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Communal spaces

Creating a lasting impression for communal spaces

Entrance and reception spaces, corridors, and waiting areas are among the hardest working parts of a building; yet how they are used can vary massively. We know that sometimes these spaces are needed to showcase a brand, to be part of someone’s home, to transport food from the kitchen and rubbish to the bins or just to get someone from A to B – and we know that those different needs could all be within the same project. It means that one approach doesn’t suit all, so whether it’s aesthetics, sustainability, acoustics, durability, safety, time-saving, all of the above, or something more, we offer a complete package of floors, walls and doors to ensure we have the solution for your project.

While project needs can vary, one thing is for sure; the regular use of these spaces means they can look tired and be damaged faster than other areas but at the same time, they’re not easy to shut down for maintenance. And, as these spaces are within public buildings, or part of a business, regular refurbishment is a budget concern. This is where we come in. We understand the need for reliable, durable, high-performing products is fundamental, so we start by having high quality, compliant, guaranteed floors, doors and walls that you can trust.

In these spaces, we know that, sometimes, time is of the essence. For hospitality businesses, closed doors affect the books, for healthcare providers, there’s no such thing as downtime and for education establishments, major work is restricted to the holidays. Not only this, but with public buildings, cost is a major factor – time really is money. Our range of adhesive-free floors can reduce installation time by half, be laid over existing floors, or new concrete and, with no damp-proof membrane (DPM) or adhesive, the overall cost is reduced. When it comes to staying on track and on budget, Altro adhesive-free floors could make all the difference. 100% recyclable and reusable post-use, they can also help achieve sustainability goals.

In addition to the recycling benefits of Altro adhesive-free floors, our vinyl floors and wall cladding products are compliant with HEA02 Indoor Air Quality under the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM), the world's leading environmental certification scheme that sets the standard for best practice in sustainable building design.

When it comes to creating the ‘wow’ factor, particularly for entrance areas, floors and walls play a key role in the perception we have of a building. A less than favourable impression of, for example, a restaurant, could put someone off coming in at all. Without compromising on the practicalities, the choice of Altro floors, doors and walls offers more design flexibility than ever. This includes modular floor Altro Ensemble, which is available in mix and match designs and sizes, and Altro Orchestra, which enables you to use your own design or image. Combined with Altro walls, including the metal and linen options of Altro Whiterock walls designs, design freedom of Altro Whiterock Digiclad (Custom), or block colours of Altro Whiterock Satins, the design possibilities are endless.

Most corridors and linked areas are next to spaces where people work, recuperate, learn or sleep, making sound reduction a challenge. We offer several floors with impact sound reduction, including safety options, to ensure you have the performance you need, plus a choice when it comes to design. These floors have the added benefit of comfort underfoot. And if you require extra impact sound reduction, we have  Altro Acoustic Underlay 1101.

If the area you are installing in has a high slip risk, or is used by vulnerable people, who would benefit from a slip-resistant floor, such as a care home, we have a range of safety floors, including Altro Wood Comfort to keep the slip-risk to one in a million. If this isn’t an issue, consider our choice of smooth floors, which includes Altro Orchestra.

With fire standard compliance a must for public buildings, you can rest assured that we have floors, doors and walls that can meet the required standards. We are also a recommended supplier of wall and door protection by the PSCPs on the Department of Health & Social Care’s ProCure22 Framework for NHS and social care construction schemes in England. Altro wall and door systems, are recommended for use throughout healthcare environments.

We appreciate the hard work that goes in to keeping these areas clean. With people walking in from outside, and using them all day, and sometimes all night, we know that it needs to be easy to keep floors, doors and walls hygienic and looking good. Our door and walls can be wiped-clean, and when it comes to our vinyl floors, we use the latest technology to reduce general dirt pick-up, staining and improve the floor’s scuff resistance. We don’t leave it there though, we offer cleaning guidance, including illustrated manual, mechanical and steam downloadable guides, as well as support over the phone if you need it.

Our technical support starts when you first contact us and continues every step of the way, for the lifetime of the products. Whether help choosing the right product or video guidance on installation, we can help.

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Hospitals

Entrance/reception areas

Floors

These spaces are incredibly busy. Feet and wheels constantly come and go, people wait in seated areas for transport or loved ones, and reception staff work. The variety in usage puts great demand on the flooring. Plus, with so much movement of vulnerable people and busy staff, the risk of walked in rainwater, and therefore a slip, is high, so a safety floor is needed.

These spaces are in constant use: literally 24-hours a day in some cases when you consider accident and emergency, and patient access to waiting areas, so prolonged downtime is not an option. When this is the case, Altro XpressLay can halve installation time – it’s possible to lay, weld and walk on the same day - and no adhesive means no associated odours. Its 10-year guarantee, sustained slip resistance, durability and cleanability mean that it’s more than up to the task of coping with the demands of this busy space.

If there is more time for installation, or an adhered floor is preferred, Altro Suprema reduces the risk of a slip to one in a million, keeping people safe at a time when watching their step is the last thing on their mind. Its 15-year life expectancy combines with sustained slip resistance, giving peace of mind that the floor will do the job it’s meant to for the long term in spite of the high levels of traffic in this area. Altro Easyclean Technology helps ensure that the floor can be cleaned easily and retain its looks for longer.

Walls

This space is the first impression that most patients and visitors will have of the hospital. Many will spend time waiting here, and it’s often where the first interaction with staff takes place. It needs to balance professional with welcoming, while being quick and easy to clean. Altro Whiterock wall designs impress, without compromising on durability. Natural wood, stone, linen and metal options can be used alone or combined, giving multiple design options. They fit perfectly with our floors and can be used with Altro Whiterock, or Altro Fortis, to run into adjacent areas. As you would expect from Altro Whiterock, the sheets are impact-resistant, impervious and can be wiped clean, making life easier for cleaning and maintenance staff.

General circulation/corridors to waiting areas/ward areas/physiotherapy

Floors

These corridors are there to get us from A to B and are in action around the clock. They also lead to, and pass, waiting areas for various clinics and departments. There are practical needs, including being easy to keep clean and able to cope with trollies, pushchairs and wheelchairs. At the same time, these spaces take us to nervously anticipated appointments, to visit sick relatives and wait for news, making the need to also create comfortable, quiet spaces clear.

These busy spaces are in constant use and may be the only way to access other areas, meaning that they can’t be out of action for long. Easy-to-clean Altro Cantata is a soft-look adhesive-free floor available in 17 shades, from subtle naturals to beautifully vivid, but designed for hard-working spaces. It offers 14dB impact sound reduction, key for these busy areas, and comfort underfoot. Being so near to waiting areas, treatment rooms and wards, installing Altro Cantata has the benefit of no adhesive odours that could affect patients and staff. Installation is half that of a traditionally adhered floor and there are no rucks or movement when down.

If there is more time for installation, or an adhered floor is preferred, Altro Orchestra is a durable floor that provides comfort under foot, ideal for staff who far exceed their 10,000 daily steps. At the same time its excellent resistance to residual indentation ensures the floor copes with trollies and chairs. Altro Orchestra offers 15dB impact sound reduction, reducing the sound of passing footsteps and creating a calmer working and waiting space. Its choice of 40 shades and three designs makes it easy to use colour and appearance to support wayfinding and to create a non-clinical look.

Walls

The hustle and bustle of hospital corridors and large spaces means bags, wheelchairs, trollies and hospital beds, and walls, will collide. They are not somewhere that can regularly be decorated, or deep-cleaned, but broken corners and chipped paint is not the best look for a healthcare space.

Dense, impervious and resistant to bumps, Altro Fortis Titanium wall protection is designed to protect these busy but vulnerable areas. Its ten shades, which vary from classic White to bold Cardinal red, run through so, unlike paint or some alternative wall coverings, a scrape doesn’t remove the colour. Use alongside Altro Fortis corner protection, a ready-made piece that protects the areas most susceptible to damage from regular knocks.

You could be in a waiting area for minutes, or hours. Either way, a clean, vibrant space will make that time more pleasant. For the parents of distressed or bored children, an interesting space can offer precious distraction.

Altro Whiterock Digiclad (Custom) allows you to choose from designs or photographic images, either from the pre-designed Altro collection, or your own design, using a straight-forward ordering process. Imagine the effect of a calming seascape, a collage of local landmarks, or modern art. Durable and scratch-resistant, the chosen design will retain its looks – vital for this busy area.

Back of house corridors to service areas and laundries/storage/sluice rooms/kitchens

Floors

These areas work hard. Very hard. Used constantly by busy staff, they need to cope with wheels, spills and dragged-in muddy water. The floors need to cope with the heavy traffic, protect users from slipping and be easy to clean and maintain.

Altro Reliance 25 offers the combination of cleanability and stain resistance to keep these corridors looking good for the long haul, and with high slip resistance, it reduces slips to one in a million. At 2.5mm thick, it’s well-equipped to deal with all manner of hospital traffic and, because it’s available in 27 shades, can help with wayfinding by colour-coding and offers some design flexibility – just because it’s back of house, doesn’t mean it has to be grey!

If downtime is an issue and speed of installation critical, Altro XpressLay is an adhesive-free floor that can reduce disruption by halving installation time and, as with all Altro adhesive-free floors, can be installed over existing flooring or on fresh concrete. A safety floor, it prevents those potential slips, and that heavy traffic? Altro XpressLay was tested with a 900kg drilling rig with caterpillar tracks: no rucks, no movement.

Walls

This is absolutely not somewhere that facilities managers will want to have decorated regularly, yet the walls here take many hard knocks, scrapes and bumps, leaving painted walls covered in chips and scuffs.

Altro Fortis Titanium wall sheet is designed to protect these put-upon areas. Its shades run through so, unlike paint or some alternative wall coverings, a scrape doesn’t remove the colour, leaving the space looking better for longer. Use alongside Altro Fortis corner protection, a ready-made piece that protects the areas most susceptible to damage from regular knocks.

Doors

Hospitals have a responsibility under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 to ensure that visitors and staff are safe. Different hospitals have their own fire guidelines, but a common specification is a 30-minute fire resisting standard and self-closing devices for room doorsets, corridor fire doorsets and partitions adjoining circulation corridors. For more information see Health Technical Memorandum 05-02: Firecode Guidance in support of functional provisions.

When a fire door is needed, we offer doorsets that have been tested to BS476 Part 22: 1987 Clause 7 and have been assessed to meet either 30 minute or one-hour integrity and insulation. These are available in single, leaf and half-door options. Altro Whiterock hygienic doorsets are faced with PVCu, making them tough and impact-deflective, but also hygienic and low maintenance. They are available in all shades of Altro Whiterock White, Altro Whiterock Satins and Altro Whiterock Chameleon, to match or contrast the adjacent walls. Altro Fortis door protection is hard-wearing, impact and scuff-resistant where needed most. If you want the look of Altro Whiterock on one side, with the toughness of Altro Fortis on the other, that’s no problem. Both options are available with a vision panel to comply with fire door requirements and are wipe-clean.


Care homes

Entrance/reception areas

Floors

This is a tricky space; it’s the gateway to a person’s home and shouldn’t be clinical but it’s also a working space, so the choice of décor can have a real impact on how people see it. With visitors coming and going, sometimes taking their relatives out and bringing them home again, there is regular foot traffic but wheelchairs and walking frames will also be a regular feature, making a durable, slip-resistant floor a must.

With visitors and staff arriving and leaving on a daily basis, not forgetting the night shift, putting this area of out action for long can be a problem. When this is the case, Altro Wood adhesive-free can halve installation time – it’s possible to lay, weld and walk on the same day - and no adhesive means no associated odours that may disturb residents and staff. It also has the benefit of slip resistance while its choice of 12 wood-look shades start the feel of home at the door. 100% recyclable pre and post-installation, it contributes to reducing the environmental impact of customer specifications.

When there is more time for installation, or an adhered floor is preferred, Altro Wood Comfort combines a natural, homely look with durability and safety. In addition, it offers 14dB impact sound reduction, helping keep the noise down in these busy areas and its variety of wood-look shades offer the same design benefits as Altro Wood adhesive-free. Altro Wood Comfort offers sustained slip resistance for the lifetime of the floor and reduces the risk of a slip to one in a million.

Walls

Whether coming in for the first time, signing-in for a regular visit, or waiting to see a loved one, you will notice the walls – the chances are that they’re the main feature of the space. What this area looks like will help form a view of the home as a whole.

Altro Whiterock Digiclad wall cladding allows you your own design or photographic images, making it possible to tailor the space entirely to suit residents, staff and visitors. Natural, biophilic images, residents enjoying activities, or company insignia, there is the design freedom to suit your care home. Durable and scratch-resistant, the chosen design will retain its looks, plus it’s easy to clean: just a simple wipe.

Corridors to bedrooms

Floors

As residents try to sleep, or recuperate, on the other side of the wall or door while residents walk the corridor, use a wheelchair or frame, or night staff use the space in the small hours, it’s no surprise that noise reduction is needed here. When a resident steps outside of their bedroom, this corridor is the first thing they see, so it should extend the look and feel of home that’s on their side of the door.

As this corridor may be the only way to access bedrooms, downtime will be an issue. Altro Wood adhesive-free can halve installation time, and no adhesive means no associated odours will penetrate bedrooms, plus there’s no need for costly ventilation equipment. Its variety of wood-look shades look homely and warm, plus its sustained slip-resistance ensures peace of mind. It offers 14dB impact sounds reduction, which limits noise from footsteps and other traffic in the space, plus the room below, and the added benefit of comfort underfoot makes the journey to and from the bedroom easier on the feet.

If reducing downtime isn’t a priority, consider Altro Wood Comfort. This floor reduces impact sound by 14dB and offers comfort underfoot. With 12 shades to choose from, including different plank widths and a bamboo-look fine-line design, there is design flexibility. It offers sustained slip resistance for the lifetime of the floor and reduces the risk of a slip to one in a million.

Walls

This space is very much about getting to and from the bedroom, although not much time will be spent here, for residents and visitors this space needs to be familiar and recognisable, and homely, not clinical. For staff, it’s not the most used area of the home so the focus on cleaning will be elsewhere – this space needs to be easy and quick to clean and maintain.

Altro Whiterock Satins is available in multiple shades, making it easy to coordinate with the flooring and other décor. It can be used to colour code entire corridors to aid with wayfinding, or use different shades within the same space to signpost a resident’s door. Its satin-finish means there are no glossy surfaces that reflect, risking confusion for residents with sight impairment or dementia. As you would expect from Altro Whiterock, it’s impact-resistant, stain-resistant and wipe-clean.

Corridors from reception to general circulation/dining/staff areas

Floors

While these spaces get you from A to B, they’re also part of a home, like a hallway; somewhere residents and staff may stop to chat, but also a space for rehabilitation, used by residents to exercise. The look needs to be homely and welcoming but the practicalities demand durability and slip resistance.

Altro Wood adhesive-free combines a natural, homely look with slip resistance and durability. It can halve installation time, reducing disruption, plus there are no adhesive-associated odours that may disturb residents and staff. It is more than tough enough to cope with wheeled traffic and its low residual indentation facilitates the flexible use of equipment and furniture. With 12 shades to choose from, including pale Frosted Oak and rich Imperial Walnut, there is also design flexibility. 100% recyclable pre and post-installation, it contributes to reducing the environmental impact of customer specifications.

If an adhered floor is more suitable for your project, consider Altro Wood Comfort combines a natural, homely look with safety and durability. It also offers 14dB impact sound reduction, helping keep the noise down in this well-used space. Its variety of wood-look shades offer the same design benefits as Altro Wood adhesive-free, as well as slip-resistance. It offers sustained slip resistance for the lifetime of the floor and reduces the risk of a slip to one in a million.

Walls

One thing that makes an area feel unwelcoming is poorly maintained, dirty, chipped walls, yet care home hallways will be regularly knocked by both wheels and feet. These are busy spaces that need to look good, be cleaned quickly and not require regular decorating.

Altro Fortis Titanium protects busy spaces that are prone to knocks and bumps. Although a tough nut, it doesn’t compromise on looks and is available in ten shades, including a cool Denim blue and warm Mustard. The shades run through so, unlike paint or some alternative wall coverings, a scrape doesn’t remove the colour. Use alongside Altro Fortis corner protection, a ready-made piece that protects the areas most susceptible to damage from regular knocks.

Corridors leading to service areas and laundries/storage/sluice rooms/kitchens

Floors

This is a working area that will see regular spillages and will require regular cleaning. Easy maintenance is key so that busy staff can clean those spills quickly and get back to the task in hand. There’s a high chance that some spills will go unnoticed, so staff need protecting from the risk of a slip.

Altro Reliance 25 offers the combination of cleanability and stain resistance to keep these corridors looking good for the long haul and, with a high level of slip resistance, it reduces the risk of a slip to one in a million. At 2.5mm thick, it’s tough enough to cope with rolling trollies, standing equipment and dragged bins, and with multiple shades to choose from, there’s no need to compromise on looks.

As with any 24-hour operation, access to these areas is important. Altro XpressLay is an adhesive-free floor that can reduce disruption by halving installation time and, as with all Altro adhesive-free floors, can be installed over existing flooring or on fresh concrete. Altro XpressLay was tested with a 900kg drilling rig with caterpillar tracks: no rucks, no movement, so it easily meets the challenges presented by this space. The world’s first adhesive-free safety floor, it also keeps users’ slip-risk to one in a million.

Walls

With the sense of purpose that goes into the work taking place ‘back of house’, bangs and scrapes to the walls are common. Picture yourself manoeuvring a trolley stacked with food boxes and tins along a narrow corridor and you can imagine it.

Altro Fortis Titanium wall sheet is designed to protect these put-upon areas. Its shades run through so, unlike paint or some alternative wall coverings, a scrape doesn’t remove the colour, leaving the space look better for longer. Use alongside Altro Fortis corner protection, a ready-made piece that protects the areas most susceptible to damage from regular knocks.

Doors

Care homes have a responsibility under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 to ensure that residents, visitors and staff are safe. Different hospitals have their own fire guidelines, but a common specification is a 30-minute fire resisting standard and self-closing devices for room doorsets, corridor fire door sets and partitions adjoining circulation corridors.  For more information see Health Technical Memorandum 05-02: Firecode Guidance in support of functional provisions.

When a fire door is needed, we offer doorsets that have been tested to BS476 Part 22: 1987 Clause 7 and have been assessed to meet either 30-minute or one-hour integrity and insulation. These are available in single, leaf and half door options. Altro Whiterock hygienic doorsets are faced with PVCu, making them tough and impact-deflective, but also hygienic and low maintenance. They are available in all shades of Altro Whiterock White and Altro Whiterock Satins, to match or contrast the adjacent walls. Altro Fortis door protection is hard-wearing, impact and scuff-resistant where needed most. If you want the look of Altro Whiterock on one side, with the toughness of Altro Fortis on the other, that’s no problem. Both options are available with a vision panel to comply with fire door requirements and are wipe-clean.


Primary schools

Entrance/reception areas

Floors

This area has a variety of functions: it’s an office space, a waiting room and, as the first area of the school that parents and visitors see, a room that represents the school’s ethos. First impressions count here and, as a work space, it needs to be a calm oasis in the surrounding bustle. As most people in this area will be coming in from outside, the risk of walked in rainwater, and therefore a slip, is high, so a safety floor will protect students, staff and visitors from slips.

Altro Wood Comfort combines a natural, homely look with safety. In addition, it offers 14dB impact sound reduction, helping prevent constant footsteps disturbing office staff. With 12 shades to choose from, including different plank widths and a bamboo-look fine-line design, it coordinates with Altro Wood and Altro Wood adhesive-free. This means you can run the same shade through several rooms, choosing the technical performance you need for each one.

In this well-used, busy space, downtime will be an issue. To reduce disruption, consider Altro Wood adhesive-free which can halve installation time. No adhesive means no associated odours – ideal in a space where people work. 100% recyclable pre and post-installation, it contributes to reducing the environmental impact of customer specifications.

Walls

This is a fantastic space to showcase a school; it’s the first space students, parents and visitors will experience, so everything here has an opportunity to reflect the school’s values and standards.

Altro Whiterock Digiclad (Custom) enables a school to put its own stamp on a main space. Choose from the school logo, images of students past or present, or local landmarks to inspire knowledge and pride, the possibilities are endless. In addition to photos or art, this walls system can be used to support wayfinding, featuring signage or instructions. And, as needed for this busy area, Altro Whiterock Digiclad is durable and scratch-resistant, ensuring the walls look good for the long-term.

General circulation areas

Floors

Constantly in use by both little and large feet plus equipment trollies, floors for corridors and general circulation areas need to be tough while looking good. These spaces can be noisy as pupils move from one space to another, so impact sound reduction is welcome here, reducing distraction for those still concentrating.

Altro Orchestra is a durable floor, backed by a ten-year guarantee. It offers 15dB impact sound reduction, reducing the sound of footsteps, but its excellent resistance to residual indentation ensures the floor copes with trollies and chairs. Altro Easyclean Technology helps ensure that the floor can be cleaned easily and retain its looks for longer.

Downtime could be an issue in a space that’s in constant use. Altro Cantata is a soft-look adhesive-free floor, that offers 14dB impact sound reduction.

Installation is half that of a traditionally adhered floor: you can weld and walk the same day, even over fresh concrete. There are no rucks or movement when down, and at the end of its life the entire floor can be uplifted and reused or recycled.

Walls

Bumping bags, dragged coats, kicked shoes and trailing hands: primary school walls and corners have a hard life. School corridors and general circulation areas need to withstand knocks and bumps, reducing the need for regular repairs and redecoration. An area that pupils, staff and visitors will see as soon as they come into the school, the walls play a major role in first impressions, and need to look good for the long term.

Dense, impervious and resistant to bumps, Altro Fortis Titanium wall sheet is designed to protect these busy, vulnerable areas. Its ten shades, which vary from classic White to bold Cardinal red, run through so, unlike paint or some alternative wall coverings, a scrape doesn’t remove the colour. Use alongside Altro Fortis Corner protection, a ready-made piece that protects the areas most susceptible to damage from knocks.


Secondary schools

Entrance/reception areas

Floors

School circulation areas are used almost constantly - thousands of footsteps on a daily basis - so the floor needs to be durable and easy to clean. Corridors, break-out areas and reception spaces take up the largest amount of floor space within a school, and act as the gateway to the rest of the building. This means down-time in term time isn’t an option, so installation needs to be quick and straight-forward.

Altro Cantata is a soft-look adhesive-free floor that offers 14dB impact sound reduction and comfort underfoot. Installation is half that of a traditionally adhered floor: you can weld and walk the same day, even over fresh concrete. There are no rucks or movement when down, a promise backed by a ten-year guarantee. At the end of its life the entire floor can be uplifted and reused or recycled.

If the installation is for a new-build, or a holiday-time refurbishment, and an adhered floor is preferred, consider Altro Orchestra, which offers 15dB impact sound reduction and comfort underfoot.

Walls

As the most regularly used areas in the school, general circulation area walls will be constantly bumped and knocked by bags, coats, shoes and equipment trollies. An area that pupils, staff and visitors see as soon as they come into the school, the walls play a major role in first impressions and need to look good for the long term.

Dense, impervious and resistant to bumps, Altro Fortis Titanium wall sheet is designed to protect these busy, vulnerable areas. Its ten shades, which vary from classic White to bold Cardinal red, run through so, unlike paint or some alternative wall coverings, a scrape doesn’t remove the colour. Use alongside Altro Fortis corner protection, a ready-made piece that protects the areas most susceptible to damage from regular knocks.

Floors

This area has a variety of functions: it’s an office, a waiting room and, as the first area of the school that parents and visitors see, a space that represents the school’s ethos. First impressions count here and, as a workspace, it needs to be a calm oasis in the surrounding bustle. As most people in this area will be coming in from outside, the risk of walked in rainwater, and therefore a slip, is high, so a safety floor will protect students, staff and visitors from slips.

Altro Wood Comfort combines a natural, homely look with safety. In addition, it offers 14dB impact sound reduction, helping prevent constant footsteps disturbing office staff. It coordinates with Altro Wood and Altro Wood adhesive-free, meaning you can run the same shade through several rooms, choosing the technical performance you need for each one.

If prolonged downtime isn’t an option, consider Altro Wood adhesive-free, which halves installation time - and no adhesive means no associated odours during and post installation. With 14dB impact sound reduction and a one in a million slip-resistance reassurance, it offers high levels of comfort underfoot, providing a safe, durable and decorative solution.

Walls

This is a fantastic space to showcase a school: it’s the first space students, parents and visitors will experience, making it an ideal opportunity to reflect the school’s values and standards.

Altro Whiterock Digiclad enables a school to put its own stamp on its main space. Choose from the school logo, images of students past or present, or local landmarks to inspire knowledge and pride, the possibilities are endless. In addition to photos or art, this walls system can be used to support wayfinding, featuring signage or instructions. And, as needed for this busy area, Altro Whiterock Digiclad (Custom) is durable and scratch-resistant, ensuring the walls look good for the long-term.

Doors

The department for children, schools and families’ publication Building Bulletin 100 (BB 100) is a design guide for improving fire safety in schools, covering new and existing buildings. It specifies the minimum fire resistance of doors in terms of integrity (minutes) when tested to BS 476 pt.22:1987 clause 7. The required ratings are different in different areas. Altro doorsets have an FD30 and FD60 rating, making them suitable for areas with this requirement.

Altro Whiterock hygienic doorsets are faced with PVCu, making them tough and impact-deflective, but also hygienic and low maintenance. They are available in all shades of Altro Whiterock White, Altro Whiterock Satins and Altro Whiterock Chameleon, to match or contrast the adjacent walls. Altro Fortis door doorsets and Altro Fortis door protection is hard-wearing, impact and scuff-resistant where needed most. If you want the look of Altro Whiterock on one side, with the toughness of Altro Fortis on the other, that’s no problem. Both options are available with a vision panel to comply with fire door requirements and are wipe-clean.


Colleges and universities

Floors

Impressions count here. It’s the gateway to the rest of the university and the first area that many will see. It is a meeting space, a waiting area and, for reception staff, an office. It needs to be inclusive but calm, stylish but unintimidating.

Altro Ensemble is a modular floor, available in four sizes that can be arranged, or cut, into patterns to create a floor with impact. With block colour and wood-look options, the effect is welcoming, added to by its 2.6mm thickness providing comfort underfoot, but impressive. It has the added advantage of 15dB impact sound reduction, maintaining a quiet enough space for staff to work in.

To avoid prolonged downtime and adhesive odours, consider Altro Wood adhesive-free which halves installation time. With 12 colour choices and 14dB impact sound it offers comfort underfoot. If your risk assessment shows there is a high risk of a slip here, Altro Wood adhesive-free offers our one in a million slip-resistance reassurance.

Walls

Along with floors, the walls of an entrance area impact our view not only of that space but what’s beyond. Generally a large space, they can be a challenge to decorate, particularly if trying to introduce different looks or textures. As these areas are used during the holidays, as well as term time, a solution that’s easy to install is a distinct advantage.

Altro Whiterock wall designs ensure rooms can dress to impress, without compromising on durability. The natural wood, stone, linen and metal options can be used alone or combined, giving multiple design options. With no grout to deal with, installation is much faster than tiles, and their impact resistance makes them easier to maintain than paint. They fit perfectly with Altro floors and can be used with Altro Whiterock or Altro Fortis Titanium to run into adjacent areas. As you would expect from Altro Whiterock, the sheets are impact-resistant, impervious and hygienic.

General circulation areas/corridors

Floors

General circulation areas are used almost constantly - thousands of footsteps on a daily basis - so the floor needs to be durable and easy to clean. With corridors, break-out areas and reception spaces taking up the largest amount of floor space within a university or college building, prolonged down-time isn’t an option, so installation needs to be quick and straight-forward.

Altro Cantata is a soft-look adhesive-free floor that halves installation time – you can weld and walk the same day, even over fresh concrete, with no adhesive odours. It can be installed over the exiting tiles or vinyl, saving the cost and hassle of removing the existing floor. There are no rucks, no movement and Altro Cantata is guaranteed for ten years. At the end of its life the entire floor can be uplifted and reused or recycled. Available in 17 shades, it’s possible to colour-code different areas to help with way-finding.

If the installation is for a new-build, or a holiday-time refurbishment, and an adhered floor is preferred, consider Altro Orchestra, which offers 15dB impact sound reduction and comfort underfoot.

Walls

As the most regularly used areas, general circulation area walls will be constantly bumped and knocked by bags, coats, shoes and equipment trollies. As areas used by students, staff and visitors as soon as they move into the building, the walls play a major role in first impressions, and need to look good for the long term.

Dense, impervious and resistant to bumps, Altro Fortis Titanium wall sheet is designed to protect these busy, vulnerable areas. Its ten shades, which vary from classic White to bold Cardinal red, run through so, unlike paint or some alternative wall coverings, a scrape doesn’t remove the colour. Use alongside Altro Fortis corner protection, a ready-made piece that protects the areas most susceptible to damage from regular knocks.

Student living areas – general circulation

Floors

General circulation areas within accommodation buildings will be used day and night - thousands of footsteps on a daily basis - so the floor needs to be durable and easy to clean. With many accommodation buildings used for conferences and events during the holidays, prolonged down-time isn’t an option, so installation needs to be quick and straight-forward.

Altro Wood adhesive-free creates maximum impact with minimum downtime – halving installation time - and no adhesive means no associated odours during and post installation. With 12 colour choices, 14dB impact sound reduction and a one in a million slip-resistance reassurance, it offers high levels of comfort underfoot providing a safe, durable and decorative solution for busy spaces. It is ideal for busy public spaces where disruption needs to be minimal.

If downtime isn’t an issue, or an adhered floor is preferred, Altro Wood Comfort combines a natural, homely look with safety. In addition, it offers 14dB impact sound reduction, helping prevent constant footsteps disturbing students’ study.

Student living spaces – entrance areas

Floors

An area for meeting and passing through, half of the people here will be coming in from outside, so the risk of walked in rainwater, and therefore a slip, is high. A safety floor will protect students, staff and visitors from slips. Safety shouldn’t mean a compromise on design here though.

Altro Wood adhesive-free combines a natural, homely look with safety. In addition, it offers 14dB impact sound reduction, helping prevent constant footsteps disturbing nearby rooms. With downtime an issue in this busy space, Altro Wood adhesive-free halves installation time - and no adhesive means no associated odours during and post installation.

If downtime isn’t an issue, or an adhered floor is preferred, Altro Wood Comfort combines a natural, homely look with safety. In addition, it offers 14dB impact sound reduction, helping prevent constant footsteps disturbing students’ study.

Walls

For those coming and going day to day, the entrance area welcomes them home, or sees them off to study or socialise. It’s also the first sight students and potential students will have of their new home, so first impressions count and where better to do that than with the largest area they’ll see: the walls. As with any well-used space, durability and easy-maintenance are a must.

Altro Whiterock Digiclad (Custom) allows you to choose from patterns or photographic images, either from our pre-designed collection, or your own design, using a straight-forward ordering process. Durable and scratch-resistant, the chosen design will retain its looks.

Doors

Colleges and universities have a responsibility under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 to ensure that students and staff are safe. Establishments have their own fire guidelines, but a common specification is a 30-minute fire resisting standard and self-closing devices for room door sets, corridor fire door sets and partitions adjoining circulation corridors.

When a fire door is needed, we offer doorsets that have been tested to BS476 Part 22: 1987 Clause 7 and have been assessed to meet either 30 minute or one-hour integrity and insulation. These are available in single, leaf and half door options. Altro Whiterock hygienic doorsets are faced with PVCu, making them tough and impact-deflective, but also hygienic and low maintenance. They are available in all shades of Altro Whiterock White, Altro Whiterock Satins and Altro Whiterock Chameleon, to match or contrast the adjacent walls. Altro Fortis door protection is hard-wearing, impact and scuff-resistant where needed most. If you want the look of Altro Whiterock on one side, with the toughness of Altro Fortis on the other, that’s no problem. Both options are available with a vision panel to comply with fire door requirements and are wipe-clean.


Hotels

Reception areas

Impressions count here. It’s the area that you will step into and base your view of the rest of the hotel on. With seating areas a likely feature, it acts as a meeting space, the start of a well-earned break, the end of a tiring work day, and an office for reception staff. It needs to be inclusive but calm, stylish but unintimidating.

Altro Ensemble is a modular floor, available in four sizes that can be arranged, or cut, into patterns to create a floor with impact. With block colour and wood-look options, including sky blue or natural pine, the effect is welcoming, added to by its 2.6mm thickness providing comfort underfoot, but impressive. It has the added advantage of 15dB impact sound reduction, maintaining a quiet enough space for staff to work in, or guests to sit and read a paper.

Hotel guests want the experience they’re paying for; building maintenance is not a good look. If a hotel has to close to refurbish its reception space, every hour of downtime has a cost attached. Altro Wood adhesive-free can halve installation time, reducing disruption, plus there are no adhesive-associated odours that may disturb residents and staff. Its variety of wood-look shades contribute beautifully to achieve a high-end look. It has the added benefit of slip resistance, protecting guests from the hazards of walked-in rain. 100% recyclable pre and post-installation, it contributes to reducing the environmental impact of customer specifications.

Walls

When it comes to deciding what you think of a hotel as you step into the entrance, the eye will naturally go to the walls. Along with the floor, the furniture and the reception desk, they speak volumes about the place you’re choosing to stay, meet or eat in.

Altro Whiterock Digiclad (Custom) enables a hotel to put its own stamp on this key space. Choose from designs or photography, either your own, or choose from the Altro collection, to echo your theme; the design possibilities are endless. In addition to photos or art, this walls system can be used to support wayfinding, featuring signage or instructions. And, as needed for this busy area, Altro Whiterock Digiclad is durable and scratch-resistant, ensuring the walls look good for the long-term.

Corridors to reception/lift/general circulation/bars/dining

Floors

Every inch of the communal spaces in a hotel contributes to the overall perception of it, from the colours and textures chosen to how clean it appears. A tired-looking space can leave a guest feeling they’d prefer to be at home, rather than there, and resent paying for the privilege. This can be a challenge for the well-trodden corridors and break-out seating areas.

Altro Ensemble is tough enough to cope with regular foot traffic, backed by a ten-year guarantee and Altro Easyclean Technology. Its 2.6mm thickness provides comfort underfoot, and it offers 15dB impact sound reduction, helping maintain a sense of calm in this busy area. With the practicalities taken care of, the focus can be on design. Available in four sizes that can be arranged, or cut, into patterns, and block colour plus wood-look options, Altro Ensemble creates a floor with impact.

For a wood-look floor with the added benefit of reducing downtime, eliminating adhesive odours, and slip resistance, Altro Wood adhesive-free is ideal. Its variety of wood-look shades contribute beautifully to achieve a high-end look and it offers 14dB impact sound reduction to help create the required calm.

Walls

Hotel corridor and break-out spaces need to look just as good as the spaces they are leading from and to. As guests may be using them around the clock, they need to be easy to maintain and clean, and not require regular refurbishment.

Altro Whiterock wall designs impress, without compromising on durability. Natural wood, stone, linen and metal options can be used alone or combined, giving multiple design options. They fit perfectly with our floors and can be used with Altro Whiterock or Altro Fortis to run into adjacent areas. As you would expect from Altro Whiterock, the sheets are impact-resistant, impervious and can be wiped clean, making life easier for staff.

Corridors to bedrooms

Floors

Once in the sanctuary of your bedroom, you don’t want constant reminders that other people are staying a stone’s throw from you, especially if you’re sleeping at the time! Unsurprisingly, noise reduction is key here, but that can’t mean a compromise on looks and with cleaning carts a daily feature, the chosen floor has to be able to cope with heavy, wheeled traffic.

Altro Ensemble reduces impact sound by 15dB, which limits noise from footsteps and other traffic in the space, plus in the room below – important if your hotel has more than two floors. This durable floor is available in four sizes that can be arranged, or cut, into patterns, and block colour plus wood-look options, it’s easy to replicate the look of elsewhere in the hotel, or something entirely new.

As this corridor is how bedrooms are accessed, downtime will be an issue. Altro Wood adhesive-free can halve installation time – it’s possible to lay, weld and walk on the same day. Ideal for a working hotel, a faster installation is also ideal for total refurbishment or new builds, where the bedroom corridors are one of the largest installation spaces. If the hotel is remaining open, no adhesive means no associated odours will penetrate bedrooms and there’s no need for costly ventilation equipment.

Walls

Of course the focus here is getting to the bedroom or leaving it. A guest may not consciously take in the corridor décor – unless it’s tired or dirty - and that’s where the design and materials used are key. On the flip side, the design could demand attention to fit in with a theme, or to help guests recognise where their room is.

Altro Whiterock wall designs work perfectly in this calm, quiet space. Natural wood, stone, linen and metal options, the choices can be subtle, striking or both. They can be used alone or combined, giving multiple design options and helping with wayfinding. They fit perfectly with our floors and can be used with Altro Whiterock wall cladding or Altro Fortis to run into adjacent areas. As you would expect from Altro Whiterock, the sheets are impact-resistant, impervious and can be wiped clean, making life easier for staff.

Corridors leading to service areas and laundries / storage areas

Floors

This is a busy working space that will see regular spillages and will require regular cleaning. Easy maintenance is key so that busy staff can clean those spills quickly and get back to the task in hand. There’s a high chance that some spills will go unnoticed, so staff need protecting from the risk of a slip.

Altro Reliance 25 offers a high level of slip resistance, reducing the risk to less than one in a million, plus it has good chemical resistance and features Altro Easyclean Technology. At 2.5mm it’s tough enough to cope with rolling trollies, standing equipment and dragged bins.

As with any 24-hour operation, access to these areas is important. Altro XpressLay is an adhesive-free floor that can reduce disruption by halving installation time and, as with all Altro adhesive-free floors, can be installed over existing flooring or on fresh concrete.

Altro XpressLay was tested with a 900kg drilling rig with caterpillar tracks: no rucks, no movement, so it easily meets the challenges presented by this space. The world’s first adhesive-free safety floor, it also keeps users’ slip-risk to one in a million.

Walls

With the sense of purpose that goes into the work taking place ‘back of house’, bumps and scrapes to the walls are common. Picture yourself manoeuvring a trolley stacked with food, bedding or conference equipment along a narrow corridor and you can imagine it.

Altro Fortis Titanium wall sheet is designed to protect these put-upon areas. Its shades run through so, unlike paint or some alternative wall coverings, a scrape doesn’t remove the colour, leaving the space look better for longer. Use alongside Altro Fortis corner protection, a ready-made piece that protects the areas most susceptible to damage from regular knocks.

Doors

Hotels have a responsibility under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 to ensure that visitors and staff are safe. Individual hotels have their own fire guidelines but a common specification is a 30-minute fire resisting standard and self-closing devices for room doorsets, corridor fire doorsets and partitions adjoining circulation corridors. For more information see Approved Document B Volume 2 of the building Regulations for more information.

When a fire door is needed, we offer doorsets that have been tested to BS476 Part 22: 1987 Clause 7 and have been assessed to meet either 30-minute or one-hour integrity and insulation. These are available in single, leaf and half-door options. Altro Whiterock hygienic doorsets are faced with PVCu, making them tough and impact-deflective, but also hygienic and low maintenance. They are available in all shades of Altro Whiterock White, Altro Whiterock Satins and Altro Whiterock Chameleon, to match or contrast the adjacent walls. Altro Fortis door protection is hard-wearing, impact and scuff-resistant where needed most. If you want the look of Altro Whiterock on one side, with the toughness of Altro Fortis on the other, that’s no problem. Both options are available with a vision panel to comply with fire door requirements and are wipe-clean.


Cafés, bars and restaurants

Receptions/entrances

Floors

You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and this feels especially true in the competitive world of food hospitality. Restaurants, bars and cafes have to entice people in, and make them want to return. While good food and customer service is vital for this, ambience and cleanliness have an important role to play in fact, 91% of 2000 diners felt cleanliness is a mark of a good food or hospitality business when surveyed.*

Altro Ensemble is ideal for areas where first impressions count. This modular flooring system can be mixed and matched to create unique and striking patterns in block colours, wood-look shades, or a combination of both. Good looks don’t mean a compromise on performance: Altro Ensemble has 15dB impact sound reduction, comfort underfoot, and its 10-year guarantee gives peace of mind that it can cope with the constant foot traffic for the long-term.

To reduce disruption to the business, and to eliminate adhesive odours, consider Altro Wood adhesive-free which can halve installation time. Its variety of wood-look shades contribute beautifully to achieving a high-end look. It has the added benefit of slip resistance, protecting guests from the hazards of walked-in rain. 100% recyclable pre and post-installation, it contributes to reducing the environmental impact of customer specifications.

* Research conducted by OnePoll for P&G Professional, survey of 2000 people in the UK.

Walls

If you’re standing outside a restaurant, contemplating the menu and deciding whether or not to go in, a peek inside will sway you one way or another. As you step in and wait to be shown to a table, the entrance space gives you a good idea of what to expect from the rest of your experience.

Altro Whiterock Digiclad (Custom) wall cladding is a custom print option utilising UV cured inks onto an Altro Whiterock sheet from your design or photographic image. It means the entire wall space can feature inspirational artworks or themed photography for maximum impact. Wipe-clean Altro Whiterock Digiclad is durable and scratch-resistant, ensuring the walls look good for the long-term.

General circulation and corridors to bars/toilets

Floors

To move around seating areas without disturbing diners, these spaces will be used constantly by both customers and staff. They need to reflect the overall look and ambience of the venue, be durable, and avoid being a source of noise disturbance.

Altro Ensemble is a durable, modular floor, available in four sizes that can be arranged, or cut, into patterns to create a floor with impact. With block colour and wood-look options, including sky blue or natural pine, the effect is welcoming but impressive, and choosing a shade to complement, or match, the overall design, is easier. Adding to this its 2.6mm thickness, which provides comfort underfoot, and 15dB impact sound reduction that dulls footsteps, it’s ideal for this space.

If this well-used space requires a quick refurbishment while the business is closed, with Altro Wood adhesive-free it’s possible to lay, weld and walk the same day, with no tell-tale adhesive odours. Its variety of wood-look shades can achieve a high-end look and complement the overall design and it has the added benefit of slip resistance, protecting guests from the hazards of spilled drinks. With 14dB impact sound reduction, it also contributes to reducing noise levels.

Walls

Aside from the entrance area, these walls are the ones that customers are most likely to pass and notice, so it’s not somewhere to be complacent about design. However, the walls here might be on the receiving end of the odd knock or bump so they need to be up to the task.

Altro Whiterock wall designs impress, without compromising on durability. Natural wood, stone, linen and metal options can be used alone or combined, giving multiple design options. They fit perfectly with our floors and, as you would expect from Altro Whiterock, the sheets are impact-resistant, impervious and can be wiped clean, making life easier for staff, and looking good for longer than wallpaper or paint.

Corridors to storage/kitchens/staff areas

Floors

This is a busy working space that will see regular spillages and will require regular cleaning. Easy maintenance is key so that busy staff can clean those spills quickly and get back to the task in hand. There’s a high chance that some will go unnoticed, so staff need protecting from the risk of a slip.

Altro Reliance 25 offers a high level of slip resistance, reducing the risk of a slip to one in a million. It’s stain-resistant and cleanable and, at 2.5mm thick, tough enough to cope with rolling trollies, standing equipment and dragged bins. With multiple shades to choose from, there’s no need to compromise on looks.

If a refurbishment is needed for this hard-working area, Altro XpressLay is an adhesive-free floor that can reduce disruption by halving installation time. As with all Altro adhesive-free floors, it can be installed over existing flooring or on fresh concrete. Altro XpressLay was tested with a 900kg drilling rig with caterpillar tracks: no rucks, no movement, so it easily meets the challenges presented by this space. The world’s first adhesive-free safety floor, it also keeps users’ slip-risk to one in a million.

Walls

With the sense of purpose that goes into the work taking place ‘back of house’, bangs and scrapes to the walls are common. Picture yourself manoeuvring a trolley stacked with food boxes and tins along a narrow corridor and you can imagine it.

Altro Fortis Titanium wall sheet is designed to protect these put-upon areas. Its shades run through so, unlike paint or some alternative wall coverings, a scrape doesn’t remove the colour, leaving the space look better for longer. Use alongside Altro Fortis corner protection, a ready-made piece that protects the areas most susceptible to damage from regular knocks.

Doors

Hotels have a responsibility under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 to ensure that visitors and staff are safe. Individual hotels have their own fire guidelines, but a common specification is a 30-minute fire resisting standard and self-closing devices for room doorsets, corridor fire doorsets and partitions adjoining circulation corridors. For more information see Approved Document B Volume 2 of the building Regulations for more information.

When a fire door is needed, we offer doorsets that have been tested to BS476 Part 22: 1987 Clause 7 and have been assessed to meet either 30-minute or one-hour integrity and insulation. These are available in single, leaf and half-door options. Altro Whiterock hygienic doorsets are faced with PVCu, making them tough and impact-deflective, but also hygienic and low maintenance. They are available in all shades of Altro Whiterock White, Altro Whiterock Satins and Altro Whiterock Chameleon, to match or contrast the adjacent walls. Altro Fortis door protection is hard-wearing, impact and scuff-resistant where needed most. If you want the look of Altro Whiterock on one side, with the toughness of Altro Fortis on the other, that’s no problem. Both options are available with a vision panel to comply with fire door requirements and are wipe-clean.


Social housing

Entry points

Floors

The entrance area for social housing flats are the gateway to multiple homes. The type of traffic here includes feet, bikes, pushchairs, pets, and with residents moving in and out, furniture, boxes, cases, bin bags, white goods and more. All of this adds up to the need for a robust floor that won’t be damaged the first time a fridge is wheeled across it.

Altro Reliance 25 is a heavy-duty, 2.5mm thick safety floor, backed with a twenty-year guarantee. Its high level of slip resistance reduces slips to one in a million, giving residents protection from walked-in rainwater. Available in 27 shades including neutral Biscuit, Rust red and Twilight blue, tough doesn’t mean boring.

In a space that sees so much activity, prolonged downtime may not be an option. Altro XpressLay can halve installation time and it’s possible to lay, weld and walk on the same day. There are no adhesive odours to disturb residents. Its 10-year guarantee, sustained slip resistance, durability and cleanability mean that it’s an ideal solution for a busy communal space.

Walls

With the constant comings and goings of people and their belongings, the walls need to stand up to bangs and bashes. Without the right protection, the tough love will quickly show, particularly in vulnerable areas such as the corners. Regular deep cleaning isn’t always possible, so this area needs to be easy to maintain.

Dense, impervious and resistant to bumps, Altro Fortis Titanium wall protection is designed to protect these busy areas and can be wiped clean. Its ten shades, which vary from classic White to bold Cardinal red, run through so, unlike paint or some alternative wall coverings, a scrape doesn’t remove the colour. Use alongside Altro Fortis corner protection, a ready-made piece that protects the areas most susceptible to damage from regular knocks.

Floors

As we move towards residents’ homes, noise reduction becomes important, as does the look; not only does a more homely look feel more appropriate but anecdotal feedback tells us that if a communal area looks good, it’s more likely that residents will look after it.

As this floor leads to residents’ front doors, with anything other than a new-build, installation time will need to be quick. Altro Wood adhesive-free can halve installation time and, as with all Altro adhesive-free floors, can be installed over existing flooring or on fresh concrete. Its variety of wood-look shades look homely and warm and 14dB impact sound reduction helps reduce noise in a busy area. Its sustained slip-resistance helps prevent slips from walked-in rainwater, or spills.

Altro Wood Comfort combines a natural, homely look with durability and safety. In addition, it offers 14dB impact sound reduction, helping keep the noise down and its 12 wood-look options start the feel of home before you reach the front door. Altro Wood Comfort offers sustained slip resistance for the lifetime of the floor and reduces the risk of a slip to one in a million.

Walls

As the entrance space leads to smaller communal areas and narrower corridors, knocks to the wall will be more frequent and in areas such as outside the lift, where residents have to wait, it’s likely that people will lean against them, as well as rest bags and anything else they may be carrying. As with entrance areas, maintenance needs to be easy to avoid the need for regular deep cleaning.

When the going gets tough, enter Altro Fortis Titanium wall protection, designed to protect these busy areas. With ten shades it’s possible to colour-code different floors and avoid a clinical look. It features a lightly textured surface, which camouflages scuffs, keeping the wall area looking better for longer. Use alongside Altro Fortis corner protection, a ready-made piece that protects the areas most susceptible to damage from regular knocks.

Doors

Housing Associations have a responsibility under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 to ensure that residents are safe. A common specification is a 30-minute fire resisting standard and self-closing devices for room doorsets, corridor fire doorsets and partitions adjoining circulation corridors. In blocks of flats, the external door to a flat should be a fire door to protect common areas from the spread of flame and smoke. Other locations will depend on the risk assessment and fire plan of the buildings. Internal doors could be fire doors depending on the size of the apartment and distance from the flat entrance door. See Approved Document B Volumes 1 and 2 of the building Regulations for more information.

When a fire door is needed, we offer doorsets that have been tested to BS476 Part 22: 1987 Clause 7 and have been assessed to meet either 30-minute or one-hour integrity and insulation. These are available in single, leaf and half-door options. Altro Whiterock hygienic doorsets are faced with PVCu, making them tough and impact-deflective, but also hygienic and low maintenance. They are available in all shades of Altro Whiterock White, Altro Whiterock Satins and Altro Whiterock Chameleon, to match or contrast the adjacent walls. Altro Fortis door protection is hard-wearing, impact and scuff-resistant where needed most. If you want the look of Altro Whiterock on one side, with the toughness of Altro Fortis on the other, that’s no problem. Both options are available with a vision panel to comply with fire door requirements and are wipe-clean.