5 Most Hygienic Kitchen Countertops for Your Home

Hygiene in the home is more important than ever before, with people taking every precaution possible to safeguard their families from the threat of coronavirus. Therefore, if you are looking to update your kitchen this summer, then you may be interested to know which countertops offer the most protection against germs, bacteria and other common household nasties.

From laminate that is super easy to clean to granite that is non-absorbent, keep reading to discover the five most hygienic kitchen countertops for your home.

1.   Wood

Real wooden worktops make a stunning addition to any kitchen and can even add value to your property. In terms of hygiene, although real wood can stain easily, there is a wide range of cleaning products on the market that are specifically designed to clean wood, meaning you can keep your wooden countertop clean and germ-free with minimal effort and maximum results.

2.   Granite

As well as adding a touch of luxury to your kitchen, granite worktops are amazingly hygienic as their smooth surfaces lend themselves well to being cleaned. Furthermore, granite lacks the ability to absorb, meaning there is little to no chance of bacteria such as E-coli lurking in your worktops and potentially infecting your family members.

Our granite worktops Bolton showroom allows you to see the variety of different styles that can easily be customised to suit the interior design of your kitchen.

3.   Stainless Steel

As you would imagine, stainless steel is one of the most hygienic materials when it comes to kitchen countertops. Incredibly easy to clean and resistant to nearly all stains, stainless steel worktops are ideal for modern and contemporary homes that are looking to give off an effortlessly stylish vibe.

That being said, it is worth noting that this is not one of the more cost-effective countertop options, so you will need a generous budget if you want stainless steel in your kitchen.

4.   Laminate

A popular choice for homeowners who love the look of real wood but not the price tag, laminate kitchen countertops are purse-friendly, and they can be easily cleaned with a simple disinfectant spray and a cloth.

Laminate is also a good option for families with young children and/or pets as they do not stain or mark as easily as their real wood counterparts.

5.   Marble

Arguably the most opulent material that gives a luxury finish like no other, marble has the added advantage of being both hard and non-porous, meaning that it will not absorb any bacteria and can be easily cleaned with your preferred disinfectant.

Available in a wide range of colours, you can find marble countertops to suit everyone’s tastes, although again, this is most certainly not a budget option for your home.

When it comes to choosing the perfect kitchen countertop material for your home, you need to consider many different factors, including practicality, aesthetics, and cost. Although you may understandably be preoccupied with the hygiene aspect of your preferred material, you need to ensure you also look at the bigger picture if you want worktops that will last and suit your family’s needs.

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