WHAT IS HOSPITALITY DRAPERY BILLOWING? AND HOW TO FIX IT!

WHAT IS HOSPITALITY DRAPERY BILLOWING? AND HOW TO FIX IT!

Have you ever been a guest in a hotel and cranked your AC down to the max? Well of course you have because isn’t that what everyone does in hotel rooms. Anyway, in doing so have you ever then experienced the subtle noises throughout the night of drapery blowing out into the room, tapping the glass and continuing like a broken record throughout the night? The sound is always just loud enough to be very disturbing to sleep but not quite obnoxious enough to merit getting up and turning down the AC. Regardless that movement of the drapery into the room is what the industry calls ‘billowing’ and it is a factor we try our best to solve.

SHOULD YOU SPECIFY THE ROLLER SHADE CHAIN PULL ON THE LEFT OR THE RIGHT?

SHOULD YOU SPECIFY THE ROLLER SHADE CHAIN PULL ON THE LEFT OR THE RIGHT?

In specifying roller shades an often-overlooked item is what side of the roller shade the chain pull should go on. This information is very important and is not something that can be easily changed in the field. Notice we did say easily, so to clarify some manufacturers roller shades can be switched with some onsite work. Find out what all needs to happen!

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DRAPERY BATONS FOR THE HOSPITALITY AND HEALTHCARE INDUSTRIES

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DRAPERY BATONS FOR THE HOSPITALITY AND HEALTHCARE INDUSTRIES

There is an element of Hospitality and Healthcare Drapery that is rather essential but often times overlooked. That item is the drapery baton. It is used in every single manual traversing treatment and there are more options than you may think. Often times batons are not specifically specified by designers and drapery manufacturing project managers often times have to go back to the purchasing agent and on the designer to formalize exactly what is expected.

RESIDENCE INN SEAWORLD | ORLANDO, FL - IN PICTURES

RESIDENCE INN SEAWORLD | ORLANDO, FL - IN PICTURES

This modern hotel by Marriott was renovated to provide guests with an updated experience full of comfort and adventure. Starting with its new apartment-style suites that feature separate areas for living and sleeping, the Residence Inn is located near many attractions, one of them being the famous SeaWorld Orlando. Quiltcraft manufactured and installed all the window treatments throughout the property. Check out the pictures here! 

ROLLER SHADES: INSIDE MOUNT VS. OUTSIDE MOUNT

ROLLER SHADES: INSIDE MOUNT VS. OUTSIDE MOUNT

As the Hospitality industry continues to transition to include a greater amount of roller shades in both guestroom design and public spaces designers, purchasing agents and hotel owners must also gain and growing understanding of the possibilities and limitations that are normative with roller shades. We receive a multitude of questions in regards to what roller shades will look like when installed, or how they will function and so on.

5 MUST KNOW POINTS ABOUT PRINTED ROLLER SHADES

5 MUST KNOW POINTS ABOUT PRINTED ROLLER SHADES

As roller shades are taking up and larger and larger portion of the window treatment pie, designers and hotel owners alike are dreaming of all the different ways to use roller shades. One of the newest ideas to really make its mark is digitally printed roller shades. The idea is simple, take a white base cloth and add color and/or a design to the window treatment via a digitally printed image on that roller shade. As you can imagine printed roller shades gives you nearly limited options. Your favorite artwork, a geometric pattern, or nature brought indoors all of it is possible and all of it is as easy as licensing the artwork and using it.

4 POTENTIAL FREIGHT HICCUPS BEFORE INSTALLATION

4 POTENTIAL FREIGHT HICCUPS BEFORE INSTALLATION

There are typically two times during the life cycle of a project where there is a flurry of communication between the Drapery Manufacturer’s Project Manager and the purchasing agent or owner representative. The first is during the measurement & digestion of measures process. This portion involves setting up the measurement trip and then checking accuracy and possibly adjusting how the specifications match the reality on site. The second flurry comes as production comes to a close and installation begins.

SPRINGHILL SUITES | ATLANTA, GA - IN PICTURES

SPRINGHILL SUITES | ATLANTA, GA - IN PICTURES

Stylish, clean, modern. The newly built Springhill Suites hotel in downtown Atlanta is the perfect hotel to stay at when exploring some of Atlanta's main attractions. The upscale high-rise hotel is located near the Georgia Aquarium, the new Mercedes Benz Stadium, The World of Coke, the Phillips Arena and the College Football Hall of Fame, among others. Not only are the surroundings remarkable, the interiors of the all suite hotel complements the stunning city views. Take a look at the beautiful design by Marriott. 

5 FLAMMABILITY RATINGS

5 FLAMMABILITY RATINGS

In the hospitality industry safety is of utmost importance. We’ve discussed some other safety related topics in blogs such as “How do I ensure that a hotel property meets Child Safety Specifications?”, “ADA Code for Hospitality Window Treatments”, and “What is Blocking?” Today we are excited to discuss the topic of Fabric Flammability Ratings. In order to pass safety inspections all fabric used within a hotel or healthcare property must be certified as Fire Retardant. That certification is not incredibly simple though, as there are multiple different options for fire ratings (FR). In this blog we will outline each of the five fire ratings and offer some tips into ensuring your fabric is FR treated or having fabric FR treated after the fact.

GUEST POST: THE GUEST ROOM DESIGN PROCESS BY PARADIGM DESIGN GROUP

GUEST POST: THE GUEST ROOM DESIGN PROCESS BY PARADIGM DESIGN GROUP

Paradigm Design Group is the brain child of Lisa & Carl Haude and has served the hospitality industry for 17 years. Paradigm believes that there is a narrative waiting to be told through each and every design they complete. Their careful and meticulous research of context, coupled with their enthusiasm for fresh and unique design make them an indispensable partner in any renovation or new project. Quiltcraft is currently working to make Paradigm’s design for Marriott Oakland a reality and we could not be more excited.