The advent of greater variety and complementary flooring finishes in the hospitality market has broadened the opportunities for guests to encounter—and hotel service teams to enjoy—the versatility of designed concrete floors.
The Stonhard Group with its four brands of flooring, Stonhard, Liquid Elements, Expanko, and Fritztile, offers a variety of options for the hospitality market. With expertise gleaned from its A-Team of installers and extensive technical research on how flooring applications should differ based on the installation environment, The Stonhard Group discusses here the use of specific flooring systems for the spaces that designers and facilities managers regularly encounter in hospitality and retail settings.
Liquid Elements pours it on
Artfully poured liquid concrete floors, Liquid Elements, uses cutting-edge technology to produce both decorative and high-performing floors. Liquid Elements provides a boutique approach to design,” says Mike Jewell, vice president of product research and development.
Liquid Elements has five distinct lines of floors that comprise its brand: Smooth, Reflect, Crush, Glitz, and Capture. The bones of Liquid Elements are in its performance-oriented polymer with traditional epoxies. It’s all in the materials; they are the binders that hold it all together.
“Liquid Elements is an ideal solution for hospitality settings and also for spaces like healthcare lobbies and general commercial offices that incorporate public areas. Current trends dictate multiple uses of the same space,” says Sally Reis, national manager of commercial interiors for the hospitality market, The Stonhard Group. “Companies are trying to change the office environment by changing how they are using space. Versatile flooring contributes to contemporary, sleek, interchangeable use of a workspace, transforming it into a multi-use room.”
Large open spaces that are repurposed throughout the day or the week, require the right floor to withstand these changes and to achieve a contemporary sleek line, Reis explains.