Bio Clad Wall Cladding Can Ensure Superior Hygienic Conditions
Hygiene is of great importance in many places, like commercial kitchens, hospitals, schools, and leisure centres. It can have a great impact on public health concerns when there is an urgent need to maintain very high standards of cleanliness. This requires all surfaces in these establishments and institutions to be easy to clean and maintain at the required sanitation standards.
Wall cladding, by its nature, allows for a higher protection level, as unlike tiled surfaces, there are no grout lines that can act as a collection point for mould and bacteria. Bio Clad wall cladding carries this one step further by providing cladding that has an inbuilt resistance to bacteria. It can help commercial and other public spaces to maintain the highest standards of the required hygiene.
This wall cladding is very durable and has a high resistance to general impact and its lifespan is enhanced by its resistance to normal wear and tear. It is designed to have a resistance to high temperatures and this makes it ideal for use in commercial kitchens. Its smooth surface allows for easy cleaning. This antimicrobial cladding comes in a wide range of colours that allows its creative use in walls that can be highly decorative while providing the full protection that walls require.
During the manufacture of Bio Clad wall cladding, silver ions are embedded in the cladding that provides it with its antimicrobial properties, and this protection lasts for the lifetime of the product. The 20-year guarantee that this wall cladding comes with is an indicator of the manufacturer’s confidence in the product. The sizes in which this cladding is made allows for no joints between floor and ceiling, while seamless joints between wall panels and wall and floor add to the ability of these panels to ensure the required standards of hygiene.
The wall cladding is antimicrobial, which makes it effective against all microbes that include, fungi, mould, bacteria, and even viruses. This antimicrobial property is provided by the silver ions that the surface of the wall cladding is impregnated with. When bacteria contaminate the surface of the wall cladding, the silver ions act against the contaminating bacteria, by combining with the proteins in their cells and interfering with their replication of DNA and promoting the formation of reactive oxygen species that damage the internal systems of the microbes. The interference to their replication process prevents the bacteria from multiplying.
The technology used in Bio Clad wall cladding works 24 hours a day and while a large percentage of microbes are eradicated within 15 minutes, all of them are eliminated within a space of two hours. The use of Bio Clad wall cladding along with regular cleaning can ensure complete hygienic protection of areas where this cladding is used. In normal cleaning of walls, microbes may be immediately removed, but are free to return until the next phase of cleaning is undertaken. The antimicrobial technology used in Bio clad cladding ensures that the walls remain protected.
A combination of traditional cleaning and antimicrobial wall cladding can ensure that any space will always have superior hygiene.