Bacteriostatic Protection…What is it and why do you want it in your kitchen?

When it comes to food preparation, cleanliness is non-negotiable.

While you may be good at making sure you wipe down your kitchen worktops during and after preparing food, it’s easy to miss spots without noticing. Especially if your dinner is ready and waiting for you. Wouldn’t it be nice, to have the added guarantee that any bacteria or germs that may have been missed aren’t going to catch you out next time round? The answer to this issue? Bacteriostatic kitchen worktops.

How do bacteriostatic worktops work?

Bacteriostatic surfaces have been specially treated with a solution that prevents bacteria from being able to multiply and spread. The bacteriostatic surface prevents the cell division process of bacteria. This means that the bacteria will be unable to reproduce and therefore won’t spread and will eventually die off. This means, any bacteria or germs that may have been missed on your worktops won’t stay there long. A comfort to know in any areas where food preparation is involved.

Bacteriostatic kitchen worktops

Bactericidal Vs. Bacteriostatic

It’s important not to get mixed up between bacteriostatic and bactericidal. Bactericidal surfaces kill bacteria upon contact. These surfaces are commonly used in areas where infections are likely, so you would expect to find them in hospitals. However, bactericidal surfaces can also be harmful to people if used incorrectly, or not taken care of properly.
Bacteriostatic surfaces simply prevent bacteria from spreading, rather than killing it upon contact. Bacteriostatic surfaces are commonly used in commercial settings such as restaurants. This is because they provide protection but are also less likely to be harmful to people.

Benefits of bacteriostatic kitchen worktops

The obvious benefit of these surfaces is the prevention of bacteria spreading. An attractive quality for a kitchen worktop where food is most likely being prepared. On top of that, bacteriostatic surfaces are easy to clean and disinfect. They are also more resistant to staining and fading, compared to other kitchen worktop surfaces.

Browse our range of bacteriostatic, Silestone kitchen worktops…

At Discount Worktop Store we have a wide range of Silestone kitchen worktops that offer bacteriostatic protection. We stock a wide variety of colours and finishes. This means you can be sure that opting for bacteriostatic kitchen worktops won’t have to limit your design options. Silestone worktops are also incredibly durable, versatile and stylish, and at discount worktop store, they are a fraction of the price you would find them at any high street kitchen worktop store.