June 8, 2020 Posted by Mickey M. Elevator Interior Blog
A common question we get from many clients is, "How do I protect my new elevator cab interior finishes? Many elevator interior finishes available in today's market are aesthetically pleasing to the eye but offer minimal protection against eventual damage. Whether it's rolling carts that chip the bottom edges of wall panels or tenants who have a tendency to vandalize property, Chesapeake Elevator Interiors has a solution for you.
Plastic laminate wall panels are a cost effective way to make your elevator cab interiors really stand out. Plastic laminates come in a plethora of finishes, color selections and even textures. However, plastic laminate tends to chip and scratch easier than other types of material. When plastic laminate wall panels are used on the lower area of an elevator cab, the edges tend to become chipped or cracked do to frequent contact with carts and luggage type items. One solution for this type of issue is to install wall panel binders on our elevator cab panels. Wall panel binders are a metal framed border that surround the edges of each wall panel. These panel binders effectively prevent chipping and cracking that originates from the edges and corners of elevator cab wall panels. The great thing about panel binders is that they look fantastic. Binders come in a variety of metal types and finishes that will match almost any cab design. Check out this link to our portfolio page for a look at an elevator cab interior with a wall panel binder system. ( https://ceii-cab.com/winston-house-washington-dc/ )
Material selection is very important when designing an elevator cab interior. All materials are not created equal. When making material selections for an elevator cab interior project, the amount of traffic your elevator cabs see on a daily basis should factor into your selection process. If your property has high traffic or your elevators see abnormal abuse, we recommend selecting finishes that can withstand heavy use. Architectural textured metal is an excellent solution for high uses elevators. The material offers superior protections against bumps, dings and scratches. Architectural textured metal is offered in a variety of patterns and can be used on multiple surfaces. Elevator wall panels are a popular use for textured metal panels due to the excellent scratch and dent resistance. Many clients also like having Architectural textured metal applied to elevator cab interior doors and cab front wall. Building lobbies are particularly eye catching when textured metal is applied to the elevator entrance jambs and doors. Please check out the following link to see one of our Architectural textured metal cabs. ( https://ceii-cab.com/vista-at-laurel-highlands-lorton-va )
If you desire maximum protection for your elevator cab interiors, we recommend a set of elevator protection pads to go with your newly remodeled elevator cab interior. Elevator protection pads come in several different material types and color varieties. The great thing about protection pads is that they are easily installed and removable. You can hang the elevator pads on days when your elevator will require heavy use, such as moving day. When traffic is back to normal, the pads can be removed until they are needed again. Elevator protection pads are installed by a simple hanger system in less than 5 minutes. The most common method of installation is to put pad studs near the top of the elevator cab. The pad itself would hang on the stud while in use. Other methods of installation would include a clip and hang type installation. The pad would be attached to a clip that would then hang over the top of the elevator cabs upper wall panels. Either method achieves the same result, maximum protection of your elevator cab interior finishes. See the following link for protection pad type and color options. ( http://www.palmerpads.com/products/pads/colors/ )