Altro Fortis corner protection
Tough and decorative, pre-formed corner protection for walls, reducing maintenance
You’re familiar with the level of damage that walls receive in busy public areas. And where do they most take a pounding? At corners. From scrapes to dents and holes, corners are walls’ most vulnerable element. Damage to corners isn’t just unsightly, it’s costly and can eat up a lot of your maintenance time and budget.
You can protect these corners with Altro Fortis corner protection, part of our Altro Fortis system.
This is a preformed wall corner protector, designed for ease of use. It’s the perfect solution for those of you who don’t have access to a thermoformer to run your wall protection sheets around your corners and who still want to protect these really vulnerable areas.
It’s made from an extruded, semi-rigid, 2.5mm PVCu sheet, so it gives you the right level of flexibility for installation, without compromising on its toughness or durability. To avoid a sharp edge, we have applied a radius of 5mm to the corner. For your peace of mind, it’s backed by a 20-year product guarantee.
It features a lightly textured surface, camouflaging scuffs and keeping the corner looking better for up to 25 years. Available in 10 colours, it co-ordinates perfectly with Altro Fortis Titanium, our wall protection sheet. You can use it with Altro Fortis Titanium, as part of an integrated system, or on its own.
Altro Fortis corner protection is guaranteed for 20 years and has a life expectancy of 25 years. It does not require the same level of maintenance as a painted surface, which you may need to repair and repaint regularly.
It requires very little maintenance
- It is non-shedding
- It is grout-free
- It is hygienic
- It is easy to clean
- It is waterproof
- It is fire-resistant
- It is impact-resistant
To help maintain your aesthetics, Altro Fortis corner protection matches Altro Fortis Titanium wall protection and many Altro Whiterock Satins shades, offering flexibility with design and making it a versatile solution across a range of areas. Plus, the colour runs throughout, reducing the visibility of knocks or scrapes.
What is corner protection / a wall corner protector?
Our wall corner protectors are preformed corner guards, made from semi-rigid strips, designed to fit over the corner of your walls, to protect your walls at their most vulnerable points: the corners. They are tough and durable and protect corners from the damage caused by wheeled and pedestrian traffic within busy spaces, such as schools, universities, hospitals and care homes. Not only do they offer lasting protection, but they also give your area a decorative finish, which will last up to 25 years.
Where would I typically use it?
It’s great in your busy public areas, such as corridors, receptions and circulation areas. It’s the perfect complement to our Altro Fortis Titanium wall protection sheet, so you can use both together in areas such as classrooms, dining areas etc to help prevent damage to your busiest areas.
What is it made from?
It’s made from an extruded, semi-rigid PVCu sheet.
How thick is it?
What is its size?
1220mm x 75mm x 75mm
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What if this isn’t exactly the right option for my corner?
If our pre-formed product is not right for you, there is the option to thermoform from Altro Fortis Titanium cut sheet around your corner.
How does Altro Fortis corner protection work?
Altro Fortis corner protection is fully bonded to the substrate; therefore, it maintains the integrity of the wall corner in high traffic areas, by absorbing the effects of any impacts. In so doing, it protects your wall from the potential damage caused by impacts, bumps and scrapes, which require budget and resource to remedy and, if left unrepaired, could lead to the growth of microorganisms.
How does Altro Fortis corner protection save me time and money?
Altro Fortis corner protection requires very little maintenance as light, regular cleaning will keep it looking smart. As it will help protect the fabric of your building and has a life expectancy of 25 years, you will save on the costs and resource required to repair your wall corners, and carry out an annual repaint.
What are the advantages of Altro Fortis corner protection over paint?
Here’s a specific comparison of our system against paint
- Altro Fortis corner protection is a 2.5mm thick corner protector, guaranteed for 20 years with a life expectancy of 25 years
- It is impact-resistant and impervious. Altro Fortis corner protection will protect your corners and substrates from impacts, bumps and scrapes
- It is easy to clean, even with detergent, at up to 60oC
- The colour runs through the thickness of the product for aesthetic durability
- It is fully bonded and will protect the substrate, even when knocked or bumped into, giving nowhere for microorganisms to hide and breed, either on the surface or behind the sheet itself as there are no voids
Is Altro Fortis corner protection hygienic?
Yes. It is easy to clean making it possible to prevent the build-up of mould, bacteria, fungi and viruses. The Altro Fortis wall protection system, comprising Altro Fortis Titanium and Altro Fortis corner protection, is impact-resistant and prevents damage that can lead to the growth of bacteria, viruses and mould.
You can scrub Altro Fortis corner protection thousands of times without damaging it. It has an easy-to-clean surface. The texture of the sheet is more subtle than that of the majority of corner protection products, which are more aggressively textured and therefore do not offer the same hygienic protection and ease of cleaning.
The Altro Fortis system will not fail, the surface will not become compromised; it is designed to work as a hygienic system guaranteed to perform for up to 20 years.
How does Altro Fortis corner protection protect corners from the growth of microorganisms?
It’s vital to maintain the integrity of your walls and corners in high traffic areas, by protecting them from bumps and scrapes and potential damage, as any wall damage can lead to the growth of microorganisms. Altro Fortis corner protection is dense, impervious corner protection. It is resistant to impact, bumps and scuffs; therefore, it is easy to clean and lets you maintain hygiene.
What is the surface of Altro Fortis corner protection like?
Altro Fortis corner protection has a lightly textured yet easily cleanable surface, which camouflages scuffs, keeping the corner looking better for longer. The texture of the sheet is more subtle than that of most corner protection products on the market, which are more aggressively textured and therefore do not offer the same hygienic protection and ease of cleaning.
How do I install this product and what equipment do I need?
You can fix the corner protection directly to most dry substrates depending on surface suitability, using one of the following methods
We have produced a set of videos to help you install our products. Watch them here
We also have a pdf fitting guide here
How do I cut the corner protection if I need to?
A jigsaw is best; however, you can also use a fine toothed handsaw or circular saw with pressure guide.
What skill level do I need to use this product?
This product is suitable for use by professional installers or those with extensive experience of working with wall cladding. If you have any doubts about whether you have the right skill level to use this product, please call us in advance to discuss. Please refer to the product data sheet and installation guide before you use this product and adhere to all recommendations.
Are Altro are a recommended supplier of walls on the Department of Health’s ProCure22 Framework for NHS and social care construction schemes in England?
Yes. We were appointed in 2018 as a recommended supplier of wall and door systems, including the Altro Whiterock and Altro Fortis systems; this means their hygienic credentials meet the strictest requirements for infection control and critical care. We are also a recommended supplier for flooring.
What fire performance does Altro Fortis corner protection provide?
Walling products receive fire performance Classifications of A1, A2, B, C, D, E or F depending on the test results and the additional smoke and droplet designations – s1, s2, s3 and d0, d1, d2.
- Classes A1 and A2 are only for non-combustible products such as stone
- All Altro wall coverings are either Class B s3 d0 or Class B s2 d0
Altro Fortis corner protection is B- s3, d0.
How do I clean Altro Fortis corner protection?
It’s easy to clean with a soft cloth, washing with water or diluted soap / detergent solutions.
Read our full cleaning instructions