Among the most vulnerable areas of any building are the corners of walls which can quickly become seriously damaged without some form of impact protection.
The interiors of buildings such as hospitals, schools, hotels, offices, restaurants, retail environments and leisure facilities are all subject to extensive wear and tear from people, trolleys, chairs and a wide variety of other objects and vulnerable corners often take most of the abuse.
Here at CS we’ve been protecting building interiors for over 50 years with our wide range of sheeting, handrails, crashrails and corner guards in Acrovyn, rubber and stainless steel.
So when it comes to protecting interior wall corners, what should you choose? Each application or project is different, but here are 3 ways to consider:
#1 – Acrovyn Corner Guards
Busy corridors need protection from both pedestrian traffic and wheeled traffic such as wheelchairs and all manner of beds or trolleys in hospitals. In addition, any protection needs to match the designed colour schemes and in the case of hospitals meet high levels of hygiene and infection control.
In this scenario our severe duty SM20 corner guards in Acrovyn are a great choice as they flex under impact to protect the underlying wall. Acrovyn itself is a tough and hygienic “through colour” material specifically designed to minimise and hide the effects of impact damage through it’s pebblette surface finish, and it’s available in a wide range of colours!
Acrovyn corner guards are also a popular choice for treatment centres, surgeries, schools, colleges, offices, retail environments and hotels.
#2 – Stainless Steel Corner Guards
Stainless Steel is often used in kitchens of restaurants, caterers and other commercial food preparation environments where they need to maintain high standards of cleanliness, as it’s tough and easy to clean.
For this kind of application our heavy duty 40A and 75A stainless steel surface mounted corner guards are the natural choice. In robust 1.6mm thick stainless steel, they are easily installed with construction adhesive and are available with cranked edges to accommodate wall irregularities.
Stainless steel corner guards are also a popular choice for supermarkets, leisure centre shower areas, pharmaceutical areas and laboratories.
#3 – Rubber Corner Guards
Back of house delivery areas and loading bays are a tough environment to protect. Damage from vehicular traffic and large loading trolleys is common and there are often both indoor and outdoor areas that require protection.
In this scenario we’d recommend taking a look at our heavy duty 75C and 100C corner guards in tough EPDM rubber. Suitable for fixing directly to concrete, steel, masonry and timber these corner guards are great at absorbing shocks and also have excellent weather resistant qualities.
Rubber corner guards are also a popular choice in car parks, factories, distribution centres, plant rooms and baggage handling areas.
To learn more download our Wall, Door & Corner Protection Brochure. Alternatively, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01296 652800 to discuss your wall protection requirements.