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Why a Customized Hospitality Area Rug Can Help the Customer Experience

When it comes to your hotel, one of the last things on your mind may be the importance of a customized area rug in your lobby. But this should not be your final thought; it should be your first. Area rugs offer a great way to segment spaces in a large area or to make certain areas a little more intimate, all without needing walls.

The hotel experience has changed drastically over the last couple of years. The hotel lobby has moved beyond just an area to simply check-in; spaces have evolved to be more of a great room for socializing and gatherings.

We are seeing the F&B merge into this area to further enhance the guest experience.

The Consumer

The consumer has changed over the years. Before, consumers wanted a more escapist approach when it came to their travel; but with the resurgence of a new generation—the Millennials—experiences are what the consumer is looking for.

 Customized Hospitality Area Rug

Millennials make up a good one-third of the tourist and traveling population, which means catering to the needs of this new generation is a priority that hoteliers cannot miss out on.

Customized Hospitality Area Rug

Here at PierPoint, we offer customized hospitality area rugs. All you need to do is give us a design concept idea, colors desired and your dimensions. We will then design it for you. It is that easy.

Once your design is set, our skilled team will then go to work to transform your idea into the ideal area rug.

If you are interested in a customized hospitality area rug, then contact a rep today or send us an email at info@pierpointusa.com.

Stunning Hotel Sheers: Why Your Business Needs Them

Here at PierPoint, we don’t just create beautiful custom area rugs for hotels, we also offer stunning hotel sheers. These sheers are of a numerous variety, from Diderot to Poe, our sheers are both lightweight and colorful. Many of our sheers are also named after literary idols, like Angelou, Twain, and Wilde.

What Are Sheers?

Sheers are not just a kind of drapery; a sheer is a type of fabric that is made of thin threads with a low density. This thin thread count and low density leads to a transparent-like quality.

This is why hotel sheers are very light fabrics. They are usually made up of particular materials that gives the sheers a more translucent appearance. We generally use polyester. These fabrics usually have an open weave.

What Hospitality Sheers Can Do for You

hotel sheersWe offer a wide array of stunning hotel sheers. Our sheers are diaphanous and will create the perfect atmosphere in your hotel room, lobby or hallway.

Sheers can add an elegance and softness to any room. Creating a luxurious atmosphere while combining those elements to make the room inviting for your guests.

These sheers will let in light, and also allow your guests to see out the window without having to remove the shades altogether while giving them the privacy of shades.  

Since trends are moving to a more biophilic design approach, natural lighting is something that looks to be infiltrating the industry. With the lightness of hotel sheers, you can rest-assured that rooms will be lit with the bright light of the outdoors, holding true to the biophilic design.

If you are interested in our hospitality sheers, hospitality vinyl or custom area rugs for hospitality, then contact a rep today or send us an email at info@pierpointusa.com.

Custom Rugs for Hotels: How You Can Make Your Lobby More Inviting

There are a number of ways you can spruce up the interior of your hotel lobby in order to garner more foot traffic. One thing is for certain, custom rugs for hotels are one of the many things hotels can do to help make their property pop and to make it more inviting.

Here at PierPoint, we can craft a custom rug for you that is based on your design idea. Have an idea; we can help create a rug for you that is inviting, atmospheric and gorgeous.

At PierPoint, we have designed area rugs for hotels, commercial environments, interior designers, or restaurants. We have helped turn a design concept into reality.

Hotel Lobby Design is Key

The hotel lobby interior has been shown to make or break the sale of hotel rooms. You want your lobby to not only be warm and inviting but also modern and chic so you can attract more guests.

The hotel lobby has become the centerpiece of the hotel guest experience.

Homey Interior

custom rugs for hotelsHotels have tried to utilize the knowledge that lobby design is important for hotel sales to their advantage. Creating interiors that look homey and inviting, with warm colors, as well as using color trends, such as this year’s color ultraviolet, can help with the guest experience.

Creating custom rugs for hotels that looks homey could give your lobby the extra edge it needs.

Multifunctional

Hotels are also realizing the importance of functionality, making their lobby multifunctional so guests can get more out of the shared space of a lobby. Some designs include cafes and stores, to suit the needs of guests.

If you are interested in creating custom rugs for hotels or restaurant, then contact a rep today or send us an email at info@pierpointusa.com.

The Versatility of Hospitality Vinyl

Do you need a textile that is both appealing and durable? Something that looks nice in all its forms and also can hold up to the wear and tear of your hotel, and it’s many demands? Then look no further than hospitality vinyl.

Vinyl is a versatile and durable material that can easily outlast even the strongest of fabrics.

What Can Vinyl Be Used For?

Hospitality vinyl is a great choice for areas where there is a lot of potential for wear and tear, such as hotels.

Vinyl can be used for upholstery, headboards, sofas, desk chairs, benches, dining chairs and much much more. That’s what makes vinyl so great. It’s a versatile long lasting textile that can be used to beautify a hotel lobby or restaurant foyer.

What is Vinyl?

Hospitality Vinyl

Vinyl is a form of textile that sometimes can look and feel like leather. Since it is comprised of plastics, it is resistant to both moisture and humidity.

Here at PierPoint, we have two different kinds of material that we use to produce our hospitality vinyl. We have PU and PVC vinyl.

Polyurethane (PU) looks and feels like leather, without having been made from an animal. It also moves and wrinkles like leather, when tufted or folded.

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is a resilient plastic that is made from PVC resin.

PU is usually softer than PVC and feels more like leather than PVC. PVC, on the other hand, is affected by temperature more. The higher the temperature the softer PVC is; where the inverse is true. PVC does not feel like leather as much as PU does.

Hospitality Vinyl

However, technologies have improved quality. PU used to feel much more like leather than PVC, and PVC used to be much more durable than PU, but now PU is more durable than it previously was, and PVC feels more like leather than it used to.

Each of our products has been graded at 200,000 to 500,000 double rubs. A double rub is a test to see the strength of the fabric by strapping it into a machine that essentially rubs the product, testing its durability. Anything above 30,000 double rubs has a high durability, even for the hospitality industry.

Our Collection

Our vinyl collection comes in many colors. We offer a wide range of fabrics and designs with matte finishes, such as pigskin leather, ostrich, and snakeskin.

If you are interested in our hospitality vinyl fabrics or area rugs, then contact a rep today or shoot us an email at info@pierpointusa.com.

The Benefits of Designing Your Own Custom Area Rugs for Hospitality

Here at PierPoint, we pride ourselves on being able to turn your dream into a reality when it comes to our custom area rugs for hospitality.

Here’s how we work. You come in with a vision, an idea, a design, a photograph of a favorite painting, or a statue of your favorite actor, and we help transform your concept into a reality.

At PierPoint, we work with purchasing companies, hotels or interior designers to turn a design vision into reality, creating the best final product that we can.

How it Works:

We offer custom area rugs for hospitality in any size, shape, and textures. It’s up to you and your preference.

You simply send us your custom textile design idea or rug idea, and we get to work with our skilled team to transform your idea or inspirational item into a rug or pattern.  

There are four steps to our process.

Step 1   

Contact your sales rep and provide your design idea details for the custom area rug that you would like.

For example, a client, The Renaissance Chicago O’Hare Suites Hotel, was inspired by the images of a manhole cover. They liked the design, so they came to us with pictures as inspiration.

custom area rugs for hospitality

Step 2

Within three working days, we will provide you a rendered pattern of what we will transform your idea into, as well as a quote of the price for the production of your creation. along with a detailed date of when your area rug “strike off” will arrive.

We then set to work and composite a rendering as to the details and descriptions our client wanted. In this case, the manhole cover. We created many renderings just to ensure that the client was happy. This is one of those renderings.

custom area rugs for hospitality

After client approval, we set to work completing a strike off.  

Step 3

You will receive a strike off within 10 to 15 days. This one you will be able to hold and look at. Feel the rug. See the colors and designs. This way, you have some final input. Then comes the best part.

custom area rugs for hospitality

Step 4

Once you approve and place your order, PierPoint will begin the production process and ship it out once completed in 30-45 days!

Here is the completed manhole cover area rug. Isn’t it beautifully elegant?

custom area rugs for hospitality

The benefits of designing your own custom area rug is that you get to be in the design process, and are there every step of the way, helping craft the best area rug for what you want and need it for.

If you are interested in creating your own custom area rugs for hospitality, then contact us. We can help you turn your idea into a reality, your concept into a functional, comfortable and beautiful rug for your next project or hotel lobby. Contact a rep today or shoot us an email at info@pierpointusa.com.

Shifting Expectations as Health and Wellness Enter the Forefront

Social and environmental responsibility can do more for a brand than ever before, and the next big arena of competition seems to center on wellness. Properties are outgrowing the typical facilities-based model of spas and fitness centers, moving towards a more holistic approach.

The arrival of new hotel brands, crossing over from the fitness industry into hospitality, suggests this will be an interesting trend to follow!

Design will continue to focus on how space can be both beautiful and practical but innovation will change our expectations and perceptions. Several major players have been rolling out rooms designed for wellness with designated fitness spaces, equipment, tech linens, and fine-tuned light and sound control.

Demands on surface material performance will increase as use becomes more vigorous and cleanability concerns arise. Upholstery, carpeting and linens for some areas will all need to be reconsidered for characteristics such as wear resistance, porosity, microbial resistance, and slip resistance.

Not an unusual piece to find in a room, a bench or similar can be covered in a beautiful, high performance vinyl to blend seamlessly with the overall aesthetic of the room while still providing full functionality as a piece of workout equipment that can hold up to abrasion, sweat, weight, and sanitization.

Speak with one of our representatives about how we can help you meet your new needs.

Planning a Refurb? Some Questions to Get You Started.

What works? What doesn’t?

Think about the existing space. Speak to your people – everyone from guests to management to housekeeping. Make a list of wants and needs. Assess wear, upkeep and “cleanability”, and traffic patterns.

How much disruption can you tolerate?

New window dressings and soft furnishings may be a low impact way to refresh a space. Look into gradually staging installation.

What is your timeframe?

Limited time will limit your options but producers and suppliers have a good idea of what is manageable and can work with you. Even custom options can be available in very reasonable timeframes.

Think about what is important to your organization, what ideals you want to uphold and what image you want to project. Get inspired, be inspiring.

Corporate Trends: Structure from the Floor Up

We are seeing more and more companies opt for a campus design layout where shared space supports a more collaborative work process. Real estate is expensive and a visual delineation of areas are more efficient than physical. Amorphic and reconfigurable office layouts, with open plans and modular furniture provide multiple types of work and meeting spaces to meet a company’s needs.

Warm, inviting interiors that offer elevated acoustic dampening are an ideal counterpoint to a technology saturated workplace. Flooring has become a key solution for creating and defining spaces and as such is increasingly selected early in the design process. A huge range of colors, textures and material have both practical and aesthetic considerations, with custom options offering the possibility of a truly unique product.

Check out our In Stock Area Rug program where you can see rugs like in the photo above.

New products added to our Vinyl Collection 2017

Vinyl is an ideal choice for high traffic and collaborative spaces. If fire resistance, durability, water resistance and “cleanability” were not sufficient reason, our gorgeous new line in vinyl will have you considering this high-performance textile for your needs.

New Vinyl Collection 2017 Themes

This new vinyl collection 2017 brings together a variety of themes. We have listened to our customers’ requests and are excited to bring to you a variety of colors and patterns in a matte finish. Matte surfaces are both attractive and practical, holding up particularly well to wear.

For more exotic tastes, we present several new beautifully rendered hide patterns. Ostrich leather, pigskin and snakeskin are among the tasteful but striking options that will bring character to your space. Intricate embossings increase visual and tactile engagement on the small-scale while classic colors integrate well with broader design choices.

If you are looking to build a sense of warmth and comfort, consider an aged or distressed leather look. These can add a softer element to your space or a trendy, vintage touch. This quality vinyl provides all the customary appeal of aged leather without the necessary upkeep.

The collection is completed by pattern selections with the appearance of fabric that gives way to the surprising feel of cool, soft vinyl. A conflict between the senses, these finishes blend seamlessly into design themes with the additional performance characteristics.

Contact us now to enquire about any of these great choices and to see how we can contribute to your design and space.

The Hygiene of Sleep and Sheets

A common concern when entering a new lodging space is sleep quality. Asides from personal habits, the next most important factor is environment. Noise, light, temperature and the quality of the bed and bedding all come into play. How?

Providing blackout curtains to hide an early sunrise and sheers for those who want a sunshine wakeup call can also provide some temperature control.

Pillows are useful for customizing support while soft, breathable bedding with a layered assortment of covers allow a guest to fine tune their thermal comfort.

Even floor, wall and window coverings should be carefully considered for their ability to insulate and dampen sound.