Hot Tips (Wall Protection)
Create Visual Interest With Wall Protection
- By David Bronovicki
- September 1st, 2016
Wall protection is often considered a necessity for busy environments, preserving
the look of a building and reducing
continuous maintenance and repair costs.
Explore the many options you have to make
your wall protection the feature wall, rather
than an eyesore.
Contrast. With the use of so many
different materials and finishes in building
environments, make wall protection stand
out. Don’t try to blend it into the wall; rather,
use color to make feature elements more
striking. Contrasting colors can help the
visually impaired — try bright colors like
yellows, blues and greens.
Continuity. Create color continuity by
color-coding the wall protection in different
areas of your buildings. This will not only make
the environment look more inviting, but it will
also help with wayfinding.
Simulate. If concrete, brick or natural
woods won’t work with the requirements
of the facility, wall protection products can
simulate woods and metals while still remaining
durable. This allows for a classic, upscale
design without the concern of scratches or
chips. Some materials produce a 3D effect
on a 2D surface, creating visual intrigue but
maintaining walls that are easy to clean.
Customize. For years, protective wall
covering meant single-color sheets. Now there
are many different options, combinations or
customizations to make your buildings unique.
Products that incorporate images and custom
designs or patterns create fully protected feature
walls full of vibrant imagery and artwork.
This is ideal for emphasizing branding while
keeping the walls free from damage.
This article originally appeared in the September 2016 issue of College Planning & Management.
David Bronovicki is senior product marketing manager for interior wall protection, including Acrovyn®, Acrovyn by Design® and the award-winning Acrovyn Wall Panel System, at Construction Specialties. To learn more visit www.c-sgroup.com, call 800/233-8493 or email Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org.