Problem Solver | The Benefits of Using 3M Di-Noc Architectural Films for Healthcare Facility Remodeling

Health care remodeling is expensive and time consuming. But…3M Di-Noc Architectural Films offer a fast and efficient way to remodel medical facilities. These films can be used to rapidly remodel, resurface in place, and update the look of a facility without the need for costly and time-consuming construction projects. 3M Di-Noc Architectural Films are an ideal solution for busy healthcare organizations that need to make updates quickly and efficiently.

Saving Time and Money

If you manage a health care facility, you know that remodeling can be a time-consuming and expensive process. But what if there was a way to remodel quickly and efficiently, without having to rip out existing surfaces?

3M Di-Noc Architectural Films offer a rapid remodeling solution that can save you time and money.

Construction projects can take weeks or even months to complete, and they often require disruptive and invasive construction methods. This can be a major inconvenience for health care facilities, which need to maintain a high level of operations at all times.

Rapid remodeling projects with Di-Noc films are typically completed in a fraction of the time of traditional construction projects, and they cause minimal disruption to operations.

In fact, you can actually remodel one room at a time, or even a central nursing station, without disrupting the patient experience.

No Permits Required (Usually)

Another advantage of rapid remodeling with Di-Noc films is that it doesn’t require the same level of permitting as traditional construction projects.

With traditional construction, you typically need to go through a lengthy permitting process in order to make any changes to your facility.

But with rapid remodeling, you can often avoid this process altogether. This can save you valuable time and money, and help you get your project completed more quickly.

No Recertification Needed

The other big time saver when remodeling a patient room is being able to leave equipment in place.

We’re able to completely update the look of a worn-out bed head unit without having to remove it. That means no waiting for re-inspection or recertification before you can use that room again!

Avoid Sourcing Issues

If you’re planning a traditional construction project, you may have already run into some sourcing issues.

With the current issue with import and transportation in sourcing materials, many construction materials are in short supply, and it can be difficult to get the materials you need in a timely manner.

But because rapid remodeling with Di-Noc films doesn’t require as many materials, you can avoid these sourcing issues altogether. This can help you get your project completed on time and on budget.

Not to say that 3M is immune to product availability issues, but availability is strong and you’re much less likely to hold up other parts of your project by using Di-Noc.

According to this source the average cost to build a NEW hospital is $112M

Aesthetics Matter

When you’re remodeling a healthcare facility, it’s important to choose materials that will create a calming and welcoming environment for patients and staff.

3M Di-Noc Architectural Films offer a wide variety of textures and colors to choose from, so you can create the perfect look for your facility.

And because these films are applied directly to existing surfaces, you can update the look of your facility without having to rip out existing finishes.

This can give you a lot of flexibility in terms of design, and help you create an environment that is both aesthetically pleasing and functional.

Environmental Impact

Construction waste created by traditional remodeling methods is a problem nationwide, and using 3M Di-Noc Architectural Films can help reduce this waste.

Construction waste is a significant environmental issue. In the United States, construction and demolition (C&D) activities generated about 684 million tons of solid waste in 2015, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

That amount of waste is equal to about 1.5 pounds per person per day. Construction waste includes materials such as wood, concrete, asphalt shingles, gypsum board, and glass. The EPA estimates that about 40 percent of C&D debris is wood.

Most construction waste ends up in landfills. These landfill sites are the third-largest source of methane gas emissions in the United States.

When this methane gas is released into the atmosphere, it has a global warming potential that is about 21 times greater than carbon dioxide over a 100-year period.

The EPA estimates that construction and demolition debris made up about 28 percent of the waste sent to landfills in 2015.

3M Di-Noc Architectural Films can help reduce the amount of construction waste sent to landfills because they can be used to quickly and easily update the look of existing space without tearing out and replacing existing materials.

In addition, 3M Di-Noc Architectural Films are made from vinyl, a type of plastic. Vinyl is one of the most recycled plastics.

In 2015, the recycling rate for vinyl was about 32 percent in the United States.

3M Di-Noc Architectural Films can be used to give new life to existing surfaces made from materials that would otherwise end up in a landfill.

Easy Remodel Doors, Windows and Nursing Stations

Those same materials that allow you to update the look of patient rooms can be applied to doors, nursing stations, and windows too

Window updates – whether they’re actual windows to the outdoors or privacy partitions in patient rooms or nursing stations, can be done in a few different ways.

First, using Di-Noc films the mullions on any window can be cleaned up and updated to any of our material types. You’ll be surprised at the impact changing the mullions from base metal to warm wood looks can have!

Second, you can update the glass itself. Not with Di-Noc films, of course, but Tint by Masters is also a Prestige Dealer for window films. That means tinting, frosting for privacy, or even adding logos, words, or phrases to any glass surface can be part of the same project.

But probably one of the 2 the biggest impacts you can have on common areas is a resurfacing of the nurses station. And that’s doable while keeping the floor and patient rooms open because of Di-Noc architectural films.

By design, those stations occupy the central location in any pod of rooms, so 100% of patients and visitors see it. That means that you can have a lot of impact on the look and feel, and the guest impression of your whole facility with this one key remodel.

The second biggest impact you can have on general impressions in your medical facility is by updating or remodeling the DOORS.

Those doors take a lot of abuse over the years and are usually full of ding, dents, and scratches from patient moves, equipment carts, and sharp corners of tables and gurneys taking a bite out of the wood.

They are also almost always heavy duty, solid, industrial-strength full wood or metal – and that makes them ridiculously expensive to replace.

Luckily you don’t have to! We can resurface those patient rooms or any and all doors in your building IN PLACE.


3M Di-Noc Architectural Films are a win for medical facilities for so many reasons!

We may have the solution if you’ve been putting off a remodeling project, are specifying one now, or are stuck because of construction material delays.

Just call us or visit this page to get more information about architectural films and what we can do to help.

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