Looking for a durable barrier to protect your wall (or walls) from potentially harmful elements? Look no further than PVC wall panels, which are extruded from food-grade PVC, making them applicable for use in a variety of facilities. While we’ve mentioned a few benefits already in just this first sentence, there are plenty more that are worth exploring as well. For instance, PVC panels simply just look great. We’ll get to that — and more — in this piece. Here’s a closer look at the many benefits of PVC panels:
Key Benefits of PVC Wall Panels
One of the most notable benefits associated with PVC wall panels is their durability. Most PVC panels adequately stand up to the rigors of daily use and withstand just about anything harmful that they come into contact with. These types of cladding also excel as it pertains to impact resistance and tend to last for long periods of time without replacement or repair. What’s more is they are resistant to moisture, chemicals, acids, salts and most other substances that could come into contact with it.
Ease of Installation
In addition to serving as a durable option, it’s also an option that’s easy to install via interlocking tongue and groove joints — and it’s an option that takes far less time to install when compared to tile or other options. Part of the reason for this ease of installation involves how large standard panels are. Most panels are up to 18 inches in width, but they’re also available in lengths anywhere from 8 to 20 feet. That means less cutting and fitting is necessary on most walls. What’s more is these panels can be installed on any type of wall structure.
It’s one thing to install wall panels in environments where hygiene isn’t so much of a concern. But in the likes of bathrooms, food prep spaces and food distribution centers, the indoor environment has to meet certain hygienic requirements. In these environments, hygienic wall cladding becomes all the more important. What’s nice about PVC panels is that they’re incredibly easy to wipe clean, thereby keeping surfaces in good shape for a healthy functioning facility. Some cladding is often designed with antimicrobial properties to be even more hygienic. Like we said in the intro, these panels are made with food-grade PVC, meeting the standards set by the regulating bodies.
Mold and Mildew Resistant
To piggyback off the above point, these types of wall panels are also mold and mildew resistant, so you won’t have to worry about having to remediate them from mold growth. This makes them unlike many conventional wall materials, which tend to absorb moisture and are susceptible to mold growth. In addition to being hygienic, these properties make it all the easier to maintain.
While this post has mainly focused on PVC panels for walls, it’s worth mentioning that PVC panels can also function on ceilings as well to give your facility even more well-rounded protection from the elements.