Designed to increase the durability of walls, while adding color, design, and/or texture. Typically, commercial wall covering is 54’’ wide and is produced in large rolls. It’s installed by applying adhesive or paste on the back and requires special care when installing to minimize seam exposure, pattern mismatching, and shading. wall covering can be applied to most surfaces as long as the substrate is smooth, dry, primed and free of dust. Wall Covering is classified into 3 types:
- Type I is for light duty or light traffic areas where abrasion is minimal – offices, hotel bathrooms or guest rooms, etc.
- Type II is for medium to heavy traffic areas such as corridors, classrooms, break rooms, lobbies, etc.
- Type III is for super heavy duty traffic areas. Although Type II wall covering provides sufficient protection in most commercial applications, Type III provides an added level of protections in spaces more susceptible to wear and tear.
Vinyl: Composed of a solid sheet of vinyl film laminated to a fabric backing. The vinyl face film is typically decorated by printing a pattern and then reducing the glare by embossing the surface to add texture. There are Federal standards that address flammability, tear strength, abrasion resistance, washability, and stain resistance.
Fabric: Textile/Natural /Synthetic wall covering is composed of either natural yarns (silk, cotton, linen, jute, etc.) or man-made fibers (polyester, polyolefin, viscose, etc.). These yarns are woven to create various patterns. They are typically 54-55” wide and have a paper or acrylic backing that protect the material from adhesive bleeding through, while providing a surface for the adhesive to adhere to and for the pattern to display evenly. Additionally, textile wall covering have their outward surface topically treated with a soil repellent finish to aid in the maintenance and cleaning of the wall covering.
Acoustical: Used to reduce noise by absorbing sound that’s reflected off other surfaces. The amount of sound reduction is noted by the Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) rating. The higher the number, the more sound that’s absorbed. Acoustical panels are covered with vinyl or fabric wall covering prior to installation. They are a great choice for conference rooms to provide additional privacy or large areas that tend to echo, such as theaters.
Dry Erase: As the name suggests, a dry erase coating is laminated to a fabric-backed wall covering to provide a writing surface that can be easily erased. Dry Erase wall covering is a Type II product that’s available in high or low gloss finish. This is most commonly used in corporate settings to foster team collaboration.
Aluminum Blinds: Manufactured from 5086-H19 aluminum alloy, these blinds provide maximum strength against dents or bends and resist corrosion. They also contain a signature pre-coating that acts as an anti-static dust repellent.
Cellular Shades: Honeycomb-shaped fabric shades block most of the sun’s harmful rays and provides insulation qualities. They cast a soft warm glow, while providing privacy, and blackout options are available for added protection. Cellular shades are very soft, but there’s no need to worry about them flattening or losing their pleats due to their unique fabric and sturdy construction.
Roman Shades, Draperies, & Top Treatments: These soft materials are excellent for hospitality projects as they can easily enrich the look of hotel lobbies, bedrooms and conference rooms. They also offer insulation benefits and light filtering and room darkening liners provide privacy.
Sun Control Roller Shades: Used to conserve energy because they are made with high quality solar screen fabrics, which effectively reduces room temperature without the use of air conditioning. Increased energy conservation is possible by using electronic control systems that regulate the position of the shades according to the time of day and weather conditions. Additionally, sun control roller shades offer protection from UV damage for both employees and furnishings, they reduce heating and air conditioning expenses, and manage glare without sacrificing your view of the outside world. They can be operated with the simplicity of a chain system or the sophistication of a motorized network integration.
Vertical Blinds: Provide a practical and aesthetically pleasing solution for controlling light and providing insulation. They reflect solar heat and reduce heating and air costs by minimizing the hot and cold air that’s passed through windows. Vertical blinds are available in solid, perforated, textured, and embossed PVC louvers; solar screens and other fire-retardant fabric vanes. Vertical blinds are typically operated with cord and chain rotation & traversing, but motorized options are available as well.