It’s difficult to underestimate the importance of using clear navigation signs across the building. This is relevant not only to facilities where the navigation directly impacts the customer experience. In addition to these, coherent wayfinding systems are simply vital to increase productivity at the workplace and comply with legal requirements.
Today, we will tell you more about the most obvious cases when the wayfinding system will be ineffective without high-quality door numbers. We will also provide some useful examples of products available on Bsign Store and valuable tips to help you choose the right type of door plate.
Hotel Room Numbering
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear about door numbering? Obviously, you start imagining hotel room numbers on custom plates that help people navigate across the building and find their apartments. Indeed, a hotel is impossible without a door numbering system because how else are guests supposed to find their rooms?
That’s why, when it comes to choosing interior decor elements, hotel managers should take up to a well-thought-out approach. This means that they should be looking for numbers that fully correspond to the atmosphere of the facility. You’ll probably agree that it would be silly to see a cheap plastic sign in a luxurious hospitality facility. Moreover, such symbols also have to meet their key functional requirements, meaning they serve as wayfinding elements.
Luckily, there are some ultimate designs of door numbers that will perfectly suit the majority of hotels.
What you see in the picture above is a simple but stylish combination of wood and stainless steel. Such numbers will be a great fit for both facilities with different dominant interior design styles.
However, for a hotel with a rustic style, you might consider the “Sherwood” design:
House Units and Floor Numbering
Numbering a house units and floors is much more important than just enhancing the interior design. Moreover, dwellers also might not need them, since they are already used to navigating within a specific building. However, they still cannot be neglected due to legal requirements.
House unit numbers and floor numbers are necessary to help emergency services arrive at the place and do their duty properly without wasting time on wayfinding. In addition to such urgent cases, house unit numbers might be very helpful for delivery and postal services. In simple words, if you want someone to find your flat quickly, use high-quality door numbers.
To execute this function, signs have to be readable and visible. That’s why for such purposes you might consider “Strict” plates made of durable materials such as wood and acrylic glass:
Note that house unit numbers should be sized differently than regular door numbers in order to make them visible from a longer distance. They might also need a more contrasting color scheme. Thus, we suggest that you should opt for custom-made products.