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10 reasons to choose 3M DI-NOC

26/04/2019
by Lindsay Appleton

Every surface is a potential project for architects and designers to rehabilitate any space in an environmentally-friendly way, thanks to 3M DI-NOC.

Not like any other self-adhesive film, 3M DI-NOC has been around for many years and can offer the superior performance required for demanding 3D applications within interiors. Both physical and chemical properties outperform other films, as DI-NOC is designed to provide a high-quality, cost-effective option for refurbishment and design projects.

So why is 3M DI-NOC the perfect solution for interior design?

After rigorous testing, results have demonstrated that 3M DI-NOC outperforms other solutions such as laminates, veneers, wallpapers and paint in more ways than one.

Here are our top 10 reasons to consider 3M DI-NOC for your next interior project…

1. Endless application opportunities

If you’re looking for a quick and simple solution to refresh fixtures and fittings, then 3M DI-NOC is for you. As a versatile option for recovering existing surfaces in virtually any sector, application opportunities are endless.

Working for a client in the hospitality, retail, corporate or government sector? Perhaps you are about to start a project with a hospital, shop, showroom or office? With 3M DI-NOC you can recover ceilings, walls, facades, doors, columns, bars, cupboards, lifts, partitions and much more.

2. Ease of application

Not only can you apply 3M DI-NOC virtually anywhere, but these architectural finishes are also incredibly easy to apply by approved installers. As they are applied in situ, businesses can continue to operate without any disruption, noise, mess or waste, unlike rip out methods.

With a Comply adhesive, the flexible films enable installers to perform a bubble-free application directly onto existing substrates, with less likelihood of errors.

Providing a seamless finish on complex shapes, 3M DI-NOC offers a sharp, almost invisible edge line and can form around corners in a one-step wrapping process with a single piece of material. There’s no need for edge banding and you achieve a better finish!

3. The ability to maximise budgets

When design budgets are tight, architectural finishes have proven to be a cost-effective method to achieve the same look and feel of natural materials at a fraction of the cost, even using existing surfaces.

Offering a cost-effective solution, with superior results, the reuse of current fixtures by renovating with 3M DI-NOC is generally 1/6th to 1/8th of the cost compared to investing in new interiors. Cost over time is also considerably less using 3M DI-NOC, when factoring yearly maintenance, not just the initial outlay.

Not to mention there are also fewer planning regulations and architect fees when using this method.

4. Minimal intrusion for businesses

We all know that the most inconvenient element of a refurb for a business is the downtime. Using laminates or veneers require specialist equipment and application off site. Paint and wallpaper are easier to install but take time to dry and cause odours, resulting in closures and potential loss of revenue.

Not anymore! As 3M DI-NOC finishes have no odour like paint, do not require any drills or machinery to install there’s minimal disruption to the company, meaning commercial premises can stay open during a refurb.

5. Environmentally-friendly

Our saying here at Architextural is ‘Wrap it, don’t rip it!’ By reusing existing fixtures, it will not only reduce costs, but it will also contribute to a sustainable use of resources.

Upcycling interiors also stops unnecessary waste going to landfill – a win-win for both the customer and the planet.

6. Over 1,000 unique patterns and counting

Variety is the spice of life and with more than 1,000 dynamic patterns in the collection you really are spoilt for choice. With more unique patterns and specialist ranges than any other brand, 3M DI-NOC is the leading choice for architects when specifying film for interior design projects.

Providing a multitude of options, such as Abrasion Resistant, Exterior and Ultra Matt finishes, 3M DI-NOC offers high-impact results and sophisticated designs. Not to mention the finishes are available in a number of in vogue patterns, such as matt, wood, concrete, textile, metallic and more, which recreate the look of natural materials.

7. Doesn’t fade in time

One of the biggest benefits of 3M DI-NOC lies in its UV resistance. You want to ensure the product looks just as good in future years as the day it was installed. With up to 100 times more UV resistance on certain patterns, you can be assured the colours look as they should in coming years too.

It’s not just exteriors that are affected, remember fading can occur from sun exposure on interior surfaces through windows. Make sure you choose a film you can trust!

8. It’s strong and durable

3M DI-NOC is streets ahead of the competition, and its proven. It’s wear and tear resistance is equivalent to HPLs with 4 times more resistance to scratching over painted surfaces, which is critical for areas on walls, tables, counters etc.

Impact tests also demonstrate higher performance than paint and competitive substrates. At 30% stronger, the impact resistance is equivalent to a suitcase, which is important for protecting appearance over time against marks and damage in high traffic areas.

3M DI-NOC is also superior in terms of stain and chemical resistance, as well as abrasion resistance, which is far superior to other solutions, such as paint and wallpaper.

9. Fire tested and approved

All 3M DI-NOC films meet CE and EN 13501 fire certification standards, giving both installers and customers peace of mind. With the 3M brand, you can be assured of rigorous and extensive testing and classification standards to meet performance regulations required for wall coverings, in order to protect your business.

10. It’s a growing market

The market opportunity for architectural film is huge, and it’s still growing. The demand for refurbs and sustainable solutions, like 3M DI-NOC, are providing fantastic opportunities for installers who can wrap interiors.

It’s clear to see why 3M DI-NOC is still the best on the market and the most exceptional solution for interior design refurbishment, which is why it’s been around for decades and continues to be the preferred choice with designers and architects.  

To find out more about 3M DI-NOC contact Jack by emailing jack@architextural.co.uk or visit www.architextural.co.uk/product/3m-di-noc-trend-line.

 

 

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