What are architectural finishes? Why are they so great and what benefits do they offer? This blog explores these questions to show you that architectural finishes are a viable design option for any project.
What is an ‘Architectural Finish?’
Architects and designers use the terminology ‘architectural finish’ to specifically describe a wide range of surface treatments that can be applied to almost any surface to enhance the aesthetic experience.
Architectural finishes refer to a variety of textures, solidities, colours and materials, all of which can be applied to horizontal surfaces (floors, ceilings, worktops etc), vertical surfaces (walls, cabinets etc), and all of the junctions and connections between one surface and another.
Whether it’s needed for interior or exterior decoration or any refurbishment project, a self-adhesive architectural finish will completely transform any surface to give it a new lease of life.
Explore our range of architectural finishes and download our free colour charts.
Benefits of architectural finishes
When it comes to renovating, why re-finish rather than repair or buy new? Here are 7 reasons why the former may be the better option.
1. Countless design options to choose from
2. Cost-savings over traditional remodelling costs
3. Faster to install with minimal preparation, noise and mess
4. Easier to repair damaged film section
5. Fire-resistant and IMO certified for peace of mind
6. Easier (and cheaper) to update to keep up with current trends
With architectural finishes, there are over 900 patterns to choose from with endless application opportunities on; ceilings, walls, facades, doors, columns, bars, counters, cupboards, lifts, partitions, department stores, offices, restaurants, lobbies, bathrooms, hospitals, banks and conference rooms. This makes any project possible to the exact design and specifications that you want!
What’s more, is that all materials can be ordered by the metre and the application can be done in situ, meaning orders can be made quickly and easily and modifications to surface designs in intricate environments can be done with minimal disruption. As you can imagine, this results in cost-savings when compared to traditional remodelling costs!
Lastly, each finish is tested according to the EN 15102: 2008, they are fire-resistant and IMO certified with some patterns also offering EN13501-1. PVC-free options are also available if you want to opt for more environmentally friendly projects.
Re-finish and transform your space
Start creating amazing spaces and high-quality customer experiences at a fraction of the cost by opting for architectural finishes. Not only are the finishes hard to distinguish from the real material (and they offer the 6 benefits above), but they also re-purpose the furnishings that you already have.
We’d love to help you with your project needs!
If you need any help or advice on what types of finishes would be best for your project, don’t hesitate to get in touch; we’d love to help! Applied Products has a large range of specialist 3M DI-NOC Architectural Finishes, so we can help you transform your space into what you didn’t think was possible.
Applied Products – [email protected] / 01792 895730