Stating the obvious here, but hospitals are meant to be clean. So, when it comes time to install or replace hospital countertops, there’s no more sanitary option than solid surface. The non-porous nature of solid surface prevents bacteria growth, molding, stains, and a multitude of other health hazards. Non-porous also means that solid surface counters won’t crack, chip, or break—an absolute necessity considering the cost of countertops and the hoped-for longevity of their investment.

For operating rooms and the like, stainless steel is the only way to go. But what about patient areas? With bathrooms and vanities in most every room, it’s senseless to undertake the risk of installing brittle, porous countertops. If hospitals are truly a breeding ground for bacteria, why invest in countertops that incubate disease and pathogens? The risk is astronomical…

Since the introduction of antibiotics into clinical use, bacteria have protected themselves by developing antibiotic resistance mechanisms—and the problem is increasing on a global scale. These problems are especially evident (as previously alluded to) within hospitals. The cause is generally attributed to excessive cleaning; the more antibiotics used, the more resistant pathogens created. The last thing your hospital needs is an antibiotic-resistant MRSA outbreak. Non-porous countertops require less antibiotics and less maintenance—it’s a no-brainer.

Hospital renovations take years—and planning takes even longer. Before choosing a vendor, research the companies and products you’re considering thoroughly. While price plays a heavy role in determining who gets what contract, price alone is no substitute for quality. A quality investment is a lasting investment; a price-conscious investment is an investment  purchase you’ll make time and time again.

Hospitals are meant to be clean and solid surface countertops are as clean as they come. It’s that simple…