Based on a study by the NKBA, the demand for health and wellness products continues to grow throughout the entire year. Tied for second place with antimicrobial door handles, antimicrobial countertops or surfaces was found to be in the top three most wanted products following antimicrobial shower walls. It is obvious that the COVID-19 pandemic will have significant lasting effects on many areas of life, but in this case specifically kitchen and bath design. Homeowners continue to spend more time at home and want to make their living conditions the most comfortable. Also, due to continuous home projects, high-traffic areas such as the kitchen and bathrooms are growing in size to accommodate the need to use them more often, with many baths turning into larger shower spaces.
With this comes the need for easy-to-clean surfaces for convenience and peace of mind knowing germs will be kept at bay. Using a solid surface such as quartz or porcelain in the shower or on high-traffic surfaces is proven to be the most hygienic option as it is non-porous without even needing to be sealed! Talk about easy to clean and maintain! Spills and potential stains can be easily wiped off the surface from day one without the extra work of applying a topcoat. This means that moisture and bacteria will not harbor in the crevices of the stone. Surface options such as Pacshore Quartz and Pacshore Tech have become highly desirable due to the fact that they are non-porous, scratch and stain resistant, and among the hardest, most durable stones! Not to mention, the designs available resemble natural stone, specifically marbles with different levels of veining depending on your interests.
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