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Ceramic Floor Tile Gets Antimicrobial Protection – Dal-Tile Introduces Outstand Floor Covering That Fights Bacteria

Posted Nov 30 2009 10:01pm

It looks like everything today is going to contain some form of product to fight bacteria and ceramic tile is no exception.  If you look at the main page image for Microban you can see they are already involved with the process with many medical products.  Perhaps if you are a healthcare facility looking to add on or re-do the floors, this could be helpful.  BD 

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Microban International, Ltd., the global leader in built-in antimicrobial product protection,  is pleased to announce their exclusive North America partnership with Dal-Tile Corp., the largest U.S. manufacturer and distributor of ceramic tile and natural stone. Dal-Tile Corp is launching two new lines of ceramic tile with OutStand Technology(TM) featuring Microban(®) patent pending silver based technology, in order to create a line of ceramic tile that will stay cleaner for longer than ever before.

On an unprotected surface, microbes can double in number every 20 minutes! Microban antimicrobial protection works continuously to fight the growth of stain causing bacteria, keeping Dal-Tile ceramic tile cleaner between cleanings. And, because Microban silver technology is infused into the ceramic tile glaze during the manufacturing process, it won't wash off or wear away, providing an additional layer of durable, long lasting protection.

"We are very excited to partner with Dal-Tile Corp on this new and innovative line of ceramic tile which addresses concerns about the image growth of bacteria in different public space environments," says David Meyers, President and CEO of Microban International.

Dal-Tile Corp. has unveiled two new product collections under the Daltile and American Olean brands which are the first to be manufactured with OutStand Technology. For more information on these new product collections please visit www.daltile.com/outstand.

About Microban

Microban International, Ltd. is a global technology and marketing company dedicated to enhancing high quality consumer, industrial and medical products with branded built-in protection from microbes. Microban International licenses the Microban® global brand name, sells custom-engineered compounds, and provides a range of services, including regulatory and marketing support. The Microban® brand promises continuous and durable antimicrobial product protection, built-in during manufacture to not wear out for the useful life of the product. Microban International is headquartered in North Carolina with operations in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information on Microban, please contact (704) 875-0806 or visit www.microban.com.

About Dal-Tile Corp.

Dal-Tile Corp., a division of Mohawk Industries, is the largest manufacturer, distributor and marketer of ceramic tile and natural stone tile in North America. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the company has more than 7,000 employees at its North American facilities and sells its products through a network of more than 250 company-owned sales service centers, independent distributors and leading home center retailers nationwide

Dal-Tile Corp. Launches Two New Lines of Ceramic Tile with Microban(R) Silver

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