Ceramic tiles are now featured prominently throughout our homes. Gone are the days of wall-to-wall carpeting dominating our floors and staircases. Ceramic tiles provide a more hygienic alternative than carpets, especially for busy homes with small children and pets. Unfortunately, ceramic tiles still fall prey to airborne stain-causing bacteria.
As with any floors, keeping dust and debris off of the floors by vacuuming or sweeping is the recommended first step in caring for them. Next, you’ll want to mop the floors with a clean mop, hot water and a sanitizing agent. Make sure you use a clean cloth to wipe or scrub in between the tiles to make sure you remove any debris from those areas, as well. Wipe the floors clean and let dry completely before replacing any furniture or rugs.
In addition to cleaning tiles regularly, adding an antimicrobial agent to the ceramic glaze provides a durable built in line of defence designed to fight stain-causing bacteria. This technology will not wash off or wear away since it is added to the product during manufacturing and can complement your existing cleaning methods. This provides ongoing protection to the product for added peace of mind.
Florida Tile, a fully-owned subsidiary of Italy-based Panariagroup, is a leader in the ceramic sector, both in terms of style and product innovation. Florida Tile products are already well known for their beauty, durability, performance and value. The addition of Microban® antimicrobial product protection demonstrates the company’s desire to stay ahead of the game by consistently innovating and implementing new technologies.
Benefits of Microban® antimicrobial product protection include improved visible and invisible cleanliness, reduced odors and, ultimately, extended product life for the customers.