Safety First! Designing antibacterial surfaces

In our current COVID existence, designers and architects now have to consider safety and hygiene in their design aesthetics seriously.

Hygienic and easy-to-clean surfaces are in high demand in public buildings, schools, medical practices and hospitals, private kitchens, bathrooms and toilets. The antibacterial properties of products used for furniture and interior design provide the necessary security in these cases.


However, safety and design are don’t need to be mutually exclusive – especially when you look at the range of EGGER products with proven certified antibacterial surface properties. The wood-based materials manufacturer makes it easy for architects and fabricators in their projects with high hygiene requirements: the antibacterial property is included in products with the proven EGGER decor and material combination.

Products like the hygienically sealed and closed surfaces of Eurodekor melamine-resin-coated boards, PerfectSense lacquered boards, laminate products, compact laminates and the flooring variants from the wood-based materials specialist EGGER, bacteria and germs are demonstrably reduced by 99.9% within 24 hours. Therefore, the above products are well-suited for areas subject to specific hygiene requirements.

“We achieve this antibacterial surface property solely by manufacturing our products – just as we have been producing for decades. We do not use any additives for this,” explains Manfred Riepertinger, Head of Coreboards Management and Environment at EGGER.

The products mentioned above have been tested according to the most critical, internationally-recognised testing method, ISO 22196 / JIS Z 2801, for the evaluation of the antibacterial activity. The independent, external Hohenstein Institute also certifies them.

EGGER’s certified antibacterial surface property is independent of decor, texture and coreboard. This gives architects and fabricators even more freedom in projects with high hygiene requirements, because “thanks to our proven decor and material combination, you don’t have to make any compromises in design.” summarises Manfred Riepertinger.

Via ArchDaily

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