As the coronavirus outbreak stirs up major panic around the globe, it’s the right time to hone in what materials can be used to make buildings more hygienic. Italian brand Casalgrande Padana produces ultra-hygienic porcelain stoneware called Bios Antibacterial®HYDROTECT.
In collaboration with the industry leader in sanitary products TOTO, the Casalgrande Padana research center created an exclusive range of bioactive, certified, environmentally friendly porcelain stoneware ceramic tiles.
The porcelain stoneware tiles in the Bios Antibacterial®HYDROTECT can kill 99.9% of the four main bacterial strains present in the atmosphere, notably in confined spaces: Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Bios Antibacterial® HYDROTECT is suitable for indoors and outdoors and for any room of the house, from the bathroom to the kitchen, where the tiles can be used for worktops, clad tables, cabinets, flooring and walling because they come in thin, large-format sizes. Such areas are traditionally fertile ground for bacteria to develop and benefit highly from the technology.
Environmentally responsible. TOTO are pioneers of HYDROTECH® photocatalytic technology, which makes use of the anti-bacterial properties of titanium dioxide, a natural material that gives off no harmful emissions and in fact significantly reduces the number of harmful substances in the air in both indoor and outdoor spaces, thus making the atmosphere healthier and removing bad odors.