Why Silestone? Microban
Silestone® is the only countertop with built-in Microban® antimicrobial product protection to safely fight the growth of odor-causing bacteria 24/7 for the life of the product. As a result, Silestone is easier to clean and stays cleaner in between cleanings.
Between normal cleanings, bacteria can exist on ANY countertop surface and under the right conditions, such as those commonly found in the kitchen, can double in number every 20 minutes. Microban provides continuous antimicrobial cleaning action that will keep the Silestone® countertop cleaner and give your customers added peace of mind. This is EXTRA protection and added value.
Microban International, Ltd. is the global leader in built-in antimicrobial product protection, engineering durable antimicrobial solutions for consumer and industrial products around the world. Microban protection is the most recognized and trusted brand in antimicrobial product protection. The Microban Technology can be found in over 450 consumer and industrial products such as: toothbrushes, humidifiers, cutting boards, socks, towels, air filters, bathtubs, caulk, water filters, and more.
Microban technology is built-in antimicrobial protection that gives Silestone an added level of protection against damaging microbes such as bacteria, mold and mildew that can cause stains, odors and product deterioration. Microban remains active throughout the life of Silestone and provides continuous antimicrobial cleaning action.
Microban technology has undergone extensive independent laboratory testing and has a long history of safe use. It is registered with the EPA for all applications in which it is used.
Microban additives can be found in leading consumer, industrial and medical products around the world. Microban does not change the look and appearance of Silestone. The addition of Microban to Silestone strengthens its performance even more providing consumers with peace of mind. Microban antimicrobial protection is built into the Silestone manufacturing process for the life of the countertop—or any other Silestone application.
Microban Frequently Asked Questions What benefit do I get from Silestone® with Microban® antimicrobial protection? Microban protection continuously fights the growth of microbes that can cause stains and odors. Microban protection makes your Silestone countertops easier to clean and keeps them cleaner between cleanings.
How is Microban protection effective? Microban antimicrobial protection is effective against most common bacteria, yeasts, molds and fungi that cause stains and odors. Microban technology is not designed to protect users from disease-causing microorganisms.
Is Microban protection safe? Microban technology has undergone extensive independent laboratory testing. It is registered with the EPA for use in Silestone and has a long history of safe use.
How long does Microban antimicrobial protection last in Silestone? Microban protection is built-in during the manufacturing process — becoming part of the molecular structure of Silestone and will not wash off or wear away.
Can I get Microban put into Silestone if it is already installed in my home? No. Microban can only be integrated into the product during the manufacturing process.
Is there anything wrong with the Silestone currently on the market without Microban? Absolutely not. Silestone is inherently the best countertop in the market. It is virtually non-porous therefore provides added built-in protection to inhibit the growth of bacteria on the surface keeping it even cleaner between cleanings.
Do I still have to clean my Silestone countertop? Yes. Microban inhibits growth of bacteria, but cannot replace the need for good and regular hygiene practices.
Does any other countertop, vanity top or other quartz surface contain Microban? No. Silestone® has an exclusive agreement with Microban International and is the ONLY quartz surface in the world to offer antimicrobial protection.