Tough and decorative wall protector, reducing maintenance on walls and doors too
Some areas are unfortunately more prone to damage than others. Hospital corridors with trolleys and wheelchairs on the go 24/7, classrooms with bags, chairs and even feet swinging just where you don’t want them to, care home dining areas with walking aids and chairs negotiating the tables – just a few examples of where wall protection comes into its own. It doesn’t take much of an impact to damage doors and plaster board walls; maintenance can seem never-ending, draining budgets and resources. Typically, damage can range from scuffs, scratches, scrapes and nicks from people, to more serious dents and holes from wheeled traffic.
Altro Fortis Titanium protects precisely these surfaces in these sorts of environments. It is dense, impervious and resistant to impact and bumps. It’s an extruded semi-rigid, 2.5mm thick PVCu wall protection sheet, which features a lightly textured surface camouflaging scuffs and keeping the wall area looking better for longer: up to 25 years in fact. The fact that the sheet is semi-rigid is important; it means that you get just enough flexibility in the sheet to install it over slightly imperfect walls, without compromising on impact resistance and durability.
You can install Altro Fortis Titanium up to any height on your wall, to protect it as the needs of your space dictate – you can even thermoform it round a corner. If you do not have access to a thermoformer, just order our pre-formed Altro Fortis corner protection.
You can cut down and shape Altro Fortis Titanium to install on your doors, where they most take a pounding, or simply to use as kick-plates and push-plates.
Unlike a painted surface, which you may need to repair and repaint annually, Altro Fortis Titanium is guaranteed for 20 years and has a life expectancy of 25 years.
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
When it comes to aesthetics, Altro Fortis Titanium matches Altro Fortis corner 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 are wall protection sheets / wall protectors?
Wall protection sheets are known by many names; you may be familiar with them already as wall protectors, wall cladding sheets, wall protector panels or wall guards. They are tough and durable and act as a protective wall covering in busy areas. You can also use them to protect doors.
Our wall protector sheets work hard on walls and doors, to help prevent 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, in the way that a vinyl wallpaper or cladding wallpaper does, but with the huge benefit of durability, which, in the case of Altro Fortis Titanium, is up to 25 years.
Can you fit Altro Fortis Titanium wall sheets on walls and doors?
Yes. Installation is really flexible.
Depending on the type of traffic in your space, you may only need to install Altro Fortis Titanium to waist height on the wall, or if your entire wall is prone to bumps, you can fit it from wall to ceiling for complete protection. Or to any height, as required.
Doors suffer from impact damage just as much as walls. As our Altro Fortis Titanium wall sheets are so versatile, when it comes to doors, many people choose to cut down sheets to form kick-plates and push-plates, to give doors the protection they need just where they need it. You can even cut the sheets down to form any creative shape required to suit your door.
If you need full door protection ask about Altro Fortis doorsets.
How does Altro Fortis Titanium wall protection work?
Altro Fortis Titanium is fully bonded to the substrate; therefore, it maintains the integrity of walls and doors in high traffic areas, by absorbing the effects of any impacts. In so doing, it protects your walls and doors 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 Titanium save me time and money?
Altro Fortis Titanium 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 and door surfaces, and carry out an annual repaint.
What is it made from?
It’s made from an extruded, semi-rigid PVCu sheet.
How thick is it?
What is its size?
3000mm x 1220mm
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What are the advantages of Altro Fortis Titanium wall protection sheet over paint?
Here’s a specific comparison of our system against paint
- Altro Fortis Titanium is a 2.5mm thick wall protection sheet, also referred to as a wall protector panel, guaranteed for 20 years with a life expectancy of 25 years
- It is impact-resistant and impervious. Altro Fortis wall protection will protect your wall and substrate 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 Titanium hygienic wall protection?
Yes. Altro walls are impervious and 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 thousands of times without damaging it. Altro Fortis Titanium has an easy-to-clean surface. It’s the ideal solution where food may splatter on the walls. The texture of the sheet is more subtle than that of the majority of wall 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 Titanium protect walls from the growth of microorganisms?
It’s vital to maintain the integrity of your walls 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 Titanium is dense, impervious wall 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 Titanium like?
Altro Fortis Titanium has a lightly textured yet easily cleanable surface, which camouflages scuffs, keeping the wall area looking better for longer. The texture of the sheet is more subtle than that of most wall protection products on the market, which are more aggressively textured and therefore do not offer the same hygienic protection and ease of cleaning.
How is Altro Fortis Titanium a more hygienic alternative to bump rails in hospitals?
Beds, wheelchairs and trolleys can bump into walls, damaging painted surfaces. You may currently have bump rails installed. These present hygiene challenges of their own: with more edges, ridges, nooks and crannies they are harder to clean and maintain.
A more hygienic solution is to install Altro Fortis Titanium, horizontally, across that part of the wall, which receives the most knocks. In areas where patients may bump into the wall as they seek extra stability, you can protect the whole wall with a floor to ceiling installation.
Can you use Altro Fortis Titanium on reception desks and counter areas?
Yes. These areas pose a particular challenge in that people gravitate towards them as a focal point; whether on foot, in wheelchairs or with walking aids, counter areas and reception desks can be prone to damage from heavy traffic. You can protect them, in the same way as you do your walls, from the bumps and scrapes, which could lead to the growth of microorganisms, by cladding them with Altro Fortis Titanium.
Can you use Altro Fortis Titanium in dining areas?
Yes. Altro Fortis Titanium is an ideal solution for dining areas to protect the walls and maintain their integrity, where chairs bump into them as diners get up and down and negotiate around tables. This is particularly so in care homes, where diners can have reduced mobility and lean on tables and chairs for extra support; it is also the case in schools and restaurants, for example, where chairs and tables can be tightly packed into a space and be more prone to coming into contact with the wall.
How does Altro Fortis Titanium help maintain hygiene in dining areas?
Altro Fortis Titanium has an easy-to-clean surface, so it’s ideal where food may splatter on the walls. The texture of the sheet is more subtle than the majority of wall 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 sheets 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 walls. Watch them here
We also have a pdf fitting guide here
How do I cut the sheets?
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.
How is it delivered?
The size and weight of Altro Fortis Titanium mean delivery is on a pallet and may require heavy lifting, needing at least two people.
Are Altro 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 Titanium 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 Titanium is B- s3, d0.
How do I clean Altro Fortis Titanium?
It’s easy to clean with a soft cloth, washing with water or diluted soap / detergent solutions.
Read our full cleaning instructions