Breaking the Popular Myths About Vinyl Film

Or How Bodaq Interior Film is Different from What You are Used to

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Let’s debunk three of the most common myths and misunderstandings about vinyl film. These days nobody even calls it a vinyl film – it is an architectural interior film made of the new generation of PVC. From manufacturing to installation Bodaq Interior Films promote a healthy environment and safety, minimizing the release of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and avoiding other hazardous chemicals.

So, here are the myths that took over people’s minds through the years of hearing or using vinyl.

Myth #1: It is cheap and low quality.

This myth was not unfounded because, in the early 2000s, the vinyl film was a simple, cheap, and low-quality solution. However, in 2022, the film is a premium surface solution that imitates natural surfaces so precisely that even a keen eye cannot spot a difference. All sorts of businesses tend to use Bodaq film, as it is a quick and effective way to renovate an existing surface or cover a new one. It helps save an impressive amount of money without drawbacks to the final result. 

Also, there are six collections of Bodaq Film, namely Wood, Metal, Stone & Marble, Solid Colors, Fabric & Leather, and a new one – Heavy-Duty. A variety of patterns in the catalog satisfies every design idea. The only limit is your imagination.

In the pictures below, you can see how the modern interior film looks.

Z853S panels refinishing
Z853S Oak Wood
wardrobe refinishing with vinyl film
RF001 Real Fabric

Myth #2: The film cannot be installed near hot or humid areas.

It is a myth that may be logical for some kinds of films, especially ones that use old-school manufacturing technologies. As we all know, humidity ruins different materials, and it comes unstuck from surfaces.

However, Bodaq Film uses a new moisture-wicking technology that allows its usage in places with high humidity levels such as shower stalls. Additionally, the film has antimicrobial and antifungal properties, which cannot be said about the majority of standard renovation materials.

Also, Bodaq Interior Film meets a high-Class A (Class I) fire and smoke ratings – the lowest fire spread rate and minimal smoke production. It means that Bodaq is a perfect surfacing solution for high-risk areas – airports, elevators, healthcare facilities, hospitality amenities, transport, fireplaces, etc.

Fireplace refinishing with vinyl film
NS814 Marble
Shower stall refinishing with vinyl film
NS814 Marble

Myth #3: Thickness determines durability.

The myth was based on some paper-based materials, which is true – you can easily tear the paper. But it is not applicable in the case of interior film because it only has a paper backing that is not involved in the installation (by the way, it is the only waste that you will have after the installation.)

The embossed and printed film layer has a simplified air-channeled adhesive made of acrylic plastic, which is also known as polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA). It does not contain potentially harmful bisphenol-A subunits found in polycarbonate. PMMA is a strong but thin and lightweight material.

Bodaq-Architectural-Film-Product-construction

 So, it is an advantageous resurfacing material for elevator enclosures where weight is crucial.

PM005 elevator hall refinishing
PM005 Terrazzo
rolls of architectural film
Rolls of Bodaq Film

To wrap up, we hope some myths will disappear when Bodaq proves its beneficial properties among other finishing solutions. And it is just a matter of time.

Stay tuned and use Bodaq!

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