Plain glass walls have become a prominent feature in modern workplaces, offering an open space feel that promotes transparency and collaboration. However, plain glass walls can threaten safety, eliminate privacy, and even seem lackluster or sterile. That’s where distraction bands come in! Distraction markers, also called bands of film, have many benefits in the workplace, from improved safety to elevated branding.
What Are Distraction Markers?
Distraction markers, or bands of film, are applied directly to glass walls, windows, and doors to make the presence of glass more noticeable, thereby reducing the risk of collision. The most common band of film is 4’ tall, applied directly to the center of a glass wall, offering an equal amount of clear glass above and below the band. However, the options don’t stop there. Distraction bands of film can also be cut into patterns, logos, and even dry-erase boards. So whether you’re looking for increased privacy or boosted branding, or if you just want to comply with building safety code, the design options for distraction markers are endless.
Improve Safety in the Workplace
Adding distraction markers or bands of film to glass walls can be a highly effective and affordable way to improve workplace safety. Distraction markers make it easier for people to see a glass wall, preventing them from accidentally running into it – and potentially saving businesses from costly workplace injuries. Not to mention, some municipalities even have a building code that requires them! An additional benefit of distraction markers is that they provide these safety advantages without diminishing the translucency and beauty of the glass. By investing in distraction markers, companies can show employees that safety is a top priority and ultimately create a more secure environment for everyone.
Add Decorative Flair to Plain Glass
Distraction bands of film are the perfect way to transform an otherwise plain interior. Transform plain glass from a blank canvas to a unique visual spectacle! With dozens of stylish patterns and hues to choose from, these markers offer versatility while boosting safety and privacy. Whether it’s a subtle gradient distraction marker or bolder geometric design, distraction markers will make any glass wall look beautiful and modern.
Create Subtle Privacy without Blocking Natural Light
Glass conference room walls can make occupants feel like they’re in a fishbowl, with everyone else in the office able to peer in. The fishbowl effect is not only distracting for people on both sides of the glass, it can also introduce privacy concerns, particularly if confidential information is being discussed or displayed inside the conference room. Clearly, plain glass walls aren’t great for privacy, but distraction bands of film can provide a great alternative.
Adding distraction markers or a band of film to the glass will create subtle privacy for those inside the space while maintaining an open feel and allowing some natural light into the room. Whether you’re looking for an opaque film to completely obscure the view through the glass or a gradient film to introduce more subtle privacy, distraction bands are customizable to meet the needs of your workplace. Installing distraction markers allows you to have the best of both worlds: an open environment with just enough privacy to fit your needs.
Elevate Branding for Customers, Prospects, and Employees
Distraction markers and branding can be used together to create a workplace environment that reflects and reinforces the visual identity of your brand. Distraction bands can incorporate your logo, your business name, your tagline, or your mission, vision, and values. It’s an effective reminder that adds a unique element of personality, professionalism, and flair to your office, allowing visitors, customers, and employees to leave with a lasting impression of your brand delivered through subtle design elements.
Schedule a Free Consultation to Design and Install Distraction Markers in Your Office Space
Whether you’re looking to enhance workplace privacy, comply with safety regulations, elevate branding, or maybe all of the above, distraction bands of film are a comprehensive solution. If you aren’t sure where to begin, check out our Idea Book to get inspired! Our team at ST Graphics can work with you to bring your design vision to life. Ready to get started? Contact us today.
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