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Architectural Film FAQ

It’s fair to say that Architectural Film is fast becoming the new phenomenon in the interior design world and in many cases it is in fact very much the go-to solution. Gone are the days of ripping existing substrates out and sending them to landfill, today, we are seeing time and time again the utilisation of interior wrapping to transform surfaces.

But having said all of that, many still have trepidation when it comes to specifying architectural film for the first time, and not only that, many ultimately have a lack of knowledge in terms of understanding what the film can and cannot do.

So. With all of that in mind, in this blog we will tackle some of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to Architectural Film.

What is Architectural Film?

This is a great place to start. What is Architectural Film?

Architectural films or finishes are highly engineered, durable films that are designed to recreate the look and feel of real-life materials. The process itself involves the product simply being applied on top of existing substrates to give them a brand-new look.

No matter the surface, whether that’s flat or even 3D, the architectural films will be able to conform and adhere, making them suitable for a whole host of environments in the interior setting. Not forgetting the products bring the same high-end results a traditional method of refurbishing would deliver.

Where can the film be applied?

Where can it be applied? Where can’t it be applied is probably a more prevalent question!

As already mentioned, the beauty of this product is that it is conformable with heat so the film can adhere to a whole host of different surfaces, not just flat! As long as it’s a smooth and proper surface, it will work. From walls, to cupboards, to tables, counters and much more.

And the product isn’t just for interiors either. There are specialist products in the range that are for exterior redesign too, which is an application we love here at HG Surface. The product can even be used on applications like window frames.

There really is no end to the possibilities with these products.

There are some surfaces where you cannot apply Architectural Film however, that you need to be aware of. These are:

> Floors
> Brass, copper and other corrosion-suspectable metals
> Non-sealed concrete and stone
> Non-sealed drywall, including skim-coat
> Fabrics
> Other porous substrates

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What are the advantages of using Architectural Film over traditional methods?

It really is a fair question, isn’t it?

Why should I change from what I have done before? Really is a statement we hear on the daily from our clients. It’s a typical trait of us British, not wanting to change our ways and in many cases (like this), it can really hold us back.

Selecting architectural films for your next refurbishment will bring you so many advantages, with some key advantages over traditional methods of refurbishing.

The refurbishment method ticks so many boxes! From the preserving of substrates, to cost savings, to the design possibilities, to refurbishing of multiple surfaces at once, and much, much more. We could literally go on all day!

Drop us a line if you want to find out more about the advantages Architectural Film can bring to your next refurbishment.

What the design potential?

This is where architectural finishes really come into their own! With Architectural Film you really can meet the demands of any interior design requirement.

The portfolio has in excess of 1500 patterns, that encompass a whole host of finishes. The selection of films cover; woods, colours, fabrics, stones, marbles, metallics, leathers and even glitter finishes.

Whatever the design requirement, rest assured the architectural finishes range can match it.

‘’The only thing holding you back is your own imagination’’

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How much is it?

‘How much is it?’ Is a question which is always at the forefront of consumers’ minds isn’t it?

All we can say is that the concept of wrapping interiors and exteriors is very price competitive. Despite architectural film being a high-quality product, it matches up nicely with other competitive materials in the industry despite the quality advantages it has.

But. In terms of alternative methods of refurbishing you definitely will be saving money. Although the product may not be ‘cheaper’ in the short term, in the medium and long term it will be. From the minimal downtime in application, to the minimal upkeep and I could go on. You will be saving from a whole host of angles.

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Can I do it myself?

‘I can do that surely?’ Is an FAQ we see all the time when it comes to the application of Architectural Finishes.

To answer that question in a word….. No.

Applying Architectural Film is not as easy as it looks and is NOT a DIY product. Architectural Film needs to be installed by a trusted installer.

Here at HG Surface, we have a team of industry leading Accredited Installers that are tried and tested with these refurbishment solutions, providing you with that quality assurance when it comes to the installation of these films.

That rounds up our most frequently asked questions when it comes to Architectural Film. Hopefully that has given you a better peace of mind when it comes to the consideration of these products in your upcoming projects.

Has your question not come up? If not, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing us at hello@teamhg.co.uk, or calling us on 01977 804714.

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