Germs on Kitchen Countertop Surfaces
The reality is that many beautiful materials, including wood and natural stone, are
porous. Bacteria can flourish in the tiny recesses on these surfaces when they find
exactly what they need — food, moisture and a comfortable temperature. To further
minimize the presence of harmful bacteria, viruses and other less-desirables, like
fungus and mold, we recommend a non-porous countertop surface for your kitchen.
Beyond being free of naturally occuring cracks or fissures, these surfaces not prone to
etching, staining or divots (all signs of softer, more porous surfaces).