In this year of all years, it’s no surprise that many of us are more germ-conscious than ever. And as well as our personal behaviour, more and more of us are putting safety, security and good hygiene at the top of our priority lists when it comes to decorating our homes.
It’s for this reason that we think you’ll love our latest development: the addition of antimicrobial technology to almost all of the products in our Form Collection*.
So how does it work? Well, our Form range is made on-site in our factory in Coventry, and recent research and development from our team has resulted in the implementation of ionic silver across our range of compatible Form products. The process harnesses the natural antimicrobial properties of this material – which has been used for many years to protect against germs – and builds it right into our range of LVT flooring, to protect against the replication and respiration of potentially harmful bacteria.
But don’t just take our word for it. Independent testing of the range has demonstrated an incredible 99.99% reduction in bacteria over 24 hours. What’s more, wear and tear on your LVT flooring won’t affect the antimicrobial properties. Our accelerated ageing tests have shown the ionic silver’s capability is just as effective after 10 years. Even cleaning with harsh chemicals like bleach, alcohol and MEK will not remove this impressive inbuilt protection.
Whether you’ve got babies or toddlers who come into contact with the floor regularly, pets who bring the outside in with them when they enter your home, or family members and loved ones who are taking extra precautions when it comes to safety, the antimicrobial properties of our Form range offer a level of protection that’s truly unique.
As the safety of our families remains front and centre, and for those of us that are more conscious than ever of our health, developments like this are more than simply new technology and more than just a benefit: they’re about the peace of mind that comes with taking every step we can to protect ourselves and our loved ones.
*Amtico’s Antimicrobial technology is available in all Form products except Barrel Oak
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