Restaurant interior design can be extremely demanding. For upmarket restaurants, the problems can come in combinations of situations. Upmarket restaurants may be upmarket, but their carpets have to deal with a heavy workload. These carpets are also expected to look fabulous and match the upmarket décor.
The big décor issues are design and carpet quality. The added dimension for restaurants is that it’s quite common to have to deal with multiple design and décor issues. A restaurant with several separate dining rooms may well need different carpet designs for each dining room, and perhaps for special dining suites, etc.
Dealing with these issues requires a systematic approach to each facet of the design requirements. The restaurant must also meanwhile ensure the appropriate, top quality carpeting is selected. In many cases, some level of customization will also be required for upmarket establishments.
Selecting the right carpets
The good news is that it’s now very easy to do both, thanks to technology, better carpet design and much more efficient manufacturing methods and ideas. New technology has made it possible for carpet manufacturers to create literally hundreds of new design options for custom design. The same technology has also made it possible to select designs and visualize them in various settings, like offices, restaurants and other commercial environments.
A restaurant with three separate themed dining rooms, five private dining suites and a large reception venue needs to upgrade all its carpets. The existing carpets are all old-style broadloom, and the carpet is also looking for a type of carpet which is both more durable and easier to maintain.
Using visualization technology, the restaurant selects:
- Red, royal blue and dark green carpeting for the dining rooms, with customized gold thread for each to match the décor. (The dining rooms are decorated independently from each other, and are actually called the Red Room, Blue Room and Green Room.)
- Heavy duty carpet tiles, rather than the troublesome old broadloom, which are far more durable and much easier to maintain, repair and if necessary replace. (These tiles aren’t stitched; they’re glued, meaning the stress between seams is drastically reduced. These are the “airport terminal” types of carpeting, and they can take massive traffic on a daily basis.
These two very straightforward decisions eliminate the existing problems and provide solutions for the décor issues. Customization is also easy, using the new technology to install the required design elements.
The cost factor
Restaurants don’t run on thin air. Costs are high for upmarket restaurants, and the fact is that the restaurant’s flooring, being the single biggest occupied space in the restaurant, is an often expensive overhead, in terms of maintenance. The restaurant doesn’t want to have to shut down an entire dining room to do basic maintenance.
The solution above includes shutting down maintenance costs. The carpet tiles can be replaced in a few minutes, not hours, and there’s no need to disrupt operations to carry out basic maintenance. Costs are minimal, both because these tough carpet tiles rarely if ever need replacement and because the actual work can be done so quickly.
If you’re looking for the best for your restaurant, start with the new carpeting options. You won’t be disappointed.
Author Bio: Tom Mallet is an Australian freelance writer and journalist. He writes extensively in Australia, Canada, Europe, and the US. He’s published more than 500 articles about various topics, including Restaurant interior design .