Ensuring a hygienic environment

Photo of taps at Lynnfield Mount care home with Altro Whiterock Satins splashback According to Department of Health ‘Health Building Note 00-09: Infection control in the built environment’, all work surfaces should be impervious, designed for easy cleaning and be free of fissures and unsealed joints. Joints and fissures areas can retain moisture and provide a breeding ground for bacteria. Bacteria are roughly 80-90% water and require moisture to obtain nutrients and grow. Installing Altro Whiterock, an impervious, fully-bonded wall sheet, ensures that minimal moisture is present.

Altro Whiterock’s internal and external angles are thermoformed on site, avoiding the need for unsightly corner trims which are potential dirt traps and difficult to clean. Thermoformed corners and angles provide a much more hygienic surface than the grouted joints associated with tiles, which require an aggressive cleaning regime. Thermoformed corners maintain the same level of impact resistance as the standard product, which is particularly important as corners tend to receive most knocks. Plasterboard can easily get damaged and require constant maintenance compared to Altro Whiterock wall sheets.

We have designed a fully integrated system to make cleaning and maintenance easier for you. Altro Whiterock creates a watertight and fully sealed environment giving bacteria nowhere to hide. No gaps or rough edges, just a smooth, uninterrupted surface – even around plug sockets, light switches and corners.

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 video here
Posted: 08/01/2018 09:24:56 by Heather Mussett | with 0 comments