Do you ever look around your home and think, “I wish there was an easy way to completely transform my surfaces to look like they were made out of a completely different material.” Alright, that example may be a little far-fetched, but it certainly got you thinking. If you ever have thought about upgrading surfaces such as doors, walls, and floors, there’s a new product available that can easily do this for you.
We spoke with Ramin Afnani, owner of Fresh Home Innovations and currently the only fully licensed company in Canada to provide 3M Di-Noc finishes, to find out more about how this product works, its benefits, and why it’s a great option for any home looking for a cost-effective transformation.
What is 3M Di-Noc?
Most simply put, 3M Di-Noc is a laminate film that is wrapped around existing surfaces to completely transform them to look like a different material. Think of it like wallpaper but for any surface in your home.
Where can 3M Di-Noc be used?
3M Di-Noc wraps can be applied to almost any surface in your home but the most popular options include:
- Counter tops
- Kitchen cabinets
- And more…
Almost anything that has a smooth surface in your home can be wrapped using 3M Di-Noc.
Benefits of 3M Di-Noc
A unique benefit of 3M Di-Noc wraps is the fact that they come in a huge variety of finishes, textures and colours. There are currently over 800 options to choose from on their website.
This rich assortment of finishes offers everything from wood grain, to traditional Japanese washi paper, abstract designs inspired by nature, and the newest arrival, woven metal. If there’s a particular material you have in mind, it’s likely it can be used to wrap a surface in your home.
One of the biggest benefits of using a film wrap over the actual material is the cost. Let’s imagine you have your heart set on a marble feature wall in your home. The cost for something like that would be quite outrageous and would definitely make you reconsider your dreams. However, by using a 3M Di-Noc wrap instead, your dream of a marble feature wall can quickly become a reality at a fraction of the cost.
Ease of Install
Lightweight and self-adhering, 3M Di-Noc films use a special adhesive technology that allows for easy repositioning that virtually eliminates bubbles. This means that you get an easy and speedy installation with no wait time for it to dry to set. Once the surface is wrapped, the job is done.
Another benefit of using a wrap over the actual material is how easy it is to replace or fix. Unlike traditional materials, you do not need to replace the entire piece to fix one section. For example, if you have covered your kitchen floors to look like stone and happen to spill an entire pot of tomato sauce on the floor, you will only need to replace the one segment as opposed to tearing out the entire floor.
Due to the fact 3M Di-Noc can be made to look like almost any material, there is a huge environmental impact. Think of the countless number of natural elements such as trees and stones, that do not need to be used to create materials for our homes.
If you decide you no longer want a bamboo printed countertop, you can easily have the film removed without having to think about the disposal of your countertop and where the materials might end up (likely a landfill). Instead, just the wrap will be removed and a new one will be laid in its place. This means you can reuse the same surface over and over again.
Who can install?
Now that you know about the potential this material has to transform your home, you’re probably wondering how to go about hiring a home service professional to install 3M Di-Noc finishes in your home. As of publication of this article, Fresh Home Innovations is the only company in all of Canada that is fully licensed as a “3M Preferred Installer.” But expect more home service professionals to pop up as more and more homeowners discover the benefits of wrapping surfaces in their homes to transform them into something new!
If you want more information about how 3M Di-Noc can transform your home, visit their website.
All images courtesy of 3M.