According to the Environmental Protection Agency, people spend nearly 90% of their lives indoors, yet air in building interiors is often more polluted than air outdoors. From respiratory illnesses and increased allergies to debilitating headaches and decreased lung function, we’re plagued with potential problems when indoor air quality is poor. Studies show that the risk of catching COVID-19 and other respiratory pathogens is higher indoors than outdoors.
A floor with Hygienius™ integrated in its lacquer layer enables a natural photocatalytic process to take place when the floor is exposed to daylight or indoor light. This allows harmful emissions and unpleasant odors to be broken down as well as degradation of bacteria, fungi and virus on the surface. Hygienius™ contribute to make the floor surface cleaner, healthier and easier to clean. Hygienius is suitable for most types of floors (eg wood, lvt, spc) with a lacquered surface.
Unlike alternative air-cleaning technology, the active air cleaning substance is not consumed. Embedded in the lacquer, Hygienius
remains active during the entire lifetime of the surface.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) emitted from interior surfaces have a negative impact on indoor air quality and pose potential health problems. The light-induced powers of Hygienius literally make indoor air fresher and harmful VOCs and unpleasant odors are practically eliminated.
Tests with different bacteria have shown that floors with Hygienius can contribute to reduce both viruses and bacteria. Tests have shown that more than 99.9% of the viruses had disappeared after just 4 hours. And after a total of 8 hours — so had 99.6% of all bacteria.
The unique properties of Hygienius change the way water and liquid cleaners behave on the floor surface. The Hygienius technology creates
a hydrophilic surface that spreads water evenly and prevents water from forming droplets. The floor dries more quickly and thoroughly, eliminating the potential for unattractive streaks.
• Clean faster, with less effort — the floor air dries quicker
• Clean more thoroughly while using less water and detergents
• Enjoy more beautiful floors, without streaks after cleaning