About Microban® surface protection
Helping to Keep Your Floors Cleaner
About Microban® surface protection
Microban® antimicrobial protection works at the microscopic level by not allowing bacteria to grow.
Offering durability and enhanced ease of care, Phenix carpets and LVT with Microban® help protect 24/7 against the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew, and remain 99% cleaner than untreated surfaces.
Imagine the peace of mind that comes with knowing your carpet is always working to stay cleaner, fresher and more beautiful. Thanks to the proactive technologies built into Phenix carpets with Microban®, it is easier than ever to get the fresh, clean, comfortable home you want for your family. Spend less time worrying about whether your floor is clean and more time enjoying a cleaner home.
Q. What benefit do I get from Phenix floors with Microban® antimicrobial product protection?
Microban® antimicrobial product protection continuously helps prevent the uncontrolled growth of bacteria, mold and mildew that can cause stains, odors and product degradation. Microban® antimicrobial product protection provides an added safeguard to your normal cleaning by providing continuous antimicrobial product protection that is built into your flooring product.
Q. How does the Microban® technology work?
Microban® antimicrobial product protection helps prevent bacteria from growing and multiplying. More technically, Microban® works at a cellular level to continually disrupt the growth and reproduction of microorganisms that can contaminate a surface. The technology works by simultaneously attacking the protein, cell membrane, DNA, and internal systems of a microbe, causing it to die and not reproduce.
Q. Will the Microban® antimicrobial product protection wear off?
No, Microban® is built into the backing of the floor for carpet and into the wearlayer for LVT. It won’t wear off, your floor is protected for the life of the floor. However, effectiveness can be potentially reduced by putting polishes and wax coating on the product, which is not recommended.
Q. Is Microban® safe?
Yes. Consumer safety is a fundamental concern for us. The Microban® antimicrobial product protection used in Phenix floors is approved by the US EPA. Because Microban®'s antimicrobial additives are built into the wear layer of our products, the antimicrobial product protection is there for the life of the floor. There is no spraying, wiping or applying a spray on cleaner and / or antimicrobial that would, in reality, only provide temporary antimicrobial product protection. Additionally, Phenix products never contain triclosan or triclocarban.
Q. Do I still need to clean my Phenix floor featuring Microban® antimicrobial product protection?
Yes. Normal care and maintenance is still needed to care for your Phenix floor.
Note: If you apply a coating to your LVT floor, like a floor wax, the surface of the floor will be covered up, thereby potentially reducing the effectiveness of the Microban® antimicrobial product protection. Your Phenix floor does not need any coatings added to the floor.
Q. Do I need to clean my Phenix floor featuring Microban® antimicrobial product protection with a special cleaner?
No, normal care and maintenance is all that we recommend.
Q. Will Microban® protect my house from bacteria?
No, the Microban® antimicrobial product protection is limited to the surface of the Phenix floors which feature Microban® antimicrobial product protection. If you have other products in your house that also feature Microban® or other antimicrobial product protection, those surfaces may also be protected.
Q. What part of the floor contains Microban®?
For LVT the wearlayer, the very top layer of the floor, is where the Microban® antimicrobial product protection is. For carpet, the protection is built into the backing of the floor.
Q. Does Phenix floors featuring Microban® antimicrobial product protection help prevent the coronavirus?
No. There has been no test data to show that Microban® antimicrobial product protection on Phenix floors is effective in providing protection against viruses, including the Coronavirus.
Q. Is the Microban® 24 cleaner the same as the Microban® antimicrobial product protection on Phenix floors?
No. The Microban® antimicrobial product protection on Phenix floors is different than Microban® 24 cleaning products. Microban® is built into the wearlayer of Phenix's LVT floors and into the backing of Phenix carpets, and is there for the life of the floors, it won’t wear off. Microban® 24 cleaners are cleaning products you spray onto surfaces you’d like to clean. You can use Microban® 24 cleaners on Phenix LVT floors. For a more in-depth explanation between the differences, visit the Microban® website.
Q. Does the Microban® antimicrobial product protection for Phenix floors contain Triclosan or Triclocarban?
No, none of our products contain Triclosan (or Triclocarban).
Disclaimer: Microban® antimicrobial product protection is limited to the product itself and does not protect against disease-causing bacteria.