Signarama Ann Arbor Uses Wall Graphics to Personalize a Gym’s Hot Room

by Megan Yu on March 22, 2016

While Signarama isn’t really in the interior decorating world, we think wall graphics are an excellent way to renovate a bathroom without the major renovations and expenses. Plus it’s a more interesting option than paint, and less messy than wallpaper

The Barre Code logo, by Signarama Ann ArborDuring the final stages of the renovation process, where interior design and aesthetics come into play, incorporating personal touches can turn a cold room into a room that is warm and welcoming. And thanks to the print technology we use for wall graphics, you can create just about any kind of theme you want with the right images — whether it’s illustrations, your own photos, or a licensed photo from a photo sharing site.

And wall graphics don’t require a full bathroom reboot, complete with renovations and new drywall. Whenever you feel the need to reinvent the bathroom, personalizing it with new wall graphics can lead to a delightful bathing experience.

Using wall graphics is one of the more memorable ways to make a bathroom unique. However, special care needs to go into their manufacturing and installation to ensure they last throughout many long showers and luxurious baths.

Signarama Ann Arbor recently met this challenge while working with The Barcode, a local fitness studio. The Barre Code enlisted our help with the installation of vinyl wall graphics inside their “hot room,” which regularly gets up to 95 degrees Fahrenheit — almost like working out in a sauna. (We also did some regular wall graphics in their facility.)

This was a new concept to us, so we did a lot of research to find out the best installation practices. We found that in order to achieve maximum adhesion, it’s important to have a gloss or semi-gloss paint on the wall, and the paint must be applied at least a week prior to installation to allow off-gassing of the paint, and for it to properly cure. Additionally, we learned a cast vinyl is the best material for these types of installations.

With everything in place, we were able to complete the project with its unique parameters, and now use these lessons for the personalization of a private bathroom in a home, where hot and humid temperatures may only occur once or twice a day. But if it can stand up in The Barcode, it will stand up in whatever the average home owner can dish out.

If you’d like more information on wall graphics of any kind, please visit the Signarama website. You can also find the Signarama store nearest you with our online store locator.

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Megan Yu is one of Signarama's newest franchise owners, having opened the Signarama Ann Arbor store with her father, Andy. Megan was formerly in retail management, until she and her father could go into business together. They work with all different kinds of sign products and clients in their local area.

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