Christmas is here! Well, if you ask the supermarkets it is anyway; the John Lewis advert has already debuted and mince pies line the shelves.
For restaurants, hotels, B&B’s and other establishments in the hospitality and retail sectors – Christmas and New Year’s are the busiest times of the year, so it’s essential their flooring is up to the test. For offices and other commercial premises that close over the festive period, it can be the ideal time to have their flooring updated in preparation for the New Year.
Take a look at our top flooring recommendations for different premises across the festive period.
The Christmas Rush – Ensure Your Flooring Is Ready
A higher volume of visitors can take a toll on your flooring, carpets can become worn and laminate and wooden flooring can begin to show signs of damage.
Having your flooring done before the Christmas rush ensures it is up to the challenge, alternatively, a new floor installation during the quieter period after Christmas sets your premises up for the New Year. Take a look at our top flooring picks for the hotels, retail centres, restaurants and B&Bs:
Wooden flooring is a timeless, high quality option for hospitality premises. Hard wearing and easy to clean, this kind of flooring can really bring dining areas to life. Whilst extremely durable, solid wood flooring is more susceptible to excessive water or changes in temperature.
Take a look at this gorgeous example of York White Washed Oak solid wood flooring from Woodpecker below.
Laminate flooring is the go-to option for achieving that real wood effect on a lower budget, being water resistant, this type of flooring can also be used in guest bathrooms. Pictured below is Wembury Midnight Silver laminate flooring from Woodpecker.
Vinyl Flooring / Luxury Vinyl Tiles
Water-resistant, durable, hygienic and easy to clean; vinyl flooring really is an all-rounder when it comes to hospitality flooring. What’s more, vinyl is available in countless different colours and styles.
If you are looking for something a bit more unique, luxury vinyl tiles may be for you. As the name suggests, unlike standard vinyl flooring which comes is a sheet, LVT is constructed of individual tiles – meaning any pattern, style or mix of colours can be achieved.
Pictured below is some stunning LVT with contrast pattern we installed for a developer earlier this year; we used the Forbo Allura range to create this modern, stylish and welcoming entrance area. You can read more about the project here.
Office Shutdown – The Perfect Time For New Flooring
Generally, offices shut down from late December to early January. After a long year of constant use, this office shutdown period can be the perfect time to have new flooring installed.
Whilst carpet is the most popular choice of flooring for offices, you may also consider a Marmoleum or laminate flooring. Check out our top flooring picks for offices:
Carpet tiles are to carpet what luxury vinyl tiles and to vinyl. Carpet tiles are constructed of individual tiles, allowing for countless different designs and styles to be achieved – we have seen a notable surge in the popularity of carpet tiles over the past year.
A huge benefit that carpet tiles offer to restaurants, hotels and retail centres is their ease of replacement. Unlike standard carpet where the whole floor needs to be replaced, should one tile be damaged, it can simply be replaced with another.
Pictured below is a project we recently completed for Channel 4’s ‘The Crystal Maze’ who needed an inviting and unique design for their main reception area. We achieved this look using Urban Carpet Tiles by JHS – you can read the more about the project here.
Marmoleum flooring is available in both sheet and panels allowing you to create numerous different effects. Manufactured by Forbo, the Marmoleum we supply and fit is available in up to 30 colours and is durable, easy to clean and also environmentally friendly – being made of biodegradable materials.
Speak To The Experts
If you’re considering having new flooring installed in your commercial or domestic premises this Christmas, we can help. With a huge range of flooring products available and a dedicated team of experts to help you achieve your ideal style within your agreed budget, why not get in touch today?
Give us a call on 0117 963 7979 to discuss your requirements with one of our friendly team, or fill out a contact form and we’ll get back to you.
This post was written by Binks