From the renaissance of cork flooring in the early nineties, Natural Cork has always been on the leading edge of the category, bringing first the newest advances in technology; new patterns, colors, floating flooring system, glueless locking, and in early 2005, “JointShield" a moisture protection application to the edges of cork planks to help prevent damages from topical moisture.
The latest addition is the introduction of the new generation of Natural Cork products with built-in Microban ® antimicrobial product protection. Microban protection continuously inhibits the growth of stain causing bacteria, mold and mildew that can damage your floors.
Over the past several years, there has been a significant increase in the number of lawsuits involving mold-related property-damage claims. According to statistics compiled by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, mold has affected approximately 1.1 million buildings nationwide.
Consumers willingly will pay a premium for products that will protect their homes, their largest investment, and their families from the damaging and unhealthy consequences that will result from the presence of mold and microbes.
How does Microban ® protection work?
When microbes, such as bacteria, mold and mildew that can cause stains, odors and product deterioration 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.