3M Surface and Glass Finishing Solutions for Architecture and Interior Design

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See how 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes combine art with advancements in science. 

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Architectural Case Studies

Partnering with 3M helped these organizations achieve their unique design objectives.


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 coloured 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
  • Use customizable graphics and coloured film to reflect branding or personalize a space

 

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 Colour 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 Colour Green PS-719, 12. Glass Tables: 3M™ DI-NOC™ Glass Finishes Stone DG-1831.

Digital rendering of the interior of a re-styled business center with number blue dots showing where 3M's surface solutions can be applied to update to a current look.

Beautify almost any exterior surface.

Walls, Floors, Ceilings, Signage and More

  • 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 coloured 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

 

Digital rendering of the exterior of a re-styled business center with number blue dots showing where 3M's surface solutions can be applied to update to a current look.
Video screen capture from the interior of of a modern styled café, coloured in blacks and browns, with a counter and tables and glass window paned fascade looking out onto an urban setting.

3M Films for Architects and Designers

As you design for the next chapter, reimagine spaces with surfaces that let you think big. Be inspired.

Create unique, memorable spaces overnight.

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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.

  • An outdated hair salon being modernized with new surfaces and glass in rolling animation.
    On-Trend Surface Finishes

    Bring even your most ambitious design ideas to life with 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes and 3M™ Glass Finishes to transform any surface.

    Explore architectural finishes

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  • A café being modernized with modernized graphics and exterior look in rolling animation.
    Customizable Graphic Solutions

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

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  • An older business center being modernized with new exterior covering and window films in rolling animation.
    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.

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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

    Icon of an elevator.
    Digital rendering of the interior of a re-styled business center with number blue dots showing where 3M's surface solutions can be applied to update to a current look.

    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 coloured 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
    • Use customizable graphics and coloured film to reflect branding or personalize a space

     

    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 Colour 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 Colour Green PS-719, 12. Glass Tables: 3M™ DI-NOC™ Glass Finishes Stone DG-1831.

  • Exterior

    Icon of a five-story tall rectangular office building.
    Digital rendering of the exterior of a re-styled business center with number blue dots showing where 3M's surface solutions can be applied to update to a current look.

    Beautify almost any exterior surface.

    Walls, Floors, Ceilings, Signage and More

    • 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 coloured 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

     


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Connect with a 3M Expert.

To request product samples or learn more, connect with one of our product specialists to help you find the right solutions for your specific project needs.

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Create signature design without compromise.

Deliver design flexibility and peace of mind by designing with industry-leading, science-based solutions. With 3M Films, you’re specifying best-in-class quality, durable surface solutions that are on-trend, customizable and budget-friendly.

  • Icon of flattened horizontal hand with dollar sign in a circle above it.
    Cost Effective

    Don’t compromise on your creative vision. 3M's surface solutions are a cost-effective alternative to traditional construction materials, allowing you to leave your design signature on a project—on budget, on time, no hassle.

  • Icon of a recycling triangle.
    Remodel and Reuse

    By refreshing rather than replacing existing surfaces, fixtures and built-ins, you can help reduce landfill waste and obtain LEED® credits to support your sustainability goals—for beautiful designs you can feel good about.

  • Icon of a stopwatch with motion lines.
    Quick Installation

    As you design for the next chapter, reinvent spaces without a costly or time-consuming renovation. Reimagine almost any surface with 3M Films installed quickly and easily by certified 3M installers and create less downtime, noise and disruption for your clients.

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    Easy to Clean and Maintain

    With 3M's surface solutions, you’re not just creating beautiful designs. You’re designing for durability with surfaces that repair easily and stand up to commonly used cleaners without degradation while meeting building code requirements.


Architecture and Design Case Studies


Explore 3M Architectural Portfolios

  • Digital rendering of a business center showing how 3M films can be applied for both surface design and functionality.
    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™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes and 3M™ Glass Finishes, there’s no limit to your imagination.


    Discover architectural finishes

    Discover glass finishes

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  • Digital rendering of a shop exterior showing how 3M™ Films can be applied for both surface design and functionality.
    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 to code or enhance protections against accidents and natural disasters, we can help you find the right solution.

    See what window films can do

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  • Digital rendering of a café showing how 3M™ Films can be applied for both surface design and functionality.
    Graphics and 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

    Find an installer


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