The antibacterial treatment

Ceramic surfaces with permanent antibacterial action.

Hygiene, protection and safety throughout the product’s life cycle. At all times.

Florim offers surfaces with permanent antibacterial action of up to 99.99%.

 

 

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Anytime, anywhere.

Certified, non-stop, powerful action.
Thanks to the technologies developed by the R&D Department, the treatment has a powerful, non-stop antibacterial action. Tests performed in the Florim laboratories and by independent organisations report up to 99.99% efficacy in the elimination of bacteria.

24h protection.
The antibacterial action is absolutely continual, day and night, indoors and outdoors, throughout the product’s lifecycle. It does not require sunlight or artificial light to activate it. The antibacterial power lasts throughout the lifetime of the floor or wall covering.

Immune to wear and weather.
Thanks to the FLORIM technologies, the protection is unaffected by even heavy foot traffic or atmospheric agents. The antibacterial ingredients are embedded in the ceramic material during the production process and cannot be removed or damaged.

More design, more solutions, more architectural potential.

Available on request for all florim range collections.

Style and convenience. Magnum slabs and traditional size tiles.
The Florim antibacterial treatment is available both in traditional floor and wall tile sizes and in Magnum large slabs, also perfect for worktops, tables and furnishings.

High aesthetic profile.
Thanks to its infinite variety of aesthetic inspirations, Florim combines beauty of materials with the utmost convenience and design freedom.

The right surfaces for your project.
Florim’s research increases creative freedom by making the antibacterial treatment available on the surfaces best suited to your residential or commercial project.

Efficacy proven by respected sources.

Florim technology.
The treatment developed by the Florim labs uses the antibacterial efficacy of silver, eliminating up to 99.99% of bacteria such as Escherichia Coli, Staphylococcus Aureus, Enterococcus Faecalis and Pseudomonas Aeruginosa.

Safe anywhere, suitable for contact with food.
Suitable for application in health care locations or for contact with foods.
It is ideal for kitchen worktops and for the tables and counters of canteens and restaurants. The antibacterial action provides added safety and guarantees for customers and businesses, a genuine plus factor for any retail or catering concern.

Broad spectrum sanitisation.
The Florim antibacterial treatment inhibits the proliferation of potentially harmful bacteria.

Application and intended uses.

Public and commercial locations.

Protection and hygiene for all: restaurants, hospitals, schools.

  • For every type of catering and hospitality venue: bars, restaurants, canteens, hotels.
  • Health facilities: hospitals, clinics, doctors’ and dentists’ offices.
  • Buildings open to the public: schools, stations, libraries, post offices, airports, theatres.
  • Retail premises: shopping centres, supermarkets, shops
  • Leisure amenities: pools, gyms, spas and wellness facilities.

Homes residential areas.

A safer home, for all the family.

Floors, walls, worktops: protection throughout the home, where adults, children and pets can live in freedom and safety.

Further information

  • Antibacterial technology why is it effective?

It acts on the cellular membrane of the bacteria on the surface of the porcelain stoneware, attacking them by contact, damaging their proteins, their DNA and their internal systems.

  • When is it effective and for how long?

The silver is present on the surface at all times, ready to act 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, helping to extend the efficacy of the standard chemical disinfection routines used in medical facilities, homes and public locations. Since it is embedded in the ceramic material, it is not rubbed away by foot traffic.

Florim porcelain stoneware. Naturally hygienic.

Florim porcelain stoneware is an intrinsically safe, hygienic, environment-friendly material.

With virtually no porosity (water absorption value less than 0.5% under the ISO 10545 3 standard), the surface naturally restricts the proliferation of bacteria and facilitates disinfection, as it is impermeable to water, dirt and stains.

Florim porcelain stoneware is always easy to clean and resistant not only to fire, wear, acids and steam but also to strong disinfectants and cleaners and machine-cleaning.

The antibacterial product’s protection is limited to the product itself and is not designed to protect users or others from pathogen microorganisms or food-borne diseases.

The antibacterial technology is not a substitute for normal cleaning and hygiene practices.

Florim does not issue direct or implicit health declarations for products which contain product antibacterial protection. The data, microphotographs and information provided are based on standard laboratory tests (ISO 22196) and are supplied for purposes
of comparison, to demonstrate antibacterial action for non-medical uses.

Antibacterial declarations only apply to regions within the EU and might not be legally permitted in other countries or regions.

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