What is Hygienic Wall Cladding?

Hygienic wall cladding refers to a wall made out of UV stabilised material and it is effective for reducing bacteria and infections. For industries and workplaces where being hygienic is key, the use of wall cladding is the perfect solution and it is also comes in a range of sizes and colours to make it aesthetically pleasing.

Which industries use hygienic wall cladding?

Any industry where hygiene is or paramount importance will be using wall cladding – notably where there is food preparation such as factories, catering facilities and commercial kitchens. Elsewhere, for places that come into contact with bacteria and infections such as hospitals, clinics and surgeries, wall cladding surfaces are used and are typically easy to clean and maintain hygienic.

In fact, some industries specify that wall cladding must be in place. For instance, the Food Standards Agency and also the NHS.

How does it work?

When PVC wall cladding is used on walls of buildings, it is much easier to clean and keep free from infections and contamination. If it has been installed properly, PVC wall cladding can take minutes to clean properly, and since it is both chemical and moisture resistant, it does not attract mould. So if you invest in PVC wall cladding, you will have a hygienic and durable decor that will continue to look great for many years to come.

Easier to clean than standard walls

If you are using stainless steel walls in your kitchen or even painted or tiled walls, it can far more difficult to get clean and also get into the nooks and crannies. Where there are cracks and tiles in place, it is an easy way for bacteria to get underneath it and thrive.

Hygienic wall cladding creates an impermeable barrier to moisture and bacteria. The smooth, easy to clean surface is an excellent hygienic alternative to ceramic tiles, removing the need for grout which can harbour bacteria.

Looks aesthetically pleasing

With specialist companies providing wall cladding such as Focus Washrooms, they can be designed bespoke or made it different shapes, sizes, colours and patterns. So you can make your cladding match the theme of your hospital, school or food environment.

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Easy to install

Hygienic wall cladding is easy to install – it is usually made in a factory or off-site (almost like modular) and then it is just added to the location. This can be faster and more effective than stainless steel and tiles.

Can be bought online

Cladding can be purchased online from just a few pounds, however it can run in the hundreds if you are looking for something more bespoke. Being sold online, the individual walls are available in a range of colours and can be delivered to your door or premises.

See also our guide on how to keep hospitals clean.