Antimicrobial Protection for Building Materials

Sponsored by Florida Tile, Inc.

Learning Objectives:

  1. List some common examples of microorganisms and name their type.
  2. Explain the effects of microbial growth on materials and how antimicrobials can protect them.
  3. Describe common building materials and commercial products that can be protected with current generation antimicrobials.
  4. Discuss the importance of specifying products with antimicrobial protection.
  5. Recognize why antimicrobials are important for building materials and commercial products.


AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
OAA 1 Learning Hour
NLAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This test is no longer available for credit

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This course provides an overview of antimicrobial additives that help protect products from degradation caused by microbes, with discussions on types of microorganisms and the array of products that can benefit from antimicrobials.

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Florida Tile, Inc. Florida Tile, Inc. is a world-class manufacturer and distributor of porcelain and ceramic wall tile, as well as natural stone and decorative glass and metal tiles. For over 60 years, Florida Tile has consistently taken the lead as an innovator by implementing new technology, delivering high quality products and protecting our indoor and outdoor environments.