A vinyl protective coating engineered to create a tough, effective barrier against the three biggest problems encountered in healthcare and hospitality environments: germs, abrasions and stains. You can’t see it or feel it, yet the protection it offers results in extended performance and lasting beauty with a minimum of care.


PERMABLOK results in a more hygienic environment because germ counts can be kept down. Importantly, it also guards against the surface growth of fungus, mold, and mildew spores which can cause unpleasant odors, unsightly pink and black stains, even allergic reactions. This means that vinyl treated with PERMABLOK not only keeps its good looks, but also remains highly resistant to deterioration such as cracking, splitting, and loss of flexibility. So from any standpoint, hygienic, cosmetic, or structural, PERMABLOK offers superior bacterial protection that healthcare and hospitality industries can really count on.


Virucidal Activity

PERMABLOK3® is an effective barrier against the virus as is certified with:

  • ISO 18184: reduction of Coronavirus* presence by more than 90% within one hour of contact.

  • ISO 21702: reduction of Coronavirus* activity by 99,9% within 24 hours of exposure on the surface.


Bacteriostatic Properties

PERMABLOK3® ensures free from bacteria upholstered surfaces as is certified with: 

  • ISO 22196: Value of antibacterial** activity R>2.


* Testing was conducted with material exposed to Feline Coronavirus (same coronaviridae family, structures, and mechanisms similar to SARS-Cov2).

** Testing was conducted with material exposed to Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Escherichia coli, and Klebsiella pneumoniae.



When caught quickly, most everyday stains like grease, blood, suntan lotion, crayon, ketchup, and black felt tip pens can be wiped right off vinyl treated with PERMABLOK. Just use mild soap and water. For more stubborn stains, a variety of concentrated and solvent type cleansers may be used without damaging the surface. These include alcohol, naphtha, and bleach. (Abrasive household cleansers and steel wool should be avoided - see the Care and Cleaning guide for complete instructions.)


PERMABLOK offers unsurpassed antifungal protection by resisting gram positive and gram negative bacteria, filamentous fungi, and yeast.

Gram Positive
Bacillus cereus
Bacillus mycoides
Bacillus subtilis
Enterococcus faecalis
Listeria welshimeri
Nocardia asteroides
Staphylococcus aureus
Gram Negative
Enterobacter aerogenes
Escherichia coli
Klebsiella pneumoniae
Morganella morgani
Proteus mirabilis
Proteus vulgaris
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Salmonella choleraesui
Filamentous Fungi
Aspergillus niger
Microsporum canis
Penicillium ochro-chloron
Scopulariopsis brevicaulis
Trichophyton mentagrophytes
Trichophyton rubrum
Candida albicans
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