Mounting concern among operators and managers to heighten hygiene in wet change facilities has sparked a major advance from one of the UK’s top specialist suppliers.
Pathogens resistant to traditional antibacterial agents could seriously undermine maintenance programmes designed to minimise risk of infection among facility guests and members.
Changing room and storage specialists Crown Sports Lockers has reacted to the threat by launching a waterproof locker range developed to stem growth of harmful organisms such as MRSA and E-coli on its surfaces.
Under Crown’s commitment to deliver sustainable solutions for clients, the locker carcass is constructed using recycled PVC plastic board created from the supplier’s own waste.
Crown commands more 26 years’ experience in fashioning bespoke fitouts across hotels, spa, hospitality, fitness, sport and leisure and is noted for introducing market firsts.
“We’ve been developing the product for some time,” says Crown Project Manager Spencer Grimwood, “and eagerly anticipate its impact on the sectors we serve.
“The advance will allow us to combine the natural appeal of timber lockers and ancillary furniture fitted in spa treatment rooms, with changing facilities that resist moisture ingress, increase hygiene and meet mounting demand for environmentally green solutions. The carcasses can be recycled at end of life.”
In all its output, the FSC-accredited and Made in Britain manufacturer uses sustainably-sourced timber in delivering stylish, made-to-measure facilities meeting modern needs for comfortable, secure, brand-building elements of an operator’s offering.
Doors used with the waterproof carcasses can be fabricated from real timber or a range of compact laminates. For wet environments, where real timber doors are lacquered (Crown Sports Lockers runs their own lacquering line at their factory) Medicote A/C antimicrobial lacquer is used as standard.
Polyrey compact laminate washroom range doors include Sanitized antibacterial treatment, which eliminates 99.9%of all bacteria.
With textured finishes to suit every decor, application and budget, Crown provides a dedicated project manager to partner clients from first meeting to handover.