Protect® your family with antimicrobial flooring

Protect® your family with antimicrobial flooring

A lifetime of assurance.

Words by Justin Foote

The Covid-19 pandemic brought into sharp relief just how vulnerable some of our citizens are to pathogenic bacteria and viruses.

With examples of both being able to survive on hard surfaces for anywhere from hours to days, ensuring the health and wellbeing of every member of your family is all-important.

That’s why products such as Protect®, a line of antimicrobial floor and wall tiles developed to help fight the spread of germs, are proving popular with homeowners, says Carl Whiteman, Director of Casa Italiana.

“Developed by PANARIAgroup, Protect floor and wall tiles contain a high-performance antimicrobial agent that is integrated permanently into the ceramic during the firing phase, making it constantly active.

“When bacteria come into contact with the surface of Protect, the silver ions within block the metabolism of the bacteria, interrupting its lifecycle and inhibiting its ability to spread.”

Developed by PANARIAgroup, Protect floor and wall tiles contain a high-performance antimicrobial agent that is integrated permanently into the ceramic during the firing phase, making it constantly active.
Developed by PANARIAgroup, Protect floor and wall tiles contain a high-performance antimicrobial agent that is integrated permanently into the ceramic during the firing phase, making it constantly active.

24/7 protection

“Unlike other technologies, such as those based on the use of titanium dioxide, the protective shield within Protect is always active, day and night and doesn’t require sunlight for activation,” says Carl.

“Studies have shown that Protect is effective against 99.9 per cent of bacteria and is guaranteed to remain effective for the life of the product.

“The continuous antimicrobial action of Protect also prevents the formation of biofilms—colonies of bacteria that form a slimy coating on surfaces—which are difficult to clean and can compromise the tile itself by assisting the growth of smelly mildew.”

Unlike other antimicrobial technologies, the protective shield within Protect doesn’t require sunlight for activation.
Unlike other antimicrobial technologies, the protective shield within Protect doesn’t require sunlight for activation.

Tiles for every application

Casa Italiana carries 17 lines of Protect tiles, suitable for multiple applications and available in a range of thicknesses up to 20mm and in sizes up to large-format tiles measuring 3m x 1m.

“Whatever effect you’re after, be it stone, marble, wood, metal, cement, graphical or monochromatic, we have a Protect line that will match,” says Carl.

Casa Italiana’s comprehensive range of tiles covers 84 lines across nine interior, exterior and swimming pool ranges.

Learn more about Protect floor and wall tiles.

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Protect® your family with antimicrobial flooring

Protect® your family with antimicrobial flooring

A lifetime of assurance.

Words by Justin Foote

The Covid-19 pandemic brought into sharp relief just how vulnerable some of our citizens are to pathogenic bacteria and viruses.

With examples of both being able to survive on hard surfaces for anywhere from hours to days, ensuring the health and wellbeing of every member of your family is all-important.

That’s why products such as Protect®, a line of antimicrobial floor and wall tiles developed to help fight the spread of germs, are proving popular with homeowners, says Carl Whiteman, Director of Casa Italiana.

“Developed by PANARIAgroup, Protect floor and wall tiles contain a high-performance antimicrobial agent that is integrated permanently into the ceramic during the firing phase, making it constantly active.

“When bacteria come into contact with the surface of Protect, the silver ions within block the metabolism of the bacteria, interrupting its lifecycle and inhibiting its ability to spread.”

Developed by PANARIAgroup, Protect floor and wall tiles contain a high-performance antimicrobial agent that is integrated permanently into the ceramic during the firing phase, making it constantly active.
Developed by PANARIAgroup, Protect floor and wall tiles contain a high-performance antimicrobial agent that is integrated permanently into the ceramic during the firing phase, making it constantly active.

24/7 protection

“Unlike other technologies, such as those based on the use of titanium dioxide, the protective shield within Protect is always active, day and night and doesn’t require sunlight for activation,” says Carl.

“Studies have shown that Protect is effective against 99.9 per cent of bacteria and is guaranteed to remain effective for the life of the product.

“The continuous antimicrobial action of Protect also prevents the formation of biofilms—colonies of bacteria that form a slimy coating on surfaces—which are difficult to clean and can compromise the tile itself by assisting the growth of smelly mildew.”

Unlike other antimicrobial technologies, the protective shield within Protect doesn’t require sunlight for activation.
Unlike other antimicrobial technologies, the protective shield within Protect doesn’t require sunlight for activation.

Tiles for every application

Casa Italiana carries 17 lines of Protect tiles, suitable for multiple applications and available in a range of thicknesses up to 20mm and in sizes up to large-format tiles measuring 3m x 1m.

“Whatever effect you’re after, be it stone, marble, wood, metal, cement, graphical or monochromatic, we have a Protect line that will match,” says Carl.

Casa Italiana’s comprehensive range of tiles covers 84 lines across nine interior, exterior and swimming pool ranges.

Learn more about Protect floor and wall tiles.

Casa Italiana

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Protect® your family with antimicrobial flooring

Protect® your family with antimicrobial flooring

A lifetime of assurance.

Words by Justin Foote

The Covid-19 pandemic brought into sharp relief just how vulnerable some of our citizens are to pathogenic bacteria and viruses.

With examples of both being able to survive on hard surfaces for anywhere from hours to days, ensuring the health and wellbeing of every member of your family is all-important.

That’s why products such as Protect®, a line of antimicrobial floor and wall tiles developed to help fight the spread of germs, are proving popular with homeowners, says Carl Whiteman, Director of Casa Italiana.

“Developed by PANARIAgroup, Protect floor and wall tiles contain a high-performance antimicrobial agent that is integrated permanently into the ceramic during the firing phase, making it constantly active.

“When bacteria come into contact with the surface of Protect, the silver ions within block the metabolism of the bacteria, interrupting its lifecycle and inhibiting its ability to spread.”

Developed by PANARIAgroup, Protect floor and wall tiles contain a high-performance antimicrobial agent that is integrated permanently into the ceramic during the firing phase, making it constantly active.
Developed by PANARIAgroup, Protect floor and wall tiles contain a high-performance antimicrobial agent that is integrated permanently into the ceramic during the firing phase, making it constantly active.

24/7 protection

“Unlike other technologies, such as those based on the use of titanium dioxide, the protective shield within Protect is always active, day and night and doesn’t require sunlight for activation,” says Carl.

“Studies have shown that Protect is effective against 99.9 per cent of bacteria and is guaranteed to remain effective for the life of the product.

“The continuous antimicrobial action of Protect also prevents the formation of biofilms—colonies of bacteria that form a slimy coating on surfaces—which are difficult to clean and can compromise the tile itself by assisting the growth of smelly mildew.”

Unlike other antimicrobial technologies, the protective shield within Protect doesn’t require sunlight for activation.
Unlike other antimicrobial technologies, the protective shield within Protect doesn’t require sunlight for activation.

Tiles for every application

Casa Italiana carries 17 lines of Protect tiles, suitable for multiple applications and available in a range of thicknesses up to 20mm and in sizes up to large-format tiles measuring 3m x 1m.

“Whatever effect you’re after, be it stone, marble, wood, metal, cement, graphical or monochromatic, we have a Protect line that will match,” says Carl.

Casa Italiana’s comprehensive range of tiles covers 84 lines across nine interior, exterior and swimming pool ranges.

Learn more about Protect floor and wall tiles.

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