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Time tested and proven to perform in some of the most demanding health and aged care facilities - Mohawk Groups Unibond Plus Bloc is a high performance impervious carpet backing system that's ultra durable, offering lifetime warranties and a severe traffic rating.
The carpet is also easy to clean — biological spills are caught above the backing for effective infection control and cleaning.
Unibond Plus Bloc is naturally antimicrobial without the addition of chemical antimicrobial agents such as triclosan.
"Mohawk Group have gone beyond antimicrobial agents. What we are seeing is an over-use of toxic chemical antimicrobial agents and their subsequent negative effect on the biosphere. The more we learn about the good microbes and bacteria in and around our body and in nature, the more we see the detrimental downstream effects of antimicrobial agents on human health and the environment," says Rachel Alexander (Sustainable Development Manager) Premium Flooring.
The backing is a thermoset backing made up of non-absorbent recycled and recyclable polymers which cannot be used as a food source for bacteria. This means it does not support the growth of microbes.
Traditionally, an antimicrobial agent is added to a healthcare carpet, Premium Flooring is looking to change the perception of this outdated technique. Recent studies have shown there is no evidence that supports an improvement in infection control by adding an antimicrobial agent to a carpet.
Mohawk Group uses the Evidence Based Design (EBD) philosophy. EBD is the process of basing decisions about the built environment on credible research to assure the best possible outcomes. Mohawk Group's recommendations are based on quantifiable third party research and data specific to the healthcare market, so clients know they are getting the best carpet for their facility.
The best infection control is a moisture-proof impervious backing, a synthetic non-absorbent face fibre, proper isolation of biological spills above the subfloor and effective cleaning.
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EcoFlex NXT PVC Free Carpet Tiles w. Duracolor Fibre.
The high performance carpet tile for the busiest healthcare space. PVC free for healthy indoor air quality, low VOC and a lifetime stain removal and wear warranty. Select from hundreds of designs in both square and plank modular formats.
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