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As a long term expert of ultra cleanliness and leading supplier of floor and wall surfaces for healthcare or cleanroom applications, Gerflor is here to help you ! …  Now more than ever, we know hygiene is your top concern, whatever is your Marine application (passenger vessels, tankers, bulk carriers, dry cargos, offshore platforms, …)

 


Basics about disinfection

Millions of micro-organisms (virus, bacteria, fungi, …) are inside public/crew areas, most of them being unhazardous. Cleaning or disinfection can be more difficult depending on the type of micro-organism :

A Virus is a very small micro-organism made of genetic content (DNA or RNA) enclosed in a proteic enveloppe. It needs a living host to develop. It cannot live on its own.​ Virus like covid-19 can “survive” from few hours to few days on a neutral surface.

​Main source of contamination is human.

 

First step is always the same : CLEANING = to remove all residues and dirt (organic or non-organic) from surfaces.​ To use detergents including surfactants which help dissolving the impurities and removing the biofilms containing the microorganims

If you want to eliminate or inhibit microorganisms​, then you must go one step further DISINFECTION.

 

Streamo - Apply disinfectants

  • The most common protocol is to apply disinfectants

Pros

  • Flexible & Cost effective
  • Suitable for busy environments
  • Suitable for open spaces
Cons
  • Chemical products
  • Needs care about dilution rate

 

FAQ Streamo

Which chemicals can I use ?
  • Can I use Oxidants ?

Yes, if disinfectant manufacturer recommendations are strictly followed (see dilution rate on product label)

  • Can I use Bleach ?

Yes, to be used on Gerflor Floor & Wall with a 2,5% dilution

  • Can I use Quaternary ammoniums ?

OK. Warning : for all product with « Amine » : be careful about alternance with neutral detergent and about dilution because risk of surface yellowing

  • Can I use Phenols ?

Yes, if disinfectant manufacturer recommendations are strictly followed (see dilution rate on product label)

  • Can I use Alcohols ?

Yes, if disinfectant manufacturer recommendations are strictly followed (see dilution rate on product label)

  • Can I use Amphoterics ?

Yes, if disinfectant manufacturer recommendations are strictly followed (see dilution rate on product label)

  • Can I use Biguanides ?

Yes, if disinfectant manufacturer recommendations are strictly followed (see dilution rate on product label)

 

  • I want to know my Gerflor floor resistance against chemicals

Click here for the detailed list of chemical resistances. Refer to Mipolam treated Evercare for Streamo range.

We have screened 4 main other methods with pros and cons​.

Water Steam disinfection

  • Only water + temperature and pressure
  • Promoted by decision makers looking for environmentally friendly protocols
 

Pros

No chemicals
Cost
Cons Effects depend on duration, temperature, distance, … => very fluctuating results => less and less promoted
Noise
Not suitable for large areas

UV disinfection

  • Lamp with UV C (240 – 280 nm --> 254 nm most effective wavelength) destroy microorganisms.
  • Method already used for :
    - Liquids : water…
    - Surfaces : conveyor belt, workplan …
    - Gas/air : food preparation, air conditioning..
 

Pros

No chemicals
Cons Cannot be used in an occupied room
Dangerous for humans (Need personal protective equipment)
Areas not exposed to UV are not disinfected (hidden areas)

 

Gas disinfection (O3)

  • Generator transforms O2 into O3 (Ozone) – Ambient Temperature
  • Residual Ozone (O3) gets back into Oxygen (O2) after a few minutes
  • Already used to decontaminate in Food industries, Transport (Bus) & Fitness rooms
 

Pros

Entire room disinfection
Cons Closed and sealed areas
Small areas/rooms
Cannot be used in an occupied room. Need empty spaces
Corrosive/dangerous for health

Gas disinfection (H202)

  • Vapor form of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) – Ambient temperature
  • Already used to decontaminate enclosed and sealed areas : Laboratory cleanrooms
 

Pros

No chemicals
Entire room disinfection
Cons Cost
Closed and sealed / Small areas
Controlled environment (T°C/RH)
Cannot be used in an occupied room
Corrosive for surfaces

 

Vinyl Floors & Walls comply with all these methods as long as product manufacturer recommendations are strictly followed​. There might be some risks for products (yellowing, stains, …) if dilution rate for example are not respected.

 


Vinyl Best in Class

Vinyl is the most appropriate product to specify for floors and walls to meet disinfection protocols requirements​.

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Surface resistance to chemical disinfectants (bleach, …)

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Coating / Surface treatment

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Surface resistance to high T° Vapor / Steam

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Surface resistance to Gas

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Mechanical cleaning action resistance

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Load & wear resistance
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Hot Welding
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Wall & Floor junction (dirt traps …)

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Surface resistance to chemical

disinfectants (bleach, …)

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Coating / Surface treatments

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Surface resistance to UV

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Surface resistance to Gas

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Cleanroom experience

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Liquid / Watertightness

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Hot Welding

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Wall & Floor junction (dirt traps …)

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Coving / Clean Corner

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