3 Ways To Update The Appearance Of Your Commercial Lift

Any business which has the responsibility for one or more commercial lifts within its business premises will have several ways to ensure it is safe and works as and when it should. Specific actions include cleaning the inside of the lift, and ensuring that the specified level of routine maintenance is undertaken.

Despite all that effort, there could come a point when you start considering whether it is time to give your commercial lift a revamp or an update. There are two distinct elements of your lift this could be applied to. The first is mechanical, by which we mean the actual technical workings of the lift, and the other is the aesthetics of your lift.

For this post, we are only going to consider an aesthetic update rather than a technical one. This is because as long as regular maintenance takes place, it is unlikely that within the lifespan of a lift that you are going to be required to completely update and replace the parts of the lift that no one using the lift would usually see. However, there same cannot be said about the interior of your lift.

The interior is where people using the lift spend a few seconds travelling up or down several times a day, and it is here that you are most likely to want to update at some point. There are several reasons why this might be, such as the interior looking aged, cosmetic damage, impossible to clean markings, and even more serious damage such as cracked panels, flooring, and broken lighting bulbs.

More than just the specifics of why an update might be prudent, there are also some benefits to your business by giving the interiors of your commercial lift a makeover, which include:

  • Greater first-impression when visitors use the lift
  • Staff have greater pride in the building in which they work
  • Potential clients will be impressed
  • A new interior is easier to clean and maintain
  • The lift compartment will be safer
  • You will be ensuring your lift meets regulations/standards

So, with all the reasons why you might wish to upgrade your lift’s interior, and some highly desirable benefits that follow, here are three simple and relatively inexpensive ways to achieve them.

New Flooring

Given that it is the part of the lift that will be subject to the most wear and tear due to people walking in, standing, and then walking out again, it stands to reason that the flooring is the first candidate for renewal. There are multiple flooring types you can consider. On a practical level, you could simply use a hard-wearing wall to wall laminate or carpet. Alternatively, you could use tiles, and the more decorative they are, the more they will be noticed by those using the lift.

New Panelling

Likely to be the most significant change you would make, which is renewing the side panels and the ceiling. Again, there are lots of options with mirrors a great choice to brighten the lift compartment and also make it seem bigger, which undoubtedly will be welcomed by those who suffer from claustrophobia. Any other panelling which is bright, reflective, or decorative will greatly improve the aesthetics of your lift.

New Lighting

Missing or broken lights in a lift look terrible so the top priorities for your new lift lighting should be that it uses long-life bulbs and that no one can access them to break them. You will also want bulbs that do not generate much heat so consider LED lighting as an option. Try for lighting that is neither too yellow, which will make the lift seem dingy, nor uses too bright blueish light which can strain the eyes of those travelling in the lift.