With wellness being on guests’ agenda as hospitality reopens from the pandemic, Schlüter Systems, which was a Product Watch Pitch Partner at Hotel Designs LIVE, explores how designers can inject a sense of luxury with simple and effective underfloor heating in the bathroom…
It is no secret that wellness has been brought to the forefront of many people’s minds since the start of the pandemic.
Even when life returns to some sense of normality, the desire to create the right balance between work and downtime appears to be here to stay.
With the hospitality sector opening back up imminently, it’s the ideal time for hotels to ensure they can offer guests the relaxing environment they are looking for when spending much-needed time away from home.
It isn’t always easy to install additional elements into a hotel once it is finished. Often requiring extensive changes to the floor and wall areas, features such as a standalone bath or waterfall style shower need to be included at the specification stage for the most part due to the nature of the plumbing work involved.
The good news is that some features can be added as part of a renovation project – this is often far less disruptive as structural changes are not usually required. The electric underfloor heating system Schlüter-DITRA-HEAT-DUO also has uncoupling properties which ensures your tile or stone surface and grout remain crack free. It keeps assembly heights to a minimum which is useful for renovation projects, where build-up often needs to be minimised to ensure flow from room to room.
An impressive project which showcases how well this product has been used in situ is that of the Lalit Hotel. Originally a grammar school converted to a five-star hotel in 2017, the stunning building used Schlüter-DITRA-HEAT-DUO to create underfloor heating throughout the luxury guest wetrooms.
Not only does the membrane create a bonded waterproofing, uncoupling and vapour pressure equalisation layer, it also gives considerable noise reduction. The 2mm thermal barrier fleece reduces sound by up to 13dB (perceived as a 50 per cent reduction by the human ear) which was ideal for renovating the Lalit Hotel.
An inviting hotel experience has always been important, but now more than ever there is a need for extra comfort where possible. With Schlüter-DITRA-HEAT-DUO, the installation of underfloor heating to offer guests cosy warmth can be easily added at any stage. For further information about how Schlüter’s products and services can assist you, visit the website.
As well as being a Recommended Supplier, Schlüter Systems was a Product Watch Pitch partner at Hotel Designs LIVE, which took place on May 11, 2021 The next Hotel Designs LIVE will take place on August 10, 2021.
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