Elevator interiors are designed and fabricated to the highest standards of quality. There are standard elevator interiors but in most cases, building owners prefer custom interiors that will complement the aesthetics of the building. Custom interiors come with different available finishes achieved through quality fabrication processes. It becomes very easy for building owners to make a statement through personalization of elevator interiors.
Factors affecting the overall design of elevator interiors
Elevators are important components of a building that should address the basic factors of function and aesthetics. There are endless possibilities in personalizing elevator interiors but there are factors that should be considered in overall design. There is a wide range of materials and colors that can be used to enhance the aesthetics of the cab interiors but the choice should not be based solely on visual aspects. Materials include stainless steel in either light or dark finish, solid or laminated wood and marble-like pattern for the floor. In the selection of materials and colors for the interior, it is important to create a monochrome look with bit a variety on the interior components. On the other hand, although aesthetics is a priority, it is important to be very cautious in the choice of materials that are in compliance with codes. Any work performed on elevators must be done by a certified contractor that understands potential safety hazards and proper work procedures. Weight changes must be considered in design to ensure that it does not affect the safety and function of the elevator. The elevator is a moving transport which requires that modifications and improvements should comply with codes.
Architectural metals for elevator interiors
Several metals are used for architectural purposes and carry a design theme for installation requirements. Architectural metals are commonly used for both elevator interiors and exteriors to provide maximum design versatility while meeting aesthetics and performance requirements. Stainless steel is an ideal material for the elevator door skin because of its beauty and strength not to mention the fact that it does not require serious maintenance work. Fingerprints and smudges can easily be removed without the use of abrasive cleaners. Stainless steel elevator door skins can be wiped clean through a microfiber cloth. Elevator doors are an integral part of the cab that must have a hardened surface impervious to abrasion and wear. Patterns are added after the fabrication process for customization and enhanced visual interest. Different patterns can be applied in the form of single-tool embossers, full sheet pressings or etched designs.
Architectural metals are also available for elevator surrounds and frames that will complement the door skins. Different designs are available for modernization projects involving wall panels, handrails, trimmings, light fixtures and ceiling. The unique technology in the fabrication of architectural metals makes it lightweight and durable while retaining the characteristics and appearance of solid metal. Quality elevator interiors for single residential lifts to multiple elevators in high rise buildings can easily be installed using architectural metals that have undergone custom fabrication processes of cutting, forming, welding and polishing techniques.