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Maintaining clean kitchen walls with hygienic wall cladding

While it may seem obvious that adopting a hygienic wall cladding solution will prove to be effective in maintaining clean kitchen walls throughout an entire facility, there are still many businesses that favour traditional tiling.

Hygienic wall cladding is suitable for working spaces in several professional environments and is particularly beneficial in kitchens and food preparation areas where cleanliness and safety are critical.

There are several benefits that an effective wall cladding solution poses for kitchen environments. We have listed some of them below:

A chef cleaning his kitchen space

How hygienic wall cladding benefits kitchens

Installing hygienic wall cladding in a kitchen will pose several benefits for the entire working space, and can be split into three main advantages when compared to traditional walls. These are:

  • Cost
  • Hygiene
  • Durability

 

Cost

As hygienic wall cladding can typically be installed through welding or thermoforming in one process, it proves to be more cost-effective than traditional tiling.

Traditional tiling can incur extra costs, such as adhesive and grout. The one size fits all nature of an effective cladding solution, however, can be installed over an entire wall, meaning that businesses can save money on reconstructing their working spaces to find a solution.

Hygiene

Maintaining hygiene is a critical element of any kitchen environment, meaning that businesses cannot afford to ignore it. We’ve previously discussed how hygienic wall cladding can reduce the risk of food poisoning, further highlighting how the best solutions must be adopted to provide employees with the safest environment in which to work.

Unlike tiles, hygienic wall cladding has no grouted areas that can easily harbour bacteria, meaning that they uphold protection for longer. The best solutions will also be resistant to a wide range of chemicals typically found in kitchens and the wider food production industry.

Furthermore, a hygienic solution is typically easier to clean than traditional walls and tiles, as regular hot soapy water is sufficient for regular cleaning. For more information on how hygienic wall cladding upholds protection, please see our video below:

Durability

Hygienic wall cladding will typically provide longer-lasting protection compared to that of traditional methods, as the panels do not flake or corrode, unlike paint and steel.

The benefit of this for businesses looking to maintain their kitchen areas is that they will save money by not having to replace walls for the foreseeable future. At BioClad, our solutions come with a 20-year warranty, ensuring that all of our clients are prepared for the future.

BioClad’s PVC hygienic wall cladding

Found on the kitchen walls of Yo Sushi, Loch Fyne, Côte, Claridge’s and many others, BioClad is a PVC wall covering that has been independently proven by the University of Warwick to almost completely eliminate bacteria.

BioClad can be found in kitchens, as well as bars, restaurants and even hospital theatres around the world. Our hygienic wall cladding is an alternative wall covering to tiles and poses many benefits, including:

  • A lower maintenance cost and no grout means it can just be wiped clean.
  • It is impact-resistant and doesn’t crack like tiles.
  • It can be applied directly over tiles.
  • It has a 20-year installation warranty.
  • It is proven and guaranteed to reduce kitchen wall bacteria, microbes & mould for a lifetime.

For kitchens and food preparation areas, the need for clean and durable walls is a top priority. Fortunately, hygienic wall cladding serves to provide a solution that ticks all of the boxes while remaining cost-effective long term.

Our hygienic wall cladding solutions are proven to be effective in revolutionising working spaces for businesses in the hospitality sector. For more information on how we can help you, contact us today.

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