Do it now – Confront contamination!

Keep bacterial concrete contamination at bay from day one

Do it now – Confront contamination!

Healthcare and aged care institutions offer some specific contamination challenges for the concrete floor slabs. Bodily fluids pose a significant risk, as they can readily seep through carpet, or vinyl joints, and work their way into the porosity of the concrete. Once there, they are impossible to permanently remove.
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You’ve smelt that musty and regrettable odour of older aged care homes? It is typically caused by bacterial growth in the floor slabs, and the only way to deal with it effectively is to remove the slab. Not a practical option in most cases.
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In Australasia, one result of the increase in aged care institutions is an improvement of the general quality of new facilities, as compared to facilities from the ’70s and ’80s which are still doing service. Competition has become sterner, and aged care providers have stepped up to the mark with improved lifestyle choices. It’s unthinkable that these higher-quality residences should be marred in the mid- to long-term by unremovable ambient odours. What sort of legacy will be left by the decisions of the design and construction teams?

Can the concrete be protected?

Advanced and effective protection can be found by using penetrating hydrogel treatments. These internally seal the porosity of the concrete, preventing entrance of contaminants, and immobilising moisture and vapour movement within the concrete. This provides the reassurance of permanent protection for the concrete.
Hydrogels do not support bacterial growth, are nil VOC, water-based, and environmentally friendly.
No bacteria in the porosity of the concrete = no bacterial odour.
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There is an ADVANCED solution – Aquron 2000 Medi+, an acrylic modified penetrating hydrogel. This provides the ultimate sub-floor hygiene for concrete floors in aged care and healthcare!
Are you involved in construction for aged care? Get in touch to discuss advanced floor slab protection!
“Do it now!… Help your concrete to age well!

Aquron 2000 Medi+ overview brochure free download

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