Jul 21, 2023

Interior PVC Cladding: The Smart Alternative to Traditional FRP & Drywall

Out with the old and in with the new; fiberglass, ceramic tile, and standard drywall are all losing the race for most versatile cladding and liner solution – to PVC.

PVC wall cladding is installer-friendly. Unlike FRP, it contains no fiberglass particles which not only pose a potential health risk for contractors, but also requires the use of proper PPE during installation. FRP will also brittle-break and chip on impact.

Compared to drywall, PVC cladding is much more durable, easier to install, safer, and more sustainable. Drywall is susceptible to moisture, mold, and mildew. It dents easily and is difficult to clean. Much heavier than PVC, drywall installation is a two-man job, is labor-intensive and time-consuming, requiring spackle, tape, sanding, painting, and the use of PPE to avoid inhaling dangerous dust residue.

Factors like these are why Palram Americas has been investing heavily in their PVC cladding offering; to ensure that distributors across the country can continue to solve new challenges that their customers face, while introducing them to effective alternatives that can replace less useful materials.

Palram's PVC cladding products are an ideal option for interior cladding projects as they are:

Keep reading to see a few gems from the Palram wall cladding product line in action:

These interior wall cladding panels are a cost-effective alternative to FRP, and unlike FRP, will not erode or ‘fiber bloom’, ensuring a sleek, long-lasting surface. PALCLAD PRO panels are easy to handle and install. Panels can be glued or mechanically fastened to almost any solid, clean surface. Connecting profiles are also available.

Lead-free and phthalate-free, PALCLAD PRO is also Clean Air GOLD Certified, which is Intertek's highest VOC certification for indoor air quality. This certification means conformance to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Standard Method V1.2, as well as conformance to LEED and WELL for low-emitting products.

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If any of your customers are working on cladding projects requiring strict sanitation, the Palclad Pro HYG system is the ideal solution. The panels are infused with silver-ion technology* which helps protect the surface from the negative effects of odor and stain-causing microbes, including bacteria, mold, and mildew.

The system combines flat PVC panels with color-matched welding rods for a seamless smooth or embossed finish-. Panels can be heat formed on-site around corners, recesses, windows, and doors – common areas for mold and mildew growth in other wall cladding options. Palclad Pro HYG is impact and scratch-resistant, and is Clean Air Gold certified.

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Featuring a multiwall structure, Duraclad PVC panels provide a high level of rigidity and strength, and their interlocking tongue-and-groove edges allow for rapid installation and a smooth, hygienic finish.

Made in the USA, Duraclad is the perfect alternative to painted drywall, plasterboard, plywood, and other materials that make sanitation difficult. The panels can be fastened directly to wall studs, are incredibly easy to clean & maintain, are water-resistant and rust-proof, and offer a highly attractive gloss white finish.

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Palram's cladding solutions are available in a variety of colors and sizes to offer more flexibility to your customers. From applications in public facilities, offices, hospitals and healthcare clinics to commercial kitchens, food processing facilities, basements, garages, and indoor grow ops, Palram's PVC wall cladding holds up where fiberglass and drywall won't.

To get in touch with a Palram salesperson today about purchasing or to request special sets of samples, use this map to find the rep for your region.

*Palram's antimicrobial technology does not protect users or others against disease causing bacteria, germs, viruses or other harmful organisms. This technology is not a substitute for good hygiene and/or cleaning practices. Not for sale in Canada.

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