Making an entrance with Hyperion Tiles

With first impressions being key to a successful design, tile and flooring specialist Hyperion Tiles, take us through some top tips for the hotel foyer…

Ca Pietra Cote Bourgogne limestone floor from Hyperion tiles in entrance hall with fireplace

The foyer is the first area that guests encounter when they check-in and the flooring chosen can set the tone for the rest of the hotel. It is important to recognise that these tiles will need to work hard. Appearance is key – but hotel foyer flooring must be durable too.

black and white floor tiles in hallway with black wooden staircase

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Certain materials, such as natural stone and ceramic, are very hard-wearing, but can feel cold underfoot. If that’s likely to be an issue, choose luxury vinyl, wood, or even terracotta tiles instead.

Colours and patterns are perfect for statement floors, but they aren’t right for every establishment. If you’re worried your choice will date, opt for timeless neutrals.

The size and tone of a tile can also impact on the perceived size and feel of a space – darker floor tiles can make a compact hotel foyer space seem smaller, while lighter colours have the opposite effect.

engineered oak flooring by Hyperion Tiles on hallway floor in herringbone pattern

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“Flooring is an important – yet sometimes overlooked – element of any interior design scheme,” commented Richard Skeoch, Director, Hyperion Tiles. “And the right floor tiles really can make or break the look and feel of any commercial building. The hotel foyer floor is usually the first physical contact your guests have with your business, so it’s vital to make the right choice, both in terms of aesthetics and practicality.”

Making a successful statement in a high-traffic area, the flooring option has to be hardwearing. Can the floor tiles cope with everything the footfall throws at them? With wet umbrellas, muddy boots and unforgiving heels all in the mix, a colour palette that doesn’t show up dirt, scuffs and stains is a priority.

To address these and other hallway concerns, the skilled team at Hyperion Tiles is available to offer expert advice, technical know-how and in-depth product knowledge on solid and engineered wood flooring, tiles and LVT, working closely with designers, specifiers, architects and homeowners.

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