Antimicrobial countertops and surfaces

by | May 13, 2021 | LE Smith News & Blog | 0 comments

Home renovation projects lead to demand for antimicrobial countertops and surfaces

For the past year, COVID-19 has changed the way we live in our homes. What once was a place where we came to relax at the end of a long day is now where we spend the majority of our time. While this transition has helped many people get back to basics with home-cooked meals and family game nights, it has also magnified the areas of the house that need to be updated or repaired. As a result, the construction industry is seeing a dramatic increase in the demand for home renovations.

While outdoor projects like gardens, decks and fences top of the list of current renovation projects, indoor spaces have not been ignored. Kitchen and bathroom renovations remain popular, but the planning now includes a search for products that will help prevent the spread of bacteria and germs. Fortunately, there are beautiful, on-trend countertops and surfaces that are designed to do exactly that.

Wilsonart® high-definition laminate kitchen countertops

Antimicrobial laminate kitchen countertops

The kitchen is the heart of any home. It is where families gather to talk about their day, kids sit to finish their homework and parents enjoy a glass of wine while cooking dinner. With all this time spent in the kitchen, it makes sense that homeowners would want it to be one of the cleanest rooms in the house.

Fortunately, Wilsonart® offers a high-definition laminate countertop with antimicrobial protection. This protection inhibits the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew. “Laminate countertops have come a long way since grandma’s kitchen,” said Brian Smith, director of sales and owner at L.E. Smith. “Wilsonart® HD® is available in on-trend colors with dramatic designs and textures that mimic the look of quartz and granite. The untrained eye normally can’t tell the difference.”

Additionally, these antimicrobial surfaces include Enhanced Scratch and Scuff-Resistant AEON ™ Technology which creates a laminate countertop that is up to 5 times more durable than standard laminate and up to 3 times more wear-resistant than the industry standard. “Essentially, you are getting a beautiful, long-lasting kitchen countertop that fights germs and is a fraction of the cost of quartz or granite.”

VanitEase™ Cultured Marble bathroom vanities offer beauty and protection

Antimicrobial bathroom vanity

When you consider how many people trek through your bathroom, it is no wonder that homeowners are looking for germ-resistant surfaces when planning a renovation. According to Smith, finding a bathroom vanity that offers breathtaking beauty, practical functionality and exceptional value is easier than you think.

“The VanitEase line of bathroom vanities is available in antimicrobial cultured marble,” said Smith. “Unique to L.E. Smith, we offer both standard and custom size vanities with quick lead-times. These benefits are available in an array of luxurious patterns, rich color palettes and versatile design options.”

Additional benefits of the VanitEase line includes:

  • Standard and custom sizes available
  • Anti-microbial finish available
  • Matte finish now available
  • Installed, undermount bowl(s)
  • Pre-drilled faucet holes
  • Integral 4” backsplashes
  • Securely packaged in our custom box for safe delivery
  • 1-3 week turn time based on size/color/quantity

For more information on Wilsonart® HD®,  Vanities™ cultured marble, or other countertops and surfaces with antimicrobial properties, contact our sales team at or call 419-293-5027.



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