Väckelsång School, Sweden

Integrated wall and floor solution makes cleaning and hygiene simple

Altro Stronghold 30Altro Whiterock

Väckelsång School in Sweden had been using the same school kitchen over 50 years, which has been refurbished many times. The school commissioned a complete renovation of the kitchen from floor to ceiling.

Before the renovation started, project manager Victor Olsson met with a kitchen consultant who recommended Altro Whiterock for a hygienic wall solution.

“When we heard about the benefits of Altro Whiterock we felt it was the right product for us because it is hygienic and easy to clean. It is extremely important to keep good hygiene in a kitchen where there is grease and splashes of oil on the walls, and requires thorough cleaning in order to meet the high hygiene requirements,” said Victor Olsson from Tingsryd Homes.

Altro Stronghold 30 was chosen for the kitchen floor. Altro Stronghold 30 achieves Altro’s highest rating for slip resistance (PTV≥55, R12) and is designed to minimise risk in wet and greasy conditions for the lifetime of the flooring. As well as helping to keep staff safe from slips, it also helps reduce their fatigue, thanks to its 3mm thickness which provides noise reduction and comfort underfoot. Combined with Altro Whiterock, it provides a completely integrated, hygienic solution for kitchens.

“We could have chosen to combine the wall solution with a flooring product from another manufacturer, but we chose the system from Altro, as Altro Stronghold and Altro Whiterock used together gives us a fully integrated solution, which enables easy cleaning and provides good hygiene,” said Victor Olsson.

The kitchen staff are also very satisfied with the new integrated solution.

“When we had tiles on the floor, you had to tighten your leg muscles so as not to fall. The new slip-resistant floor is very pleasant to walk on and you are not nearly as tired when working. We are also very pleased with the wall cladding, as the daily cleaning is so much easier when you just have to wash the walls clean,” says Lisbeth Johansson, head of the kitchen at Väckelsång School.

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