Altro Whiterock, Altro Aquarius
Hobsonville, New Zealand - For over 140 years, the SPCA have been protecting thousands of animals every year who are sick, injured and mistreated. They are New Zealand’s oldest and largest animal welfare charity, with 39 centers across the country and over 45,000 animals coming through their centers yearly. The SPCA was looking for wall and floor solutions to use throughout the facility that were impactresistant and impervious to water.
Micah Spear, from Design Architectural, recalled seeing Altro Whiterock at a trade event and knew it would be a perfect fit. “The SPCA was looking for wall and floor coverings that would be resistant to damage, denting, scratching, mold and water ingress. I had seen an Altro Whiterock shower module at an Equinox trade event a few years earlier and thought that it could be the perfect solution for this installation. The SPCA also liked its hygienic, anti-bacterial properties. The joint sample board that I provided the SPCA proved to be difficult to scratch and they liked the welded joint option. Altro Whiterock checked all of the boxes needed by the client,”Spear explained.
Altro’s fully integrated system was the best choice for the project, and therefore Altro Whiterock was chosen for the walls and Altro Aquarius for the floors. The installation was completed by Crown Flooring.
“We have been impressed with how easy the Altro Whiterock has been to clean and maintain. The seamless thermoformed corners and welded joints not only look fantastic but also make it a simple product to wipe clean,” said Daniel Hadfield of the SPCA & Doggy Day Care. “We currently have not experienced any scratching or damage to the wall panels and are looking forward to many years of hygienic, damage free, easy to clean wall lining and slip-resistant flooring performance from Altro Whiterock and Altro Aquarius.”