An antimicrobial textile has a protective layer to make it resistant to microbial growth, mold, and mildew. These fabrics are commonly used in high traffic areas and are preferred for their low maintenance and cleanability. They are available in several coated fabric options.
Vinyl has a non-woven surface that can handle extreme wear and provide effective moisture resistance. Commonly used in healthcare and high traffic areas for its heavy-duty abrasion resistance and excellent cleanability. Vinyls are bleach cleanable and provide a soil and stain resistance barrier which makes them long lasting.
Polyurethane antimicrobial textiles are non-woven, synthetic materials that are lightweight and breathable. They provide a heavy-duty abrasion resistant surface and are resilient to most stains. This fabric can withstand a water based or diluted bleach cleanable solution.
Silicone is an environmentally friendly alternative to vinyl and polyurethane. This material is bleach cleanable, stain resistant, has a strong fluid barrier as well as natural antimicrobial properties.
Crypton antimicrobial textiles have a patented technology that inhibits the growth of microbes on the surface. It is also the only fabric that not only meets but exceeds all of the following heavy-duty requirements: stain resistance, water resistance, abrasion, tearing strength, breaking strength, seam slippage, flammability, and resistance to fungal and bacterial growth. The fiber content of the material will determine how to clean this textile. If it is a 100% solution dyed material it is bleach cleanable. If not, it can be cleaned with soap and water.