How to pick the right hotel flooring

June 28, 2022
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When it comes to the hospitality industry, everything needs to be an experience for your guests. From the moment they walk in, your hotel needs to feel like a home away from home whilst making a statement, being on brand, that perfectly balances style and functionality.

Hotels get an immense amount of foot traffic, so their flooring needs to balance style and durability. It needs to tick all the boxes:

  • Comfort
  • Safety
  • Durability
  • Inviting
  • Clean

The best flooring for places with such high foot traffic, such as hotels, must be durable, easy to maintain and repair, stylish and comfortable underfoot.

Are Carpets suitable?

Carpets have been a long-time favourite in hospitality; they’re soft and warm underfoot and have many designs, colours and textures to choose from, as well as being a sound absorber, reducing noise pollution between rooms. But they’re not without their cons.

Keeping hotel carpets clean, disinfected, and looking lush can be costly. Guests can easily stain or damage the carpet that may require extensive cleaning or repair. If you’re a hote near a beach, having carpet can run the risk of the carpet emitting a mildew smell over time if not properly maintained due to the moisture. With heavy foot traffic, carpets can get worn quickly, and you may find yourself replacing it sooner than you hoped or planned.

A favourite alternative to carpet

A popular alternative to carpet is luxury vinyl tiles. With so many looks and styles, you can create the perfect atmosphere for your establishment whilst being practical for any eventuality. Luxury vinyl tiles can make your hotel flooring look expensive without you forking out the high prices. Your guests won’t know the difference between the look of authentic wood and stone flooring and the real thing. Another upside of luxury vinyl flooring is they’re water-proof, stain-resistant, and easy to clean and maintain.

They’re usually installed with an underlay that provides the same sound-absorbing quality as carpet; it reduces noise pollution and is also comfortable underfoot.

At QCF Bournemouth, we understand the demanding maintenance of heavy traffic hotel flooring. With over 40 years of experience behind us, our team have the knowledge and the know-how to help you create the perfect atmosphere for your hotel guests that you can rely on to get the job done at the best standard and in the least time possible.

We pride ourselves on the 100% feedback score on the independent Checkatrade service and can guarantee you will be looked after every step of the way. So why not get in touch with us and see how we can help you pick the right hotel flooring. Whether it’s for a corridor, bathroom, lobby, or hotel room, you can be sure that we are the right team for you.

Give our experienced team at QCF Bournemouth a ring on 01202 430412 or come and visit us and our range of flooring; you can find us here.


We are Quality Carpets and Flooring, who specialise in carpet and vinyl flooring. We cater for both commercial and residential floor coverings in Bournemouth and surrounding areas providing a professional and efficient service, whatever your flooring requirements.

As part of our bespoke service, we will visit your home or premises, establish your needs and advise on the most suitable floor covering for each area - providing you with a competitive, no obligation quote.

We thrive on recommendation and pride ourselves in providing the expertise that will ensure our customers return to us time and time again.