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 HYDROTECT® 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.
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® HYDROTECT 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.