Although the concept of using concrete in hospitality interiors is not new, it is certainly a
growing trend. Concrete is no longer the domain of exterior construction and can give the interior
of a hotel , restaurant or pub a minimalist look combined with an industrial style. This building
material is a common choice during many hotel renovations due to its versatile use and
environmental friendliness . Unlike cement, concrete is made from recycled materials and does not
give off vapours such as formaldehyde. It is also friendly for air quality as it does not need to be
fireproof and glued.
Concrete walls are an excellent basis for an interior on which it is easy to build unique spaces. They
add texture and depth and accents such as metal lights complete the final look. The use of concrete in
combination with a wooden floor is very popular in hospitality spaces because they gain a fresh and
simple decor . Concrete also works well as an element of a bigger structure and an element of the wall.
The usage of concrete flooring in hospitality projects allows for introducing different styles of interior
design . Interestingly, the concrete is not an expensive material because its cost, depending on the
selected finish, ranges from 4 to 12 pounds per square meter. Its unique property is versatility due to its
extraordinary plasticity. Another advantage of using concrete during interior refurbishment in hotels or
restaurants is its durability and ease of maintenance. Simple, matte floors allow creating an interesting
hospitality interior. Concrete floors offer many possibilities of arrangement and the use of various realistic
effects. Thanks to grainy prints on concrete you can achieve a very realistic effect of the wooden floor.
The use of prints and moulds on concrete will also diversify the appearance of the interior. Also,
concrete floors are much more durable than other types of flooring. Some concrete floor designs look
like tiles. Using forms or cuts in wet concrete makes it possible to obtain a mosaic look. The usage of a
high gloss effect can give an impressive finish to every hospitality interior. The concrete floor used in a
larger space is much more profitable than tiles, and the visual difference is not significant. Marble
concrete or veined concrete is the perfect flooring solution . Despite the higher costs, the effect is
much more impressive.
The use of concrete in hotel bathrooms allow designing a raw, rustic interior that is very simple
without distracting elements. Concrete can also look really good as bathroom elements. Contractors very
often install concrete tubs and sinks. The brutal style of these elements creates an expressive
character of the interior. The combination of concrete walls and floors in the bathroom with warm wood
such as oak or pine creates an almost Nordic design.
Installing concrete lighting fixtures is a good way to add a unique touch without a complete hotel,
restaurant or pub refurbishment . Concrete is practical and very durable. It cannot be easily scratched or
broken. Concrete is easy to pour and fit almost any shape and size. This type of material is amenable to
polishing, after which it acquires a marble shine. Also, rough and uncleaned, it has its charm and a bit of