Wall Paneling: Get Inspired By These 5 Applications


Every element in a building contributes not only to the aesthetic appeal, but to the perception of each and everyone who enters its doors. What message are you sending visitors, tenants, guests, customers, or employees? When you use wall panels, your surfaces send a bold message of quality, durability, and versatility. Here are five common applications for these innovative systems.

1. Media Walls. Integrate today’s most advanced technology into your walls. Whether it’s a corridor or a lobby, you can bring it to life, reinforce your brand image, and reach your customers/tenants effectively.

The AIM Academy, for instance, built an addition with a new gymnasium, auditorium, and other critical spaces. They wanted to grab the attention of everyone who entered the school. In the lobby, their 16-foot media wall features customized images created in their art-department, a monitor, and integrated speakers. Visitors, prospective students, families, and others have an instant, and beautiful, introduction to the school, and AIM can create a lot of great experiences.

What will you do with a media wall? Anything you can imagine.

2. Lobbies and reception areas. With an innovative wall paneling system, you can enliven your lobby or reception space and create a favorable, lasting impression of your building as soon as people walk in to the moment they leave. AIM did it with their media wall, but static panels also offer an engaging solution. Vibrant colors, eye-catching videos, printed images and entrancing patterns are sure to draw a lot of positive attention. So much time is spent in these spaces—don’t miss out on the opportunity to connect with people in them.

3. Vestibules. Passages, corridors, and hallways are critical building elements, and the right wall paneling solution can make them even more useful. The Robert Wood Johnson Health System (RWJ), for example, undertook an extensive renovation to bring their facilities up to a standard befitting the quality of their care. They wanted to color coordinate their hallways so patients and visitors could use them for wayfinding (e.g. “Follow the blue corridor to find your exam room.”).

At the same time, they needed surfaces that were non-microbial, easy to clean, and durable enough to withstand constant use and abuse. Their wall paneling system meets all their requirements, and provides a simple, elegant way to assist people in finding their way around the hospital.

4. Conference Rooms. The conference room of the 21st century has arrived. When made with high-quality materials like Gorilla Glass®, which is optically clear, you can turn any wall into a whiteboard. This is ideal for any number of applications, from presentations and brainstorming sessions to trainings and meetings.

Additionally, you have a wide range of colors, patterns, finishes, and materials from which to choose. Your wall panels can enhance your overall aesthetic and create the ideal conditions for productivity.

5. Elevators. Depending on your building’s traffic, hundreds of pairs of eyes see your elevators every day. With wall paneling systems, you can make the most of that opportunity. Google, for instance, uses interlocking panels in the executive offices of its Chrome team. The elevators feature the tech giant’s trademark colors, logo, and an interactive screen that mimics the Google Doodle. Quirky, fun, fresh, and cost effective, the panels align perfectly with Google’s brand identity – sophisticated yet simple.

You can mount a television screen to any wall. You can hang artwork on any wall. You can use any wall as a hub for communication or information with posters and a few thumbtacks. By using innovative wall paneling systems, however, you can do all this in an elegant, seamless way that reinforces your brand identity and enables you to meet key budget, schedule, functional, and aesthetic goals. No matter what your application, these systems are designed for maximum simplicity – and maximum results.