DISINFECT WITHOUT DAMAGE: Aqua-Clear Protected Wallcovering

Aqua-Clear Protected Wallcovering

LEVEY has offered many DeNovo Wall designs with AQUA-CLEAR Topcoat since its debut in 1998. A proprietary formulation developed to seal and protect the surface of wall covering products utilizing a blend of urethane, acrylic, and vinyl polymers, AQUA-CLEAR is a water-based, Teflon-free topcoat with exceptional resistance to abrasion and staining.

Aqua-Clear Protected Wallcoverings, Suitable for HEALTHCARE & HOSPITALITY

AQUA-CLEAR Water Based Topcoat 3.0

Suitable for HEALTHCARE & HOSPITALITY, Aqua-Clear Protected Wallcoverings are durable enough to withstand most disinfectant and cleaning products exceeding the CDC recommended bleach disinfecting solution for non-porous surfaces.

Our AQUA-CLEAR Protected Wallcoverings have been diligently tested to improve the vast range of disinfectants and cleaning products that can be used with the product.

The formula has been recently modified to reflect the growing demand for an ultra-low emitting, water-based protective topcoat with the following enhanced characteristics:

    • Improved abrasion resistance
    • Scrubability with sanctioned commercial cleaners (including bleach when diluted in water)
    • Non-yellowing surface

 AQUA-CLEAR Protected Wallcoverings

Testing with Disinfectant and Cleaning Products

As a response to the growing concern regarding hygiene and the spread of viruses, we have tested several disinfectant and cleaning products on AQUA-CLEAR Protected Wallcoverings.

The procedure for testing the wallcovering sample is as follows:

    • Spray until wet and allow to stand for a minimum of 20 minutes. (Following manufacturer’s instructions)
    • Spray again until thoroughly wet and secure in Gardner abrasion tester.
    • Using Gardner sponge, run 200 cycles.
    • Stop, dry and visually inspect for damage to print layer, note any change.


Test Results - testing multiple disinfectants and cleaning products

The current results for testing multiple disinfectants and cleaning products have confirmed our expectations. Testing will continue with additional institutional-grade disinfecting products and test results will be made available.


LEVEY is committed in delivering you the safest wallcovering solutions without sacrificing creativity. To order free samples or learn more, give us a call (1-800-588-3990) or book a consultation online!

 

INSPIRED BY NATURE: SanFoot Enables Fluidity in Biophilic Design

Echo Condominium - Biophilic design, has emerged as a growing design trend

Biophilic design, has emerged as a growing design trend, showing no signs of slowing down in the next decade. Individuals want to spend time in spaces that remind them of being connected to nature.

This week, LEVEY is highlighting Yabu Pushelberg’s design of Echo Condominium, a client project completed in 2018, featuring our SanFoot wood veneer wallcoverings as the key design element in this crown jewel of the Aventura coastline.

Sustainably sourced from natural wood, our SanFoot wood veneer product applies directly to drywall offering an element of fluidity in your design.

Echo Condominium - Biophilic design, has emerged as a growing design trend

DESIGN FLEXIBILITY

Echo Condominiums was a project envisioned and created by international design firm Yabu Pushelberg – who previously designed the interiors for the Four Seasons in Toronto and the W Hotel at Times Square. Proudly Canadian, the firm was founded by renowned designers George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg instrumental in putting Toronto on the map as a vibrant and creative place.

Set on the Aventura, Florida waterfront, the design concept echoes the rolling ocean waves through incorporating a very extensive use of curved walls.

To achieve the curvature required, Yabu Pushelberg searched for a highly flexible and durable material that is supportive of large surface curved wall applications. Enter SanFoot wood veneer wallcovering.

SanFoot’s large sequence runs and end-matching ability made it the perfect choice for large continuous walls, as it prevented paneling effects and ensured consistent colour throughout the project.

Comprised of a unique five-ply construction with a foil core – SanFoot Wood Veneer permits greater flexibility for practical applications to curved walls, columns, radius corners and even 90-degree corners, without cracking.

Echo Condominium - Biophilic design, has emerged as a growing design trend

SUSTAINABILITY

SanFoot has a 300% more yield per log vs traditional millwork veneer production, thereby saving trees and making our environment more sustainable. Partnered with CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species), SanFoot was developed and continues to be manufactured with the goal of ensuring reliable supplies for future generations.

Echo Condominium features FineTec – a reconstructed, natural wood veneer manufactured from consistently available wood species that simulate the look of rare burl figures and unique, original designs.

Improving availability, consistency of finish and therefore price, FineTec is a real solution to finding good alternatives to replace hard to acquire species. In this case, we were able to simulate the look of East Indian Rosewood, currently an original, rare and endangered species.

From Zebrawood to Ebony, Ash to Wenge, FineTec affords you uncompromised design capability without sacrificing budget or species availability requirements.

As with all of our SanFoot products, FineTec can be custom stained and digitally printed to create endless design possibilities.

Echo Condominium - Biophilic design, has emerged as a growing design trend

COST-EFFICIENCY

For the Echo Condominium project, SanFoot was used in place of wood millwork panels to provide a cost-effective solution without compromising quality or integrity of the design vision.

Adding to that, it is also Class A Fire Rated, CAN ULC compliant, flexible and pre-finished. SanFoot is quick and simple to install. The entire wallcovering process for Echo Condominiums was completed in a few months with only two installers on the job site!

Installed directly to drywall, just like a standard commercial wallcovering, SanFoot allows for trimming out around doors and openings using a single blade. Watch our installation video and witness the easy installation process with SanFoot wood veneer wallcovering.

To learn more about SanFoot and how it can help achieve your creative vision, visit our product page or book a consultation with your LEVEY Rep today.

CLEANABLE WALLCOVERING: Hotel Omni Charlotte

CLEANABLE WALLCOVERING: HOTEL OMNI CHARLOTTE

As Levey prioritizes the health and safety of our community, we continue to follow our clients’ projects as they adapt to the “new normal”.

Featured this week is Hotel Omni Charlotte, a client project that has recently implemented CDC-Certified Enhanced Cleaning Procedures. Thanks to our cleanable, commercial grade wallcovering, staff members can keep hotel guests safe and protected without worrying about damaging surfaces.

Cleanable, commercial grade wallcovering

Completed in May of 2018 – Omni Hotels & Resorts commissioned Canadian design firm Moncur Design Associates Inc to transform the 369 room Omni Charlotte including guestrooms, corridors and public spaces.

To support their vision, Moncur Design Associates Inc partnered with Levey to make use of multiple designs from our vast and exclusive selection of wallcoverings. Two patterns from Levey’s wallcovering collections alongside a custom wood vinyl from LEVEYart Digital are implemented into the hotel’s design.

Washable and cleanable, these Levey commercial wallcovering solutions help generate a safer environment for all hotel guests. With Len Tex’s Aqua-Clear 3.0 as the coating, these vinyl designs have an excellent scrubbability and are resistant to antimicrobial commercial cleaning agents.

Popolo Wallcovering by DeNovo Wall in colour Tinsel Town

Featured throughout the premise of Omni Charlotte – in the hotel’s various guestrooms, lobbies, hallways and more – is the pattern Popolo by DeNovo Wall in colour Tinsel Town.

Thematically, the design team was inspired by the city of Charlotte – a banking hotspot with a history rich in precious metals. The imperfect grid-like pattern of Popolo features a luxurious silver-toned metallic mylar finish, which successfully nods to the glamour, elegance and class associated with this vision. Meanwhile, Popolo’s off-white base acts as a neutral element that
compliments and fuses with other aspects of the hotel’s design.

From an application standpoint, this mylar laminated wallcovering is durable and washable. Its antimicrobial surface prevents the growth of bacteria and allows for a better sanitization process. This proves especially important in a hospitality environment, where the application is subject to high occupancy turnover in the heart of a major city.

View Popolo from DeNovo Wall online

Steam Trunk Wallcovering from York Contract’s Restoration Elements collection

Utilized in the ensuites throughout the hotel, the unique geometric pattern of Steam Trunk from York Contract’s Restoration Elements collection is an intriguing visual accent. The design serves as a cohesive factor in uniting other materials while paying homage to the city of Charlotte.

This durable Type II Commercial Vinyl Wallcovering was specified in the shade of Optic White – an off white, simulated silk weave base with a diamond-like pattern. Applied mostly to washroom walls, this commercial wallcovering allows for extensive cleaning protocols without causing damage to its low lustre silver metallic finish.

View Steam Trunk from Restoration Elements online

Digital wallcovering with a realistic wood print

The designers further accented the walls of Omni Charlotte with warm wood. The design intends to deliver a sense of warmth and comfort hotel guests, as well as incorporating nature in a centrally located hotel.

Mimicking the finish of natural wood, this custom accent wallcovering stands as a commercial grade vinyl wallcovering and was developed in a collaboration between Moncur Design Associates Inc and LEVEYart Digital. It prevents the formation of mould, mildew and bacteria, protecting guests against COVID-19.

By specifying our custom digital wallcovering with a realistic wood print, the designers were able to achieve optimal durability and attain the specific look of wood that was desired.

Learn more about LEVEYart Digital

Have a project where you want to incorporate multiple wallcoverings to match your vision AND enhance the health and safety of your design? Visit LEVEY.com or book a consultation with us today.

We are here to support you in designing an adaptable environment under the “new normal”!

 

How to Retrofit Your Office for a Return to Work

How to Retrofit Your Office for a Return to Work

Learn about COVID-19 Preventions using Physical Barriers and Shields

As we prepare to return to the office, health and safety will be top of mind. Creating a physical separation offers peace of mind, visual privacy, and acoustic comfort.

Here at Levey, we are proud to introduce Snowsound as your retrofit solution for a safe return to work.

Overview

  1. SAFETY: Repurposing for COVID-19 Prevention
  2. PERFORMANCE: Enhanced Work Experience
  3. DESIGN: Versatility and Aesthetics

SAFETY: Repurposing for COVID-19 Prevention

Repurposing for COVID-19 Prevention
Baffle Oversized (left), Minimal and Mitesco (right)

Snowsound dividers and partitions come in a range of heights and applications — from desk mounted to mobile — to provide the physical separation and shield from germs necessary to help employees feel safe returning to work.

Our dividers and partitions deliver:

  • Physical Separation
  • Protection from Germs
  • Visual Privacy
  • Easy Cleanability
  • Repurpose
  • Superior, Patented Acoustic Performance

Freed from concern for their health, your work teams can focus on results.

In today’s agile work environment, focus privacy is key, and visual and acoustic privacy makes focus possible.

Find your solution from this catalogue of our dividers and partitions for healthy workstations.

PERFORMANCE: Enhanced Work Experience

Enhanced Work-Experience
Cubby (left), Flat (right)

Snowsound helps decrease distractions and boost productivity, meaning workers solve complex problems or brainstorm brave new futures more efficiently.

“Sound is not simply what we hear or play, but equally a feeling in the body.”

– Howard Snell
musician

 

On average, a worker is 66% LESS productive in a noisy environment. Having superior acoustics can enhance your work experience through:

  • Increased engagement, morale and retention
  • Better customer and recruitment experience
  • Improved overall employee health and wellness

Snowsound provides an enhanced communication experience in your office. Freed from excess reverberation and noise, people are less anxious, less distracted, and able to perform at their best.

DESIGN: Versatility and Aesthetics

Versatility and Aesthetics.jpg
Flap and Flap wings (left), Botanica (right)

With Snowsound, architects, designers and end users can make acoustical solutions a key element in their space.

Our acoustic panels are conceived by world renowned designers, pairing high design with unparalleled patented acoustic technology and consultative software.

Not only does Snowsound create a more comfortable acoustic environment, but it also enhances the aesthetics of any given space.

To ensure flexibility in design and your ease of installation, we provide architects and interior designers with:

  • Broad selections of color, shape and size
  • Wide range of application and mounting possibilities
  • Free acoustic analysis tailored to your design

As Snowsound’s exclusive Canadian provider, Levey is here to support your design to prepare for a safe and healthy return to work. Let us aid you in achieving your creativity and requirements!

To learn more about Snowsound and how it can better help enhance your design’s functionality and aesthetics, visit our product page or book a consultation with Levey today.

Sneak peek from LEVEYart Digital Wallcovering

Sneak peak from LEVEYart Digital Wallcovering

Infinite… innovative wallcovering designs… direct from LEVEY.

The Ringer Digital Wallcovering, LEVEYart Wallcovering, LEVEY Architectural Finishes

Design featured here: The Ringer
Design based on nature, and the rules that it adheres to. The beauty lies within the limits and the parameters that depict its creation. Work side by side with us at LEVEYart digital while we create your personalized look and design that fits perfectly within your space.

The Ringer, LEVEYart Wallcovering, LEVEY Architectural Finishes

Infinite Scale
HD resolution even with enormous wall requirements.

Sneak Peak! LEVEYart Wallcovering, LEVEY Architectural Finishes

Infinite Colors
Coordinate colour to your exact project requirements.

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NEW! Popstar Wallcovering From York Design Gallery

NEW! Popstar Wallcovering From York Design Gallery

Popstar Wallcovering, LEVEY Architectural Finishes

Popstar Wallcovering, York Design Gallery, LEVEY Architectural Finishes
Available in nine elegant colourways

Our newest wallcovering POPSTAR exudes romance reminiscent of starry skies and the elegance of handmade crepe chenille fabric. Here is a pattern that says “live in style”. Check out our latest addition to our York Design Gallery collection of type II Commercial Vinyl Wallcovering. Exclusively from LEVEY.

This new material is held to the high safety standards required for public spaces, and is Class A fire rated in accordance with ASTM E-84 and CAN/ULC S102.-10

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NEW! What A Relief Wallcovering From York Design Gallery

NEW! What A Relief Wallcovering From York Design Gallery

What A Relief Wallcovering, LEVEY Architectural Finishes

What A Relief Wallcovering, York Design Gallery, LEVEY Architectural Finishes
Available in nine elegant colourways

Live in style with What A Relief Wallcovering, our newest release from York Design Gallery. This design provides a sleek and modern look, featuring stylish squares rotated sequentially, with an embossed fabric texture that provides a sense of depth and shift in colour; further enhancing the details of the pattern. What A Relief makes for an elegant addition to our York Contract  collection of type II Commercial Vinyl Wallcovering. Exclusively from LEVEY.

The new material is held to the high safety standards required for public spaces, and are Class A fire rated in accordance with ASTM E-84 and CAN/ULC S102.-10

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WriteInfinity Dry Erase Paint from WriteWalls!

WriteInfinity Dry Erase Paint from WriteWalls

WriteInfinity Dry Erase Paint

WriteInfinity is a clear dry erase paint. With the ease of only one part (no mixing required) and one coat, create a writable and eraseable surface over your choice of any latex color. It will turn any painted surface into a dry erase canvas, ready for your ideas to flow infinitely.

Functional

  • Suitable for all presentation and writing needs especially in areas with open ceilings or unique, expansive collaborative venues
  • Perfect solution for healthcare, education, hospitality and corporate installations

Convenient

  • Provides inifinite flexibility and superior cost efficiency
  • Easy single coat rolled application dries in 1 hour and cures in only 3 days
  • Low maintenance cost

Durable

  • Easy to erase
  • 10-year limited warranty
  • ASTM D2486 >15 000 scrub cycles and excellent stain removal
  • No Ghosting
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LEVEY’s Role in the King Street Causeway!

LEVEY’s Role in the King Street Causeway!

3M Glass Finish films and the King Street Causeway

3M Glass Finish films
King Street Causeway, Toronto

Applying 3M Glass Finishes directly to glass, delivers the beauty, translucency and privacy of etched, cut, sandblasted or texturized decorative glass at a fraction of the price, while saving time and money.

3M Glass Finish films can be used to transform existing surfaces quickly and easily. And when your space is ready for a fresh look, simply replace the film with a new pattern or texture. All 3M films are flexible and easy to apply; working well on both flat or curved surfaces. 3M’s glass films are the perfect addition to any project with an extensive use of glass partitions.

This highly durable commercial glass film passes the high fire safety standards of CAN/ULC S102.-10 and ASTM E-84 required for public spaces.

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Restoration Elements Wallcovering

Restoration Elements Wallcovering from York
Try something new, with our classic collection of Restoration Elements Wallcovering

A timeless celebration of the interaction between natural and man-made materials. Organic, industrial-based, time-manufactured elements are in focus. Restoration Elements vinyl wallcovering is a marriage of modern-day manufacturing and re-purposed utilitarian, in a collection which is both casual and elegant.

All patterns from the Restoration Elements collection, our Type II Commercial Vinyl Wallcovering, make for an inspired addition to any interior. Try something new, with our classic collection of Restoration Elements. Exclusively from LEVEY.

The patterns are held to the high safety standards required for public spaces, Restoration Elements is Class A fire rated in accordance with ASTM E-84 and CAN/ULC S102.-10

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