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The A-Z of Flooring – ‘A’ is for Antimicrobial!


The A-Z of Flooring – ‘A’ is for Antimicrobial!

What is an antimicrobial additive and what does it mean for flooring?

An antimicrobial additive is an agent that kills a range of micro-organisms or pro-actively inhibits their growth.

An antimicrobial additive offers a much broader scope of protection compared with an antibacterial agent, providing antibacterial, antibiotic, antifungal, antiparasitic and antiviral protection all-in-one.

In food and beverage or healthcare environments where hygiene and sanitation are critical, a floor coating featuring an antimicrobial additive is vital to protecting and maintaining your floors clean barrier.

Flowcrete’s Flowfresh range of flooring systems feature Polygiene® natural silver ion based antimicrobial technology and reduce the bacterial population on the surface of the floor by up to 99.9%. Common bacterium that have no defense to Polygiene® include Salmonella typhi, MRSA, Listeria welshimeri and Staphylococcus aureus. It also inhibits the growth of yeast and mould on the surface of the floor.

To learn more about Flowcrete’s Flowfresh range of flooring systems featuring Polygiene® antimicrobial technology visit

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Ilona Osborne

Ilona Osborne is the Marketing Manager at Flowcrete Australia - a leading manufacturer of seamless resin floor solutions. In this role Ilona leads the regional marketing efforts in Australia and New Zealand to engage with construction professionals and to provide them with insights and information on resin flooring.

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