Wall Covering: Bring Your Space to Life
Ayala High School, Classrooms, Medical Offices, Business Lobbies
Materials & Signs:
Vinyl Wall Covering, Murals, Quotes, and Decorative Art
Adding commercial-grade custom wall coverings, graphics, murals, decals, quotes, and wall décor’ can transform your space.
The first impression is always the last expression. Our spaces should not only look good; they should also make us feel good. In a business lobby, visitors’ inevitable feeling of joy is worthy of a “wow .” Creativity is vital to any business looking to grow and compete. Thoughtful décor can encourage collaboration by designating common areas with wall and floor graphics. Attractive wall décor enables workers to look up and away from their computers, allowing their eyes to rest. As we have been told, prolonged staring at a computer monitor can promote eye strain leading to headaches and fatigue. Focusing attention elsewhere helps vision reset and eye muscles to relax.
The environment impacts employee performance. Thoughtful, stimulating, relaxing wall décor can positively impact morale and mental health. The simple improvement of changing what is on the walls can affect the corporate culture and, ultimately, team performance. Office décor plays a significant role in the mindset of employees. A decorated office is much more than aesthetics. This, combined with utility, makes or breaks an employee’s enthusiasm in the workplace. A beautifully equipped office also positively affects employee productivity and may attract better potential candidates.
You can offer a relaxing vibe, a casual working atmosphere, or a serious professional outlook. Still, your décor should speak of your brand, the company itself, and what it stands for. The best way of doing this is by displaying your company’s vision and mission on its walls in an attractive way. “Words have power.” Integrating words and quotes for inspiration can be uplifting and bring a positive twist to the working day.
Another way your walls can transport you to another place is by adding a mural. If your office is windowless, a mural with a graphic of the beach or forest may just be what your employees need to feel connected to the outdoors. A simple window decal might work in a cubical or office wall to give the illusion of looking outside. Beautiful walls and inspirational wall art canvasses can help uplift moods. At the same time, motivational messages in the office can make employees feel happy and inspired.
Window films can also be used to provide privacy without blocking light. Other options to consider include a frosted glass look around a conference area or dividers in a workspace. These decals look like frosted or etched glass and are an affordable and stunning way to show off your logo. A&I is here to consult and transform your office space with graphics and wallcoverings. Applied to virtually any vertical surface, they reinforce your brand and leave a lasting impression.
Wallcovering, painting, furniture, lighting, and many other things can be used to decorate and bring life to a room. Mixing textures and colors can provide that zing you are looking for or create a calming effect.
Ayala High School wanted to create some school spirit in their lobby area that featured the school’s bulldog mascot and colors. The vinyl wallcovering included all these graphics with a bold red background that could not be ignored. The vibrant school spirit of the bulldog graphic is a welcoming image to all students and visitors. The once bland-painted lobby walls transformed into a lively, bright room filled with school spirit in a few days.
Unfortunately, no walls are ever perfectly square, but these were challenging for a few reasons. First, the walls were slanted, which posed issues when designing, printing, and hanging the wall vinyl. Before getting to that part, our A&I team does an “adhesion test” that tells us what grade of vinyl we need to use to ensure it sticks to and stays on the wall after installation.
The Ayala walls had a heavy texture and were 28 feet high and 220 inches wide. For the project, our team used the IJ180 vinyl by 3M for the best possible outcome, durability, and adhesion. Because the walls were at a slant, care and close attention were needed to ensure the graphics were centered, and there was enough extra vinyl to balance out the design and cover the wall.
The school district also had some cabinets they wanted “wrapped” for durability with a color that matched their baseboards. Vinyl wallcoverings are versatile, durable, and can be changed out very easily. Unlike paint, which can only take so many new coats before sanding it all off is required to start over. Vinyl wraps can be changed whenever your theme, mood, or décor changes. Peel it off, and another one is ready for installation. It’s that easy!
Classrooms can benefit from this decorative blend of wall graphics. Softboards, posters, inspirational quotes, and sayings placed across the top of the chalkboard can stimulate students to achieve and help them be more productive.
For all their incredible lifesaving work, hospitals and medical clinics can often appear scary, sterile, and intimidating to patients and visitors. Wall murals and art have a magical way of transforming spaces and significantly improving the health and well-being of patients. Wall coverings and mural designs can help children overcome their fear of procedures and large machinery. Could you imagine getting to go inside an MRI machine wrapped like a jungle safari or spaceship? Reimagining the equipment and surroundings makes these medical processes less stressful and more of an adventure.
The future holds positive experiences for the use of wallcoverings, wraps, and murals. How many of you still get anxious about visiting the dentist? Dental clinics are missing an opportunity to help educate young patients with fun yet informational wall murals illustrating the importance of routine teeth care.
Relaxing visual murals can help decrease pain perception and lessen dental procedures’ stress and anxiety. Wall murals can be used throughout the entire medical office, from waiting areas to examine rooms, traveling down hallways, and even restrooms. Incorporating a theme throughout the whole office, such as ocean life, woodland creatures, or a tropical getaway, can provide visual stimulation by diverting patients’ minds and easing tension.
Advantages in a nutshell
It’s so simple…if you are not convinced how wonderfully magical wallcovering can be in your environment, here are the advantages.
Vinyl wallcoverings are:
- flame retardant
- light and colorfast
- cleanable, durable
- resistant to scratches and impact
- protect against stains and chemicals
- easy to maintain
- can be changed out with minimal ease
- has a life span of up to 10 years, depending on the environment
A&I prints with non-toxic inks, and it will not damage your walls when removed. You can rest assured that our product is environmentally safe and can be used in any space, from the office, school, medical clinics, stores, retirement homes, hospitals, or your home. Wallcoverings are a great and simple way to introduce color, texture, and style. If you want to breathe some life into a space in a way a fresh coat of paint can’t capture, wallcoverings are a design solution for your next project.
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” -Pablo Picasso