What is an antimicrobial additive and what does it mean for flooring?
An antimicrobial additive is an agent that kills a range of micro-organisms or pro-actively inhibits their growth.
An antimicrobial additive offers a much broader scope of protection compared with an antibacterial agent, providing antibacterial, antibiotic, antifungal, antiparasitic and antiviral protection all-in-one.
In food and beverage or healthcare environments where hygiene and sanitation are critical, a floor coating featuring an antimicrobial additive is vital to protecting and maintaining your floors clean barrier.
Flowcrete’s Flowfresh range of flooring systems feature Polygiene® natural silver ion based antimicrobial technology and reduce the bacterial population on the surface of the floor by up to 99.9%. Common bacterium that have no defense to Polygiene® include Salmonella typhi, MRSA, Listeria welshimeri and Staphylococcus aureus. It also inhibits the growth of yeast and mould on the surface of the floor.