3M Films for Architects and Designers

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Your design vision is the signature you leave on your projects. But the products you specify must also meet other critical objectives such as budgets, timing, building codes, sustainability goals, your client’s branding and functionality needs, and much more. That’s why 3M has developed innovative, science-based finishes that can help you transform spaces and create new, unique environments. With 3M™ Films, you can maximize your design impact without sacrificing your creative ideals.

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    On-Trend Surface Finishes

    Offer the possibility of superior, flexible design, on any surface with 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes.

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    Customizable Graphic Solutions

    Create environments that represent your brand and connect with guests with customizable 3M™ Graphics and Colored Films.  If you can imagine it, you can print it.

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    Functional Window Films

    Enhance safety and security, increase comfort, save energy and reduce CO₂ emissions with 3M™ Window Films. Whatever the challenge, we’ve got you covered.

Webinars - Learn more about 3M™ Architectural Finishes

Discover 3M™ Architectural Finishes that inspire your creativity to design a stunning new space quickly, easily, and sustainably or breathe new life into an existing space almost overnight. Register for a live webinar or watch a recording to learn more about our solutions.

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Get a free consultation for your project, request a sample or ask for a cost comparison between natural materials and 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes.


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Create Signature Design Without Compromise

Deliver design flexibility and peace of mind by designing with industry-leading, science-based solutions.

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    3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes

    Design with 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes – self adhesive films that match the organic beauty of natural elements and can be easily applied on many surfaces offering cost-effective solutions.

     

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    3M™ FASARA™ Glass Finishes

    Dicover 3M™ FASARA™ Glass Finishes to harness the natural light without compromising the ease of application, hassle-free maintenance, and unparalleled durability.


Learn what 3M™ Architectural Finishes can offer for you and your clients

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    Hospitality Customer: Ned Ludd

    The Ned Ludd bar was delighted by the range of over 1000 patterns offered by 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes.  Click here to see what they chose.

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    Interior/Exterior Customer: SKYPOD

    Find out how a decommissioned aeroplane was turned into a unique getaway venue using a mix of interior and exterior patterns from the 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes range.

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    Retail Customer: Real Clothing

    Retail Clothing wanted to refresh tired fixtures and fittings to achieve the high-end look their clientele expects.  They turned to 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes. See the results.

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    Interior Refresh Private Customer

    Conformable 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes is perfect for bringing new life to the flat and curved surfaces of residential and commercial kitchens.  See it in action.

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Architecture and Design Case Studies

See how 3M films helped these architects and designers achieve their unique objectives.

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    US Bank Stadium Brings Classic Vikings Brand to Life

    3M™ Films helped the stadium’s design team maintain a light, open environment and carry on the classic Vikings brand.

    See case study (PDF, 176 KB)

    Dec 1, 1901
  • A delivery van features a a colorful, branded 3M graphic vehicle wrap.
    Cookie Cart Bakery Promotes Its Business on Every Surface

    The bakery transformed an old building head-to-toe with graphics while maintaining brand consistency.

    See case study (PDF, 1,997 KB)

    Dec 1, 1901
  • A pub bar counter that has been resorted with a 3M film.
    Ned Ludd Pub Gets Industrial Chic Aesthetic

    New proprietors injected their style in a famed public house with a fast, cost-effective transformation.

    See case study (PDF, 6.5 MB)

    Dec 1, 1901
  • Image displays the results of a 3M Safety and Security Film after a window is broken.
    Jewelry Business Withstands Damage by Reinforcing Windows

    3M™ Safety and Security Window Films protected the store, helping to avoid potential losses.

    See case study (PDF, 1,324 KB)

    Dec 1, 1901
  • Large trays of chocolates in a sunny window.
    Chocolatier Avoids Melted Product and Soaring Energy Costs

    Mitchell’s Chocolates saved its sweets from the afternoon sun with 3M™ Sun Control Window Film.

    See case study (PDF, 625 KB)

    Dec 1, 1901
  • A glamping pod exterior features a faux wood 3M DI-NOC Architectural film.
    The sky's the limit. Elevating glamping pods to a new level.

    Creating interiors and exteriors that are durable and practical—and yet have a luxurious ambience—using 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes.

    See case study (PDF, 8.7 MB)

    Dec 1, 1901
  • The exterior of a glass building featuring 3M Sun Control Window Films.
    A comfortable environment at Rotterdam’s iconic market hall

    Moderating the temperature and reducing glare for shoppers and retailers with 3M™ Sun Control Window Films.

    See case study (PDF, 2.8 MB)

    Dec 1, 1901
  • The exterior of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame building
    Iconic Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Protects Artifacts

    A geometric glass building designed by I.M. Pei shields exhibits with 3M™ Window Film Prestige Exterior Series.

    See case study (PDF, 2.9 MB)

    Dec 1, 1901

3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes help you achieve your sustainability goals

Refreshing surfaces, rather than replacing them, significantly reduces landfill and helps support sustainability goals — for beautiful designs you can feel good about.

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      • Resurface existing assets and achieve LEED credits.
      • Minimize impact on the environment with materials that are engineered to refurbish permanently installed elements or fixtures.
      • Reduce waste in landfills compared with replacement of a facade, windows or furniture.
      • Save energy costs and CO2 emissions with 3M™Building Window Films.
      • Choose a fire rated solution. 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes are Class A fire-rated. Exterior finishes are Class B fire-rated.

       

    • Find more information (PDF, 77.4 KB) on LEED credits for 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes.

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    Designability

    Endless possibilities of design.


    • Latest design trend
    • Wide variety
    • Conformable films
    • Superior surface finish

     

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    Functionality

    Use in a variety of applications with reliable performance.
     

    • Over 50 years of expertise
    • Easy to maintain
    • Various functionality
    • Compliant with standards

     

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    Workability

    Ease of application with minimal downtime.
     

    • On various surfaces
    • Reuse existing surfaces
    • Self adhesive
    • Fast installation

     


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Where can I apply 3M™ Films?

3M's surface solutions bring together design, function, and sustainability with customizable materials that you can apply both inside and outside of the building and across a variety of substrates.

Interior
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Beautify almost any interior surface

  • Walls, Floors, Ceilings, Fixtures and Built-ins

    • Choose from over 1,000 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes to apply to any new or existing surface. Lightweight and easy to install, maintain and clean compared to traditional construction materials
    • Apply customizable 3M™ Graphics to create environments that represent your client’s brand and unlock the ultimate in design flexibility on any surface
    • Utilize your floor space to enhance design, and communicate and interact with guests
  • Glass Surfaces, Windows and Partitions

    Decorative
     

    • Add 3M™ Glass Finishes to any glass surface for that added element of design or layer of privacy
    • Use customizable graphics and colored film to reflect branding or personalize a space

    Functional
     

    • Enhance comfort, reduce glare, save energy and reduce CO₂ emissions with 3M™ Sun Control Window Film
    • Improve the safety and security of glass, fortify weak entry points and mitigate hazards with 3M™ Safety and Security Window Films

Shown above:
1. Conference Room Door: 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes Smooth Stone ST-1914MT, 2. Conference Room Glass Walls: 3M™ FASARA™ Glass Finishes Fabric Buckram SH2FGBU and 3M™ Scotchcal™ Clear View Graphic Film 8150, 3. Beams: 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes Dry Wood DW-1883MT, 4. Ceiling: 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes Solid Color Green PS-116, 5. Windows: 3M™ Sun Control Window Film, 6. Floor: 3M™ Controltac™ Print Film 40C, 3M™ Scotchcal™ Luster Overlaminate 3645, 7. Conference Room Wall: 3M™ Scotchcal™ ElectroCut™ Graphic Film Dark Blue Series 7725-397, 8. Conference Room Glass Wall: 3M™ FASARA™ Glass Finishes Fabric Sensai Linen Champagne Gold SH2CSSEC, 9. Conference Room Glass Wall: 3M™ FASARA™ Glass Finishes Fabric Buckram SH2FGBU and 3M™ Scotchcal™ Clear View Graphic Film 8150, 10. Behind Front Desk Wall: 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes Dry Wood DW-1883MT and 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes Stone ST-1831, 11. Front Desk: 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes Stone ST-1195 and 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes Solid Color Green PS-719, 12. Glass Tables: 3M™ DI-NOC™ Glass Finishes Stone DG-1831

Exterior
A digital rendering of a building exterior detailing where 3M films can be applied

Beautify almost any exterior surface

  • Walls, Floors, Ceilings, Fixtures and Built-ins

    • Apply 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes Exterior series to refresh existing facades
    • Communicate your brand with illuminated signage
    • Use customizable 3M™ Graphics to create environments that represent your brand and offer the ultimate in design flexibility on any surface
    • Utilize your floor space to enhance design, and communicate and interact with guests
  • Windows and Glass

    Decorative
     

    • Add 3M™ Glass Finishes to any glass surface for that added element of design or layer of privacy
    • Use customizable graphics and colored film to generate buzz or create eye-catching curb appeal

    Functional
     

    • Enhance comfort, reduce glare, save energy and reduce CO₂ emissions with 3M™ Sun Control Window Film
    • Improve the safety and security of glass, fortify weak entry points and mitigate hazards with 3M™ Safety and Security Window Films

Shown above:
1. Windows: 3M™ Sun™ Control Window Film, 2. Façade: 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes Ceramic/Slate AE-1634, 3. Façade graphics: 3M™ Envision™ Print Film 48C and 3M™ Envision™ Matte Wrap Overlaminate 8550M, 4. Wall: 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes EX Series Fine Wood FW-1129EX, 5. Illuminated Sign: 3M™ Scotchcal™ Translucent Graphic Film 3630-106 Brilliant Green, 6. Glass Doors: 3M™ Safety and Security Window Film, 7. Geometric blocks: 3M™ Print Wrap Film IJ180mC-10, 3M™ Scotchcal™ Matte Overlaminate 8520, 8. Floor: 3M™ Controltac™ Print Film 40C and 3M™ Scotchcal™ Luster Overlaminate 3645

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Explore 3M Architectural Portfolios

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    Architectural Finishes

    Select designs that resemble natural materials to provide a clean, high-end look, or choose from a variety of patterns created in collaboration with leading designers from across the globe. With 3M™ Architectural Finishes and Glass Finishes, there’s no limit to your imagination.

    Discover new finishes

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    Building Window Solutions

    Increase comfort, conserve energy, and even increase safety and security with 3M's building window films. Whether you need to upgrade windows for building regulations or enhance protection against accidents and natural disasters, we can help you find the right solution.

    See what window films can do

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    Graphics & Signage

    Create stunning, picture-perfect wall graphics and building wraps for almost any surface, including textured walls. You can communicate a message, offer directions, or reinforce the brand experience on your building’s surfaces with a cost-effective, low-maintenance alternative to paint.

    Tell a story with any surface

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