Microbes are everywhere! The world was stopped by a microbe ( psst, it was COVID-19 ). Invisible organisms are powerful. They don’t care who they affect. They can be friend or foe.
Humans need microbes to regulate certain functions in our bodies but introduce a foreign element to it and everything in our bodies goes out-of-whack.
What Is a Microbe?
First, let’s understand what is a microbe? It’s a microorganism, especially a bacterium causing disease or fermentation. It could be a bacteria, fungi, or virus.
What Kills a Microbe?
We have defenses against these foreign elements: chemicals, hand sanitizers, scented sprays, wipes and special treated surfaces that kill microbes on contact. We have gotten so good at defeating microbes that we have gone over board and are beginning to hurt ourselves with the chemicals.
There are times that we can’t regulate what we or our family comes in to contact – it’s nearly impossible to fight an invisible threat. But there are tools that help, like Anti-microbial floors.
What are Anti-Microbial Floors
Anti-microbial floors hinder the growth of microorganisms; bacteria, fungi, and molds cannot grow on these surfaces. Floors without seams, welds, or grout lives don’t give microbes the opportunity to grow.
Anti-Microbial floors are either in the sealant of the flooring or throughout the floor panel with an EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) registered antimicrobial component. See how and what vinyl flooring is made from to better understand the layers of the floor panel.
If you are looking for extra protection for your home, flooring that helps prevent the growth of microbes is something to look into.
Anti-microbial flooring come in vinyl floor panels, hardwood floor panels, tiles and laminate flooring.
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