Vives describes ABIC as "a new type of ceramic product" that reduces the chance of bacteria reproducing and eliminates the presence of viruses on surfaces.
Unlike standard anti-bacterial finishes, ABIC is integrated into the production process, creating a permanent effect that works by releasing silver ions to sanitise the tile.
Vives claims ABIC has an efficacy of 99.99 per cent in preventing bacterial growth.
ABIC is offered in a number of Vives' porcelain wall, floor and exterior tiles, including all of the terrazzo-inspired Pangea collection, which comes in a range of neutral colours and sizes ranging up to 120 x 120 centimetres.
It is also available on some tiles in the Luca, Salou and Javea collections. These strong accent tiles help to create distinctive interiors.
Vives is part of Tile of Spain, an association of over 100 Spanish tile manufacturers.
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