Anti-Microbial Floors: Seamless Floors, Even Cleaner

Some industries, such as healthcare and food & beverage, seek the ultimate protection against harmful bacteria. Beginning with a seamless, naturally bacteriostatic and fungistatic floor, is key, but some facilities choose to take their commitment to hygiene a step further by including an anti-microbial additive within the formulation of the floors. Read about the benefits of anti-microbial floors here.

Seamless floors are inherently cleaner than others, as there are no joints and cracks to trap dirt and bacteria. For added assurance, how do you maintain the high-performance benefits of a seamless floor while meeting stringent hygiene and sanitary requirements?

An anti-microbial floor or wall system has added formulations to help block microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi and mold from growing. An anti-microbial additive inhibits microbial and fungal growth, acting as a permanent bacteriostat and fungistat against a broad range of microorganisms. When included in the formulation of a poured-in-place epoxy, urethane, or MMA flooring system, it becomes a part of the floor and will not lose its properties over time or with cleaning. 

Some industries require anti-microbial floors and walls as part of stringent efforts to control harmful bacteria within their environment. The healthcare and food & beverage industries are prime examples of where anti-microbial floors and walls are valued; however they are useful in any environment where improved hygiene is considered an advantage. 

Benefits of Anti-Microbial Floors & Walls:
- Inhibiting microbial growth as part of an organization's hygiene program.
- Increasing protection against harmful bacterial where patients and staff are present.
- Promoting clean and sanitary conditions in areas where food & beverage products are being produced. 
- Building a reputation as an organization that takes action against contaminants. 
- Easy installation and permanence within the floors and walls. Performance is not lost due to washing or over time. 
- Toxicologically safe. 

Stonhard floors and walls can be installed with an anti-microbial, organic thione compound. The active ingredient is EPA-registered and contains no heavy metals. An anti-microbial additive will not constrain your installation options. Contact us to learn more about this and other hygienic solutions for healthcare and food and beverage industries.