Read our tips for eco-friendly decorating, from engineered wood flooring to getting creative with some old or tired furnishings.
What Are Some Eco-Friendly Ways to Improve Your Hotel?
Hotel expenses can be large and any penny that can be saved is something that can go a long way. Customers to hotels are also becoming more and more interested in what their environmental footprint is and are looking more to hotels that are committed in making a difference. What more can hotels do in this front? Here are some suggestions.
Firstly, we recommend investing in products which are natural as opposed to synthetic. For example, some types of flooring are heavily manufactured and use compounds which are bad for the environment. As such, we suggest investing in engineered wooden flooring instead of options like linoleum, vinyl, carpet and laminate.
Engineered wood flooring is made from organic wood and the processes involved in making it aren’t as harmful to the environment. It also naturally biodegrades, making it more eco-friendly than other options. This is also easy to install with click and lay options the most common and even those with the most basic DIY skills are usually OK to give this a go themselves. If you do not want to tackle this yourself in your hotel, there are always joiners on-hand that do this regularly for competitive rates.
The more thermally efficient your hotel is, the better it is for the environment. This is because you will be using less energy to keep the property warm, in turn decreasing the demand for electricity and gas (which are bad for the environment when it comes to their production).
To make your hotel more thermally efficient, you can invest in some thermal curtains. Not only are these able to keep warmth locked it, but they also are a beautiful addition to the hotel.
There are plenty of retailers who sell thermal curtains, so have a peruse online and see what you can find.
Do not forget the old recycling slogan—reduce, reuse, and recycle. Let us start focusing on reusing now. Rather than buying your furniture new, why not go to a charity or vintage shop and purchase something there instead? This helps the environment because it means less manufacturing must be done to create furniture, which can eventually increase levels of pollution. You can also get some top-notch quality stuff this way.
This is not the only benefit of going vintage. Second-hand furniture is also much cheaper, saving you plenty of money when redecorating.
We also suggest that you donate your old hotel furniture to charity shops yourself, rather than taking them to the tip. Once again, this will help to reduce the size of landfills.