DEFEND™ Powered by MICROBAN®
PROTECT AGAINST THE INVISIBLE
DEFEND™ powered by Microban® is a distinct product line of high-performance porcelain antimicrobial floor, wall and mosaic tiles, continuously fighting the growth of up to 99% of bacteria on the surface. The DEFEND products were designed to promote cleaner spaces empowered with Microban® antimicrobial product protection and to provide a lifetime of cleanliness that does not wash off or wear away. The end result is a surface which is consistently protected, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Microban® technology is a cost-effective solution that remains active for your ceramic products expected lifetime.
ENHANCES CLEANLINESS & DURABILITY
Product cleanliness is visibly improved without affecting the appearance, functions or durability of your product.
SAFE TO USE
Microban® antimicrobial ceramic products contain non-leaching technologies that are notified with EU Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) and registered with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
EFFECTIVE AGAINST HARMFUL BACTERIA
Microban® technology has been proven effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria.
EXTENDED PRODUCT LIFETIME
Microban® antimicrobial ceramics technologies are effective against the growth of stain and odor-causing bacteria. This helps to create inherently cleaner and more durable ceramic products.
FOOD CONTACT APPROVED
Selected Microban® antimicrobial ceramic technologies are approved for use in direct food-contact applications.
How DEFEND Works
Microban antimicrobial product protection works to disrupt the growth and reproduction of microorganisms that contaminate a treated surface.
Antimicrobial product protection is infused into a product, and starts to work as soon as a microorganism comes in contact with the treated surface.
- Protein Damage: antimicrobial agents attack the proteins of a microbe, causing failure of essential functions.
- Cell Disruption: antimicrobial agents damage the membrane of a microbe, leading to the loss of critical nutrients.
- Oxidative Damage: antimicrobial agents cause increased oxygen levels, leading to significant damage to the internal system of microbes.
- DNA Disruption: antimicrobial agents interfere with the genetics of a microbe, ultimately preventing its growth and reproduction.
By creating an inhospitable environment for microorganisms, built-in antimicrobials protect products from staining, bad odors, and premature degradation.
NOTE:R & S Floor Covering does not carry every style of product. Check with us first about a particular product or to see if your product choice is available for special order.
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