Microban International has partnered with Florida Tile to include Microban antimicrobial product protection in a number of Florida Tile's ceramic tile lines.

The patented Microban technology is built into the tile glaze during the manufacturing process, resulting in antimicrobial efficacy for the lifetime of the product, measured using established international laboratory protocols. It cannot wash off or wear away and helps provide ongoing protection against the growth and build-up of microbes by disrupting their functioning, according to the company.

“Our customers expect and demand that we offer the most innovative and forward designed products,” said Sean Cilona, director of marketing and product development, Florida Tile. “This partnership is a natural next step in the evolution of our product offering. These tiles will be a powerful tool in the hands of designers and builders looking to develop environments with superior cleanliness and maintenance standards.”

Benefits of Microban antimicrobial product protection include improved visible and invisible cleanliness, reduced odors and extended product life for the customers.

“These beautiful, innovative tiles will now be available to Florida Tile customers,” said Pablo Perella, president of Microban. “The presence of Microban antimicrobial product protection in tile products is a natural fit and integration with this particular brand will give North American customers a wide spectrum of products with Microban technology from which to choose.”

For more information, visit floridatile.com and microban.com.