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April 2018

When looks count in wet environments

In the places people call home, whether permanent or temporary, a comfortable, welcoming and attractive look matters.

In care homes, the bathing experience is an important part of a resident’s routine and plays a role in making that person feel safe and relaxed. Colour is a way of achieving this, creating a warm, comforting and homely environment.

For environments that demand luxury, such as high-end hotels and spas, Altro Whiterock Satins is the ideal choice. Its smooth, high quality look and variety of shade combinations create the look that visitors would expect: a real wow factor.

Altro Pisces then completes the look, with the reassurance that users are safer from the risk of slipping. It has a soft-look finish that is more homely than traditional safety flooring.

We can recommend colour combinations for both safety flooring and Altro Whiterock hygienic wall sheets that are appropriate for people with dementia and achieve the right Light Reflectance Value differences to meet legal requirements.

Creating unique environments

Altro Whiterock Digiclad, which reproduces photographic images or vector art, is a stunning way of creating wet environments with impact. The choice of image is yours so it can match any decor or theme.

It also helps achieve different purposes, from being a talking-point to helping people with visual impairments or dementia to recognise the room they’re in. With hard-coat technology providing scratch-resistant properties for added durability, Altro Whiterock Digiclad offers the ideal solution for long-lasting art in busy environments.

The perfect partnership

Altro Whiterock Satins has been designed to fit together perfectly with Altro Aquarius or Altro Pisces, forming a sealed, watertight system for enhanced safety and hygiene. This integrated system includes welded jointing, coveability and compatibility with drainage. This means: installation is easier, there is no need to worry about joined surfaces ‘parting company’ and the system will require less maintenance.

The integrated system

  • Totally sealed, hygienic system

  • Impervious, non-absorbent and washable

  • Withstands extremes of hot and cold temperatures (+60°C to -30°C)

  • Coved junctions between wall sheets and flooring create an impermeable seal, which is easier to keep clean

  • Sound investment – designed to maintain performance and retain appearance for up to 20 years

Posted: 05/04/2018 08:00:00 by Heather Mussett | with 0 comments

Minimise downtime and closure of wards

Wall protection systems are designed to minimise the risk of damage caused by bumps, scratches, marks and dints from wheelchairs, beds and trolleys. Puncture holes and deep gouges into the walls require regular filling, sanding and painting. The repair process can take four days or more, often requiring the whole wall to be re-painted, causing much disruption to patient care.

The reason many hospitals put off refurbishments is they had not found any solution to avoid lengthy shut downs. An Altro wall solution has proven to be one to two days quicker than any other refurbishment process they have considered.

Why install Altro Whiterock?

  • Extensive stock from a UK manufacturer

  • Tested to BS EN438-2-1991 and Charpy ISO 179

  • 2.5mm high-grade uPVC

  • Consistent product quality for UV stability, colour consistency and chemical resistance

  • Altro Whiterock, when installed correctly, has an industry-leading, 20-year guarantee. As we developed wall cladding over 30 years ago, we know our guarantees are guaranteed

  • Free Altro technical support pre-, during and post-installation

  • Lots of colour choice for design flexibility and option for bespoke printed designs

  • View our Impact testing here

Posted: 23/04/2018 08:00:00 by Heather Mussett | with 0 comments