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Nearly 70% of Americans Have Found Stains, Mold, Hair and More in Their Hotel Rooms

March 19, 2012

Quarter of Americans Admit to Cleaning Their Hotel Room with Disinfectant Wipes

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Whether checking into a hotel for a night or for a weeklong vacation, nearly 9 in 10 (87%) Americans inspect their hotel rooms for cleanliness upon arrival, and 49% of Americans, clean all or part of their hotel rooms themselves, according to a survey issued by Wakefield Research on behalf of Crypton Fabric, a textile technology company which manufacturers eco-friendly performance fabrics[1].

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A quarter of American travelers have admitted to using disinfectant wipes while 24% have used tissue or toilet paper to clean a dirty hotel room. Furthermore, 40% of travelers have admitted to bringing something from home – like pillow cases or linens – because they were worried about the cleanliness of their room.

A lack of cleanliness during a hotel stay isn’t uncommon. According to Crypton Fabric’s recent survey, nearly 7 in 10 travelers have encountered “something gross” in their hotel room, like mold, cockroaches or hair. When it comes to stains, 45% of Americans have found an unidentified stain in their room. As a result, travelers are quick to inspect their hotel room immediately following arrival, with 35% of those who inspect for cleanliness surveying bed sheets and comforters first to make sure these are clean.

To alleviate this stress on the American traveler, Crypton Fabric unveiled today the Clean Hotel at the HI Connect Design Show to demonstrate that stain-free hotel rooms can be the future of the travel industry.

“We’ve used our stain, liquid and odor-causing bacteria resistant fabrics to create the ultimate Clean Hotel, where travelers don’t have to worry about stains or spills,” said Randy Rubin, co-founder of Crypton Fabric. “From the carpet to the bedding in the guest rooms, to the fabric covering the chairs and booths in the hotel restaurant, Crypton’s revolutionary fabrics create a safe and clean travel environment.”

To learn more about Crypton Fabric and its product line, visit http://www.cryptonfabric.com or facebook.com/cryptonhome.

[1] The Crypton Survey was conducted by Wakefield Research (www.wakefieldresearch.com) among 1,000 nationally representative American adults, ages 18 and older, between February 17th, 2012 and February 23rd, 2012, using an email invitation and an online survey.

About Crypton
Headquartered in West Bloomfield, MI, Crypton provides eco-friendly textile solutions that offer complete stain, moisture and odor-causing bacteria protection. Crypton has an 18-year heritage in the commercial sector, with hospitals, offices, restaurants and hotels around the world incorporating Crypton’s fabrics, wall coverings and leather. Inspired by consumer insight, Crypton launched CryptonHome, a consumer products line, in 2011 to offer consumers stain-free, easy-clean living. More information about Crypton can be found at Cryptonfabric.com or facebook.com/cryptonhome.

Laura Zanzal

SOURCE Crypton Fabric

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