Reducing Waste by Using Existing Materials
When it comes time to update your space, you may think “out with the old, and in with the new” is the only option. However, this philosophy often creates unnecessary waste. You can reduce the waste produced during renovations by giving your existing materials a new lease on life with 3M Films and Finishes. Minimizing the waste generated during your renovations is beneficial for the environment because it keeps debris out of landfills. Additionally, it’s good for your wallet because refurbishing existing materials generally costs less than replacing them. Here’s how these eco-friendly and cost-effective 3M products can help take your space to the next level.
Conceal Dated or Damaged Surfaces with 3M DI-NOC
Materials inevitably experience wear and tear, especially in high-traffic areas. Perhaps the metal buckle on a briefcase scraped the inside of the elevator cab when too many passengers crammed aboard. Or maybe one too many coffee spills were sloshed on the white Formica cabinets in the kitchenette. Rather than purchasing a new elevator cab or replacing the cabinetry, resurface them with 3M DI-NOC Architectural Finishes. Choose from hundreds of finishes imitating a wide variety of natural and synthetic materials. From dozens of wood varieties and stains to sleek metal or luxurious marble, there’s a finish to complement every decor and achieve any design vision. By resurfacing existing materials for your renovations, you reduce the amount of waste that ends up in the landfill.
Imitate Frosted Glass with 3M Decorative Window Films
Frosted, etched, and sandblasted glass provides visual interest and privacy without eliminating the passage of light. For these reasons, it is a popular substrate in offices, hotels, retail stores, and other commercial spaces. However, transforming clear glass into a patterned or frosted variety doesn’t have to involve discarding your existing glass. 3M Decorative Window Films, such as the Fasara and Crystal Series, mimic traditional etched glass to an astonishing degree. The film adheres to clear glass using a semi-permanent adhesive. As a result, the product is made to last but can also easily be swapped out for a new design as your preferences shift, trends evolve, or tenants change over.
Prevent Fading with 3M Window Films
In addition to reducing waste by refreshing existing materials, 3M Window Films provide UV rejection. This added protection to help prevent fading and sun damage to interiors. By preserving your flooring, upholstery, artwork, and more with window film, they will last longer. As a result, you will need to replace them less frequently, which minimizes waste and your environmental impact.
Sustainable Options for Refreshing Your Space
3M Architectural Films & Finishes offer numerous benefits for those looking to update their property without negatively impacting the environment. From resurfacing dated or damaged surfaces to imitating costly materials like etched glass, marble, or mahogany, 3M products can help you sustainably elevate your space’s aesthetic. Request a free consultation with the sustainable design experts at Energy Products Distribution today!