The simple answer? Not many!
With COVID-19 turning daily lives upside-down, many professionals are looking to plan for the post-pandemic future. How exactly do we plan spaces, and more importantly, how do we keep the areas clean and the public healthy?
The coronavirus is a protein covered in a protective layer of fat (lipids). The bad news is that’s it’s highly contagious and is spread in carriers who are asymptomatic. It can also live on various surfaces for some time. The good news is that it’s pretty easy to kill.
Destroying the lipid is the key to killing the virus, and regular soap does just that. Washing your hands frequently with soap is the best thing you can do to prevent the spread. In public spaces, containing the virus by eliminating it on surfaces is the goal. Household cleaners can do just that.
We’ve tested hundreds of cleaners (see the list below) on Norix furniture. Rotomolded polyethylene is an ideal surface for cleaning and sanitizing. It is seamless, waterproof, and does not contain hidden areas for debris to collect.
For infection control, hospital-grade cleaners such as Bleach, Accel TB, Germicide, Opti-Cide, and Vital Oxcide, or equivalent cleaners, are safe to use on Norix furniture.
When choosing surfaces for public spaces, consider furniture that is highly cleanable. Norix rotomolded polyethylene is ideal for cleaning and sanitation.
For more information on COVID-19 and cleaning surfaces, visit https://www.webmd.com/lung/how-long-covid-19-lives-on-surfaces
For information on cleaning products recommended for Stinson fabrics on Norix furniture, visit https://cfstinson.com/Finishes/browse.jsp?lid=9443&psx=1008&of=6&fs=0000001
List of Cleaners tested on Norix Furniture
|Parker & Bailey® Glass & Multi Surface Cleaner|
|Sport Heavy Duty Cleaner|
|Eze-Breeze Vinyl Cleaner|
|Zep® Foaming Glass Cleaner – 19 oz.|
|Sparkle™ Glass Cleaner|
|Sprayway® All Purpose Cleaner|
|Windex® Original Glass Cleaner|
|CLR® Outdoor Furniture Cleaner|
|Invisible Glass® Cleaner|
|Weiman® Cook Top Cleaner|
|Zep® Grout Cleaner & Whitener|
|Solutions Cleaner with Bleach|
|Sunnyside Challenger Premium Cleaner/Degreaser|
|Clorox® Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner|
|Greased Lightning Cleaner & Degreaser|
|FVP® Carburetor Cleaner|
|ArmorAll® Heavy Duty Cleaner|
|Zep® Antibacterial Disinfectant & Cleaner with Lemon|
|Krud Kutter® Driveway Cleaner and Degreaser|
|Zep® Acidic Toilet Bowl Cleaner|
|CLR® Fresh Scent Bath & Kitchen Cleaner|
|Windex® Multi-Surface Cleaner Vinegar|
|Zep® Pine Multi-Purpose Cleaner|
|Zep® All-Purpose Cleaner & Degreaser|
|Formula 409® All Purpose Cleaner|
|Scott’s Liquid Gold® Multi-Surface Foaming Cleaner|
|Mean Green® Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser|
|Zep® Industrial Purple Degreaser and Cleaner|
|Miracle Mist™ Concentrated All-Purpose Cleaner|
|ProClean CL-5525™ Citrus Multi-Surface Cleaner|
|ProClean CL-5500™ Concentrated Citrus Cleaner & Degreaser|
|EASY-OFF® Heavy Duty Oven Cleaner|
|Goo Gone Whole Home Grout Cleaner|
|Simple Green® Original Scent All-Purpose Cleaner|
|Zep® Fast 505 Industrial Cleaner & Degreaser|
|J.R. Watkins™ All Purpose Cleaner|
|Lysol® Lemon Fresh Multi-Surface Cleaner|
|Scrubbing Bubbles® Daily Shower Cleaner Spray|
|Mr. Clean® Summer Citrus Multi Purpose Cleaner|
|Fantastik Scrubbing Bubbles Heavy Duty All-Purpose Cleaner|
|Clorox® Clean-Up Cleaner + Bleach|
|Lime-A-Way® Lime, Calcium & Rust Cleaner|
|Goof Off® Power Cleaner & Degreaser|
|Tested Industrial Cleaners|
|Sunnyside® Phosphate-Free TSP Substitute Cleaner|
|Sunnyside® TSP Cleaner|
|Sunnyside® Brush Cleaner|
|FVP® Chlorinated Brake Cleaner|