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Should I Use PVC Wall Panels for Laundromats?

23 July, 2021

Starting a laundromat business is no small task. As any business owner can tell you, there’s a lot more behind it than simply buying a few washers and dryers and putting up an ‘open’ sign.   Beyond the financial challenges inherent in starting any business, there are more logistical challenges involved with this type of business because of the amount of water moved about daily.  There are simply more complications that can occur with a laundromat from a structural standpoint than, say, a retail store or a boutique, because these places stay dry, barring a natural disaster.   


The wall panels are one item you can check off the list of your laundromat dreams, or if you’re already in business, alleviate some nagging concerns. Wall panels and their materials may be overlooked in favor of other seemingly more important overhead, but the long-term liability and operational security make them worth some consideration.

Why PVC Is The Best Option for Laundry

Companies like DuraMax offer 100% waterproofing on their PVC panels. As you know, waterproofing is the most important part of this operation, since countless gallons of soap and water will pass through a laundromat each day.  Leaks can start as a minor nuisance that needs to be cleaned, but turn into problems with the foundation of the building itself.  Beyond the operational risk, there is risk of liability, especially if the building is part of a shopping center that’s connected to other businesses.  The last thing you need is a large construction project sending your patrons elsewhere, or worse, inspections and lawsuits shutting things down altogether.

You also want panels that will withstand constant exposure to water without breaking down.  Vinyl wall panels are made to weather virtually any environmental exposure for decades without cracking, fading, or signs of wear.  This is less important than the structural integrity, but still very important for a front-facing business like a laundromat. After all, it is not uncommon for a person to switch to a different laundromat just because it looks ‘nicer’ than the one down the street.


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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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