What is Architectural Film and How to Use It

Bodaq Architectural Film From Hyundai L&C

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The architectural film is a self-adhesive non-toxic finishing solution that is used to cover any surfaces, for instance, walls, ceilings, doors, furniture, and other surfaces, whether they are flat or curved. With its eco-friendly, highly durable, and diverse pattern designs, BODAQ Interior Film quickly and cost-effectively creates unique interior spaces. Based on the film’s various certifications, it can be used almost anywhere with confidence. With its special self-adhesive backing and easily-formed vinyl surface material, BODAQ film installation is extremely cost-effective and adaptable to complex shapes and surfaces.

BODAQ architectural films are eco-friendly, flame retardant, and its stability performances are certified by authorized international institutions. 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. Recognizing different installation requirements we supply both flame retardant and non-flame retardant interior vinyl films to fulfill orders of any size.

Manufacturer – Hyundai L&C

The architectural film is manufactured by Hyundai L&C in South Korea under the Bodaq brand. It is a popular finishing solution in Europe and Asia and has recently been introduced to the market of North America.

Hyundai L&C Manufacture
Manufacturing facilities of Hyundai L&C in South Korea

Hyundai L&C is leading the global market as the company specialized in construction materials. For over half a century, Hyundai L&C has been making its name as one of Korea’s prominent construction material manufacturers.

The product’s manufacturing process produces high-quality material in a healthy, safe work environment while minimizing the release of volatile organic compounds. The film is an extremely durable stain-resistant surface coating, which is also available in diverse patterns, colors, and textures. The architectural film patterns imitate surfaces made of wood, metal, paint, fabric, etc. It is also a sustainable solution because it allows changing textures without replacing the item.

Architectural Film Structure

There are the following layers in the structure of the architectural vinyl film:


Emboss and a printed film layer that is made of vinyl-chloride plastic, which can imitate wood, marble, concrete, brick, paint, metal, fabric, and much more.
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 lightweight material.
Release back paper as a protection for the adhesive layer.

Environmentally Friendly Solution

Based on strict criteria and tested by numerous international agencies, BODAQ film meets exacting performance and environmental standards.

Safe for children. It is extremely important to keep children’s environment safe and free of dangerous or potentially dangerous components. The architectural film is non-toxic and safe for children’s health and well-being. This means that it can be used in the spaces where children spend a lot of their time, for instance, in schools.

Antibacterial. The most compelling evidence of the antibacterial properties is represented in the certificates and technical reports of the architectural film. An anti-bacteria test showed that the vinyl film has an excellent antibacterial function that inhibits the formation of bacterial biofilm on the vinyl film surface.
Antifungal. It also does not absorb moisture so there is no nourishing environment for the fungus development. Therefore, it is an excellent way to maintain healthy living spaces.

Eco-Friendly. The architectural film not only reduces the amount of waste created, but it also helps conserve natural resources and reduces our reliance on other waste management options. There are also ways to recycle the product.

Less CO2 emissions is being released during the manufacturing process of the film. Among Hyundai L&C’s top priorities are reducing greenhouse gas emissions. These measures include concentration on energy efficiency, fuel switching, combined heat and power, use of renewable energy, and the more efficient use and recycling of materials.

The architectural film does not release heavy chemicals, there are no heavy metals, no formaldehyde, and no phthalate. Therefore, it’s a great solution for living spaces as it is safe for health.

Areas of Application

The architectural film is suitable anywhere where there is a demand for a design-forward durable surface – it can be applied both in commercial and residential spaces. There is a tremendous difference between traditional renovation approaches and renovation with an architectural film. The savings are noticeable, especially for the commercial spaces, when the installation of the architectural film eliminates all expenses on ruining the existing interior to start renovating.

Bodaq NS706 Gray Basalt Interior Film – Stone & Marble Collection

Most Common Areas of Application

The following are the most common areas of application for the architectural vinyl film. Though, the possibilities of architectural film usage are endless.

residential solution

Houses, Condo, Apartments
Refinishing of the existing pieces and creating unique designs for livable spaces.

high-rise apartment buildings solution

Strata buildings
Renovating interior of a building so the areas of usage look fresh.

medical facilities solution

Updating a medical office or a hospital with a product that is easy to clean and sanitize.

educational facilities solution

Importance of choosing safe materials for the environment where children spent a tremendous amount of time is undeniable.

senior living solution

Senior Living
Creating a comfortable and welcoming environment for seniors.

cafes solution

Updating the look of a restaurant or café to let visitors know they are welcomed.

stores solution

Repairing the existing damages and assuring refinished surfaces will last for a long time.

hospitality solution

Exceeding expectations of customers with a unique design that is easy to take care of.

commercial spaces solution

Creating comfort workplaces by refinishing existing furniture and covering walls with beautiful but durable material.

airports solution

Airports, Train Stations, Shopping Centers
Durability, fast installation without interruption, and much waste.

transportation solution

Changing the look of recreational vehicles, known as RV, without adding weight and taking precious space.

upgrading solution

Upgrading the damaged surface without the need to replace the entire piece.

Overall, an architectural film can be applied to indoor spaces like ceilings, walls, kitchen cabinets and other furniture, fire doors, partition doors, and other surfaces whether they are flat or curved. It is suitable anywhere where there is a demand for a design-forward durable surface – commercial, residential spaces, malls, stores, hospitality. It provides extreme durability and stain resistance, maintaining its perfect appearance for 10+ years.

Textures and Patterns

Another point to pay attention to is the variety of patterns of the architectural film available in the catalog. There are more than 500 patterns that imitate different types of surfaces, like stone, marble, wood, paint, metal, fabric. With a variety of options, there is no limit to creativity. Imagine all the new and exciting possibilities that are attainable with the innovative product – the architectural film from Bodaq. Make your design dreams come true.

Architectural Film Rolls

And one more great benefit of the architectural film is its texture. For instance, films from the Wood Collection imitate wood so precisely that you can feel the wood fibers under tips of your fingers. At the same time, there is no need for buying expensive wood and replace items that already are at your place. You can kill two birds with one stone by using our product.


architectural film installation

One of the most appealing features of the architectural film is its installation. It is a new and innovative approach to renovation or finishing because there is no extensive preparation before the installation, no dust or dirt during installation, and also a reduced amount of waste in contrast to traditional approaches.

The process consists of several steps, which include:
Deciding which patterns will be used. There are more than 500 patterns in the catalog that look like real wood, stone, marble, fabric, paint, and much more.

Taking exact measurements of the area of application. It is an important step to know what is the area and its square footage.

Calculating the exact amount of the product for a project. On this step, the project’s surfaces are divided into application areas. After that, the amount of architectural film, which is necessary for the project, is calculated.

Application area and material preparation. The area should be neat and smooth for installation to go faster. The film should be cut into pieces that are necessary to cover the application areas.

Priming a surface if needed. Some surfaces require more solid adhesion, that is where the primer is important. Especially, attention should be paid to the curved areas, corners, and edges.

Installing an architectural film on the surface. With proper installation techniques, this part goes fast and easy. Make sure that the installer knows how to apply the product.

Check. After the installation is completed, it is recommended to come back to the refurbished place and check the state of the architectural film. If there are some imperfections, they can be easily fixed during the check.

To sum up the entire install process, the installers wrap the existing surfaces with the film, so that they look new and as it is necessary for the design project. The installation is quick, and the final result looks fantastic.

The architectural vinyl film is an excellent innovative solution for interior design needs. It can be used for the new space finishing or the renovation of an old place. The areas of application are broad and limited only by imagination. If you would like to implement modern trends in your design at the fraction of a price, renovate your space – commercial or residential, add value to your rental property, the architectural vinyl film is the only solution you need.

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