Office design might not look the same after the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused restaurants, businesses and public spaces around the globe to comply with spacing regulations and safety guidelines.
According to The Huntington News, the independent newspaper of Northeastern University, architecture students are already exploring flexible designs and scenario planning. In some cases, this means looking at existing structures and how they can be altered to purposes beyond originally intended. The BBC also presented a glimpse into what some architects might be thinking for the future of office design.
Some are predicting offices will incorporate more glass walls or partitions to provide additional space between employees, but still allow the natural light and open feel. Others are looking at surface covers that can be easily cleaned and sanitized. If you are considering redesigning your business’ office space, 3M offers a variety of products that might help.
3M™ Fasara™ Glass Finishes Offer Style, Privacy and Natural Light
Glass separators or partitions are not new. Businesses have been separating office spaces with glass for decades. According to Fast Company, glass provides a welcoming natural light with unobstructed views that open up a room visually, which collectively can increase employees happiness.
Businesses around the globe have installed 3M™ Fasara™ Glass Finishes within their corporate office spaces. With more than 90 designs to choose from (including frosted film and decorative film), the glass film offers style and privacy without sacrificing natural light.
Manufactured by the same company who makes Post-It® Notes, 3M™ Fasara™ Glass Finishes are comprised of a durable polyester material. The films can be die-cut with custom logos or designs. Easily installed and removed, the decorative films allowing for quick and affordable design updates.
3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes Offer Easy-to-Clean Surface, Natural Look
Cover surfaces with the look of wood, stone, metal or other texture. With more than 1,000 styles to choose from, 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes can provide an updated look at the fraction of the cost of actual furniture replacement.
Meanwhile, 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes have a durable surface that is easy to clean, maintain, and repair. Similar to stainless steel and other hard, non-porous surfaces, DI-NOC™ can be cleaned with typical commercial grade cleaners and disinfectants known, according to their product labels, to destroy or suppress the growth of harmful microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, or fungi, without deterioration of the surface finish.
For a full list of tested and compatible cleaners and disinfectants, including 3M™ Cleaners and Disinfectants, please reference pages 3-5 of the 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes Technical Datasheet. DI-NOC™ is recommended for use on doors, walls, columns, cabinets, front desks, and any areas where design, durable function, and cleanability are needed.
Speak to a 3M Decorative Film Expert
The look of office spaces may change in the future based on the global impact of COVID 19 this year. 3M’s design films provide great solutions for style as well as being easy to clean.
Accent Distributing has worked alongside 3M as an authorized films distributor for more than 25 years and has a network of 3M™ Authorized Dealers who can assist in installation projects. Want to know more about these films and finishes? Contact Accent Distributing today to speak to an expert at (941) 922-5268 or email [email protected].