Harlequin Floors announces enhanced Harlequin Cascade™, the company's flagship vinyl performance floor now with BioCote® Antimicrobial Protection

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Harlequin Floors, global leader in performance flooring for dance and performing arts, introduces an improved version of the company's best selling vinyl marley dance floor. Harlequin Cascade™, used on stage and in studio by the world's top ballet companies now comes with BioCote® antimicrobial technology manufactured into the floor.

“As hygiene and cleanliness have become a crucial priority in today’s world, performing arts companies turned to Harlequin Floors for an effective hygiene solution for their dance floors," said Pat Basileo, Chief Operating Officer at American Harlequin.

Harlequin Floors, the global leader in advanced technology flooring for dance and performing arts, today announced an improved version of its flagship vinyl performance floor, Harlequin Cascade™, now with BioCote® antimicrobial protection.

BioCote® antimicrobial technology is manufactured into Harlequin Cascade, creating a performance surface that is protected from microbes such as bacteria and mold that can cause odors, staining and material degradation. The result is a floor that is easier to keep hygienically clean by working constantly to reduce the presence of microbes on the floor surface.

“As hygiene and cleanliness have become a crucial priority in today’s world, companies turned to Harlequin for an effective solution for their dance floors," said Pat Basileo, Chief Operating Officer at American Harlequin. “We are always striving to provide innovative products for our customers. Now with the improved Cascade having antimicrobial protection, along with our new Disinfectant plus Daily Cleaner, we are able to deliver a complete hygiene solution for our customers.”

BioCote® integral antimicrobial protection uses silver ion technology and is proven to offer protection for the expected lifetime of the product; it will not wear out or wash off. This technology reduces microbes on the floor by up to 86% in 15 minutes and up to 99.99% in 24 hours. BioCote® technology does not protect users or others against disease causing bacteria, germs, viruses or other harmful organisms. This technology is not a substitute for good hygiene and/or cleaning practices.

“Harlequin Cascade will continue to be the floor that dancers love and trust and now it will be even better,” says Basileo. The silver ion additive is inert and has no effect on the appearance or performance characteristics of Harlequin Cascade.

Harlequin is the only performance flooring company to partner with BioCote®, market leaders in antimicrobial technology.

About Harlequin Floors

Harlequin Floors is the world leader in advanced technology flooring for dance, performing arts, entertainment and events. Established over 40 years ago, Harlequin Floors’ experience and reputation are founded on the design, manufacture and supply of a range of high quality portable and permanent, sprung and vinyl/marley floors. The company’s floors are preferred by dancers and performers at the world’s leading companies and venues, which include The Royal Opera House, The Paris Opera Ballet, The Bolshoi Ballet, American Ballet Theater, New York City Ballet and The Metropolitan Opera. WoodSpring®, Liberty®, Cascade™, Reversible™, and Hi-Shine™ are a few of the contributions Harlequin has made to the industry. The Harlequin Group operates worldwide with offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific. For more information about Harlequin Floors call 856.234.5505 or visit harlequinfloors.com.

About BioCote®

With over 25 years’ experience, BioCote® are experts in antimicrobial technology and the market leading antimicrobial additives provider.

BioCote® protected products have been proven to perform in real life environments, not just in a laboratory, and independent antimicrobial testing ensures that all BioCote protected materials are performing to the required high standards.

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