Daltile launches DEFEND™ antimicrobial tile range powered by Microban®

Apr 19, 2021

Our valued partner, Daltile, is expanding their partnership to offer Daltile DEFEND™ - a new range of high-performing antimicrobial ceramic tile.

Daltile will soon be launching its DEFEND™ range of floor, wall, and mosaic tile products featuring Microban® antimicrobial technology. This world-leading antimicrobial technology is built into the tile, so that it will not wash off or wear away, resulting in a surface that is consistently protected, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for its entire lifetime.

Microban antimicrobial technology is revolutionizing product cleanliness by providing lasting and powerful product protection against the growth of bacteria, keeping walls, floors and surfaces cleaner longer. The built-in multi-modal additive works at a cellular level to continually help prevent the growth and proliferation of microbes on the surface of tiles. By reducing the bioburden, this technology prolongs cleaning intervals, reduces odors caused by bacteria, and prevents premature degradation to extend the lifetime of the tile.

Microban has 35 years of market leadership experience and is trusted by over 300 partners worldwide, applying its technical expertise to proficiently incorporate antimicrobial additives and odor control solutions for lasting product protection. Treated articles are inherently cleaner, fresher, and more durable, without ever compromising on style or functionality.

Michael Ruby, Vice President of Global Built-In Business at Microban, commented: “We are extremely pleased that our valued partner Daltile is launching the DEFEND range of stylish tiles with the added benefit of our antimicrobial product protection. The power of Microban antimicrobial technology built into these tiles gives Daltile’s customers peace of mind, by offering an added layer of cleanliness in environments in which they live, work and play.”

“Surface cleanliness has become a top priority as the world becomes more conscious of microbes,” said Paij Thorn-Brooks, vice president of marketing, Dal-Tile Corporation. “Microban technology gives our tiles a unique competitive advantage, delivering an excellent solution for residential homes and commercial properties – including sports centers, corporate offices and restaurants – to give consumers the freedom to worry less and live more.”

“Microban technology gives our tiles a unique competitive advantage, delivering an excellent solution for residential homes and commercial properties."

About Microban International

Part of Barr Brands International (BBI), Microban International is a global specialist in antimicrobial, odor control, smart surface and disinfection technologies. Our proactive systems keep products cleaner, and control odors better by preventing problems before they start. Microban drives innovation by combining science and creative solutions that enhance high-quality consumer, textile, industrial and medical products around the world. Today the Microban brand and technologies are featured on thousands of products worldwide. The company is headquartered in North Carolina with operations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

About Daltile

Daltile is the industry-leading brand of ceramic, porcelain, glass, metal, and stone tile as well as mosaics, extra-large slabs, countertops, exteriors, and roofing tile. Daltile products are distributed through over 250 company-owned sales service centers, stone slab yards, and gallery design centers that service a robust network of trade customers. Daltile products are also sold through independent flooring retailers. Dedicated to innovative product development and distinguished style, Daltile provides a rich palette of quality products created to inspire residential and commercial designs. For more information, visit daltile.com and follow Daltile on Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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