Antimicrobial Flooring that Impedes the Growth of Bacteria
Everlast® Floor is made with an integral EPA-registered anti-microbial 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 anti-microbial 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 anti-microbial" 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 anti-microbial dispersion is incorporated into the resin, their floor is not anti-microbial.
Bacteria and other microbes exist just about anywhere. They can be carried in your facility from staff, customers, supplies and inventory. They can be blown in from an open door. They can be tracked in from the outside or from another room. They can be attached to insects that crawl in thru 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 other part of your facility. With Everlast Epoxy Flooring, you can rest assured that your floor will be protected.
Some microorganisms controlled by our anti-microbial component are:
- 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)