Do you remember what the last elevator you rode on looked like? Chances are you don’t remember it unless it was an extremely unique or extravagant elevator.
But the truth is elevator design does matter. The design should fit well into the style of the building as a whole and include elements that are useful to the people who ride it.
If you are having an elevator installed or replaced, you will have to choose from many different elevator cab finishes. The choices you make will set the tone for years to come.
Here are some tips on how to choose the design that best fits your building style and needs.
How to Choose Elevator Cab Finishes
Choosing the right elevator cab interior can be a stressful decision. With so many options to choose from, how can we narrow them down? Here are some questions to ask yourself that will help you choose the right interior for your elevator.
Who will be using it?
To select the right elevator cab finish, you must consider the people who will be using it. Some elevators are only used by a select group of people, and others are more practical, transporting hundreds of people daily.
The elevator is often the first thing someone sees upon arrival at your building. If you want to leave a great first impression on potential clients or high-profile guests, you may want to choose a higher-end finish.
What Is Your Budget?
Elevators are a big investment, but they are necessary elements in every building. Are you looking to splurge on a more detailed finish for aesthetic reasons, or do you prefer a simpler interior? Talk to your elevator professionals about pre-made cabs or other budget-friendly options.
Where Will It Be Located?
The location of your elevator will be a factor in choosing a cab finish. The aesthetic appeal of an elevator in a corporate office will be more important than that of a warehouse elevator.
What Are the Cleaning and Maintenance Requirements?
Every elevator will need general maintenance and upkeep, but some materials are easier to maintain than others. Some elevators will require interiors that can be cleaned easily and efficiently.
It’s also a good idea to choose materials that are resistant to scratches and scuffs. This will help you avoid unexpected repairs or replacements of one or more of the elements of your elevator.
What Are Your Style Preferences?
Some people enjoy the task of choosing every style detail that goes into the interior design of an elevator. Other people prefer to let professionals handle it. At Southern Elevator we give our clients the option of choosing from pre-designed modular elevator interiors. Here are some things to consider:
- overall look (modern, classic, traditional, etc.)
- color scheme
- wall finishes
- to add mirrors or not
- flooring options
- ceiling and lighting options
- style of the operating panel
- notice boards or other special features
Allowing you to achieve a whole new look in one day.
Trust the Professionals
Are you planning for an installation or replacement of an elevator? When researching elevator cab options, be sure to factor in your budget, style, and functionality.
The process shouldn’t be complicated, and we are here to help you get the job done. For answers to all of your questions about elevator cab finishes, visit our website, and feel to contact one of our elevator professionals!