Concrete, by its very nature, is a porous material that retains and transmits moisture. Concrete substrates are full of dark, damp crevices and capillaries that make it an ideal breeding ground for a number of microbes, including bacteria, fungi and various molds and spores.
For food, beverage, medical and pharmaceutical processes, this scenario can pose a serious hygienic risk affecting your reputation and bottom line
A thin-film floor or wall coating modified with an antimicrobial agent or surface treatment is simply not enough. The key to achieving comprehensive antimicrobial protection is to prevent the growth of microorganisms throughout the floor or wall system and deep within the concrete substrate.
All Protective Industrial Polymers’ InhibiCrobe Antimicrobial Floor and Wall Systems utilize an antimicrobial concrete pretreatment (Protect AM-PT/Protect AM-PT-BW) that penetrates beneath the coating system and deep within the concrete substrate. This pretreatment was developed for use where microbe or fungal growth concerns create the need to permanently hydrostatically seal the slab from within. This product penetrates deep into the concrete slab and forms an aqueous, antimicrobial gel. Subsequent antimicrobial joint fillers, coatings and overlays then complete the system.
With InhibiCrobe Antimicrobial Floor and Wall Systems you are achieving multiple, dense layers of antimicrobial protection and a total system that penetrates up to 6″ deep into the concrete or block substrate. No other manufacturer’s process can even come close to this kind of antimicrobial protection.