Artex - High Traffic Areas Article

3 wall treatments for high traffic areas

Walls in high traffic areas are prone to the worst damage, whether it’s from furniture removals or everyday activities.

Because of this, walls in areas like hallways and staircases must be able to resist everything that’s thrown at them (sometimes literally!). Here are three wall treatments you can use to keep high traffic areas in tip top condition for years to come.

1. Impact resistant plasterboard

If you’re after a long term solution for your next project, a strong and durable plasterboard is the best choice for areas that are most susceptible to damage.

Gyproc Habito plasterboard can resist everyday bumps and scrapes, including doors that are repeatedly slammed into walls. Its engineered core makes it much sturdier than regular plasterboard, resulting in walls that stay pristine.

On top of this, one 5mm (no. 10) woodscrew screwed into Gyproc Habito is capable of supporting 15kg without specialist fixings or pattressing. This makes it super easy to fix heavy items like shelving and mirrors without worrying about causing damage.

2. Reinforced corners

Are you often faced with chipped corners? As they stand out further than other surfaces, external corners are most vulnerable to damage. This means it’s extra important to protect them from impact.

Gyproc AquaBead is an angle bead featuring water-activated adhesive. Not only does it make achieving neat corners fast and easy, but it creates corners that are 38% stronger. It can be applied using just water, taking screws, staples, and other compounds and adhesives out of the equation.

3. Ready mix fillers

Without specialist plasterboard or other solutions, it’s inevitable that walls in high traffic areas will collect chips and scratches over time. On top of this, removing unneeded fixings can leave unsightly holes.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to address these problems and keep walls looking fresh, the EasiFiller range is ideal. Each filler helps you tackle a different kind of issue, meaning no repair job is too big or too small.

Use Gyproc EasiFiller for general repairs to plaster and plasterboard, whether it’s holes or small cracks. Wherever you decide to use it, you’ll get a silky smooth finish that leaves surfaces looking as good as new.

EasiFiller Light is great for deep holes and fine cracks as it doesn’t slump or shrink. It’s also extra adhesive, meaning it sticks to different surfaces and stays put for longer.

EasiFiller Finish is designed to cover large areas of damage such as hairline cracks. This filler spreads smoothly across extensive surfaces, and it hardly needs any sanding once it’s dry.

By combining these wall treatments for high traffic areas, you can achieve walls that dodge damage and stay looking immaculate. This contributes to a low maintenance home that saves time and money.


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