Laticrete Believes COVID-19 Leads to Antimicrobial Trend in Flooring Materials
With all aspects of the tile and stone industries affected by the current pandemic, Laticrete, a manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry for over 60 years, continues to take unique actions amidst this crisis to help the industry and its customers weather the storm.
CDC and OSHA continue to implement new guidelines to keep a construction jobsite safe and project regulations are constantly changing on a job to job and state-by-state basis. Laticrete has not only implemented a tracking system to be sure to stay up to date with the newest and safest construction practices, they’ve recognized a major trend that has created a spark of demand in the tile and stone marketplace: the use of antimicrobials.
Consequently, Laticrete was the first grout brand to integrate Microban antimicrobial technology in 2004. Since then, the brand has incorporated the antimicrobial additive into most of its tile and stone installation products as part of a comprehensive system, including tile adhesives, grouts, sealants, waterproofing membranes and underlayment materials.
Known for being extremely effective against bacteria by up to 99%, and proven to be effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria, it's no secret why antimicrobial flooring is widely used in hospitals. In fact, Laticrete predicts an increased demand for antimicrobial materials in hospitals and has noticed growth within the food and beverage industry.
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