Antimicrobial Flooring that Impedes the Growth of Bacteria
Everlast® Floor is made with an integral EPA-registered antimicrobial component to impede the growth of microorganisms, thus providing long term protection from a broad spectrum of bacteria, fungi, yeast, actinomycetes and mildew. This protects your floor from germ- and odor-causing microorganisms, thus repelling objectionable odors.
While some floor systems contain an antimicrobial dispersion in the sealer only, leaving the floor vulnerable from underneath or when gauged, we incorporate it throughout the epoxy flooring system.
"Inherently" Antimicrobial Flooring Claims
Some floors claim to be "inherently antimicrobial" and do not use any additives. Some compounds are inherently antimicrobial, such as latex and silver, but epoxies, urethanes, and rubbers are not. Unless an antimicrobial dispersion is incorporated into the resin, their floor is not antimicrobial.
Bacteria and other microbes exist just about everywhere. They can be carried in your facility by staff, customers, supplies, and inventory. They can be blown in through an open door. They can be tracked in from the outside or from another room. They can be attached to insects that crawl in through cracks and crevices. No amount of cleaning can insure that your facility will be microbe-free. Your floor has the highest exposure to microbes of any part of your facility. With Everlast Epoxy Flooring, you can rest assured that your floor will be protected.
The following are some of the microorganisms controlled by our antimicrobial component:
- Aureobasidium pullulans (Black Yeast)
- Aspergillus flavus (causes mold on stored grains)
- Aspergillus niger (Black Mold)
- Aspergillus terreus (a fungal pathogen)
- Penicillium pinophilum (a food contaminate)
- Rhizopus nigricans (Bread Mold)
- Candida pelliculosa (causes yeast infections)
- Aerobacter aerogenes (produces gas that sours milk)
- Bacillus subtilis (Hay Bacillus)
- Desulfovibrio desulfuricans (a cause of gastrointestinal disorder)
- Escherichia coli (E. coli)
- Klebsiella pneumoniae (produces lung pathology)
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa (an opportunistic human pathogen)
- Salmonella typhosa (Salmonella)
- Staphlococcus aureus (Staph)
- Streptoverticillium reticulum (Pink Stain)