Typical commercial remodel costs are estimated to be around $100 to $200 per square ft. Controlling your costs can be an important consideration when tasked with updating your workspace and livening your company’s aesthetic. When factoring in costly material/labor costs with loss of use from productive work areas, your costs start to add up. Not only does this impact overall productivity, but it has also been shown to shape retention and overall workplace culture. According to (BCO), 97% of workers consider their workplace a symbol of whether or not they are valued by their employer. After all of this has been taken into consideration, creating a high-performing work environment can become a large undertaking.
What are Architectural Finishes?
To its core, an architectural finish is a finish (an interior surface) that is branded. Some brands supply great architectural finishes that can completely revitalize your space that have added benefits.
3M DI-Noc ™ Architectural Finishes offer a cost-effective alternative to traditional renovation methods while allowing flexibility of design and environmentally conscience efforts. These vinyl finishes can be applied to virtually any visible surface within your workspace. Made with durable and flexible material, the option to resurface any area becomes a reality. With over 800 different patterns in style ranging from leather, metallic, stone, wood and more, there is no limit to what aesthetic you are trying to achieve.
Another film material that provides a unique design is BoDAQ, made by Hyundai in Asia. BoDAQ has three main functions:
- Reduces harmful gasses found in wallpapers and graphics
- Creates fresh air to reduce bad smells
- And provides a healthier environment using infrared rays.
These films can be applied to several different types of surfaces, and add a new level of luxury to your designs. From restaurants and shops to hospitals and banks, the applications are limitless.
Benefits of Architectural Finishes
Proven to be tough enough to last for years to come, architectural finishes withstand all that is thrown at them. Tested to be stain, wear and moisture resistant and holds up to Ultraviolet Light exposure. Architectural finishes can also provide extra impact with safety codes, being fire resistant and compliant with NFPA 101 “Life Safety Code.”
Easy to Clean
Easy to clean with detergent and water and withstands most hospital grade cleaners. Architectural finishes are much easier to repair than wood or veneer and hold up to wear and tear.
Speed of Application
Since 3M DI-NOC Architectural finishes can be easily applied within minutes to any surface, your renovation time drops drastically. This lightweight, self-adhering material is applied over the existing substrate, completely skipping the steps of removal and re-installation of heavy traditional materials.
Help acquire LEED credits for your facility and minimize your impact on the environment with materials that are engineered to refurbish permanently installed interior elements or furnishings with low emitting materials.
BoDAQ prides itself on being environmentally friendly. The film not only gives off less CO2 than competitors but provides a healthier living environment, proven by strict antimicrobial tests, heavy metal tests and the ASTM E 84 test.
The Future of Workplace Design
Design has shifted to become more environmentally focused and is a foremost consideration in any project. Creating a high-impact design that also incorporates sustainable materials and practices has become commonplace. Moving away from being purely aesthetic to blending functional and practical methods of interior design. By using architectural finishes, you can refinish existing structures overnight, all while cutting down on material waste and bringing warmth and design to unexpected areas. Workplace design is all about creating an experience in all different types of spaces, especially with architectural finishes.
Architectural Finishes From SpeedPro
SpeedPro continually explores innovations in updating your business environment. We work with you from idea to design to installation, ensuring a smooth and consistent experience throughout your renovation efforts. SpeedPro’s extensive network of suppliers empowers our studios to find the perfect solution for any project. Contact a local studio today to get started on your project.