Altro High Performance floors, available from Australian Safety Flooring , are the first to be proven to inhibit growth of the MRSA superbug.

Tests undertaken by leading UK independent research laboratory CCFRA confirm that all Altro safety flooring ranges meet this criteria.

Campbell Macqueen, Manager of Altro Floors’ UK Medical Division, says: “This is encouraging news for the health service and emphasises the value of specifying Altro products.”

MRSA can pose the risk of infection in hospitals because some strains are resistant to antibiotics and can infect wounds or affect those who are unwell. This could also be applicable for non-hospital facilities such as aged care hostels, dialysis units, and nursing homes.

Altro High Performance flooring can be found in almost every conceivable area of the hospital, including wards, shower and toilet areas, operating theatres, recovery rooms, circulation areas and laboratories.

In total, there are eight ranges of Altro safety flooring in various textures and colours and all include a biocide to help prevent the spread of bacteria.

Altro High Performance floors achieve outstanding hygiene, as well as safety, durability and underfoot comfort. In addition, they are easily cleanable, seamless and without any dirt traps that can harbour bacteria.