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The Importance of Antimicrobial Flooring Systems

There can be different reasons to install antimicrobial flooring systems, but as a flooring solution, it primarily serves to address health and safety concerns, which are often relevant to the purpose of any given space. 

Regardless of use, whether residential, commercial, or industrial, antimicrobial flooring systems feature a high-grade coating that aims to prevent harmful bacteria and microorganisms from spreading. The medical sector, common-use gym facilities, and food-related businesses can benefit from antimicrobial flooring systems.

Ua Floors’ exotic solid hardwood flooring feature antimicrobial hardwood species and antibacterial properties through FIR technology. Feel free to browse our site for more of our products and antimicrobial flooring solutions.

How Do Antimicrobial Flooring Systems Work?

Through special processes that imbue flooring materials such as hardwoods with antimicrobial and antibacterial agents, composite flooring products can defend itself from harmful microorganisms. This includes:


  • Bacteria
  • Fungus
  • Mold and mildew


It helps to know that antimicrobial floor coating systems are not only applicable to hardwoods, although the natural compounds in certain wood species make them much more effective in shielding against harmful bacteria. Composite flooring materials such as urethane, polyaspartic, and epoxy are also available options.

Antimicrobial flooring systems utilize active biostatic agents, which are gradually released, effectively fighting off harmful bacteria over time. And through its seamless and non-porous surface, these flooring systems resist moisture and unwanted contaminants, so these pathogens have no place to hide and propagate.

There are specific places or specialized facilities that require cleanliness and sanitation, and are often required by regulatory bodies to implement anti-fungal and antibacterial-coated flooring systems.

Ua Floors utilizes modern technologies to inject nanolized minerals into the pores of high-quality hardwood species, enabling the manufacture of FIR hardwood flooring systems that offer key health benefits, such as increasing metabolism and boosting the immune system.


The Impact of Antimicrobial Flooring Systems 

As mentioned earlier, certain industries and businesses can benefit from having flooring systems that ward off bacteria and harmful pathogens. That being said, its use is recognized by agencies, such as the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) and FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration), and are implemented in specific facilities. This includes:


  • Airport Facilities
  • Animal Care and Research Laboratories, Rooms, and Facilities
  • Assisted Living Facilities and Bedrooms
  • Cafeterias and Kitchens
  • Clinics and Hospitals
  • Cold Storage Facilities
  • Food and Beverage Processing Plants
  • Grocery Stores
  • Jails
  • Laboratories
  • Laundromats
  • Medical Facilities and Laboratories
  • Schools
  • Pharmaceutical Labs and Offices
  • Restrooms and Common-use Baths
  • Research Facilities
  • Wastewater Treatment Plants


Basically, any living space or location where there is a chance for bacteria to spread can benefit from having antimicrobial flooring systems installed. This allows people to live, work, and socialize in spaces that help protect them from breathing in harmful bacteria in the air or interacting with contaminated surfaces.

Keeping the coating of antimicrobial flooring systems regularly cleaned and well-maintained assures you of optimum efficiency, while providing a range of convenient features. This includes:


  • Durability
  • Easy to install and clean
  • Pet-friendly
  • Nearly zero emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Odorless
  • Resistant to skid, water, and chemical damage
  • Offers aesthetic qualities


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Understanding the Importance of Antimicrobial Flooring Systems 

An awareness on the volume of foot traffic in any given space can help provide insight on how crucial it is to have an antimicrobial flooring system installed. It’s a given that microorganisms are present everywhere, but imagine the amount of bacteria that the soles of our shoes carry, which we bring to and from our homes, offices, and elsewhere. This awareness highlights the importance of antimicrobial flooring systems, which can be an essential upgrade to any residential, commercial, or industrial space. 
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