Bios antibacterial

Bios Antibacterial® is the range of porcelain stoneware flooring and wall covering products that can remove up to 99.9% of the four most common bacterial strains in confined environments, i.e.: Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterococcus faecalis.

The Bios Antibacterial® technology exploits the antibacterial properties of titanium dioxide, a natural material that doesn’t release any harmful emission and that, in interior applications, allows for a considerable reduction of harmful substances, thereby ensuring a healthier environment while eliminating odours.

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Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Enterococcus faecalis are largely responsible for hospital-acquired infections and have been taken as standard indicators, because they are the most aggressive class of bacteria, which sometimes can even be resistant to antibiotics.

When a product can be called antibacterial
After strict lab tests, Bios Antibacterial® turned out to be extremely effective, as it can remove 99.9% of the main four bacterial strains living in confined areas: Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa. As a matter of fact, a 100% anti-bacterial effect cannot be ensured, so the effectiveness threshold has been set by researchers all over the world at over 90%, because only at such levels can a really significant reduction in bacteria be measured. That’s why in terms of antibacterial effectiveness the scientific community will not take into account any rating under 90% and products that fail to achieve such level may not be called antibacterial. In addition, research has shown that Bios Antibacterial® needs no light to be activated, and in a humid environment, which is traditionally a fertile ground for the growth of bacterial flora, its beneficial effects are even greater. Note, however, that, even if capable of removing 99.9% of the 4 main bacterial strains living in the environment and reducing viral growth, the Bios Antibacterial® technology cannot ensure perfect immunity to infections. Therefore, depending on the way a place is to be used, the surfaces should be treated with appropriate cleaning and disinfection procedures.

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Bad smells are some of the factors that most deteriorate the quality of an environment, as well as being a tangible sign of a low level of air and surface  hygiene. In bathrooms, bad smells are generated by a combination of urea,germs and bacteria that produce ammonia and trimethylamine. Similar effects may be had in kitchens as a reaction with organic micro-residues. In addition, also in bathrooms or poolside, a concentration of sebum and shed skin cells, combined with germs, forms stains and slippery spots that, as well as deteriorating the appearance of a facing, may reduce the anti-slipping properties of the surfaces and their safety when walked over.
In all these cases, the antibacterial effect of Bios Antibacterial® helps remove bad smells and retain the anti-slipping properties of the tiles even without any light, for perfect safety.

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