Samples request

  • Sample basket
  • Change country

    Select a country

  • Search the site

    Search the site

Reception areas

Floors

Impressions count here. It’s the area that you will step into and base your view of the rest of the hotel on. With seating areas a likely feature, it acts as a meeting space, the start of a well-earned break, the end of a tiring work day, and an office for reception staff. It needs to be inclusive but calm, stylish but unintimidating.

Altro Ensemble is a modular floor, available in four sizes that can be arranged, or cut, into patterns to create a floor with impact. With block colour and wood-look options, including sky blue or natural pine, the effect is welcoming, added to by its 2.6mm thickness providing comfort underfoot, but impressive. It has the added advantage of 15dB impact sound reduction, maintaining a quiet enough space for staff to work in, or guests to sit and read a paper.

Hotel guests want the experience they’re paying for; building maintenance is not a good look. If a hotel has to close to refurbish its reception space, every hour of downtime has a cost attached. Altro Wood adhesive-free can halve installation time, reducing disruption, plus there are no adhesive-associated odours that may disturb residents and staff. Its variety of wood-look shades contribute beautifully to achieve a high-end look. It has the added benefit of slip resistance, protecting guests from the hazards of walked-in rain. 100% recyclable pre and post-installation, it contributes to reducing the environmental impact of customer specifications.

Walls

When it comes to deciding what you think of a hotel as you step into the entrance, the eye will naturally go to the walls. Along with the floor, the furniture and the reception desk, they speak volumes about the place you’re choosing to stay, meet or eat in.

Altro Whiterock Digiclad enables a hotel to put its own stamp on this key space. Choose from designs or photography, either your own, or choose from the Altro collection, to echo your theme; the design possibilities are endless. In addition to photos or art, this walls system can be used to support wayfinding, featuring signage or instructions. And, as needed for this busy area, Altro Whiterock Digiclad is durable and scratch-resistant, ensuring the walls look good for the long-term.

Corridors to reception/lift/general circulation/bars/dining

Floors

Every inch of the communal spaces in a hotel contributes to the overall perception of it, from the colours and textures chosen to how clean it appears. A tired-looking space can leave a guest feeling they’d prefer to be at home, rather than there, and resent paying for the privilege. This can be a challenge for the well-trodden corridors and break-out seating areas.

Altro Ensemble is tough enough to cope with regular foot traffic, backed by a ten-year guarantee and Altro Easyclean Technology. Its 2.6mm thickness provides comfort underfoot, and it offers 15dB impact sound reduction, helping maintain a sense of calm in this busy area. With the practicalities taken care of, the focus can be on design. Available in four sizes that can be arranged, or cut, into patterns, and block colour plus wood-look options, Altro Ensemble creates a floor with impact.

For a wood-look floor with the added benefit of reducing downtime, eliminating adhesive odours, and slip resistance, Altro Wood adhesive-free is ideal. Its variety of wood-look shades contribute beautifully to achieve a high-end look and it offers 14dB impact sound reduction to help create the required calm.

Walls

Hotel corridor and break-out spaces need to look just as good as the spaces they are leading from and to. As guests may be using them around the clock, they need to be easy to maintain and clean, and not require regular refurbishment.

Altro Whiterock wall designs impress, without compromising on durability. Natural wood, stone, linen and metal options can be used alone or combined, giving multiple design options. They fit perfectly with our floors and can be used with Altro Whiterock or Altro Fortis to run into adjacent areas. As you would expect from Altro Whiterock, the sheets are impact-resistant, impervious and can be wiped clean, making life easier for staff.

Corridors to bedrooms

Floors

Once in the sanctuary of your bedroom, you don’t want constant reminders that other people are staying a stone’s throw from you, especially if you’re sleeping at the time! Unsurprisingly, noise reduction is key here, but that can’t mean a compromise on looks and with cleaning carts a daily feature, the chosen floor has to be able to cope with heavy, wheeled traffic.

Altro Ensemble reduces impact sound by 15dB, which limits noise from footsteps and other traffic in the space, plus in the room below – important if your hotel has more than two floors. This durable floor is available in four sizes that can be arranged, or cut, into patterns, and block colour plus wood-look options, it’s easy to replicate the look of elsewhere in the hotel, or something entirely new.

As this corridor is how bedrooms are accessed, downtime will be an issue. Altro Wood adhesive-free can halve installation time – it’s possible to lay, weld and walk on the same day. Ideal for a working hotel, a faster installation is also ideal for total refurbishment or new builds, where the bedroom corridors are one of the largest installation spaces.  If the hotel is remaining open, no adhesive means no associated odours will penetrate bedrooms and there’s no need for costly ventilation equipment.

Walls

Of course the focus here is getting to the bedroom or leaving it. A guest may not consciously take in the corridor décor – unless it’s tired or dirty - and that’s where the design and materials used are key. On the flip side, the design could demand attention to fit in with a theme, or to help guests recognise where their room is.

Altro Whiterock wall designs work perfectly in this calm, quiet space. Natural wood, stone, linen and metal options, the choices can be subtle, striking or both. They can be used alone or combined, giving multiple design options and helping with wayfinding. They fit perfectly with our floors and can be used with Altro Whiterock wall cladding or Altro Fortis to run into adjacent areas. As you would expect from Altro Whiterock, the sheets are impact-resistant, impervious and can be wiped clean, making life easier for staff.

Corridors leading to service areas and laundries / storage areas

Floors

This is a busy working space that will see regular spillages and will require regular cleaning. Easy maintenance is key so that busy staff can clean those spills quickly and get back to the task in hand. There’s a high chance that some spills will go unnoticed, so staff need protecting from the risk of a slip.

Altro Reliance 25 offers a high level of slip resistance, reducing the risk to less than one in a million, plus it has good chemical resistance and features Altro Easyclean Technology. At 2.5mm it’s tough enough to cope with rolling trollies, standing equipment and dragged bins.

As with any 24-hour operation, access to these areas is important. Altro XpressLay is an adhesive-free floor that can reduce disruption by halving installation time and, as with all Altro adhesive-free floors, can be installed over existing flooring or on fresh concrete. Altro XpressLay was tested with a 900kg drilling rig with caterpillar tracks: no rucks, no movement, so it easily meets the challenges presented by this space. The world’s first adhesive-free safety floor, it also keeps users’ slip-risk to one in a million.

Walls

With the sense of purpose that goes into the work taking place ‘back of house’, bumps and scrapes to the walls are common. Picture yourself manoeuvring a trolley stacked with food, bedding or conference equipment along a narrow corridor and you can imagine it.

Altro Fortis Titanium wall sheet is designed to protect these put-upon areas. Its shades run through so, unlike paint or some alternative wall coverings, a scrape doesn’t remove the colour, leaving the space look better for longer. Use alongside Altro Fortis corner protection, a ready-made piece that protects the areas most susceptible to damage from regular knocks.

Doors

Hotels have a responsibility under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 to ensure that visitors and staff are safe. Individual hotels have their own fire guidelines but a common specification is a 30-minute fire resisting standard and self-closing devices for room doorsets, corridor fire doorsets and partitions adjoining circulation corridors.  For more information see Approved Document B Volume 2 of the building Regulations for more information.

When a fire door is needed, we offer doorsets that have been tested to BS476 Part 22: 1987 Clause 7 and have been assessed to meet either 30-minute or one-hour integrity and insulation. These are available in single, leaf and half-door options. Altro Whiterock hygienic doorsets are faced with PVCu, making them tough and impact-deflective, but also hygienic and low maintenance. They are available in all shades of Altro Whiterock White, Altro Whiterock Satins and Altro Whiterock Chameleon, to match or contrast the adjacent walls. Altro Fortis door protection is hard-wearing, impact and scuff-resistant where needed most. If you want the look of Altro Whiterock on one side, with the toughness of Altro Fortis on the other, that’s no problem. Both options are available with a vision panel to comply with fire door requirements and are wipe-clean.