Top 8 Interior Products: Save Money in 2018

May 31, 2018

Find out the top money-saving interior product winners featured by the BUILDINGS editorial staff for 2018.

Facilities managers and building owners like you notice what others don't. To the untrained eye, someone walking in your building's front door may notice a simple floor rug. But you see a mat with a special adhesive backing that reduces slip and fall claims by up to 90%. You see a product that protects corners from collision or ceiling panels that protect people from the spread of fire. 

These are just a few of the interior product winners for 2018. The rest include items that save you time and money due to their simple installation, like floor coverings, drywall adhesives and a ceiling grid lock system. Other awards are presented to a height-adjustable electric standing desk and vertical transportation equipment that increases uptime and cost control.

Check out all of the money-saving interior products for this year below.

Find award winners from these other categories: 
Energy | Envelope | HVAC | Janitorial | Life Safety & Security | Lighting | Plumbing & Washrooms | Roofing

Here are the 8 interior product 2018 winners:

  • Corner Guard
  • Grippy Floor Mat
  • norament grano
  • ProDesk 60 Electric
  • QuickSpan Locking Drywall Grid System
  • Rockfon Medical Stone Wool Ceiling Panels
  • Schindler Ahead
  • TYTAN Drywall High Yield Adhesive

Corner Guard

Corner Guard can be added to existing corners for protection against contact and collision. Suited for high-traffic nvironments such as multi-family hallways, healthcare facilities and in hospitality.

Drywall corners in high-traffic areas can get dinged and banged up. Without protection from a corner guard, they require regular upkeep.

Once damaged, corners can’t be repaired fully to look new. Its proprietary vinyl material absorbs impact instead of crushing or cracking under stress, keeping corners looking new. 

Company: Trim-Tex
Category: Interiors | Walls and Partitions

Grippy Floor Mat

The Grippy Floor Mat has a special adhesive backing that ensures it never moves out of place and stays flat. Absorbs moisture quickly to provide safe walk-off and lasts up to three months before changeouts.

Compared to the cost of a rental mat program, savings add up to 30-50% annually. One supermarket chain reported $120,000 in annual savings from its use.

The biggest savings come from the reduction of injury claim payouts. NFSI-certified as hightraction surfaces that reduce slip and fall claims by up to 90% when used as part of a floor safety program.

Company: New Pig
Category: Flooring | Carpet

norament grano

norament grano is a floor covering that saves time and money due to its simple maintenance regimen. Installation of rubber flooring takes less time and requires reduced maintenance and costs associated with cleaning supplies and labor.

Leak-proof, sealed surface requires no coating, saving the cost of initial coatings and renovations that other flooring requires.

This includes new coatings that need to be applied several times in the life of other flooring products.

Company: Nora Systems
Category: Flooring | Resilient 

ProDesk 60 Electric

ProDesk 60 Electric is an affordable and easy-to-assemble height-adjustable electric standing desk that can transform offices into healthy, active workspaces.

Features a heavy-duty frame with a stability crossbar that keeps it sturdy at any height. Goes from sitting to standing with a touch of a button.

3 programmable memory settings and a display screen make it easy to adjust to any height from 25.5-50.5 inches. Improves workplace satisfaction and productivity by making workspace more active.

Category: Interiors | Furniture

QuickSpan Locking Drywall Grid System

The QuickSpan Locking Drywall Grid System is a ceiling grid locking system that provides the industry’s longest unsupported spans. Offers easier installation that’s 10 times faster in hallway and corridor applications.

Features solid cross tees that audibly click into place for a positive lock. Locking channel includes pre-measured locking tabs spaced every 8 inches on center, ensuring that the layout is accurate and the channel is set during installation.

Utilizes G-40 hot-dipped galvanized construction for superior corrosion resistance and double-stitched web design for durability and strength.

Company: CertainTeed Corp
Category: Interiors | Ceilings

Rockfon Medical Stone Wool Ceiling Panels

Rockfon Medical Stone Wool Ceiling Panels improve patient and resident comfort and safety while maintaining caregiver and employee accuracy and productivity.

Provide a fast and simple way to protect people from noise, germs and the spread of fire. Install easily, saving time, labor and associated costs. Fully recyclable and are made of virtually no organic content, so they are resistant toward microorganisms and won’t sag in humid environments.

Contribute to sustainability by reflecting 83-86% of available light, enhancing energy efficiency by reducing the lighting load and cooling costs.

Company: ROCKFON
Category: Interiors | Ceilings

Schindler Ahead

Schindler Ahead connects vertical transportation equipment, customers and passengers with its Technical Operations Center and technicians via its digital closed-loop platform. Provides increased uptime, insights, convenience and cost control for customers.

Optimizes equipment productivity by proactively monitoring, analyzing and identifying possible service issues before they occur and by uncovering areas where current efficiencies can be maximized.

Cloud-based platform streamlines communication so equipment is running in the shortest time possible.

Company: Schindler
Category: Vertical Transportation | Elevators

TYTAN Drywall High Yield Adhesive

TYTAN Drywall High Yield Adhesive combines the cost savings and speed of foam adhesives with the strength and durability of polyurethane adhesives. Provides superior screw pop prevention and easier and faster installation.

Improves blower door test results and doesn’t shrink. Aerosol-delivered formula eliminates screw pops and can be used on both vertical and overhead ceiling surfaces.

One 29-ounce can replace 12 of the 28-ounce traditional adhesive cartridges. Meets ASTM C557 requirements and reduces the number of fasteners.

Company: Selena USA
Category: Interiors | Ceilings

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