The rise of antibacterial surfaces in hotel designhttps://hoteldesigns.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/LEA-anthology-dark-natural-95mm-hotel-002.jpg 730 565 Hamish Kilburn Hamish Kilburn https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/2edcad40930314dca244a6a9d0589916?s=96&d=mm&r=g
Given the recent uncertainty faced by many in the hospitality sector, it’s clear that in order to evolve, we need to place greater importance on designing spaces – including antibacterial surfaces – that seamlessly enhance hygiene. CTD Architectural Tiles explores…
The hospitality industry is known for its interiors – with many venues achieving recognition for their aesthetically pleasing design schemes. Yet, as with any environment with daily exposure to the public, hygiene is key and must be carefully considered within commercial design schemes.
This amplified focus on sanitation has provided us with an opportunity to shine a spotlight on tiles. We have recently explored the power of colour in the post-pandemic world, but when it comes to versatile surface coverings, there is a demand for robust and aesthetically pleasing tiles – both wall and floor – that are easily wiped cleaned.
Antibacterial Tiles are the perfect solution for improving health and hygiene within the hospitality industry. Made with the PROTECT antibacterial solution, the tile surfaces of LEA Ceramiche’s ranges are finished with the specialised, world-renowned Microban® Technology coating that eliminates up to 99.9 per cent of bacteria.
In addition to providing a hygienic surface option, there is room to experiment creatively with antibacterial tiles, with a range of stylish designs available that allow designers to experiment creatively – this is especially important within hospitality environments where appearance is key.
CTD Architectural Tiles’ Delight range for example, is designed to replicate the visual qualities of marble, and would add luxury and elegance to any hotel entrance space. Its unique veining and selection of three surface finishes, allow for creative expression and endless design possibilities.
The ultimate tile choice for health & safety
Many hospitality venues including spas, gyms and other additional hotel-related leisure facilities are extremely popular with consumers, often becoming even busier during peak season due to the strong attraction of a calm and tranquil ambience.
When working with an environment prone to water, for example a swimming pool or spa, it’s important to look for a tile with inherent anti-slip properties to reinforce health and safety and enhance the overall experience for guests.
Anthology merges both anti-slip and antibacterial properties to result in a tile design that accentuates health and safety. An ideal choice for the wellness environment, the forward-thinking porcelain tile has a structured finish with high non-slip resistance.
Hotel lobby surfaces
Hotel receptions are typically where first impressions are made, therefore it’s important to design an interior that creates a statement but can withstand heavy footfall from guests, employees and other visitors.
The surface needs to be easy to sanitise and therefore tiles – over another porous floor covering – is the more suitable choice. Furthermore, as expectations around hygiene advance, the industry will be keen to invest in materials that can be easily cleaned and effectively maintained.
With hospitality design continuously evolving it’s clear the introduction of forward-thinking materials will be pivotal moving forwards.
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