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CAN GRANITE COUNTERTOPS IN MY KITCHEN HELP PROTECT MY FAMILY AND I AGAINST THINGS LIKE CORONA VIRUS COVID-19?
These days when it comes to choosing a countertop, looks are not likely to be your only concern. With the latest COVID-19 situation, we are now all reconsidering many things and kitchen countertops are a great place to start in your home. The simple answer to whether or not granite is a good solution is absolutely yes.
By now most of us have seen and heard of granite because it just may be the most popular countertop material, and it is prized for its pleasing looks and of course durability. Your countertops are the surface you use for food preparation which should be sanitary and easy to clean. When it comes to cleanliness, granite is a great solution for your home remodel design.
MOST GRANTIES ARE POLISHED AND HAVE A SHINY FINISH WHICH HELPS PROTECT AGAINST BACTERIA GROWTH
One method of increasing the effectiveness of a granite countertop is to choose a polished finish which is actually the typical finish you will find available now in 2020. Polished granite finishes seals the majority of the pores on the surface of the material. Because polished granite is less porous, it is less likely to absorb any moister. Because moisture is not captured in a porous environment, bacteria and other pathogens have a difficult time surviving thus improving the cleanliness of your kitchen naturally by using the proper elements in your kitchen.
SEALING YOUR GRANITE COUNTERTOPS CAN IMPROVE THE ANTIMICROBIAL PERFORMANCE OF YOUR COUNTERTOPS
Granite is a known natural resistant to bacteria, however, this does not mean that it is germ proof. Properly sealing your granite countertops can help the surface resist liquids that can eventually lend to bacteria and other harmful pathogens. The facts are germs and bacteria can still grow on sealed granite too, however unsealed granite has a higher chance of harboring these microorganisms.
Learning how to seal granite is easy, and it can be done yourself however we suggest hiring a license contractor who has access to higher end materials and products which last much longer and can have less potentially harmful chemicals in them. There is no harm in regularly sealing granite because it can protect against bacteria as well as stains, water marks, and other damages.
YOU CAN SANITIZE YOUR GRANITE COUNTERTOPS REGUARLY WITH EASE
It’s really simple and can help to keep your family safe from bacterial and viruses like Corona Virus. Simply mix any mild antibacterial dish soap with warm water and apply to the surface. Way too easy right? Now you know why the simple answer to the question can granite countertops in my kitchen help my family stay healthy is simply put, yes. We believe it can.
Please do reach out to one of our friendly and courteous home interior design and estimating professionals so we can help you achieve your home remodeling goals!