6 Low Maintenance Product Ideas for Your Hospitality Project
Wouldn’t it be great to create a lasting impression based on your product selections? What if you could save a hotel time and money for years to come?
Considering the ongoing labor shortages, the pressure to clean rooms faster, and the elimination of daily room cleanings altogether, product choices are more important than ever. Incorporate only the most durable, low-maintenance products into your project. Reduce time spent cleaning and making repairs.
One of the biggest jobs in a guest room is the shower. The tiresome scrubbing and ongoing efforts to keep mold and mildew at bay make cleaning the shower time-consuming. Now multiply all that effort 10-20 times (or more) a day! Better products can mean less scrubbing, more efficient housekeeping, and less maintenance issues. Choose shower walls and pans that are:
- Easy to clean – think grout-free
- Low maintenance – no regrouting or sealing
- Sanitary – non-porous surfaces to resist mold and mildew
- Stain-resistant – gel coat finish for utmost durability
Mincey’s cast marble panels and pans are durable, nonporous, and never require grouting or resealing - for showers that look brand new, guest after guest.
Consider including these other low maintenance products into your guest room update or renovation:
-Laminate or vinyl floors. We’re all familiar with the unwelcome stains, mold, and odors that carpets can harbor. It’s hard not to notice a carpet with stains – and it’s something you don’t want your guests to remember. Consider hard flooring surfaces like luxury vinyl or laminate flooring. They not only look modern but are easy to maintain and keep clean.
-Plumbing fixtures. When possible, avoid shiny finishes like polished chrome. Go for brushed or matte fixtures which are better at hiding fingerprints and water spots. Think brushed nickel or matte black. Cut down on cleaning time by selecting single-lever faucets for the bathrooms instead of those with two handles.
-Handheld showers. Handheld showers not only give guests the option to target their achy muscles more accurately, but their flexibility makes it easier for housekeeping staff to clean the shower.
-Frameless shower doors. Shower doors with thick frames are subject to mold and mildew. Frameless shower doors look sleek with minimal places for mold and mildew to grow, resulting in less upkeep for cleaning staff. It’s a win-win.
-Backsplashes. Consider installing a hard surface at the vanity or kitchenette. It’s much easier to wipe up dried soap spots or splattered sauce from a tiled (or cast marble) backsplash than a painted wall. No harsh scrubbing. No need to repaint.
Whether you’re working on a hotel renovation or a new property, consider the time spent cleaning each guest room. A product with longevity reduces the time and money spent on care and maintenance. In the bathroom, consider cast marble tub and shower surrounds and shower pans for beautiful designs that look new for years to come.