Architectural Polymers

28th March 2023

Form Liner 101: Tips for Architects in the Pre-planning Stage

If an architect wants to use form liners in a building project, there are a few things they can do to make sure it goes well:

  1. Think about why you are using form liners. It is important to know why you are using them. This can help decide what kind of form liner will be used and how it will be made.
  2. Choose the right material. Different materials have different strengths and weaknesses, so it’s important to choose the right material for the project. For instance, some materials might last longer or be more flexible, while others might be cheaper.
  3. Think about the size and shape of the form liner. The size and shape of the form liner will affect how much material is needed and how easy it is to put in place. When choosing a form liner, it’s important to think about these things.
  4. Plan for maintenance. Over time, form liners may need to be cleaned or repaired. When choosing a form liner, it’s important to think about the maintenance needs and make sure you have the resources you need.
  5. Work with a trusted supplier. The key to a successful project is to find a reliable and experienced form-liner supplier. A supplier with a lot of experience can help with the design, choice, and installation of the form liner, as well as give valuable advice and tips.
  6. Plan for the right installation. For a form liner project to work, the installation has to be done right. It’s important to plan ahead for a proper installation and make sure you have all the tools you need.

Is concrete right for your project?

Using concrete to construct a commercial building has a number of advantages, such as:

  1. It lasts a long time: Concrete is a strong and durable material that can stand up to the weather and daily wear and tear. Because of this, it is a good choice for commercial buildings.
  2. Fire resistance: Concrete is a fire-resistant material that can help protect a building and its people if there is a fire.
  3. Energy efficiency: Concrete is a thermally massive material that can help control the temperature inside a building, reducing the need for heating and cooling.
  4. Cost-effectiveness: Compared to other building materials, such as steel or masonry, concrete is cost-effective and diverse building material. This makes it a good choice for commercial building projects because it saves money and time.
  5. Sustainability: Concrete is sustainable because materials are easily available and require little maintenance over the long term. Also, precast concrete buildings last far past functional obsolescence giving the building owner opportunity for additional uses over a period of time.
  6. Versatility in terms of looks: Concrete can be finished in many different ways, using different textures, colors, and patterns to make a wide range of looks. Because of this, it can be used to make a wide range of commercial building styles.
  7. Controlling noise: Concrete is a good material for controlling noise on the nations highways because it can have good acoustic properties.
  8. Low maintenance: Concrete is a low-maintenance material that doesn’t need to be painted or cleaned often, so it’s a good choice for commercial building projects that want to save money.

Explore our Elastomeric Form Liners

At AP Form liners we carry over 200 Multi-use form liners and custom patters are available! Contact us.

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Ready to order your elastomeric multi-use form liners? When you work with AP Form Liner, you’re working with industry leading experts that have literally written the playbook in the form liner industry. We have an unsurpassed knowledgeable staff that offer impeccable outstanding customer service to support you throughout your project. We will be there with you from start to finish, guiding you to determine the absolute best solutions for your needs with your timeline, budget and resources in mind. Employ our engineering services from the start of your project to ensure the best construction process and structure. Our team at AP Form Liner looks forward to working with you and your organization to ensure your vision becomes your reality. Please contact your local sales representative listed below.


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