How Tile Can Meet Cleanliness Demands in Healthcare Environments

The expectations for flooring in doctor’s offices, dental offices, clinics and hospitals present a unique set of demands. Floors and walls must first be easy to clean in hypersensitive healthcare environments and withstand heavy disinfectant cleaning solutions. Lea Ceramiche meets and exceeds the high performance demand for cleanliness and ease of maintenance with cutting edge technology.

In healthcare environments, and even at home, tiles are continually subject to microbial contamination. Microbes on floors can be a source of cross-contamination, where microbes can transfer from one surface to another and from an area to another via contact from human touch, foot traffic, and equipment movement.

By inhibiting the growth of microbes, Lea Ceramiche porcelain tile with Microban® technology minimizes the number of microbes on surfaces thereby reducing microbial transfer to areas where they may cause potential issues.



Bacteria growth on unprotected vs. protected surfacesMicroban® Antimicrobial technology is integrated on the surface of the tile and is active against a wide range of microbes, 24 hours a day, for the whole life cycle of the product. Unlike surface disinfectants, which only have a limited residual activity, Microban® protection works continuously, eliminating microbes and keeping the tiled surface cleaner between cleanings. On the tile surface, the Microban® antimicrobial technology is effective in reducing bacterial growth up to 99.9%.*

Flooring is also expected to be aesthetically pleasing. Microban® Antimicrobial technology is available on wood-look tile to rich marble and stone. The choices are varied to match any design. To see Lea Ceramiche collections with Microban® technology, visit their online Microban® catalog.

For more in-depth information about the technology, download the Microban® PDF Brochure.

Atlantic Link is pleased to partner with Lea Ceramiche in supplying tiles with Microban® Antimicrobial technology.

*Efficacy evaluation is carried out by independent laboratories using the International Standard ISO 22196