9 Products for Better Home Hygiene
It is possible to have better home hygiene. Learn about these amazing products – from touchless faucets and toilets to smart filters, easy-to-clean countertops, flooring, and more
Brizo SmartTouch® Technology with TempID™
Keeping the kitchen clean hits high on the list of sanitizing priorities, so kitchen design consultant Rosa Moreno recommends upgrading your faucet. The tap on/tap off function of this model lets you activate the water flow and helps reduce usage. The LED sensor alerts you to the water temperature with a simple color change. www.brizo.com
Rosa Santiago Zimmerman of RSZ Interiors suggests upgrading soft surfaces with this high-performance fabric, especially for high-traffic seating. This unique blend is washable, yet waterproof, allowing you to sit, kick off your shoes or pile on jackets without worrying about dirt or stains sticking around.
Phenix Poly Carpet with Microban®
Start sanitizing from the ground up with carpet that’s made clean. Available at Enhance Floors & More, this antimicrobial germ-resistant product works 24/7 to prevent the growth of bacteria, mold, mildew and other germs. Its durable and easy-to-clean surface even remains 99% cleaner than untreated surfaces.
SecureAire Whole Home Air Purification System
Filter, ventilate and purify the air quality in your home by enhancing your HVAC with this smarter filter system, available through Empire Heating and Air Conditioning. ACTIVE Particle Control™captures and destroys incoming particles that carry germs and viruses via an electronic field, ensuring your family is breathing in the safest, cleanest air. www.empirehvac.com
The ezH2O Liv by Elkay
Clean up our most important natural resource with a sensor-operated water dispensing appliance. Built right into the wall, this chic and subtle design delivers purified, chilled and great-tasting fast-flow water for coffee pots, pitchers and glassware (quite literally) at your fingertips—no touching required. www.elkay.com
Sub-Zero PRO3650 refrigerator
Store up on sanitation with a smart refrigerator. This model features a UV Light Air Purification filter originally developed by NASA that regularly scrubs the air and eliminates ethylene gas, molds, viruses, bacteria and other airborne contaminants. The result? Fresher, healthier, safer and better-tasting foods in the fridge.
TOTO NEOREST bidet and WASHLET
Even before Covid-19 changed our lives, Kitchen Design Consultants, LLC, introduced an eco-friendly bidet with a hands-free seat as a way to get down-there clean and use less toilet paper. Its warm cleaning system is quick and mess-free, designed with the environment in mind. www.toto.com
Cambria’s Brittanicca Gold™Quartz
Good news for gorgeous—quartz countertops, available from Cambria, are intrinsically non-porous, so they won’t absorb viruses and bacteria by design. That same trait makes them easy to regularly clean and disinfect with non-abrasive products like non-bleach Clorox.
TOTO Sensor Operated Soap Dispenser
Handwashing is still our best defense against germs, and a sensor-operated soap dispenser sends those germs straight down the drain. This sleek and compact soap dispenser available at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery cuts out the need for touch-activation, dispensing the soap on-demand with one simple motion. www.toto.com