The antibacterial benefits of quartz countertops

Quartz Restoration and Repair in London

Due to recent events, more of us are keen to keep our homes germ-free. The kitchen is of course a key concern. It’s a room we particularly want to keep spotless. After all, we cook and (often) eat in it every day.

Anything which comes into contact with food is a potential source of contamination. Therefore, many of us are looking afresh at our kitchen surfaces in the light of Covid-19.

If a surface is porous, it can harbour microorganisms. These may be harmful to human health. Even scrubbing or wiping down with bleach may leave particles behind. They could eventually end up in something you eat.

Some countertop materials are particularly good at keeping these microorganisms at bay. That’s especially true of non-porous ones.

Why quartz works

Quartz worktops are non-porous, as they’re partly manmade. You don’t need to seal them, either. They also resist microorganism growth, so the surface is incredibly hygienic. No extra antibacterial treatments are necessary.

It’s not just coronavirus that food prep areas can spread. Norovirus too, is another health scourge. Even something which seems as innocuous as a phone on the counter can spread E.Coli or norovirus. Unchecked bacteria reproduce very quickly if a porous surface.

Quartz worktops reduce bacterial risk. Some products may even have antimicrobial agents baked into them. This kills microorganisms before they can spread.

Other benefits

This material is ideal for homeowners concerned about food safety. There are many other benefits, including:

  • Durability.
  • Available in a broad selection of colours and styles.
  • It’s easy to customise quartz to suit your home’s look.
  • Quartz is an abundant material. So you need less fuel to transport products. That means this substance is an environmentally friendly choice.

Here to help

At Royal Stone Care we’re working throughout the lockdown. However, we are doing so with stringent safety measures in place. These keep our staff and our customers safe. We are offering deep cleans of all properties to tackle coronavirus. Equally, we’re providing our quartz restoration services in London as normal. That includes quartz worktop repair across all London areas.

Get in touch with us today and learn more.