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Five reasons why LVT is a hygienic choice for workspaces

In a world that now includes the spectre of Covid-19, keeping homes and workspaces clean and germ-free is at the forefront of everyone’s mind.

Amtico Signature

DC394 Mason, field product: Stucco Putty 

 

The highly durable and hard-wearing formulation of Amtico LVT featuring our Quantum Guard® Elite urethane coating makes floors resistant to scuffs and stains and stay looking beautiful.

What’s more Amtico LVT never needs polishing. All you need to do is sweep often and damp mop occasionally, using a neutral floor cleaner like Amtico Floorcare Maintainer.

Here are five reasons why LVT is the perfect choice in the post-Covd19 hygiene conscious world:

 

 

 

1. It’s ok to use bleach

For increased peace of mind in your cleaning regime, you can use antibacterial or bleach (or cleaning products containing bleach) on Amtico flooring as long as they are correctly diluted. We recommend one part bleach with at least ten parts of water.

 

2. Dust has nowhere to hide!

Dust, pollen and other allergens can hide in the fibres of rugs and carpets, but the hard surface of LVT makes loose dirt and other debris easy to sweep or hoover away.


3. LVT is highly water resistant

Spills and stains should always be mopped up immediately but liquids are not able to permeate LVT as easily as some other materials like laminate or carpet, making it less susceptible to mould and other unwanted bacterial growth.

 

 

4. Low VOCs for excellent air quality

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are both man-made and naturally occurring chemical compounds. They’re made from carbon molecules that readily evaporate into the air at room temperature, so excessive VOCs in a building can lead to poor indoor air quality.

 

The good news is that we can confidently say that Amtico Signature and Spacia have low VOC emissions and contribute to a healthy indoor environment. We have been awarded Indoor Air Comfort 6.0 Gold as well as the stringent M1 building materials emissions classification for indoor air quality, and our emission results were so good they exceeded many of the business standards imposed in the UK and EU

 

 

 

5. Bevel protection for extra reassurance

The bevelled edges of an Amtico LVT plank or tile adds authenticity to the finished floor design and it’s this attention to detail that makes an Amtico floor. However, in some environments like healthcare, customers need extra reassurance that the bevels won’t become a dirt trap and are remain resistant to spills. A simple solution is to apply a dressing to a newly laid floor as this will not only hermetically seal the bevel/gap to moisture but it will also partially fill the bevel in and make future cleaning even easier.

 

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Our premium collection of made-to-order LVT flooring containing more than 200 unique Wood, Stone and Abstract designs.

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Achieve Original.

Our premium collection of made-to-order LVT flooring containing more than 200 unique Wood, Stone and Abstract designs.

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Our versatile and hard-working collection is quick to specify and install. 104 designs allow for creative expression at short lead times.

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Amtico Spacia
Amtico Spacia

Our versatile and hard-working collection is quick to specify and install. 104 designs allow for creative expression at short lead times.