Water repellent, washable, and scrubbable = cleanable
From healthcare areas with highly demanding requirements for cleaning and disinfection to clean rooms, laboratories, and food prep areas, cleanable ceiling tiles are critical in maintaining sanitary spaces.
Other Features to Consider:
Cleanable Ceilings are Ideal for:
- Clean Rooms
- Food preparation areas
Ceilings installed in healthcare environments are required to be cleanable and must not interfere with infection control. In addition to washability and scrubbability, ceilings in healthcare spaces should also be water-repellent.
While an ASTM test does not exist to test for water repellency, in-house testing confirms that Ultima Health Zone, Ultima Health Zone High NRC, and Optima Health Zone have been engineered to resist water absorption for a minimum of 15 minutes, the time required for proper cleaning and disinfection.
Ceilings installed in laboratories, clean rooms, food preparation areas, and other sanitary applications are required to meet washability standards. The Washability Test evaluates a ceiling's ability to withstand washing without compromising the panel finish integrity as per ASTM D4828.
Ceilings installed in laboratories, clean rooms and food preparation areas are required to meet scrubbability standards - and, sometimes, other specific criteria. The Scrubbability test evaluates a ceiling's ability to withstand scrubbing.
Products with Scrubbability performance withstand up to 150 scrub cycles using a scrubbability tester as per ASTM D2486.