significant element of any interior, by even one or two years results in significant savings.

To be current and on trend is difficult to achieve in the capital- intensive real estate environment. Hotels are no exception and the timelessness of a chosen design is important if changes to refresh an interior look are required before that product is worn out. Pergo has a huge variety of flooring styles. These include eclectic choices that speak of a particular moment or specific style most of the range is reflective of natural materials such as woods and stone finishes that are enduringly stylish. These can act as a neutral back drop to accentuate changes in the easier to replace soft and moveable furnishings.

So the owner is happy that he has bought something that is going to last a long time. How about the opportunity cost of the actually installation itself? Every night that a hotel room is not available for sale is lost revenues. Operating margins in the so-called ‘squeezed middle’ of mid-market hotels are extremely tight. In a busy hotel with a room count of 200 rooms, each room that is unsold represents 0.5% of total possible room revenues. Every night. To say nothing of that missing guest’s potential spend on ancillary products such as food and beverage. Both owners and operators therefore strive to keep all their room stock available for sale every night. Timing such refurbishments to take place during quieter seasons also reduces the impact. 

Pergo’s quick installation technique, usually following a click system, minimizes the number of days it takes to fit out a room or series of rooms and therefore the potential of lost revenues. We are talking about have an easy life and operators also want one. This means keeping guests happy. 

And one essential element of good hospitably is a clean room. Hard flooring surfaces are clearly easy and quicker to clean (a wipe with a damp floor cloth) than carpets are to vacuum. Spills and stains are equally more easily dealt with. The marginal gains in the time spent on the daily cleaning of each and every guest room may not seem much but when accumulated can provide considerable savings. Additionally, the clean is cleaner and housekeeping staff are happier.

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