Antimicrobial Worktops in the UK for preventing the spread of infection-related Illness

Silestone Antibacterial countertops

Amidst the Coronovirus Pandemic, UK witnessed another viral infection called the Norovirus, and it has been spreading like wildfire. It is the most common food-borne virus, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA) says 1 in 6 Americans are going to come in its contact. Similarly, Salmonella and E-Coli are also major culprits in gastroential infections faces in the United Kingdom.

This microbes manifest themselves in contaminated food prep areas. The countertop you use, food processing equipments, kitchen wipes and textiles play an important role in the prevention of Norovirus and other food-borne illnesses.

How can microbes spread on Countertops?

Countertops are hard solid surfaces. So you may wonder how can viruses and bacteria boom on them. Microbes thrive on the tiny crevices on the surface. Those stains, cracks, chips on your worktops are the blossoming microbial colonies. The food we spill, oil, and moisture that precipitate down on the surfaces is enough to feed these microbial colonies.

Even if you clean your entire worktop with bleach, there is still a chance you left a
few hundred bacteria, which can soon multiply rapidly and leave your countertop infected. 

However, some countertops are antimicrobial, which means they actively prevent the fostering of bacteria and viruses.

This is achieved by making them absolutely sturdy and non-porous or using anti-microbial agents as surface treatments or in binding resins.

Here is a selection of antimicrobial countertops that you should check out:

Silestone Anti-Microbial Worktops​

Silestone Worktops come with antimicrobial elements baked into the countertops. Silestone® antibacterial quartz surfaces are a popular choice for families and business preferring a quartz countertop.

Corian Health Care Grade Worktops

Corian antimicrobial worktops are fit for hospitals and research labs because of their excellent non-porous, stain resistant properties. Corian surfaces are LGA certified for hygienic properties (stability against bacteria and fungi according to European standard DIN EN ISO 846). These are extremely useful in environments with high traffic and high damage risks. Corian performs much better than natural stone or laminate worktops.

Premium Worktops also offer alternative brands of Acrylic Worktops & Quartz Worktops