It’s well known that a kitchen dishcloth is a breeding ground for bugs – leading to increases in sales of anti-bacterial wipes. The trouble with wipes is that a recent feature on BBC’s Trust Me I’m a Doctor showed that using wipes did very little to stop the growth of microbes. Dr Clare Lanyon, a biomedical scientist from Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, said consumers may be wasting money on antibacterial wipes and sprays because common germs, which can replicate themselves in just 20 minutes, quickly recolonise back to original mass even if just one single cell is left over.
Neil Horton, commercial director of Bushboard says antibacterial laminate surfaces should be considered seriously when specifying new kitchens and bathrooms. Worksurfaces were identified by Good Housekeeping this week as a leading harbour for germs. Not usually available on solid wood, or granites, Bushboard’s new Omega collection provides antibacterial protection not afforded by other surface materials.
Antibacterial wipes are not necessarily the ideal way to clean worksurfaces either; adding more waste to landfill or British beaches: In 2015 volunteers with the Marine Consrvation society, found 4,000 wipes washed up on British beaches, that 80 wipes for every mile of British coastline they examined.
Inherently easy to clean, Bushboard Omega worksurfaces incorporate Sanitized® Actifresh that deters the growth of bacteria. It’s odourless, non-toxic and reduces microbe and bacteria growth by 99%.
Top: Stamford Oak worksurface in ultramatt texture with new end-grain edging strip and matching Stamford Oak splashback. All with Bushboard Santitized® Worksurface 4100 x 600 x 40mm £180 + end grain @ £26. Splashback 3000 x 500 x 8mm £121.
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