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Wrapping as a method of rejuvenating interiors is quickly becoming the go to solution for commercial environments. Hyper realistic finishes and textures, speedy and clean application with minimal disruption to business, architectural film provides the perfect blend of form and function.

 

Revamp, don’t replace

The appetite for upcycling interiors is in and it is showing no signs of slowing down. Businesses are increasingly looking to upgrade their interiors on a budget and without the upheaval of ripping out and replacing substrates.

Using film to refurbish also helps tick the sustainability box. It is better for the environment for venues to make use of what they have and give it a new lease of life, rather than replacing, and increasing landfill unnecessarily.

The look, feel and touch is high-end too. Architectural finishes are highly engineered, durable films, designed to look and feel like real-life materials. This allows clients to create bespoke furniture using less expensive materials, wrapping them to look like authentic marble, wood or concrete. With thousands of finishes available, the possibilities are vast.

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Diverse applications

Architectural films can be used on a wide range of surfaces, including walls, lifts, doors and furniture….

The finishes are not limited to flat surfaces though. Almost any surface can be wrapped, making films ideal for the commercial environment.

As the surface finishes are conformable, they can be applied to curved structures to create eye-catching designs. This provides a key advantage over laminates that require edge banding, whereas films offer the opportunity to wrap fully over edges to completely seal them.

 

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Less day-to-day disruption

Refurbishing with film also helps businesses operationally too. As the vinyl’s are applied in situ, with no noise, mess or waste- the business can remain open during the duration of the refurbishment.

This is a key benefit for sectors like; retail and hospitality, where so much business is lost during the downtime of a refurbishment. With film, you can improve your aesthetics and bottom line at the same time.

 

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Keeping up with trends

With thousands of designs to choose from, architectural films are fast becoming the go-to solution for venues such as hotels when managers want a makeover.

 

With texture set to be one of the key looks for 2020, along with statement ceilings, wrapping offers a sustainable, easy-to-use way to tap into the latest trends with minimal disruption.

 

Virtually indistinguishable from the real thing, wraps can recreate the look and feel of concrete, marble, stone, metal, wood or solid colour effects, using over 1,500 patterns and finishes.

 

With the industrial trend set to continue into 2020, businesses can obtain the aesthetic using a concrete wrap on walls and ceilings to provide a robust, gritty feel. Alternatively, the great outdoors can be brought inside with the dry wood collection from 3M DI-NOC architectural finishes, which looks and feels like the real deal – at a fraction of the cost.

 

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With a world of possibilities at their fingertips, companies looking to reduce costs and improve their sustainability would be wise to look at upcycling using self-adhesive finishes to refresh spaces with minimal disruption to the business.

 

Interested in learning more? Or have a project in mind where architectural finishes could be the perfect refurbishment solution? Get in touch by emailing us at info@architextural.co.uk.