July 28, 2014

Hydrotect Antimicrobial Tile by Crossville Adds 24/7 Protection

Sponsored Content by Crossville

Maintaining a clean environment in healthcare settings is not just good practice, it’s vital protection for the wellbeing of every patient, visitor, and staff member who steps through the door. Despite stringent sanitation programs, research shows that many facilities still struggle with reducing the transmission of bacteria. According to the CDC, hospital-acquired-infections (HAIs), like those caused by MRSA and pneumonia, account for nearly 2 million cases and 100,000 deaths each year.

When it comes to floors and walls—surfaces with which we experience dozens of direct and indirect contacts daily, and on which bacteria like C. Diff, E. Coli, and MRSA can thrive for months if not properly disinfected—Crossville® tile offers a revolutionary solution. Applied to Crossville Porcelain Stone® tiles through a proprietary process, HYDROTECT™ by Crossville® permanently infuses the purifying powers of antimicrobial metals, water, and oxygen into an invisible tile coating that’s scientifically proven to reduce bacteria—including MRSA, P. Aeruginosa, E. Coli, and H1N1 influenza—by more than 99% on installed surfaces.* HYDROTECT-coated tile also automatically breaks down odor- and stain-causing bacteria, urea, and other organic substances to help keep spaces cleaner and fresher.

And because it can be applied to nearly any Crossville Porcelain Stone tile, healthcare facilities needn’t sacrifice design in order to boost the antibacterial properties of their floors and walls.

In hospitals, nursing homes, and medical offices where harmful bacteria must be battled constantly and consistently on every surface, HYDROTECT by Crossville adds a layer of 24/7 protection and prevention for floors and walls—promoting beautifully hygienic environments where they’re needed most.

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*This product is currently under review by the EPA. Information is based on third-party testing per ISO standards. HYDROTECT™ BY CROSSVILLE® is not designed to protect users from disease-causing bacteria or to replace good cleaning/maintenance practices.

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