by Brianna Crandall — May 5, 2021 — Tile and stone slab manufacturer Daltile will soon be launching its DEFEND range of floor, wall and mosaic tile products featuring Microban antimicrobial technology. This antimicrobial technology used around the world is built into the tile, so that it will not wash off or wear away, resulting in a surface that is consistently protected, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for its entire lifetime.
Microban antimicrobial technology is setting the pace for product cleanliness by providing lasting and powerful product protection against the growth of bacteria, keeping walls, floors and surfaces cleaner longer. The built-in multimodal additive works at a cellular level to continually help prevent the growth and proliferation of microbes on the surface of tiles. By reducing the bioburden, this technology is engineered to prolong cleaning intervals, reduce odors caused by bacteria, and prevent premature degradation to extend the lifetime of the tile.
Microban points out that it has 35 years of market leadership experience and is trusted by over 300 partners worldwide, applying its technical expertise to proficiently incorporate antimicrobial additives and odor control solutions for lasting product protection. Treated articles are inherently cleaner, fresher, and more durable, without ever compromising on style or functionality, says the company.
Michael Ruby, vice president of Global Built-In Business at Microban, commented:
We are extremely pleased that our valued partner Daltile is launching the DEFEND range of stylish tiles with the added benefit of our antimicrobial product protection. The power of Microban antimicrobial technology built into these tiles gives Daltile’s customers peace of mind, by offering an added layer of cleanliness in environments in which they live, work and play.
Paij Thorn-Brooks, vice president of Marketing, Dal-Tile Corporation, remarked:
Surface cleanliness has become a top priority as the world becomes more conscious of microbes. Microban technology gives our tiles a unique competitive advantage, delivering an excellent solution for residential homes and commercial properties — including sports centers, corporate offices and restaurants — to give consumers the freedom to worry less and live more.
To find out more about the Microban/Dal-Tile partnership, visit the Microban website. Part of Barr Brands International (BBI), Microban International is a global specialist in antimicrobial, odor control, smart surface and disinfection technologies.