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Five Reasons to Install 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes in Your Hospital

You can enhance your hospital and your patients’ experience using 3M™ Architectural Finishes.

3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes replicate the look of wood, metal, stone or other material. The surface cover can give a new look to doors, cabinets, tables, chairs, elevators, walls and so much more.

In fact, health care facilities throughout the world have transformed the décor of their facilities using DI-NOC™. If it’s time for a refresh, consider installing 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes. Here are five reasons why.

Reason No. 1: DI-NOC Can Save Money

3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes are designed to cover any flat surface. This means that instead of replacing outdated cabinets, DI-NOC can be used to give those same cabinets a fresh look. Avoid the cost of full replacement and save money.

In some cases, DI-NOC™ installation can lead to substantial savings. This was true for Hilton Minneapolis. The hotel wanted to give its facility an updated look, including changing the appearance of its doors. For full door replacement, the projected cost was about $1,000 per door, including hardware. Instead, they opted to install DI-NOC at cost of approximately $500 per door. After the renovation was complete, the Hilton Minneapolis saved more than $1 million on the entire project.

In addition to lower material costs, the installation of DI-NOC also can lead to operational cost savings. Professional installers can easily install DI-NOC, often with little to no downtime or disruption for your staff. In some cases, a crew can work overnight and have a project completed by the following morning.

Reason No. 2: The Design Options Are Endless

3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes come in hundreds of design options, including vibrant, solid colors, industrial metals, natural woods and textile finishes. Exterior and interior options are available.

Pair different colors and textures together to create a unique look. For instance, use a wood option for bathroom cabinets and a stone option for countertops or use a combination of colors that reflects your hospital’s brand. Interior designers appreciate the many different choices that DI-NOC gives them when creating a space and atmosphere.

Reason No. 3: Durable and Easy to Clean

3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes have a durable surface that is easy to clean, maintain and repair. We know that sterilization is especially important in hospitals, and DI-NOC can handle repeated cleaning.

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.

Because DI-NOC™ is recommended for use on doors, walls, columns, cabinets, front desks, it is made to be durable and easy to clean, ideal for a health care facility.

Reason No. 4: Less Waste, More Green

Because you are covering existing surfaces rather than replacing them, installing 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes means less waste and greater sustainability.

If 100 doors on a hospital floor are replaced, that means 100 doors are transported to a landfill. Refreshing them with DI-NOC keeps those 100 doors intact and out of the landfill. This certainly is more environmentally friendly.

In addition, 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes may help you obtain LEED credits. These credits may be available if DI-NOC is used to refinish salvaged, refurbished or reused nonstructural materials, furniture and furnishings, walls and other permanently installed interior elements. Credits also may be available because DI-NOC is manufactured as a low-emitting material, which is in compliance with the General Emissions Evaluation according to the California Department of Public Health Standard Method V1.1-2010 and V1.2-2017.

Reason No. 5: Backed by a Strong Warranty

3M offers one of the leading warranties in the industry and is backed by a recognized brand that you can trust. 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes are warrantied on an interior install to have no significant discoloration, cracking or similar visual defects for up to five years.

Want to learn more? Accent Distributing has worked alongside 3M as an authorized film distributor for more than 25 years and has a network of 3M™ Authorized Dealers who can assist in installation projects. Accent Distributing can assist you in providing information, specifications and bidding for your next health care facility project.

Contact Accent Distributing today to speak to an expert at (941) 922-5268 or email

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