Hotel necessities – slippers, is one of the most frequently used items after guests check-in.
According to the statistics, the utilization rate of hotel slippers exceeds 90%. You can bring your toothpaste, shampoo, and shower gel in small travel bottles, but few guests like to bring their slippers. They are dirty, take up space, and are not easy to pack.
Because portable, comfortable and clean, hotel slippers get the favor of guests very much. Many five stars hotels take slippers as a symbol of their service quality, the use of good materials, printed with their brand logo, in bringing guests a comfortable experience at the same time, virtually enhance their hotel brand impression.
As a hotelier, how much do you know about hotel slippers?
Before introducing, come to know the composition of the slipper first: shoe sole, shoe upper, edge cover. Take disposable slippers, for example.
Generally, the material of the shoe uppers is similar. Non-woven fabric and plastic are used for the edge cover. EVA material is used more for the sole.
The material of upper and edge cover generally includes non-woven cloth, velvet, coral velvet, and other materials. Almost any kind of cloth can be used to cover the face.
Generally speaking, small hotels use disposable non-woven slippers; Mid-end hotels use velvet, pull plush, short plush slippers more, High-end hotels, on the other hand, prefer toweling and cotton/linen slippers.
Now most of the hotel sole is EVA, or other materials are TPR bottom, PVC bottom, XPE bottom, cloth bottom, point plastic cloth bottom, etc., sole thickness is usually 4-7mm, the thicker the sole, the more expensive the price.
EVA bottom: a new type of environmentally friendly plastic foam material made by copolymerization of ethylene (E) and vinyl acetate (VA), mainly divided into flax and raw flax, etc. EVA bottom has the advantage of being strong, light and easy to clean, and cheap. EVA soles can be divided into different thicknesses. The soles of general economy hotels are relatively thin, about 3mm to 5mm. High-end hotels that value guest experience has soles that are more than 6mm thick, many of them 8mm or 9mm; Some hotels will add a sponge on the sole, to increase the softness of the sole, improve the anti-skid performance.
Disadvantages: not water-proof, bad for the environment, easy to dirty.
TPR bottom: TPR is thermoplastic rubber material, the process is divided into soft bottom, hard bottom, rubber bottom, blow molding bottom, adhesive bottom, and so on. TPR materials have the advantage of being soft and waterproof.
Disadvantages: heavy, less durable, poor softness, poor bending (not folding).
PVC bottom: a hard and brittle material, low impact strength. Advantages are high strength and low price.
Disadvantages: heavy, less durable, poor skid resistance, easy to break, poor air permeability.
XPE bottom: a kind of chemical crosslinked polyethylene foam material, compared with other materials, environmental protection is good, non-toxic, no odor, good elasticity, commonly used as baby crawling pad, car floor mat, etc.
Cloth sole: Hotel slippers has cloth sole, such as canvas, mop lint, suede, etc. This sole applies to wood floor, wear up soft and comfortable, also is easier to clean.
Disadvantages: The biggest disadvantage is not waterproof, poor anti-skid performance.
Point plastic cloth bottom: point plastic cloth is not very popular in China, because many people feel inconvenient, not waterproof. But the soles are slip-resistant, soft, lightweight and quiet, and are often used in upscale hotels and hospitals.
Disadvantages: not environmentally friendly, not waterproof.
Sharing environmentally-friendly slippers
A pair of green, low-cost, high anti-slip hotel slippers: sole, cover, head and edge are all made of the same environmentally friendly material.
Hotels share environmental protection slippers sole with ultra-high anti-slip effect. Guests wear comfortable, hotel use rest assured!
Advantage:Mesh, non-slip soles, quality edges, Recyclable reproduction
These hotel slippers cover all kinds of places: hotel room, Bath, beauty salon, gym, home.
Precautions for washing
1 Machine washing or hand washing can be done, the water temperature should not be too high, it will damage the environmental material
2 normal air drying can be, can not be exposed to the sun, it will damage the environmental protection material