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Microban tiled surfaces for safer homes

In wet, humid environments like bathrooms and kitchens, microbes can double in quantity every twenty minutes. Such bacteria build-up can cause mould, staining, odours and potential health hazards. Now, anti-bacterial technology used in the health sector for some years is available to the general public.

Microban is built into a product during manufacturing, becoming an intrinsic part of it both inside and at the surface. When microbes come in contact with the product surface, Microban protection penetrates the cell wall of the microbe and disrupts key cell functions so that the microbe cannot function, grow or reproduce.

This lasting protection is built into the BAL Microcolour grout range, manufactured by the UK’s leading supplier of professional tiling adhesives and grouts. Householders can now walk into any good tiling stockist and pick it up from the shelf, choosing from a range of 14 vibrant grout colours.

While specific testing of BAL Microcolour grouts has shown sustained effectiveness against 99% of all known bacteria, it offers further advantages over standard grouts. It sets rapidly in just five hours, is efflorescence-free and water repellent and gives above-average bonding with a clean, smooth finish. It is particularly suitable for wet rooms and power showers.

The full BAL antibacterial range includes standard and wide joint grouts, flexible grouts, grout restorer, silicone sealants and tile cleaner. These all contain Microban technology which, built-in, does not wash off or wear away, providing continuous antibacterial protection for the life of the product. Anyone installing or replacing tiling should consider taking steps to limit the spread of bacteria. Used in conjunction with regular household cleaning, Microban offers the ultimate in protection.

Further information on anti-bacterial tiling products is available from BAL on 0845 600 1222.

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