TilePlan update on Antibacterial floor for CoronaVirus.

March 26, 2020 - no comments. Posted by in Uncategorized.

TilePlans have been asked by for advice on use of our antimicrobial technology to combat the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses.

As the Coronavirus spread becomes a growing worldwide concern, anti-viral claims should be approached with caution so we encourage our customers to do the same.

Here we clarify the key details.

Will TilePlan Antimicrobial floor kill Coronavirus?

Coronavirus COVID-19 is possibly a fatty outer membrane or envelope virus.

The active substances in our Antimicrobial PVC material have been successfully tested against other envelope viruses, such as Influenza, Avian flu and SARS.

It would therefore be reasonable to suggest the same effectiveness against COVID-19, however testing on COVID-19 is not currently available.

TilePlans Antimicrobial Floor and COVID-19 coronavirus
TilePlans Antimicrobial Floor and COVID-19 coronavirus

Anti-virus testing procedure is currently much more costly compared with antibacterial testing and the testing will need to be carried out in the exact grade of PVC as used in our floor systems.

Meanwhile TilePlan Antimicrobial
remains a worthwhile long term hygienic floor investment with long lasting ingredients that eliminate the bacteria which cause contamination and acts as a complementary measure to routine cleaning to fight against many infections such as, E. coli, Listeria and MRSA.

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