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handychic
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Posted: August 4, 2008 3:03 PM

What floors are antibacterial or antimicrobial?
JimLaeger
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Posted: August 20, 2008 7:32 PM

RE: antibacterial floorrs?
Most any floor will work for you. Tile, stone, hardwood or laminate would be the best choice although most carpets are treated with antimicrobial treatments. You need to watch for damp wet areas regardless of the floor that you choose. Maintenance is extremely important.
ScottSummers
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Posted: August 26, 2008 11:49 PM

RE: antibacterial floorrs?
Jim didn't list vinyl flooring but it is easy to clean with very few places for bacteria to hide. Grout lines in tile can collect bacteria over time if not properly sealed and maintained. For infection control in hospitals, where bacteria is an obvious threat to patient health, the most common flooring choice is heat welded commercial vinyl. The heat welded seams make the floor nearly impervious to bacteria with very little maintenance.
handychic
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Posted: October 1, 2008 2:18 PM

RE: antibacterial floorrs?
Thanks guys.  What about cork? I'm leaning towards it because it's so soft.
coldplay702
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Posted: November 17, 2008 11:25 PM

RE: antibacterial floorrs?
yes, cork is antibacterial and antimicrobial and it feels great underfoot.  Here is a link that you will find useful in shopping for cork: www.findanyfloor.com/BuyingGuides/...

 

Also, if you are worried about whether a floor is antimicrobial/antibacterial because of allergies, check out this section on Allergy Friendly Flooring:  www.findanyfloor.com/Allergies/All...

There is a ton of other great info on this site that will help.
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