Antimicrobial Product Protection
As infection control protocols are becoming increasingly vital, Kwalu’s antimicrobial product protection offers cutting-edge technology for furniture in high-use healthcare and senior living settings.
We did our research. Some wood furniture products use an antimicrobial topical coating that is typically only a few microns thick, and they’re only as good as the integrity of the finish. As soon as the substrate or finish is damaged, scratched, nicked or swells due to normal use, bacteria and other organisms gain a stronghold. Harsh cleaning chemicals will damage the topical coating, leaving it, at best, ineffectual and at worst, compromised. And no warranty is every mentioned with regard to the antimicrobial product protection.
The antimicrobial agent we needed therefore had to provide adequate product protection to inhibit the growth of a broad spectrum of odor-causing bacteria, and protect our furniture and wall protection from stains and product deterioration over time.
It had to be something we could incorporate into our material, permeating the entire outer shell. Not a topical coating, but all the way through. Oh yes, and it needed to last for 10 years, as we offer a performance warranty on all our seating, tables, casegoods and wall protection for a decade.
We found it. We’re using it.
And unlike wood products, which can be so easily damaged and render the antimicrobial product protection useless, our patented, high impact resistant repairable polymer is scuff-, scratch-, and water-resistant. But best of all, it can be thoroughly cleansed with most sanitizing solutions commonly used in healthcare and senior living environments, without compromising the antimicrobial product protection properties or damaging the finish.
Kwalu’s unique aesthetic and durability benefits, together with our antimicrobial product protection, make it clear why Kwalu’s furniture and wall protection systems are the obvious choice.
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