Versital is a handmade, solid surface material, also known as ‘cultured marble’ or ‘imitation marble’. Each piece is made in Britain and manufactured to order from stone resin, allowing clients to specify exact sizes where required. Versital surfaces are extremely hard wearing, and as a result of the protective gel topcoat, they are 100% water proof, stain proof, nonporous and easy to clean. With over 40 years of industry experience, the UK-based company reached out to antimicrobial specialists SteriTouch in order to provide peace of mind and added safety for their customers.

SteriTouch antimicrobial additives have been incorporated into the gel material, in order to provide 24-hour protection against harmful bacteria such as MRSA and E. coli. The antimicrobial properties of Versital have been verified by independent laboratories using the ISO 22196 test method, and independent testing has verified that SteriTouch additives do not exhibit any discernible loss of efficacy over a period of 10 years. 

As the hospitality industry slowly begins to return to business following the ease of restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increased demand for Versital surfaces with SteriTouch antimicrobial protection within bars, restaurants, public washrooms and other public areas. There are a broad range of applications available, including hospitality tabletops, washroom vanities, bespoke shower trays and panels, as well as bar tops.

Debra Langley, Managing Director of Versital, said, “As a manufacturer of the high-quality solid surface Versital for the domestic and hospitality markets, we were keen to improve our already hygienic surfaces. Given the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, the hygiene aspect of our product has become more important than ever. After intensive research into suitable additives, we tested various companies’ offerings and found that the SteriTouch product exceeded our expectations. In addition to the SteriTouch product itself, the support and help offered by SteriTouch to achieve this partnership was critical. The service and attention to detail shown by the team has been fantastic. They came back very quickly with answers to all our questions and have been more than helpful. We are looking forward to working with them and to a successful partnership.”

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