What Kind of Flooring is Ideal for a Hospitality Environment

In the hospitality industry, the looks and ambience of the settings are as good as branding. Floors, walls and furniture are part of the whole look. When it comes to the floors, longevity, ease of cleaning and safety are top considerations. In some sections of the hospitality industry such as guest houses, comfort also comes into play. There are several suitable floor choices that you can pick from, and these include the following.


Laminate is one of the most common restaurant and bar flooring option and for a good reason. First, it is a level and smooth floor that can resist scratches and stains. It also wears out quite slowly and resists fading even with heavy foot traffic. Stains that are two days old can be removed with wet rugs without a problem. You can choose from a wide choice of colours and textures, which enhances the style of your restaurant.


Tile flooring is an ideal choice for environments that require regular mopping such as the kitchen. It also has low maintenance costs and a wide choice of colours and styles from which to choose. However, if you expect to have things dragged around, explore flooring options that can take that kind of weight because ceramic tiles are prone to cracks when pressed hard. Tiles come with several textured options that may help enhance safety in areas that get wet quickly.

Luxury Vinyl Tile

Also called LVT, this commercial flooring option is known for its durability and the fact that it allows you to work up several aesthetic ideas. It withstands abrasions from moving heavy furniture around, heavy foot traffic and regular wetting from cleaning or spills. You can also use it to mimic other floor types but at a fraction of their cost and maintenance requirements. This characteristic makes it an ideal option for businesses looking to enhance their overall style without going for an expensive floor.

Stone Floors

Stone floor options such as Travine are ideal choices for hospitality industries that receive heavy traffic. The surface has natural texture and does not wear out easily. Its texture provides it with non-slip qualities, making it ideal for use in the kitchen and bars where slip accidents are very common. Few stone floors such as marble and limestone are slippery and not ideal for areas that get wet regularly.

The natural hues do not fade and do not require any staining to keep them looking good in the long-run. Stone styling options can also be used on the walls to give the space a deep, dark or warm neutral, stylish look too.

Cork Floors

Cork Floors are common in guest rooms as they are excellent insulators against sound and vibration, and are warm underfoot. They are also highly durable and resistant to rotting even when they get wet regularly. These floors require less care than conventional wood alternatives. Cork is harvested from mature trees and has been used over centuries as a flooring material all over North and Eastern Europe. You can choose from different styles available to enhance the looks of your guest rooms.