Poor indoor environmental quality is becoming an increasing problem in buildings everywhere. Moreover, research has shown that the choice of floorcovering adhesives can significantly affect the air quality inside buildings. That's why many facility professionals and specifiers, particularly those who specialize in healthcare or education, are rethinking their floorcovering preferences.
Interface has a solution: carpet and installation adhesives protected with Intersept®, our patented antimicrobial preservative. Intersept® helps enhance the quality of the indoor environment by protecting the floorcovering from microbial growth and associated odors.
Intersept® antimicrobial preservative is proven to be effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria and fungi, including molds and mildews that often lead to staining, odors and carpet degradation. Products containing Intersept® meet the requirements of the Carpet and Rug Institute's Green Label Plus and the CHPS test protocol, which measures total volatile organic compound emissions as well as individual chemical concentrations, and showed no mold or bacterial growth when tested per the ASTM E2471 Standard Method.
Intersept® is incorporated into all modular carpet products manufactured by Interface, as well as the recommended adhesives. By protecting the carpet and adhesive from microbial growth, Intersept® helps keep the floorcovering fresh and odor-free.