Hospitality

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!

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 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.

HOW MUCH FABRIC WILL I NEED?

HOW MUCH FABRIC WILL I NEED?

We understand in the life of a designer an important part of the job is a cost analysis. In designing a hotel room or an entire property you need to be able to estimate how much each piece is going to cost and as we are working with fabric subsequently how much fabric you are going to need. This is a more complex question than you may know, as there are multiple factors that go into the production of single drapery panel. Therefore, estimating the fabric is not necessarily as straight forward as you may like, yet armed with a bit of information and a list of formula’s it is definitely doable!

GUEST POST: MODEL ROOMS BY MARK TRUDEAU

GUEST POST: MODEL ROOMS BY MARK TRUDEAU

Hey all of you Materialize subscribers and peruse-ers of the Quiltcraft Website. This week we have a little bit of a different feature for you. The below article was written and posted by Mark Trudeau of Vantage Commerce, LLC out of Las Vegas, Nevada on LinkedIn. Mark is a Principal at Vantage Commerce, LLC and boasts a vast amount of experience in interior design as well as hospitality and corporate project management! We were intrigued and delighted to read Mark's original article on the purposes of Hospitality Model Rooms as we believe his insight sheds light on the true 'Why' behind model rooms and how when done well they will be extremely beneficial to the smoothness of hospitality renovations and new builds alike! We hope you enjoy Mark's post and invite you to check out Mark's LinkedIn and the original location of this post

COURTYARD | CORVALLIS, OR - IN PICTURES

COURTYARD | CORVALLIS, OR -  IN PICTURES

Surrounded by the beauty and greenery that characterizes the Pacific Northwest, Courtyard Corvallis is located in the historic district of Corvallis between the Willamette River and local shops and cafes. Guests can stroll down the riverfront or visit Oregon State University Campus just blocks away. The unique location and surroundings offer great views through floor to ceiling windows unlike any other Courtyard hotel in Oregon. Despite the many charming attractions surrounding it, this Courtyard offers guests other opportunities without even having to leave the hotel. A refreshing lobby bistro, flexible work spaces and energizing workout rooms are available for every guest. Quiltcraft is proud to have partnered with Marriott to adorn the hotel's floor-to-ceiling windows framing the stunning views for guests to enjoy. Take a look at our team's work below.