Why We Created the SmartPeel Technology

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As the owner of Alley Rose restaurant in Kearney, Shawn Enberg (Founder & CEO of NOVA Ceilings), was deep cleaning the commercial kitchen and he realized there had to be a better way. He was getting abrasive chemicals in his eyes as he was attempting to remove grease and grime from ceiling tiles. He wanted to eliminate this arduous process and went home to start brainstorming. By the next morning, a prototype of the NOVA SmartPeel Ceiling Tiles was made.  

You would think cleaning ceiling tiles shouldn’t be that hard- a little bit of soap, a sponge, and some hard work and the tiles should be clean. But in cleanroom environments such as restaurants, hospitals, manufacturing facilities, and more, ceilings have to meet a certain clean standard. To meet those standards, you have to follow even more procedures and compliance, and if you don’t maintain it properly, there can be serious consequences. Sounds like a lot of work, right? Well, that’s why we made the NOVA SmartPeel technology, to make your life easier by eliminating the process of cleaning ceiling tiles!

As Shawn was sitting at his kitchen table brainstorming, he reflected on his mother’s spring cleaning routine. Every year she would line her shelves with self-adhesive contact paper. The thought of this intrigued Shawn, six short years and thousands of trials later, NOVA Ceilings is selling innovative products to eliminate the dreaded task of cleaning ceiling tiles.   

The NOVA SmartPeel Ceiling Tiles have many benefits such as being clean, safe, and recyclable. To learn more about the innovative product check out last month’s blog!

If you’re tired of the hassle in cleaning your ceiling tiles, let the innovative and convenient NOVA SmartPeel Ceiling Tiles help. Contact us today at 308.784.5500 or email sengberg@novaceilings.com  for your free consultation.

NOVA Ceilings produces five-layer NOVA SmartPeel ceiling tiles for industries requiring clean ceilings such as medical spaces, manufacturing facilities, labs, commercial kitchens, and other clean room environments. Our products are easy and convenient to use, taking just 15 seconds to peel off and reveal a new, contaminate-free surface. Our products are safe, recyclable, eliminate the use of harsh chemicals for cleaning, and save you time and money by reducing labor and maintenance costs over the long term.

I agreed to test the NOVA SmartPeel Ceiling Tile application on one tile and compare it to another tile next to it. Even attaching the SmartPeel Ceiling Tile made a big difference in appearance, as the application is bright, white, and shiny so that tile looked cleaner already. Two months later, without any cleaning of either tile, it was clear that the SmartPeel Ceiling Tile did not have as much grease and dust as the tile with no application. It was clear to me after the test to attach the SmartPeel Ceiling Tile to all my food service, bakery and dish room tiles.

Tally Mertes - Hy-Vee, Inc.

We were pleased to be one of the pilot restaurants that assisted in the final testing of the SmartPeel Ceiling Tile. Your professional team came in and installed the product, routinely followed up on a timely basis, and listened closely to our feedback. At first, I was a bit skeptical as to how the tile would hold up. However, I have been more than pleased with the results. Not only have we reduced the amount of labor and chemicals needed to clean our ceiling tile, the tiles have lasted longer than we expected. The product was easy to install, and we immediately got the added benefit of a brighter kitchen environment. 

Lee A. Faaborg - Wendy's, Grand Island, NE

It's no longer a chore to get our staff to clean the tiles, in fact, most of them thought it was quite fun and it took little effort to get the job done. And as you said, the ceiling looked brand new after the peel. The fact that chemicals no longer have to be used and we are saving money in the process makes the NOVA SmartPeel Ceiling Tiles one of the best new tools we have at our hospital.

Robert G. Cunningham - Good Samaritan Hospital

After being installed nearly 8 months ago, the SmartPeel Ceiling Tiles still look terrific with the first layer. I am a big supporter of this product as it is obvious to me it saves money and time in cleaning and replacement tiles, plus, improves the look of our service area ceiling above the ovens. This product improves the look of our stores to our customers, and I am convinced they also save franchisees money in the long run. 

Mike Campbell - Subway Restaurants

We invented our NOVA SmartPeel Ceiling Tiles with three things in mind: Cleanliness, safety, and environmental friendliness. We believe that being innovative doesn’t mean having to sacrifice other things. Find out how our SmartPeel tiles are changing the industry below.