Avoiding Food Poisoning: Kitchen Walls
Every day people in the UK are taken ill after eating food from residential and commercial kitchens. In fact, the Food Standards Agency estimates that food poisoning affects up to 5.5 million people in the UK each year. Huge fines are the least of your worries if your kitchen is responsible for food poisoning; reputations can be ruined by a single newspaper report. It is therefore vital to make sure that you are doing all you can to keep your product safe by keeping your kitchen clean. If there is one area that is consistently overlooked, it is the walls.
So if tiles aren’t the answer, perhaps it’s best to simply paint the walls? Paint is easy to source, quick and easy to apply and the finished product is seamless. It is also available in almost any colour under the sun! Unfortunately paint has several key drawbacks. Painted walls have very low resistance to many extremely serious strains of bacteria that can find your kitchen in hot water with health inspectors. Even if you are lucky and avoid such a fate, any impact with pans, pots and cutlery can lead to scratching and flaking, spoiling and ruining food in an instant.
So, with ceramic tiles and paint out of the picture, how do you cover your walls hygienically and quickly? Hygienic wall cladding is quick to install and more cost effective than either of the other options. With far fewer joining points than ceramic tiles, there is nowhere for bacteria to hide especially as the watertight, wipe clean surface is so easy to clean. With a high level of impact and stain resistance, you won’t be closing your kitchen to repaint or replace damaged tiles. Proclad is the hygienic, easily maintained, non particle shedding alternative.