Belgian car wash Royal 55 gets an upgrade

Before and after renovation.

The Royal 55 Carwash in Sint-Truiden, Belgium has recently completely been renovated. A brand new DICO machine now takes care of the washes and the interior of the car wash has been thoroughly overhauled. Mesa Coatings renewed the floor and the walls and ceilings were covered with white Cleanpanel panels by Dutch company Cleanbuild BV.

Renovating a car wash is an expensive job, Cleanbuild knows. Besides investing in new machinery and building materials, the car wash has to remain closed during the renovation. “The faster, the better, when it comes to renovating” Nick Elbertsen of Cleanbuild says. “Therefore, we often choose to install our Cleanpanel plastic panels directly against the old wall covering. This is much faster than having to remove the old tiles or sandwich panels first. The end result is the same.”

In Sint-Truiden, however, that pilot did not work out. Steel uprights against the right-hand wall made it impossible to put the new plastic wall directly against it. That would take too much space. Cleanbuild’s engineers solved the problem with plastic coves around the uprights. Elbertsen: “Every renovation project requires creative thinking. That is why we work with our own fitters, so we can be sure it will be finished neatly. And, of course, we draw a project in completely in advance.”

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Before and after the renovation
Before and after the renovation.

On the left side of the car wash, the fitters installed a partition of plastic panels to neatly conceal the technical area. The equipment can be reached through a double sliding door of the Cleandoor RVS type. Cleanbuild thus supplied the complete interior finish.

Plastic panels for the car wash

Cleanbuild’s plastic panels are specially designed for hygienic applications, such as car washes. The material (hard PVC) is super smooth, making it easy to spray dirt off the walls and ceilings. The panels are also quick to install thanks to a waterproof click connection with rubber seal.

Cleanpanel is also impact and shock resistant, rust-proof and resistant to cleaning agents. “And that is a big advantage for car washes,” Nick Elbertsen knows. “The plastic panels do not corrode. They remain smooth for a long time and are easy to keep clean.” The renovation in Sint-Truiden therefore clearly shows a difference. Elbertsen: “A car wash can be greatly improved by new, fresh walls. Really a world of difference.”

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Author: Rene Passet

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