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Overlooked Commercial Interior Finishes 

Overlooked Commercial Interior Finishes 

Whether you are renovating an office building or remodeling a new home, there is no denying that there are a lot of decisions to make when it comes to interior design. We all know the importance of choosing the right combination of wall, ceiling and floor finishes so that all of these elements come together in a fluid and cohesive design. 

There are many options to choose from such as hardwood, marble, drywall, glass, paint colors and more. However, these options tend to be costly, but what if you can get the same effect while cutting the cost of the renovation? 

Here are some of the overlooked commercial interior finishes that you can consider for your current or future renovation:

1. Lighting

This is especially useful for larger rooms that have multiple light fixtures. While lighting is essential, having an entire wall full of light switches hardly provides an aesthetically pleasing look. Instead, it might be useful to opt for a sleek touchpad or energy-efficient LED lighting.

LED lighting can provide highly efficient, energy-saving costs while giving your room the light that it needs – whether it is something as small as pot lights or something that can flood your entire room with light. 

 Overlooked Commercial Interior Finishes 

2. Architectural Film 

Architectural film is a very durable and high-quality material that can renovate almost any imaginable surface – such as ceilings, doors, walls etc. This self-adhesive material is flexible, allowing it to be applied on both flat and curved/compound curved surfaces. Not only are they limitless in design and quality, but the films are also easy to maintain and are cost-efficient.

Most of the savings that come with architectural film are:

  • Less time needed to revamp the surface
  • No loss of revenue during renovation (i.e. the installation can be done outside of working hours with no noise, odors or anything that accompany traditional renovation techniques)

Not only that, you can place architectural film on a lot of common materials, so less time and money is spent on tearing out any old surfaces to apply the film. 

3. Hardware

Hardware consists of many aspects such as doorknobs, light fixtures, window shades etc. Some examples on how hardware can add some flourish to an interior space are:

Door knobs: upgrade from old fashioned doorknobs to more intricately designed (but still functional ones) that can add more appeal to a space. 

Window shades: having a basic curtain rod above a window can detract from the overall look. Spruce it up with motorized shades that can provide a nice, uninterrupted view. 

No matter what you choose, investing in high-quality hardware during renovations can save costs on repair and maintenance down the road.

 Overlooked Commercial Interior Finishes 

4. Flooring

There are so many different types of flooring options to consider – especially when it comes to tiles. There are different types of tiled flooring that can help revamp any interior space such as:

  • Carpet Tiles (LVT) – Luxury vinyl tiles look like stone or ceramic tiles, with gorgeous natural colors and a texture that feels like the real thing – but at a fraction of the cost. 
  • Textile Composite Flooring – this is a flooring that combines key attributes of soft-surface floors with the performance characteristics of hard-surface flooring.

5. Sound Insulation 

An important and often overlooked aspect of commercial buildings is sound – specifically how sound travels. It is important to think about sound insulation and how this can benefit all of the residents in a commercial (and residential) building. This will help keep noise from passing through the walls of different rooms in a commercial building or a house, but it will also keep the crevices and cracks covered so that warm air does not escape the building. 

Investing in sound insulation should be one of the integral decisions made at the design stage of the renovation process to avoid any costly workarounds in the future. 

With the right combination of all of these features, you can build an interior environment that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing for anyone residing in it. It is recommended to make a decision on these commercial interior finishes during the renovation process to save on any additional costs that may come in the future.