wall cladding

Healthcare interiors are seeing an increase in vertical solid surface. Owners, architects and designers alike are realizing the long term cost benefits of using solid surface vertically.

In the past, design professionals have had few choices for wall cladding in high traffic healthcare environments. Thin plastic wall protection systems or metal panels are not easily maintained and once damaged, need replacement. Healthcare wall cladding made of thin plastic sheets are neither antibacterial nor can withstand the abuse of multiple impacts from cart traffic. Everyone is familiar with seeing wall cladding damage throughout a healthcare facility. Costly maintenance of these wall cladding systems calls for a new approach. A better approach with a durable solid surface vertical solution that is inherently anti-bacterial to prevent the spread of infection.

To aesthetically as well as functionally address this problem, ASST created SCULPTCOR ® textured surfaces. Manufactured with 100% solid surface acrylic, this is an anti-bacterial wall cladding that is made to last. ASST developed the patented technology for texturing solid surface sheet materials. ASST’s proprietary mounting system allows for field adjustment and individual panel removal for maintenance. We invite you to contact us to discuss your next healthcare wall cladding project. Going Beyond for our customers is of prime importance!

ASST is uniquely positioned to fulfill all aspects of your project. Whatever you need, ASST can build it to the exact specifications, in a safe manner and to the finest quality standards you expect. Even our EMR safety rating is outstanding at .793! We look forward to Going Beyond to address your exciting project challenges. Contact us now online or call us at 717-630-1251.

About fifty years ago, DuPont invented a surfacing material called Corian® . In the early years it was primarily marketed as the newest durable material for residential kitchen countertops and then for vanity tops and shower pans. Since then, applications for solid surface have expanded to include vertical surfaces as well. Design Professionals, Manufacturers and Fabricators have pushed for vertical wall cladding solutions to expand solid surface’s use beyond “typical horizontal countertops.”

Building Owners with high traffic corridors had only a few choices for durable wall protection solutions in the early years before solid surface. Design Professionals were limited to recommending materials such as vinyl wallcovering, marble, granite, concrete and plastic laminate. The shortcomings of these materials were many ranging from cracking and delaminating to requiring total replacement when damaged.

It was not until the late 1990’s that vertical solid surface wall cladding started to become popular. ASST and other leading fabricators and manufacturers helped to push applications beyond the horizontal countertop. ASST created SCULPTCOR® Textured Surfaces in the early 2000’s to provide better design solutions for interior as well as exterior cladding. Architects and Interior Designers have helped to continue to push applications. Technological advances in CNC machining and thermoforming have also helped solid surface wall cladding move to more mainstream applications such as airports and other high traffic public spaces. Today, solid surface wall cladding is widely utilized by Design Professionals across a variety of end user markets from K-12 and Collegiate Education to Corporate Space and Healthcare environments.

ASST is uniquely positioned to fulfill all aspects of your project. Whatever you need, ASST can build it to the exact specifications you require in a safe manner and to the finest quality standards you expect. We look forward to Going Beyond™ to address your exciting project challenges. Contact us now online or call us at 717-630-1251.