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“The teaching and catering staff are amazed at the transformation which has taken place over the summer break. It is such a pleasant environment for the students to enjoy their meal times and is now so much easier to clean and maintain.”

Joe Mills, 
Head of Premises, The Priory School, Dorking

It’s no surprise that humans and animals are wired to be repelled by dirt. It helps keeps us safer from illness, and worse.

As well as poor hygiene making us ill, it has a significant impact on how we see an environment; in fact researchers have found a link between mental health and clean environments. They saw increased levels of stress amongst people in an unclean environment, leading to higher levels of anxiety and depression8.

For businesses trying to attract visitors and diners, the perception of a space impacts whether customers return – and what they tell friends and relatives about it. An astounding 97% of people won’t return to a restaurant that has dirty bathroom facilities9 and a survey of 2000 diners revealed that 91% felt cleanliness is a mark of a good food or hospitality business. The same survey found that four in five people are likely to tell friends or family about a poor hygiene experience10.

There is also an impact for employers, with an unhygienic workplace affecting staff turnover. Research shows that employees lose the desire to be a team player and start job-hunting if in an environment where they breathe in dust, are dodging clutter and are becoming ill from the spread of germs

In addition to being easy to clean, Altro floors and walls are available in a huge variety of shades, including scuff-hiding, darker shades. These are ideal for building entrances and heavy-trafficked areas that can only practically be cleaned after hours. We can help you with guidance on which colours will work well in your space, and which cleaning methods will keep them looking their best.

If you would like to see how different products in different shades could look in your space, take a look at the Altro Space Visualiser.

8 https://thecleaningladieshms.com/2018/08/27/an-unclean-environment-can-decrease-your-mental-health/
9 YouGov online survey of over 2,000 British adults, conducted by Cannon Hygiene
10 Research conducted by OnePoll for P&G Professional, survey of 2000 people in the UK