Architectural finishes, also known as architectural films or interior films are light weight, self-adhesive and durable films designed to look identical to natural materials, such as wood, natural stone, metal, etc. These films can be applied to multiple flat or curved non-porous surfaces, including walls, ceilings, elevators, columns, millwork and boats.
3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes have several advantages over traditional materials:
3M is an industry pioneer in Architectural Finishes, producing the first line of DI-NOC™ in the 1980s. 3M carries over 1000+ modern and stylish patterns that are suitable for multiple applications, including interior, exterior, abrasion resistant, matte and whiteboard.
Not all architectural finishes are created the same. Other architectural finishes may look great during the installation; however, aren’t made to withstand moderate to high traffic areas or even fingerprints. When exposed to impact, other architectural finishes crack and flake, whereas DI-NOC doesn’t. 3M’s innovative technologies in each architectural film, fire safety rating and warranty make DI-NOC the preferred solution.
Availability is a large factor to consider when comparing architectural finishes in Canada. WRI Supply stocks over 212 finishes for multiple applications that can be shipped next day so the project can stay on time without the concern of getting the materials needed.
The expected performance life of 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes is up to 12 years for indoor, vertical applications.
Each 3M™ DI-NOC™ architectural finish comes with 3M’s world-class Comply™ adhesive that has unique air-release channels for quick and simple installations that last for years to come.
With DI-NOC maintenance is simple. 3M recommends regular cleaning using a mild detergent and water and a soft cloth or sponge that don’t contain abrasives.
If there are any remaining stains, clean the area with a diluted Isopropyl Alcohol solution and a soft cloth.
WRI Supply has over 190 quick ship finishes that are in stock, available by the metre and ready to ship the same day within Canada.
Other patterns may take from 2 – 6 weeks.
3M has developed an exterior series of DI-NOC (DI-NOC EX Series) specifically designed to withstand UV exposure and other elements. The EX Series is rated to have a 12 year exterior durability.
Yes! DI-NOC Architectural Finishes provide excellent UV resistance, especially when compared to laminates, veneers or even other architectural finishes. DI-NOC has been tested against UV light weathering and it stands the test of time.
Yes, it can and you can follow the following guidelines, depending on the type of damage to the surface.
DI-NOC is perfect for any small to large business or organization in any industry, including retail, commercial, financial, education, healthcare, hospitality and mixed-use developments.
WRI Supply is the Master Distributor of DI-NOC Architectural Finishes in Canada.
If you aren’t a 3M Preferred or DI-NOC installer, you can find an installer in your area.
3M DI-NOC Architectural Finishes have the CAN/ULC-S102.2 fire rating.
WRI Supply hosts 2-day DI-NOC Installer Training (DIT) sessions in Kelowna, BC and Mississauga, ON.
If you have never taken a 3M Advanced Installer or Vehicle Installer Training course, this is mandatory prior to taking DIT to ensure you know the basics about installing vinyl’s. We do offer VIT and AIT training.
To learn more, visit the Installer Training page.
DI-NOC Architectural Finishes are designed to be used on non-porous and smooth surfaces, including level 5 drywall, countertops, millwork, doors, bulk heads, ceilings, windows exterior facades (EX series only) and more.