These days, we are all trying to minimize germs in our house. One of the germiest areas of the house is the kitchen. If you are trying to minimize germs in your house, especially in the kitchen, we have some suggestions for the best countertops to minimize the number of germs in your home. Keep reading for more information about countertop surfaces and germ prevention.
Why It’s So Important to Have Clean Countertops
Kitchens are not only the retainers of the coronavirus but the countertops can also hold e. Coli, salmonella and Listeria bacteria, which can be dangerous or even deadly. Even if these bacteria aren’t deadly, they can cause a whole lot of issues in your house, and it is always better to avoid getting sick.
Homeowners want their kitchens to be as beautiful as possible, and we do too. Some materials that people want to use in their kitchens, such as wood and natural stone, aren’t good for your kitchen countertops, where you do the majority of your kitchen work. That’s because wood and natural stone are porous, and bacteria can live and grow on tiny surfaces. The kitchen has a lot of extra food, moisture from cooking and cleaning, and the right temperature to spread bacteria. That’s why it’s important to make sure your countertops are non-porous. Your countertops need to be non-porous so they don’t crack, pock, stain or fissure. What kind of countertops is best?
Quartz is a great countertop surface to use in your kitchen. Quartz countertops are a mix of the mineral quartz with resin and polymers. This means that quartz countertops are non-porous. One of the best things about quartz countertops is that they are easy to maintain. You clean the countertops using only soap, water, and a non-abrasive cleaning cloth.
Solid Surface Countertops
Solid surface countertops such as Corian became popular in kitchens about 40 years ago. Solid surfaces are grout-free, stain-resistant, and non-porous. You can’t use harsh cleaners on solid surface countertops, but you can clean them with a soft, cotton cloth and warm water with soap.
In the past, laminate countertops got a bad rap because they were cheap-looking. However, today’s laminate countertops are high end and affordable. They are stain-resistant and non-porous. Some laminate countertops have antimicrobial properties made right in, which is a great way to fight viruses and bacteria.
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