What Are The Best Kitchen Countertops For Reducing Germs?

Apr 10, 2020 | Kitchen Worktops, News

The kitchen is one of the most commonly occupied room in the house as it’s used for cooking, eating meals, spending time with family, and even a place for relaxing. As it’s an essential part of the home, it’s only natural that you would want to keep this as one of the cleanest places in your home. Maintaining and cleaning your kitchen doesn’t need to be a difficult task and can actually be very easy with the right materials.

In current times, it’s more important than ever to stay on top of your health and hygiene to not only protect yourself from viruses, but also your family. If you’re on the lookout for a new kitchen countertop that is not only durable and reliable, but also stylish and easy-to-maintain, then we can help you.

We have provided a list of the best kitchen countertops for reducing germs in the kitchen so you can keep your kitchen clean easier.

 

Why Are Kitchen Countertops Important?

Kitchen countertops are the surfaces that we work on in the kitchen, whether it’s for meal preparation or item storage. As such, it’s vital that we keep the surfaces clean, hygienic, and as germ-free as possible.

There are a variety of beautiful materials that you could use as a countertop but they might also be porous which enables bacteria to build up in the tiny pores of the surfaces. Materials such as natural wood and stone are more porous than other materials.

Luckily, there is a range of stunning countertop materials that are less porous and even non-porous that can be better not just for hygiene, but also for longevity. At Room by Room, we provide a wide range of beautiful kitchen worktops that suits all types of kitchen designs.

 

Granite Kitchen Countertops

One of the more popular types of surfaces, a granite countertop is usually composed of high-quality natural materials which has been sealed to make it less porous. This makes it more hygienic as it prevents germs and bacteria from building up on the surface.

Not only does a granite worktop look fantastic in a wide range of kitchen styles, but it’s also a very hard-wearing material that will last for years to come. As a precaution and to make sure that your granite worktop lasts as long as possible, you should not clean your worktop with harsh chemical cleaners as this can damage the surface.

 

Image of a modern white kitchen.Quartz Kitchen Countertops

Possibly one of the most hygienic, resilient, and durable worktop surfaces on this list, Quartz is made from a variety of natural materials that have been bonded together with resin and polymers. As a result, this is a non-porous worktop which prevents bacteria from building up on the surface.

One of the best qualities of Quartz is that it fits well with almost all types of kitchen styles. Maintenance is also a breeze as all you need is a cloth that’s non-abrasive along with some soap and water.

 

Solid Surface Kitchen Countertops

At Room by Room, we are proud sellers of Corian kitchen worktops, which is a type of solid surface worktop. By blending natural minerals with pure acrylic resin, it creates a non-porous and stain resistant surface that will stand the test of time. It boasts a variety of benefits compared to traditional worktops, such as being incredibly hard-wearing, heat resistant, scratch resistant, and it can be repaired.

Maintenance is very easy with a solid surface worktop as all you need is a soft cloth with soap and water. Avoid using harsh cleaning chemicals as that can damage the surface.

 

Laminate Kitchen Countertops

Laminate kitchen worktops are extremely versatile as they can create almost any look you are after. From natural stone to natural wood, high-quality laminate worktops offer a stylish appearance with the added benefits of longevity and affordability.

Whilst these laminate kitchen worktops are built to last, there are a few things to keep in mind to help your worktop last even longer. These worktops are suitable for daily cleaning but you will want to make sure that you are using a soft cloth with mild household cleaners. Excessive amounts of water on the surface will also need to be removed to prevent swelling if water is left on there too long.

 

Contact Room by Room for Kitchen Worktops in Wolverhampton

If you’re considering a new kitchen worktop or are after a new fitted kitchen design, then please get in touch with us. Our kitchen experts in Wolverhampton have years of experience in designing, supplying, and installing luxury kitchens.

Get in touch with us on 01902 710545 or you can send us an email here.