Amtico has introduced an enhanced antimicrobial additive, which has been added to selected LVT collections to protect against bacteria and reduce the presence of viruses.
Amtico’s Signature, Spacia, 36+, Form and Marine collections feature the embedded antimicrobials, which have been independently verified (ISO 21702) against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Planks and tiles containing the additive have been shown to reduce the presence of the virus on a surface by more than 99.9% against the initial inoculation after 24 hours.
The enhanced technology makes LVT well-suited to demanding commercial spaces where cleanliness and hygiene are vital, such as healthcare, education and hospitality. The ionic silver antimicrobial additive has already been tested and proven to reduce the presence of bacteria, such as MRSA and E. coli, throughout the usable lifetime of the floor.