Bona Commercial System combines a focus on optimal care with state-of-the-art solutions, uniquely developed for wood and resilient floors.
Clean surfaces are vital. Especially in premises like hospitals and day-care centres where a high level of hygiene is essential. That is why easy-to-clean vinyl floors often are used to minimize the risk of germs gaining a foothold. However, bacteria and microorganisms can still hide in joints, scratches and other hard-to-reach areas.
Critical areas for unprotected floors
Every day a significant amount of dirt and microorganisms accumulate in the scratches and joints of flooring surfaces. Minimizing these areas makes surfaces easier to clean and reduces the build-up of dirt and contamination. Bona Deep Clean Treatment complemented with a layer of Bona Pure is an efficient solution for worn as well as new resilient surfaces. Bona Pure provides a long-term surface protection for heavily trafficked floors.
Systematic test with IFR Institute
Bona commissioned a study on use of the Bona Commercial System in hygiene-relevant areas, in particular, vinyl flooring. The test was carried out in conjunction with the IFR Institute in Germany. The purpose of the test was to prove that a smooth, joint-free LVT surface can be created by overcoating using Bona Pure according to the regulations of TRBA 250.
The first step of the test was to install a new floor of different types and structures.
Test floor setup
The next step involved dividing the test area into two sections and coating one with Bona Pure, while the other was left untreated.
The test was then carried out through daily cleaning of the entire floor surface. This was done with a solution containing fluorescent pigments using Bona PowerScrubber and Bona Deep Clean Solution.
Daily cleaning was carried out over a period of 8 weeks. Atthe end of the test period, UV lights were used to examineeach surface for contamination levels.
Healthier floor surface
After 8 weeks the floor was examined using UV lights to see the contamination. The result showed that the floor without Bona Pure was highly contaminated. The surface that had been treated with Bona Pure, however, showed nearly no contamination at all. To prove the test results further, the LVT planks were removedto examine for signs of contamination below the surface. Onthe untreated area, a high level of contamination was foundbelow the planks due to penetration through the joints. However, the area treated with Bona Pure showed almost no signs of contamination thanks to its protective layer which seals each joint.
Floor illuminated using UV lights to examine contamination
By applying a coat of Bona Pure over the LVT floor, Bona fulfilled the demands specified by the TRBA 250 regulations. Its sealing power and optimal slip resistance creates a barrier against residual germs and microorganisms, for hygienic floors. Application of Bona Pure on vinyl flooring also aids maintenance cleaning.
Bona Pure meets TRBA 250
Bona Pure is specially developed to meet all TRBA 250 requirements (45 μm layer thickness per order). Slip resistance according to DIN 51130 (R9) can easily be achieved with Bona Pure, while sealing with Bona Pure ensures dirt and microorganisms do not stick to or penetrate the floor covering.