Keeping It Clean: Surface Trends

Keeping It Clean: Surface Trends

Today's surfaces are doing more than ever before. In addition to looking good, they can also work hard too, thanks to new material technology that allows them to contribute to cleaner interior environments. Whether improving air quality in a school or keeping surfaces clean in healthcare and hospitality projects, these products can do the dirty work:

trend, surfaces, Bio Plank, Lea Ceramiche, porcelain, antimicrobial

Lea Ceramiche tiles with Microban: Thanks to its partnership with Microban, Lea Ceramiche now offers four lines of durable interior and exterior porcelain stoneware with antibacterial qualities: Arenaria Microban, Salento, Metropolis, and Bio Plank (pictured).

surfaces, clean, antimicrobial, CuVerro, Rocky Mountain Hardware

Rocky Mountain Hardware with CuVerro: The company now can cast any of its products with CuVerro antibacterial copper material, the only solid surface recognized by the EPA for the ability to kill certain bacterias harmful to human health.

Eco-Cem, low VOC, breathable, surfaces, clean surfaces

Eco-Cem: Eco-friendly fiber cement panel and tiles from Eco-Cem are composed of recycled content, and can improve indoor air quality because its permeability allows the boards to breathe, allowing moisture to pass through the material. In addition, the panels' composition allows them to resist rust, rot, humidity, and insects.

CertainTeed, AirRenew, acoustical panels, Decoustics, VOC-scavenging

Decoustics with AirRenew: Decoustics now offers its fabric-wrapped acoustical panels with AirRenew fabric technology, which scavenges potentially harmful VOCs, improving indoor air quality. Silver ions embedded on the surface of the fabric also help to prevent bacteria from multiplying, preventing panel discoloration and odor.

Kravet, Crypton, antimicrobial, fabric, surfaces

Kravet Contract with Crypton: The Crypton Green line of fabrics combine environmentally responsible materials and production methods with the Crypton technology, which adds the high-stregth stain, moisture, and microbial protection ideal for hospitality, health care, and corporate environments.

Posted October 31, 2012 by Jennifer Krichels

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