What do airports, schools, malls, gyms, restaurants, and grocery stores have in common? These commercial businesses see hundreds or even thousands of people each and every day. With so much traffic, you can probably imagine the types of dirt and bacteria people track in with their shoes. For your commercial businesses, having Microban® antimicrobial flooring, sealants, and antimicrobial tile technology is imperative for protecting floors from stain and odor causing bacteria that ultimately lead to product degradation.
Antimicrobial Hardwood Innovations
Spice Brown, Chestnut, Dark Walnut, Colonial Maple, and Cherry are just a few of the colors that adorn the hardwoods throughout office complexes, stores, and other commercial buildings. No matter the hardwood color, microbes do not discriminate and will find their way onto these seemingly clean surfaces.
While you can’t prevent your customers from tracking in bacteria on their shoes, you can proactively protect your hardwoods with our antimicrobial flooring treatments – here’s how.
During the manufacturing process, Microban works with partners to treat a thin urethane top layer of the hardwoods with antimicrobial technologies. This layer coats the hardwoods to create a long-lasting antimicrobial flooring product protection. These hardwood innovations continuously work to fight bacteria that end up on your hardwoods, keeping your floors resistant to microbial growth.
Antimicrobial Flooring for Tile + Grout Solutions
Believe it or not, the idea that toilet seats are the dirtiest spots in bathrooms is a myth. In fact, the dirtiest surface in the bathroom is actually the floor, which contains over 2 million bacteria per square inch. What type of flooring is used in most bathrooms? You guessed it – tile.
While the toilet seat holds its fair share of bacteria, the bathroom floor is continuously inoculated with bacteria from shoes and toilet flushes – and this fact holds true in both household and commercial bathroom floors.
To fight these unnecessary and hard to remove stains and odors that build up, Microban partners with multiple partners in the flooring space to offer grout solutions and antimicrobial flooring for tile. One specific tile solution in our antimicrobial solutions lineup includes the world’s first, unique “fired-in” tile technology.
This tile solution and technique involves a custom designed antimicrobial compound that is permanently incorporated as part of the ceramic glaze during the firing process to inhibit the growth of stains and odors on the tile surface.
This first-of-its-kind antimicrobial flooring will not rub off over time like many other antimicrobial treatments, nor is it dependent on sunlight to work effectively. Regardless of the amount of light or moisture the tile receives, the antimicrobial treatments are guaranteed to protect the surface from the growth harmful microbes.
Antimicrobial Flooring Partners That Work With Microban
Below are just a few examples our flooring and building material partnerships who have seen the value that Microban custom antimicrobial flooring provides can provide to consumers and business decision makers.
DiamaPro Systems® concrete treatment products with Microban® technology are expressly designed to ensure cleaner surfaces. Built-in Microban antimicrobial technology prevents the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria on product surfaces. For applications where concrete floors are exposed to a variety of contaminants such as food spills, beverages, urine and other organic chemicals, trust DiamaPro products with Microban protection to keep your floor cleaner between routine cleanings.
TORLYS Smart Floors
TORLYS designs and produces flooring solutions for commercial and residential use. TORLYS line of EverWood and EverTile LVT flooring is ideal for all rooms, including those where there is a risk of moisture, thanks to the inclusion of Microban® antimicrobial product protection built into TORLYS CorkPlus™ BLUE Underlay. The company has perfected the process of creating floors with superior craftsmanship, ingenuity and sustainability. Their broad spectrum of products is one of the most diverse in the industry. All TORLYS products, including the EverWood and EverTile flooring, provide the ability to transform a room without compromising values or budget.
Phenix carpets with Microban® are designed to help protect against the growth of stain and odor causing bacteria, mold and mildew. In fact, they are the only carpets with built-in Microban® antimicrobial technology, offering a new level of cleanliness.
BAL is an industry leader in the development, manufacturing, and distribution of ceramic tile adhesives, grouts, silicone sealants, and ancillary products for a wide range of applications.
Florida Tile, Inc.
Our partner, Florida Tile, is another industry leader of porcelain and ceramic tile, as well as natural stone, decorative glass and metal tiles. As a leader in innovation and new technology, they partnered with our engineers to create a custom antimicrobial agent for a wide array of their products.
The patented technology treats the ceramic material with a highly effective antimicrobial additive, which provides Florida Tile products with a continuous level of protection from the growth of common microbes.