Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard vs. FRP

Explore why Trusscore PVC panels
are an ideal replacement for FRP

If your commercial projects need tough, water resistant wall and ceiling boards, find out why you should be using Trusscore instead of dated Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) panels. 

There is a lot to consider when comparing FRP to Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard. You want your projects built to last, price competitive, and stand out as top-of-the-line. 

Head-to-head, there are many similarities between what Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard and FRP offer: 

  • Strength & durability
  • Easy to clean
  • Moisture & water resistant
  • Hygienic
  • Class A fire rating

However, there are some key benefits of Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard that has the commercial construction industry looking to Trusscore PVC wall and ceiling panels to replace FRP and its flaws. 

Outlast, Outperform

From a commercial project perspective, FRP is a familiar building material, one that’s common in commercial kitchens, food processing facilities, cleanrooms, and other high-stress, high-moisture environments. But the familiar favorite clearly does not equal quality. 

So, what makes Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard a better choice than FRP? 

    • Lightweight and easy to handle and cut
    • Easy to install with just one person
    • 33% lower installed cost
    • 100% recyclable
    • Built to last a lifetime

Lightweight & Easy to Install

Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard is an integrated, PVC-based, wall paneling system. Unlike FRP, it does not require additional backing material or messy glue to install. Panels come ready to install with a few screws and a simple tongue and groove system where fasteners are hidden for a clean finish. 

Easy to install
Easy to install

Trusscore PVC Wall Paneling vs. FRP Cost

Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard requires less labor than FRP and installs about twice as fast. It’s lightweight, easy to handle, and very installation-friendly – with just one person needed to install it.  Factor in material and labor, and it’s clear why Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard is disrupting the commercial construction industry, delivering a superior solution to FRP for far less money. 

Trusscore vs FRP Chart
Trusscore vs FRP Chart

*Based on a 160 square foot project. Pricing is effective as of March 2022.

More Reasons why Architects, Owners & Installers are looking to Trusscore PVC panels to replace FRP 

100% Recyclable
100% Recyclable

Unlike FRP, Trusscore products are 100% recyclable and the limited waste product from install can be reground and reused to make new materials. 

FRP is not easily recycled when you consider the backing material and glue, which adds complexity to recycle. 


Building spaces with antimicrobial Trusscore wall panels provides superior hygienic protection, as they do not require a backer material. Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard provides complete protection resulting in zero growth of mold or bacteria, as per in third party testing (ISO 846:2019).

Long Lasting
Long Lasting

Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard is maintenance-free and typically outlasts the buildings its installed in. The pre-punched screw flange allows for expansion and contraction of the panel so re-installation isn’t necessary.

Low VOC Material
Low VOC Material

Similar to most residential paint, Trusscore products are all low-VOC compliant, including low formaldehyde, and ensure a safe and healthy space for occupants.

In addition, the installation of Trusscore products does not require potential VOC sources like glue, which is required for FRP.

High Light Reflectivity
High Light Reflectivity

Trusscore bright white panels feature high light reflectivity (LR) of 0.90. This means that 90% of the light that strikes the surface of our panels will be reflected. Because of this, Trusscore products can reduce lighting requirements and electricity consumed, maximizing building energy requirements.

SlatWall Integration
SlatWall Integration

Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard integrates seamlessly with Trusscore SlatWall to create a total wall storage solution. Great for commercial kitchens in need of space-saving storage. Baskets, hooks, and shelves easily click into place to create new functionality for your space. 

Performance Testing

  • Superior Durability


    • Specific Gravity (ASTM D792): 1.46
    • Tensile Strength (ASTM D638): 6575 psi
    • Tensile Modulus (ASTM D638): 377,000 psi
    • Yield Strength (ASTM D638): 6575 psi
    • Drop Impact Resistance (ASTM D4226): 2.08 ln-lb/mil
  • Enhanced Biosecurity

    Low VOC Compliant

    Trusscore panels are low VOC compliant per the California Department of Public Health Standard Method v1.2 testing standard..

  • High Light

    High Light Reflectivity

    White Trusscore panels have a high light reflectivity (LR) score of 0.90, meaning 90% of light will be reflected when it hits our panels.

  • Quick and Easy to Install

    Antimicrobial Performance

    Per third party testing (ISO 846:2019), Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard provides complete protection against mold and bacteria.

  • Class A

    Fire Performance

    Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard has a "Class A" fire rating per CAN/ULC S102 and ASTM E84 testing.

  • Water Resistant

    Regulatory Compliance

    Trusscore products are CFIA, USDA, FDA, and cGMP compliant for use in food processing and commercial agricultural facilities.

Resources & Downloads

Wall&CeilingBoard Product Sheet
Product Sheet
Wall&CeilingBoard Product Specification
Product Specification
Wall&CeilingBoard Material Safety Data Sheet
Wall&CeilingBoard Material Safety
Data Sheet
Wall&CeilingBoard Lifetime Warranty
Lifetime Warranty
Wall&CeilingBoard Fire Resistant Test Report (CAD)
Wall&CeilingBoard Fire Resistant
Test Report (CAD)
Wall&CeilingBoard Fire Resistant Test Report (US)
Wall&CeilingBoard Fire Resistant
Test Report (US)

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