The Kitchen That Fights Off Germs With Silver-Ions

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The kitchen is the space in the house where we spend the most time. It’s obviously called the Heart of the Home for a reason. We cook there, we eat there and for most families, it’s a common area to gather and catch up on life. Children often do their homework on the kitchen counter while parents prepare dinner and for most working-from-home professionals, the kitchen table can double as an office. People just naturally gravitate towards the kitchen. Now considering the fact that this space gets the most traffic, it can end up as the dirtiest place in the house. Seeing as we prepare our food there, it would be a great idea to keep it clean. Sure, you can clean the kitchen before every use to ensure that surfaces are pristine prior to cooking and you should always clean up after preparing and eating food to wipe away any drips and crumbs that can eventually form a plethora of bacteria, but how great would it be if your countertops naturally fought off germs for you? Thanks to silver-ion technology, your surfaces can do just that! Silver-ions have antibacterial and antimicrobial properties and when you mix it into paint and allow it to dry on surfaces, the silver-ion particles kill 99.99% of viruses, bacteria, and microbes including E-coli, Salmonella, campylobacter, and MRSA. It also subdues the growth of harmful mold, mildew, and fungus. Aran Cucine’s Lab13 Laccato Pro Collection features this innovative technology on its finishes. The lacquer medium density fiberboard door is 22mm and comes in matte or glossy finish with the polyurethane based paint mixed with silver-ions. Microorganisms and bacteria naturally cause surfaces to deteriorate and discolor over time and this antibacterial treatment creates a lacquered surface that is inhospitable to these harmful microbes. Because of this, the quality and appearance of the Lab 13 Laccato Pro kitchen will remain immaculate longer.

What are silver-ions and how do they work?

Silver-ions are made by coating silver on titanium-dioxide and this technology works in a few different ways to fight off bacteria:
  1. When the silver ions bind to the cell surface, the cell wall is disrupted and is prevented from growing cells.
  2. Silver ions interrupt cell DNA, preventing replication of DNA and new cell formation.
  3. Silver ions are attracted to the thiol groups in the cell enzymes and prevents bacterium from producing energy.
microorganisms The antimicrobial agent of the surface inhibits and reduces microorganisms from growing on the material. This technology is already present in some of our everyday products such as cell phones, touch screens and clothes. Although having silver-ion antimicrobial properties on your surfaces naturally fight off germs to keep you and your family safe, it does not replace or substitute regular cleaning to maintain hygiene.