How feeling good starts at ground level
Happy guests, healthy business
You might have heard of the new WELL Building Standard™. Its principles are being adopted around the world, and Interface has co-written a guide to it. We embrace the principles to create healthier and more productive spaces and encourage our customers to do the same.
Our flooring can support several of the concepts outlined in the WELL. In hospitality, we can support three vital issues: acoustics, indoor air quality and maintaining a connection with nature.
Turning the volume down
Even our LVT helps preserve the tranquillity. With its integrated Sound Choice acoustic backing, it has gained an award from Quiet Mark, an international programme supporting low-noise technology.
A welcome breath of fresh air
So we’ve made it our business to dramatically reduce the VOCs in all the products we make. And we’ve introduced TacTiles – a glue-free installation system with virtually no VOCs and none of the unpleasant odours associated with traditional adhesives.
Our modular carpet also helps keep the air free from potentially harmful particles of fine dust and other pollutants – simply by trapping and holding them until they can be removed by vacuum cleaning.
Staying calm by connecting with nature
After understanding the benefits of biophilic design for commercial office spaces in our Human Spaces Report, we worked with world-leading experts Terrapin Bright Green to quantify some of the benefits for the hospitality sector. Our report ‘Biophilic Design in Hospitality’ proves that bringing nature into hotels makes them more attractive, and that people are prepared to pay more for a room with a view to biophilic elements. Where location precludes that lovely view, thoughtful design can do a lot to create a feeling of closeness to nature, indoors.
Interestingly, the research also found that guests will spend more time in biophilic lobbies, and they’re more likely to describe their stay as an ‘experience’.
Modular flooring has a big part to play in this, and we can help you and your guests feel the effects. Through natural references in pattern, colour and texture, carpet and LVT can enhance a sense of connecting with nature. And our modular format lets you vary this in different areas to support other aspects of the interior design, from bed linen and furniture to artwork and lighting.