Flooring Tile Technologies: Soil + Stain Resistant & Antimicrobial
ProTex Soil Release
ProTex is a proprietary technology that is applied and bonded to the fiber on all carpet and Kinetex flooring products to impede soiling and to improve cleanability. With ProTex, small soil particles, which would typically cause flooring to appear dull, are effectively removed by vacuuming or wet cleaning. The key to ProTex’s effectiveness is in its application. It is applied uniformly onto the flooring’s face fibers and then it is exposed to high levels of heat during finishing to maximize bonding of ProTex to the nylon. Under normal conditions, ProTex can remain effective for many years, enhancing the cleanliness and appearance retention of your flooring.
ProSept is a unique, broad-spectrum technology applied to the carpet to protect the carpet from both bacterial and fungal growth. Clean carpet does not support the growth of microorganisms; however, simple food and beverage spills or other contaminants often lead to unwelcomed bacterial or fungal growth.
ColorLoc Plus technology, standard on products manufactured with Encore® BCF nylon*,enables carpets to resist permanent staining from both acid and disperse-type agents.
• Acid stain agents include coffee, sodas,tea and wine.
• Disperse-type agents include betadine, ketchup and mustard.
ColorLoc Plus is also bleach-resistant,** protecting the carpet against color changes caused by inadvertent exposure to oxidizing agents; such as household bleach, benzoyl peroxide and hydrogen peroxide. That’s an additional benefit that competing products do not match.
Since anyone can clean with water, there’s no need to delay maintenance while waiting for a cleaning crew to arrive. Spills and stains can be cleaned immediately, and the added step of rinsing or vacuuming is also eliminated. As with any floor covering,
programmed maintenance is the key to extending a carpet’s life.
ColorLoc Plus provides important environmental benefits. Easy and frequent cleaning ensures that your carpet looks better while enjoying an extended life. Longer lasting carpet reduces life-cycle costs and overall environmental impact. With no need for chemical cleaners, ColorLoc Plus technology improves the cleaning effluent (water removed after cleaning). Products featuring this technology are CRI Green Label Plus Certified.
*Standard on all Encore BCF products manufactured after April 2015.
**Bleach-resistant according to the J+J Flooring Group recommended maintenance guidelines.
Sentir Advanced Odor-Blocking Technology
Sentir is a breakthrough odor-blocking technology for J+J Flooring Group broadloom and modular commercial carpet and Kinetex* textile composite flooring. This self-renewing treatment is designed to control or eliminate offensive odors associated with indoor environments and is particularly effective on odor-bearing spills.
+ Sentir is a technology designed specifically to get to the root of the odor and neutralize it
+ Sentir is not merely a deodorant that masks odors
+ Sentir’s binding properties lock into the carpet to provide resistance against hard cleaning and heavy trafficking,
+ May be added to any Carpet or Kinetex textile composite flooring product.
*Minimum of 3,150 square feet required for Kinetex.