The design of an office space has changed over the years, from the rise and fall of cubicles to open floor plans to even the addition of ping-pong and pool tables. However, Forbes reports that while the decor of office may change, one thing that does not is the impact an office environment has on employees’ overall health and wellbeing.
On average, people spend one-third of their lives at work. A Global Impact of Biophilic Design in the Workplace study reported that people who work in offices with natural features report 15 percent higher levels in overall wellbeing and said they are 6 percent more productive and 15 percent more creative in the office.
Natural features, according to the study, include the incorporation of live plants, windows and natural light, proper air flow and a water feature within an office. Natural features also include the addition of earthly patterns, tones and textures (such as wood grains, concrete and brick) within an office design.
Here are five reasons to consider refreshing your office decor using DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes.
Reason No. 1: Choose From More Than 1,000 Design Styles
The possibilities seem endless when it comes to choosing a design style of 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes. There are more than 1,000 patterns to choose from, including a wide variety of wood grains, metals, sand, woven textures and more.
In fact, 3M is continuously introducing new patterns. In 2020, 3M launched a new 3M™ DI-NOC™ Matte Series that makes it even more difficult to distinguish between the real material and the DI-NOC finish. The designs include fresh looking wood grains, natural stones patterns with dimensional appearances, and even more metallics and solid colors. The technology of these finishes diffuses reflection, providing low gloss and a high-quality matte texture. The surface coverings also are fingerprint resistant.
Reason No. 2: Lower Cost Than Traditional Refurbishment
The concept behind 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes is to cover existing surfaces within your space instead of purchasing new furniture. 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes can save you hundreds of dollars because, outside of the film and installation costs, you don’t have to purchase anything additional. This means you can give your conference room a new look without having the added cost of a new conference table and chairs.
You also will know that your investment will last. The finishes come with a five-year manufacturer warranty from 3M, one of America’s most trusted brands.
Reason No. 3: Get Back to Business Sooner
There is minimal downtime on the part of your daily operations during the installation process of 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes. This means that you can get back to normal, quicker.
The finishes are lightweight, self-adhering and applied directly to the existing substrate. When you hire professional installer that is 3M™ Endorsed in Architectural, the installer has been trained to properly install the film efficiently. The entire process takes less time than traditional refurbishment techniques with less mess.
Reason No. 4: Sustainability And Environmental Protection
By installing 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes you are protecting natural resources. The films are produced from vinyl, not trees. This means that no rare woods and forests are being impacted by your project and you still are receiving a natural look.
When you use a professional installer that is 3M™ Endorsed in Architectural, you will have less waste. The installer has been properly trained to install the film with little waste in product. This also adds to your sustainability efforts.
According to 3M, the expected performance life for interior 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes is five years with proper maintenance.
Reason No. 5: Easy to Clean
3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes are easy to clean. In fact, regular cleaning helps with the appearance of the finish.
To clean, use a mild detergent and water with a soft cloth or sponge without abrasives. For difficult stains, use a diluted lsopropyl Alcohol solution with a soft cloth. You will want to avoid strong solvents or detergents, including ammonia, chlorine or strong organic-based cleaning products.
Redesign Your Office with More Natural Features
Add a natural look to your office environment to assist your employees in improving their overall wellbeing and improve productivity. 3M’s DI-NOC finishes give the look of real wood or earth elements without the environmental impact. Choose from more than 1,000 designs. Redesign your office at a fraction of the price of traditional refurbishment. Get back to normal operations quicker, and experience a product that is easy to clean.