Our antibacterial boards and their properties
One of the notable properties of our melamine faced boards is that they have antibacterial properties. We‘re taking a closer look at what this means for our boards and the benefits it has for you.
In our current global climate, there is an increased focus on health, cleanliness and sanitation, especially in shared spaces. People, retailers and businesses are having to completely rethink the way they do things, placing a bigger focus on hygiene and ensuring the safety of family members, friends, employees and customers. This includes re-arranging the spaces we use a lot in order to improve social distancing, regularly sanitising surfaces and using materials that are easy to clean and that have antibacterial qualities.
Our range of wood-based décor panels are an excellent choice for both public and personal spaces thanks to their versatility, durability, their wide range of applications and their antibacterial properties. Our boards achieve their antibacterial properties thanks to the coat of melamine resin, which forms a hard, scratch resistant and liquid repellent surface without structural pores, cracks or depressions, which in turn stops any dirt particles from sticking to the boards. This means that our melamine-faced boards have a surface which creates unfavourable conditions for the reproduction of bacteria, thus giving the boards antibacterial qualities.
What this means for you:
- The compact surface prevents dirt for building up which makes our boards easy to clean and maintain
- Our boards are safe to use in situations that require special hygiene conditions
- Our boards can be safely used in the production of both domestic and commercial furniture
- Our boards are certified for preparing food and can be used for surfaces such as kitchen countertops
- Our boards provide an excellent surface for activities such as eating
- Our boards are a great choice for rooms that are used a lot and are exposed to many people
Tests which confirm the antibacterial effectiveness of our boards have been carried out in external laboratories in Europe, including the Hohenstein Institute in Germany and the Universidade Catolica Portuguesa‘s Higher Institute of Biotechnology in Portugal, as per the international ISO 22196:2011 standards.
Now more than ever, people are looking for peace of mind when it comes to the hygiene of the products that they are buying for their homes, businesses and retail spaces. Choosing a product that is not only easy to clean but that has antibacterial properties, such as our wood-based décor panels, not only gives you peace of mind but also enables you to ensure the hygiene and safety of your family, customers and guests. Our boards effortlessly combine style with function to create the perfect material to have in your home, offices or retail space. For more information on how to clean and maintain your boards, you can read our article on this topic here.