Key performance traits to consider

Durability

Altro flooring is extremely durable. It’s indentation resistance and surface abrasion results enable the flooring to resist scuffing and other damage caused by wheelchairs, heavy equipment, walking sticks, or other walking aids.

Altro Whiterock wall cladding is highly impact resistant and known to withstand damage normally caused by wheelchairs and equipment being moved within a home.

Commercial warranties of up to 20 years attest to the durability of Altro flooring and walling.

Cleanability

Residents of senior living facilities are already at a higher risk than the rest of the population of contracting an infection due to age and increased vulnerability to illness. Therefore, it is necessary to maintain a clean and healthy indoor environment to ensure a high quality of life for residents and peace of mind for their loved ones. To meet requirements set by the FGI Guidelines:
  • Surfaces need to be water-resistant and easily cleanable.
  • Flooring should remain intact, safe, and functional in heavy weightbearing, high-traffic, and impact-susceptible areas.
  • Water-resistant materials, sealed-seam construction methods, and moisture-impervious surface selections should be used for any wet areas.
  • All areas subject to wet cleaning methods should have heat-welded seams with flash-coved flooring
  • The floors and wall bases of kitchens, and other areas subject to wet-cleaning methods shall be constructed of materials that are not physically affected by germicidal or other types of cleaning solutions.
  • Altro products are 100% adhered to substrates and have water-tight seams and terminations – water cannot get under flooring or behind the wall panels.
  • Altro floors and walls can be power-washed.
  • Water-tight and impermeable surfaces keep spills and soil on the surface.
  • Our proprietary cleaning technology, Altro Easyclean, is great for overall stain resistance and cleanability. It outperforms other leading commercial flooring in side-by-side tests. It also offers a lasting, attractive appearance and savings over floors not treated with Altro Easyclean.