By Mary A. Brown
As interior designers, it is our duty to protect and enhance the health, safety, and welfare of the public. It is our goal to ensure that guests are confident and comfortable in returning back to your properties.
Together, we can achieve this with specifying some of the following products.
One of the most important specifications moving forward may be the use of solution dyed, bleach cleanable textiles. Bleach clean-ability is desirable for any fabric that may need to be disinfected or sterilized. The CDC recommends a 1:10 diluted solution of household bleach for the purpose to disinfect. There are also antibacterial fabrics on the market that help protect against mold, bacteria, and viruses.
Virus blocking and antimicrobial protection for your mattress encasements and pillow protectors is one way of earning your guest’s and owner’s trust. The use of this protection helps reduce the occurrence of bacteria, mold, and mildew with a certified “Level 4” CDC (highest level) barrier performance.
Lastly, there is an available option that exists with a company that offers seating and some casegood products that assist in the reduction of pathogen transmission on their surfaces. The non-porous and non-coated finish can stand up to rigorous cleaning protocols even over time.
For more information contact: Mary A. Brown, Vice President, Interior Designer, Hospitality Resources & Design, 919 Outer Rd. Suite A, Orlando, FL 32814 www.hrdorlando.com