Our products with melamine resin surfaces come with an antibacterial surface as standard. Tested according to the internationally recognised ISO 22196:2011, this standard measures the reduction in bacteria over a 24 hour period.

If you require a stylish, yet safe solution, look no further than the EGGERDecorative, Worktop andFlooring Collections.

Why choose EGGER products for antibacterial applications?

  • Antibacterial properties come as standard, with no additional cost
  • Produced without additional substances to enhance resistance to bacterial activity
  • Tested according to ISO 22196:2011 and certified by Hohenstein Institute
  • Extensive product range means no design compromises need to be made
  • Available immediately from UK stock from our wide network of distributors

Example: Certificate for Eurodekor

Products: Design paired with safety

The antibacterial properties of our surfaces are not affected by the choice of decor, texture and coreboard. With our matching decors you can use the same decor for different applications, even in areas with high hygiene requirements.


Antibacterial properties are no substitute for cleaning or disinfecting the surfaces of our products. Regular cleaning should be carried out in private applications and a hygiene plan implemented in commercial applications. Without regular cleaning the benefits of an antibacterial surface are compromised.

To the cleaning recommendations

Antibacterial effect

ISO 22196:2011 tests the growth of Staphylococcus Aureus and Escherichia Coli, measuring the reduction in bacteria over a 24 hour period, and the effectiveness of the antibacterial properties on the surface. All of the EGGER products listed below scored a value of ≥3 which indicates that the surface has a strong antibacterial effect, which is the highest possible result in the test.

Effectiveness of antibacterial properties
Value of the antibacterial effect A [log10KBE]
None A < 2
Significant 2 ≤ A < 3
High A ≥ 3

Application areas

EGGER provides all the products and decorative surfaces required, in terms of function and design, across multiple application areas.


Hygiene is particularly important in the kitchen and bathroom. Worktops, door frontals and carcasses made using EGGER products are antibacterial as standard.

Products for kitchen design with an antibacterial surface property.
Hygiene is also important in the private bathroom.
Worktops with an antibacterial surface property.

Hospitality, education, student accommodation and retail

Design without limits. Hygiene is particularly important in busy public and commercial areas where people gather and interact. With our wide range of antibacterial surfaces, there is no need to compromise on the design.

School cafeteria: Focus on the antibacterial property
Many people move around in hotels - hygiene is important here.
Safety also during the daily food shopping.

Washrooms and changing facilities

A high level of hygiene is vital in these public areas. Easy to clean and durable products such as compact laminate or standard laminate are popular for such applications. They also offer a wide range of design possibilities.

Cleanliness is particularly important in changing rooms.
Antibacterial surface property in public sanitary areas.

Medical centres and laboratories

Using products with antibacterial properties are paramount in the health sector. Furniture and surfaces in waiting areas, treatment rooms and hospital wards which are made with EGGER products, safely meet the high level of hygiene required.

Products with an antibacterial surface property in the entrance area of a medical practice.
Antibacterial surface property is also important in laboratories.
Note: All decors shown and mentioned are reproductions. Colour-matching decor selection only possible on the original sample.