The walls of your elevator cab are made of different sections. Various materials, finishes and patterns are used to give your cab the look, function and aesthetic you desire. Elevator cab walls are the biggest defining factor in the comfort and quality of your passenger journey. The most practical and central elements used on your cab walls are panel systems.
Wall Panel come in a variety of shapes, finishes and arrangements and are applied to your cab wall. Popular materials for panels include stainless steel, mirror, or laminate. Panels are installed on top of the base, their edges are called trims, and the areas between different panels are called reveals. They might be divided into upper wall and lower wall panels, separated by a handrail in the middle.
At the very bottom of the cab wall might be a small metal section called the toe kick or skirting. It protects the lower sections of the wall from damage and might include cut-outs to help provide ventilation in the cab.
While you might think that handrails in elevators are only there to support passengers, they serve a bigger purpose. Handrails help protect your elevator cab walls from the damage of things crashing into them such as luggage, carts or backpacks. Handrails come in a returned or a straight variety. Returned handrails have the advantage of curving back to the wall to reduce the chance of snagging on a passenger’s purse, jacket, etc. They come in an array of sizes, and can even be backlit to add an extra design feature.
Ceiling & Lighting
A well-lit interior and a brighter ceiling can make your passengers more comfortable. With more light, the cab looks newer and cleaner. There are different types of elevator ceilings and lighting such as coved or perimeter light ceiling, pot light ceiling, floating/island ceiling, downlight ceiling, or suspended ceiling. Whatever option you select for your ceilings, it must complement the lighting and match the entire cab’s design and materials. In addition to all these different options, all lighting is LED which adds the benefit of reduced electrical costs.
It might be forgotten cause it’s right underneath our feet, but elevator floors are key elements of your cab. It’s the level ground on which the passenger stands while they are riding the elevator. Elevator floors can be any number of materials and layouts. You should always make sure that your flooring is sturdy enough to handle frequent elevator use by different passengers and for different purposes.