Commercial Lift Interior Refurbishment
Lift interiors get tired and grubby in just the same way that every other interior does. Regular users of your passenger lift may not notice the gradual decline, but you can be sure that visitors and clients will. We tend to spend most of our time in lifts avoiding eye contact with fellow passengers. Which gives us plenty of time to examine the worn flooring, and scratched side panels.
Regular interior refurbishment of your passenger lift speaks to the values and standards of the business or building it serves. In this blog Tower Lifts details the range of refurbishment possibilities open to our clients. We are also able to upgrade your passenger cabin to ensure it meets disability compliance.
1. Side Panels
Side panels are what passengers tend to notice most, and they come in for the heaviest wear and tear. The priority for lift owners, therefore, is to choose a material that is easy to keep clean, such as plastic laminates or brushed metal. The laminates come in a range of finishes, from painted to wood, fibre or stone and the panels can be supplemented with a rail for passenger stability.
Passengers using lifts are often entering a building from outside. This can lead to mud, or moisture being transferred to the lift floor. On a rainy day, umbrellas can even leave puddles. For this reason, lift floors tend to be made out of non-slip materials such as materials such as rubber, vinyl or stone. Passenger lift floors need regular, thorough cleaning.
Lift cabin design tends to favour mirrors, and it’s not just about vanity. Mirrors open up a small space. They improve the ambiance, and can reduce the feelings of claustrophobia a lift can induce. Passengers tend to use mirrors to keep a check on the activity of fellow travellers, without looking directly at them. And, of course, it’s useful to take a glance at how you look if you’re on your way to an interview.
Gloomy lighting in a lift can lower the mood of passengers, and – at worst – make the passenger cabin look ‘sinister’. Tower Lifts designers recommend a lighting design than closely resembles natural light. Alternatively, it’s possible to provide a range of lighting states for different times of the day. This can be matched to the interior lighting of the building.
5. Control Panels
These are important to passengers because they provide control in what may be perceived as a risky environment, and offer an escape route. The control panel needs, therefore to be positioned in order to be visible to all passengers. It should also be accessible to passengers in wheelchairs. Braille communications are now integrated into most panels, and many lifts also feature audio information.
Working With Tower Lifts
Tower Lifts designers have been providing interior refurbishment and lift cabin design for commercial passenger lifts over two decades now. Whatever the statement your business wishes to make about its values, Tower Lifts can provide expert guidance on creating an appropriate design. We offer a range of lift refurbishment services that can be tailored to meet your specific requirements.
Would you like to know more about Tower Lifts’ interior refurbishment services? Call our team today to talk through what you need – 01525 601099
Tower Lifts carry out design and installation on a varied range of lifts throughout the UK including:
Domestic Lifts • Food Lifts • Bespoke Platform Lifts • Service Lifts • Platform Lifts • Goods Lifts • Scenic Lifts • Heavy Duty / Car Lifts • Passenger Lifts • Dumbwaiter Lifts • MRL Lifts • Fire lifts • Residential Lifts • low-Headroom Lift