Walls account for a large part of a building’s interior architecture. Whether in hotel rooms, restaurants, public spaces, offices or hospitals: these sizable surfaces collect dirt, stains, viruses and bacteria. Vinyl wallcovering offers a great level of protection. It can be much better cleaned and disinfected than painted walls, a factor that’s particularly important in high-traffic, high-turnover spaces.
Taking hygiene even further is Vescom Protect, vinyl wallcovering so sanitary it can be employed in surgical spaces. Once largely reserved for the healthcare industry, the product is newly relevant.
Here you will find everything there is to know about Vescom Protect. Read more about the benefits, discover the collection and learn more about the testing procedures and technical specifications of the product. Request free samples to see the designs up close and personal. Ready? Let's dive in.
There’s no visible difference between Vescom Protect and Vescom’s other vinyl wallcovering – the added protection comes from a layer of transparent film. This protective film acts as a barrier: not only does it prevent dirt from migrating into the wallcovering, but it forms a surface onto which dirt cannot even adhere. Vescom Protect is therefore a highly stain-resistant product. These features, together with its easy-to-clean properties, make Vescom Protect ideal for environments where the highest degree of hygiene is crucial.
Vescom Protect’s extremely hardwearing nature makes it the right choice for environments that require periodic intensive cleaning and disinfecting. The protective film has a high chemical resistance against common household cleaners and disinfectants – and even against many aggressive chemicals, such as alcohols, solvents, bleaching agents, acids and bases. The film prevents chemicals from degrading the print and structure, thereby maintaining the wallcovering’s aesthetic value – even under harsh conditions.
Vescom Protect comes in 10 designs, which offer a varied range of textures and colours – from simple to structured and from soft neutrals and coloured tones. By applying our in-depth understanding of material structures, tactility and human-centric design, we’ve ensured that such a hygienic and high-performance product is perfectly attuned to diverse markets and environments.
Whether a space calls for a clean, architectural surface; something with the look of a natural textured textile; a finish that resembles brushed concrete; or a vertical pattern that extends the ceiling height – Vescom Protect has every option covered.
1078.01 PRO - 1078.20 PRO
1026.01 PRO - 1026.27 PRO
1097.01 PRO - 1097.30 PRO
1077.01 PRO - 1077.29 PRO
1056.001 PRO - 1056.140 PRO
1103.01 PRO - 1103.32 PRO
1076.01 PRO - 1076.25 PRO
1017.01 PRO - 1017.27 PRO
1024.01 PRO - 1024.54 PRO
1063.01 PRO - 1063.31 PRO
There’s a growing need for Vescom Protect within our hygiene-vigilant climate, which is why we want to make it accessible for smaller orders. A selection of Vescom Protect designs and colours is therefore available with a minimum order of only 1 metre.
Chosen for their ease of application, 6 designs in a total of 30 colourways represent the most popular and universal products within the Vescom Protect collection. Only the samples from this special selection are available with the Vescom Protect film.
Vescom Protect – vinyl wallcovering so sanitary it can be employed in surgical spaces – takes cleanliness to the next level. The legacy of Vescom Protect lies in spaces that demand the highest level of hygiene and must be regularly disinfected: hospitals, surgeries, aged-care facilities. These spaces accommodate some of society’s most vulnerable members, and thus need to support their wellbeing as much as possible. Vescom Protect has already proven itself in the past as a high-performance product that meets the most stringent of hygiene requirements.
With their high traffic and high turnover, hospitality interiors such as hotels and restaurants can greatly benefit from the high-performance, hygienic nature of Vescom Protect. Remember: ‘sterile’ doesn’t have to mean ‘clinical’, and Vescom Protect is a case in point. Thanks to its material structures, tactility and human-centric design, the wallcovering exudes softness, comfort and luxury. When applied in the right way, Vescom Protect will improve the quality of these spaces – and, more importantly, help people to feel more at ease within them.
For many, visiting a hotel or restaurant is not a top priority. There are other high-traffic spaces that play a more crucial role in daily life, including schools, universities and libraries. These inclusive spaces should feel safe and open for all.
Aged-care facilities shouldn’t feel clinical and soulless – they should create a calming, comfortable ambience to contribute to the wellbeing of their inhabitants. Biophilia can play an important role here, since nature-inspired environments are proven to contribute to the physical and mental health of those within them. Combining a natural look and feel with the hardwearing and hygienic benefits of vinyl, Vescom Protect works in harmony with natural materials. Its soft, matte appearance makes it a perfect companion to wood, stone and concrete.
To meet the strict global technical requirements of the contract market, all Vescom vinyl wallcovering undergoes both in-house and external testing. These tests determine the development of quality standards for our production.
Vescom vinyl wallcovering and Vescom Protect are tested for their suitability for contract use, including the degree to which they stand up to wear and tear, and their mitigation of safety concerns. Vescom Protect passes the highest standards for wallcovering, including its level of flame retardancy EN 13501, B s1 d0. Onari+protect and Colour Choice+protect pass EN 13501, B s2 d0.
Vescom has spent decades developing, manufacturing and distributing vinyl wallcovering for the contract market, leaving us with a wealth of in-house knowledge and expertise. We perform internal tests on every new development to secure a high degree of cleanability. In order to obtain official test certificates, external testing is conducted by certified independent test institutes.
Through our testing, we aim to obtain the highest possible quality when it comes to ease of cleaning, stain resistance and resistance to wear due to exposure to cleaning and disinfecting agents and methods, such as scrubbing and sponging. Vescom Protect has been tested according to the following criteria:
Based on the test results, we suggest the following cleaning advice in addition to the standard cleaning instructions.
Antimicrobial agents come in the form of chemicals, including nanoparticles of metals, that are added to products during formulation or as an after treatment. The addition of these agents to wallcovering may be detrimental to human health, particularly for products that come into contact with water. In time, bacteria can become resistant to antimicrobials.
Rather than offering something potentially harmful, we want to safeguard human health. That’s why Vescom Protect is not antimicrobial, but can instead be cleaned with all kinds of disinfectants, including chlorine and alcohol-based solutions that safely kill bacteria, viruses and fungi. What’s more, disinfecting is more efficient and can be repeated ad infinitum. If applied correctly – taking into account ventilation and the post-application of water – disinfecting has no adverse side effects on health and wellbeing.
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