September 2015

Four new Altro Aquarius colours

Following the celebration of Altro Aquarius’ third birthday, we’ve now added four new colours to the original and best safety flooring for shoes and barefoot, wet and dry: Sea snail, newt, iguana and gosling.

The new contemporary colours include two designs with tonal chips and two plain shades, giving you more choice when it comes to matching walls and surroundings. Now with 20 options to choose from this revolutionary safety flooring range has a unique surface structure to prevent slips in wet and dry conditions. It is great for bathrooms, shower areas and changing rooms.

Installed right across the globe, Altro Aquarius offers lifetime sustained slip resistance of 15 years. At 2mm thick, it achieves a pendulum test value of PTV ≥50 and Class B to DIN51097 for barefoot use. It also benefits from Altro Easyclean Maxis PUR™ technology, meaning it’s at the forefront of safety floor cleaning.

Posted: 11/09/2015 2:42:33 AM by Lea Charnley | with 0 comments

The long-term answer to a major maintenance problem

Concord-Hospital-Whiterock-Chameleon-(4).jpg Hospitals never stop working. Every year, so many expenses are put towards replacing dinted or hole-punched walls. Not only is this unhygienic, but it adds huge ongoing costs to the operating maintenance budgets.

The question of how to cost effectively manage the problem of constantly repairing walls is a burning issue for hospital engineers. Puncture holes and deep gouges into the walls require regular filling, sanding and painting. The repair process can take 4 days or more, often requiring the whole wall to be re-painted, causing much disruption to patient care. This damage occurs despite installed guard rails and the wall is often damaged again within days or weeks of completing the
initial repairs.
Altro Whiterock provides a long term cost effective solution that can save thousands of dollars a year.
In the healthcare market today, when you select interior surface finishes for refurbishment or new build projects, there are many factors that you need to take into consideration.
Surface finishes must:
  • meet the strictest infection control, hygiene and health and safety standards
  • be easy to clean
  • retain their appearance through the life of the product
  • be durable

Director of Pacific Flooring Services, Richard Martin had this to say: “Introducing the Altro Whiterock sheeting was so appropriate to this scenario. It covered the obvious impact requirements, allowing the removal of the guard rails to expand the width of the service corridor. We were also able to do away with the metal and plastic corner guards that were a concern to Infection Control staff due to the dirt traps at edges, crevices and screws. Large sections of corridor become one day installations. I’m so pleased with the way Altro Whiterock has been accepted by the hospitals. In fact, each of the hospitals that have installed Altro Whiterock have ordered more to be done. I believe the reason that Altro Whiterock has been so well received is that at last, there is a long term answer to a major maintenance problem.”

Posted: 11/09/2015 5:06:19 AM by Lea Charnley | with 0 comments
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