The hotel industry, along with many others in the hospitality and travel sector, has been struck particularly hard by the health crisis. Fortunately with the lifting of measures this sector is due for a huge upswing as properties looking to recapture the unique experiences they’ve longed for over the past several months. With most travel restrictions lifted, hotels have been re-welcoming guests with a focus on delivering the unique experiences and ambiance found only in their exquisite spaces.
One area of concentration has come in the realm of hotel décor. Although guests are certainly comforted by the feel of form, functionality and opulence, managers have turned their focus on the design and performance of the latest innovative design materials.
A helpful recourse in these considerations is the growing popularity for the use of Thermally Fused Laminate, or TFL, for their long-lasting style, on-trend designs and colors these panels offer outstanding performance capabilities for hospitality interiors. According to Uniboard, the leading expert in engineered wood products, here are some of the main reasons for TFL’s increased popularity with designers:
- State-of-the-art Technologies: new production processes have brought TFL front and centre for use in walls, furniture, desks, cabinets, counters, closets and all design components. Underlying substrates married to high-quality thermally fused laminate led to an incredible explosion in the availability of realistic colours and textures. Embossed-in-register (EIR) or synchronized finishes are also changing the face of TFL because the texture of the panel is perfectly aligned with the finish to more closely replicate what is seen in real wood.
- World renowned quality, at a fraction of the cost: As opposed to importing and working with a variety of wood products, TFL provides the opportunity to more closely imitate real-life materials such as cherry, walnut, maple, teak, mahogany, oak, and more. Finishes even allow for total design flexibility with options such as Smoke Wood, Barn Wood, or Silver Wood providing a realistic and rustic appearance. TFL provides the additional benefits of durability and ease of maintenance.
- Inspiring Variety: TFL panels come in an astonishing variety to match any hotel décor, from homey to chic. Panels can evoke delicate linen finishes, natural oak, or make custom statements with solid, bold colors.
- The latest on trend colours for the hospitality industry: According to Ariane Bouchard, Marketing Manager for Uniboard their latest collection of TFL and HPL panels feature the latest popular colors in design that will be creating a buzz in hotels this season: Colors like Ohm (K69), Resonance (K70), Mantra (K73), Chakra (K74), Karma (K75), Samadhi (K76) among others have been a hit with designers and managers alike.