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Moldy Kitchen Walls Are Not Good for Your Business: Turn to PVC Wall Panels Today

05 February, 2024

Are your kitchen walls turning moldy and demanding frequent replacement? Dismiss FRP panels and consider using PVC commercial kitchen wall panels as the solution. PVC panels are mold and water-resistant, which helps them prevent mold and mildew formation throughout their shelf-life. Mold grows inside damp and moist settings like commercial kitchens and can increase the chances of food safety breaches. The penalties and bad reputation resulting from food safety breaches are sufficient reasons to take mold growth seriously. To ensure the overall health and safety of the employees, restaurateurs must address the mold problem the moment it starts to grow. Entrepreneurs have trusted wall paneling solutions like FRP and drywall for a long time. However, they cannot maintain cleanliness inside wet and moist environments like commercial kitchens because of their incapability to resist moisture and mold.

PVC panels display impeccable strength and durability and have a longer shelf-life than any other solution. Their moisture and water-resistant properties can prevent excess moisture formation, keeping your kitchen walls dry and damp-free for years. The mold-resistant quality of PVC panels prevents mold buildup from posing any threat to the safety and hygiene standards of the kitchen.

 Mold-Resistant Kitchen Wall Panels Prevent Mold Formation from Creating Problems

Prolonged mold exposure can lead to serious health effects. It can increase the number of sick leaves the employees need. Because of the present labor shortage, most commercial kitchens could not replace any staff member. Inhaling mold can create respiratory problems in kitchen staff and irritate skin and eyes. Employees might even develop fatigue, dizziness, and nausea with a long exposure. Combating excess moisture is the only easy way to fix mold problems inside commercial kitchens. Daily cleaning, boiling water, and steam tables are some of the reasons contributing to high moisture levels inside commercial kitchens. Apart from allowing mold and mildew growth, an increase in moisture level can also permanently damage the walls. 

Having PVC commercial kitchen wall covering is very helpful because its smooth surface doesn’t harbor mold or bacterial growth, unlike FRP panels. FRP contains crevices that hide mold and moisture, resulting in mold formation. PVC panels don’t have crevices and are the most suitable option for wet and moist environments. 

Water-resistant PVC Panels Last Longer than Any Other Wall Covering Material

Maintaining a moisture-free, clean, and dry kitchen helps it to look professional. Installing water-resistant PVC panels on kitchen walls can contribute to a hygienic, clean, and safe environment. An unclean kitchen can negatively impact your business by causing illness to your clients and wreaking havoc on your business reputation. PVC panels are 100% water-resistant, which keeps them damage-free despite high moisture levels. They have a seamless surface that doesn’t become a breeding ground for mold and mildew growth. Their water-resistant property also restricts moisture absorption, preventing the panels from delaminating quickly. PVC panels, therefore, last for over a century. They have the longest lifespan compared to any other wall covering, including FRP and drywall.

Simple and Quick Installation Saves You Time and Effort

PVC panels interlock to create a smooth surface, giving a nice aesthetic look to your kitchen. The interlocking tongue and groove mechanism further speeds up the installation time. FRP panel installation takes time. More so, cleaning and cooking inside kitchens can produce moisture and heat, resulting in FRP delamination. The adhesive bonding FRP to its wooden backing board also degrades, allowing moisture and water to remain trapped between its backing layer. The moisture seepage after that causes FRP to get discolored and swell up. The swelling and discoloration are worse since the backing layer of FRP is cellulose-based, and combining it with moisture means it becomes a food source for mold.

PVC Panels Excel in Strength and Durability

Bulk cooking goes on inside commercial kitchens. And to make large batches of food, commercial kitchens need access to heavy-duty machinery and equipment. Bruises and bumps from such objects can leave irreparable damage on the kitchen walls. Their impact-resistant quality safeguards it from being damaged by bruises and bumps from the heavy-weight kitchen equipment, furnishings, and food trolleys. While FRP lasts 25-30 years, PVC panels have an incredible shelf-life of 100 years. It relieves you from frequent replacement and repair hassles because of its moisture-resistant property, preventing it from getting damaged by moisture attack. 

Lightweight and Easy-to-Install PVC Panels Needs Only One Contractor for Installation

Since PVC panels are lightweight, they are easy to handle and install. Its interlocking tongue and groove system cut the installation time to half, saving you time. PVC panels interlock to create a smooth finish, creating a nice aesthetic look for your commercial kitchen. One contractor can complete the installation job quickly. PVC panels don’t require you to deal with additional surface fasteners like cladding, lamination, and adhesives. FRP panel installation is time-consuming and needs wooden backers glued onto the commercial kitchen walls. The glue used to bond the panels to the walls degrades because of high moisture, allowing moisture seepage and ultimately getting degraded. 

Fire-Resistant Kitchen Wall Covering Offer Ultimate Protection from Fire Hazards

The leading cause of kitchen fires is unattended cooking. Other reasons are electrical malfunctioning, heating equipment, and leaving flammable materials near the stove. Covering the walls with PVC kitchen wall covering is one inexpensive way of preventing fire hazards from causing damage to the kitchen interiors. They are Class A, 1-hour fire-graded, which means they can keep fire mishaps from spreading on the wall for an hour.

Easy to Personalize PVC Panels Available in Different Lengths.

Duramax PVC panels have a thickness of 16 inches and ½ inches. You can visit Duramax PVC panels for custom-made PVC panels. Our FDA-compliant PVC panels follow clean, sanitary, and safety standards and are available in various lengths: 8’,10’,12’,14’,16’ and 20ft. 


Visit Duramax PVC Panels to cover your kitchen walls using restaurant wall panels. They are a one-time investment since they don’t need replacement and repair after installation. Whether you want to fix your moisture concern or evacuate mold problems from inside your commercial kitchen, PVC kitchen wall covering is the answer. Ask for a free sample and discuss your paneling requirements with our experts.

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Our panels are ASTM certified and FDA compliant; also quality checked. We ensured Kevin that the kitchen would be free from the fire outbreak. The panels have a -hour fire grade also chemical resistant.

Duramax is a top wall panel supplier in the USA. Visit our website for a free sample, get a free consultation and request a quote.

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