60+ Years of Elevator Interior Design Expertise
Your visitors, customers and tenants’ days start and end with a ride on your elevators. What impression do you want to make with your elevator interior design?
Stanley Elevator knows better than anyone that every building and every elevator is unique. For more than 60 years, we’ve helped building owners, architects, property managers and the like update existing elevators and install new, beautifully designed systems.
- Durable: Wear and tear can quickly age an elevator cab. We’ll suggest the most reliable materials for a long-lasting design.
- Environmentally Responsible: Your elevator can be designed using recycled materials as well as products that are free from harmful chemicals.
- 100% Customized: We’ll create a functional design that reflects your brand and caters to the needs of your passengers.
- Valuable for Your Property: Enhancing your elevator cab design is one of the easiest ways to increase the value of your building.
Stanley Elevator guarantees 100% satisfaction with every elevator cab design and renovation.
Our Elevator Design Partners
Stanley Elevator is proud to partner with the top names in manufacturing to offer custom elevator cab designs that are aesthetically pleasing and operationally efficient.
Customization Options for Your Elevator Cab Interior Design
We put as much thought into the aesthetics of your elevator as the functionality. While standard elevator cab design includes a flush wall, a plastic laminate and a suspended ceiling, nearly every part of the system’s design can be customized.
Welcoming & Functional Interior Wall Panels & Ceilings
Do you need a warm, inviting design or more functional walls? An elevator’s interior cab walls set the tone for the ride.
The cab’s wall panels can be finished with nearly any type of material. Stanley Elevator has worked with the following interior wall panel materials:
- Translucent stone, wood and fiber
- Metals like stainless steel and bronze in woven wire designs
- Wood in shades anywhere from a light sycamore to a dark mahogany
- Stone such as granite, marble, onyx
- Glass and mirrors
- Plastic laminates available in wood, solid and pattern styles
When deciding on an interior finish for the cab, we will help you determine how the elevator will be used. Could it be susceptible to dents, scratches or vandalism? For example, certain hospital elevators will need more durable interiors to withstand hits from medical equipment and patient beds. In this instance, stainless steel would be the most resilient option.
As for the ceiling, you’ll typically see stainless steel or mirrored stainless steel if you look up. Satin bronze, mirror bronze and aluminum frames can also be used to achieve a more modern look.
Resilient Elevator Doors
Similar to the cab interior, we will help you consider the possibilities of vandalism and damage. Elevator doors can also be designed using similar materials as the interior such as:
- Stainless steel
Many applications can include mirror finishing or design skins to incorporate different colors and patterns for a more intriguing look.
Long-Lasting Elevator Lighting Options
Adjusting your elevator lighting is one of the quickest ways to improve energy efficiency, while also updating the look and feel of the cab.
Timed lighting systems can bring cost and energy-saving benefits to buildings where the elevator is not in constant use. We’ve also helped building owners move away from incandescent lighting in favor of LED systems, which use less power and have longer lifespans. Most modern light fixtures now include dimming capabilities, allowing property owners to control the brightness of an elevator depending on the time of day.
Recessed lighting and downlights in the ceiling of an elevator are the most common options. A new trend we have seen is vertical columns that are installed by placing laminated glass in front of LED light panels.
Practical, Durable Elevator Flooring Materials
What is your elevator flooring made of? This is another part of elevator cab design that will be determined by usage.
Marble tile may seem like a beautiful option for a hotel. But when you consider the wear and tear from suitcases and room service carts, it’s not the most practical flooring material.
There are many other options for elevator flooring material, including:
Your elevator flooring must be able to support the necessary amount of traffic. If a system is located in a three-story office building, you have the stress-free option of adding carpet in a color that matches the building’s aesthetic. But if the elevator is in a high-traffic medical facility, you’ll need a material like non-slip vinyl to ensure maximum durability and passenger safety.
Not sure which flooring material is your best option? We’ll help you find the perfect one for your elevator, passengers and building.
Polished, Functional Handrails, Crash Rails & Bumpers
Handrails, crash rails and bumpers can be installed on the back walls, side walls or every wall in an elevator. Your elevator’s interior paneling, ceiling and flooring design will likely dictate the look and feel of these parts.
As you’re designing your elevator cab, remember that these details can be so much more than traditional steel cylinders. Using materials like stainless steel, wood and bronze, there are also various options for shapes — the most common being flat, rectangular, round and oval profiles.
Easy-to-Use Control Panels
The functionality of an elevator is simple: It goes up and comes down. This means there’s no reason your control panels should be complicated. Our team will help you select your elevator’s call button shape, color and backlighting, while ensuring the control panel remains simple for anyone to use.
State Code & ADA Compliance
Depending on your state, there may be specific codes and requirements your elevator cab interiors must follow. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has also set guidelines, including:
- Two-way communicators within the cab for the hearing and vision-impaired
- Audible signals and verbal announcements to indicate the travel path of the elevator
- Call buttons and keypads must be located at 54 inches maximum above the floor and be measured to the centerline of the highest operating part
- Each call button must be raised and at least 3/4 inch in dimension
Our team is fluent in all elevator ADA requirements, as well as state elevator codes for Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island.
Energy Efficient Elevator Design
If you’re concerned about environmental impact, many elevator manufacturers are now designing cabs to decrease energy consumption. There are also eco-friendly choices building owners can make when modernizing existing systems or installing new ones:
- Installing LED lighting
- Replacing control panels that are 10+ years old
- Using oil alternatives for hydraulic elevators
- Selecting machine room-less systems, which use less energy
- Implementing a destination dispatch strategy
Stanley Elevator will work with you to optimize your existing elevators for energy efficiency or help you install a new, environmentally conscious system.
Every great elevator interior design begins with a conversation. We’re happy to show you design options, discuss price points and understand your project needs. Contact us to get started!
You can contact us to schedule an appointment today. We look forward to serving you!