Because it is a solid, non-porous worktop, it does not absorb liquids. Different parts are joined seamlessly with a special process, leaving no crevices for dirt and old food to accumulate to breed germs. It can simply be wiped or cleaned with a warm soapy water. Due to its exceptionally high hygiene qualities, it has been approved for use in hospitals, surgeries and laboratories.Unlike other surfaces such as laminate, tile and granite, Solid Surfaces have no grout lines or ridges to trap dirt and germs. This exceptionally smooth surface makes Solid surface easy to clean. Solid Surfaces can be fabricated as one continuous surface to further reduce areas for bacteria to grow.