What is Antimicrobial?
In general, the term “antimicrobial” refers to any product or material imbued with actives that combat microorganisms, such as pathogenic microbes, through destroying or inhibiting its growth. And these actives can range from a variety of substances like inorganic silver antimicrobials.
As an active agent, the key features of inorganic silver antimicrobial include:
- It is adaptable to an array of materials in varying grades
- It offers high performance in low concentrations
- It keeps clear materials’ transparency
- It is heat resistant with a capacity greater than 500°C
- It provides high levels of safety
- Its performance is unhampered even after washing and in warm water environments
Inorganic silver antimicrobial works with the help of moisture, as it gradually reacts to the presence of microbes on the surface of the material, inhibiting enzyme activity and disturbing their electric balance. This reaction causes these microorganisms from multiplying by breaking the cell wall, effectively extinguishing the growth of bacteria.
Because of its key features, inorganic silver antimicrobial is used in a wide range of applications. From your daily necessities like in kitchen tools and utensils, to bathroom fixtures, electronics, automotive parts, fabrics and clothing, medical items, healthcare facilities, food manufacturing, cosmetics, and building materials, such as flooring.
What is Antimicrobial Flooring?
Given its key features, inorganic silver antimicrobial is the primary agent in our antimicrobial hardwood flooring. Our antimicrobial flooring products are based on silver ion active ingredients, which hinder the growth of microbes.
This antimicrobial flooring technology is rooted in scientifically proven research, designed to enable the manufacturing of hardwood flooring products that address particular microbial issues in any environment. At its core, our antimicrobial hardwood flooring keeps microbes from growing upon surface contact.
How Do Wood Floors Combine with Antimicrobial Technology?
Hardwood floors remain to be a popular flooring solution among many homeowners, business owners, and property developers for its timeless appeal. Here at Ua Floors, we offer a wide selection of hardwoods, such as:
- Reclaimed Heart Pine
- Tiger Wood
- Santos Mahogany
- Brazilian Walnut
- Australian Cypress
- Brazilian Cherry
The surfaces of our hardwood floors are coated and treated with a layer of inorganic silver antimicrobial, providing you with long-lasting flooring product protection. While you can’t prevent heavy foot traffic and bacteria from coming into the home, office space, or commercial establishment, our antimicrobial flooring solutions keep your floors 24/7 cleaner, all while providing the elegance that only hardwoods can truly deliver.
The Benefits of an Antimicrobial Flooring Technology
If you’re looking to install hardwood floors for its aesthetic beauty, we have several choice collections for every type of design, whether it’s for residential or commercial use. Homeowners, office employees, and staff can feel at peace, knowing that their space is equipped with antimicrobial flooring technology.
With antimicrobial flooring technology designed to protect your hardwood floors, you get to enjoy the advantages of antimicrobial wood flooring, which include:
- Inhibits the growth of stain and odor-causing bacteria, allowing your hardwood floors to stay cleaner and look new for a long time
- Minimizes the damage of microbial growth on the flooring’s surface, reducing premature degradation and extending your hardwood floors’ lifespan
- Helps combat the formation of mold and mildew on your hardwood floors
- Helps make your hardwood floors easier to maintenance
It does bear noting that Ua Floors’ antimicrobial flooring technology is not claiming to protect users from food-borne or disease-causing bacteria, viruses, germs, or other organisms, and the flooring products will still require thorough cleaning after every use.
Ua Floors is Your Trusted Supplier of Antimicrobial Wood Flooring
Ua Floors, with over three decades of experience in the industry, is your trusted and reliable provider of sustainable and high-quality wooden floorings for clients all around the globe. Find out more about what we have to offer in our FAQs and articles.
And for all your antimicrobial wood flooring needs, don’t hesitate to contact us today.