[Classification of cabinet countertop materials] What are the common cabinet countertop materials?
At present, the main popular materials on the market are artificial stone, fireproof board, stainless steel, natural stone, and solid wood materials that are emerging. Today, we will select several materials that occupy a large market share to learn more about them.
Refractory board countertops
At present, it is usually mainly imported, with abrasion resistance, scratch resistance, high temperature resistance and other properties. The disadvantage is that in the exposed part of the section, it is usually covered with fireproof board veneer, PVC veneer, and metal strip edge sealing to cover the section wooden base material. At the junction of the corner tabletops, silicone glue, plastic and special metal are usually used Embedding to increase the aesthetics, but these methods can not stop the erosion of water and moisture on the section of the countertop. Improper use will cause serious consequences such as degumming, deformation, substrate expansion, and bacterial breeding, so it is particularly important during installation.
At present, the molded refractory countertops imported from Europe are internationally representative and famous products, which can effectively solve the problems of degumming and deformation. The biggest feature of this countertop is its low price and good quality.
Ceramic tile countertops
It is easy to be broken even if it is too cold or hot. The tiles used for cabinet countertops have the same physics as wall tiles. Characteristics. Although it is very durable, it is easily broken under the impact of heavy objects, and overheated or cold objects will be damaged if placed on it for a long time.
It is not easy to clean. There will definitely be gaps in splicing tiles. Even seamless tiles will leave a gap between bricks and tiles that are much larger than when splicing other materials. It is very inconvenient to clean, and the hidden sanitary hazards are self-evident. It is easy to turn black, and mildew may appear when the quality is poor.
Stainless steel countertops
Good antibacterial performance. Experiments have proved that among all the materials that can be used for kitchen countertops, stainless steel ranks first in anti-bacterial regeneration ability.
The appearance of easy injury, the appearance of the stainless steel countertop is very avant-garde, and it is shiny and not dirty. However, once the countertop is scratched by a sharp tool, marks will be left. With the development of technology, some high-tech manufacturers have been able to handle them very well, but it is not ruled out that they are difficult to handle. It needs a little attention when wiping its surface.
Artificial stone countertops
There is a sense of stone material but no radiation: the artificial stone has rich texture and color, which can be combined with stone Comparable, but it has no radiation and is easier to clean. It is an ideal substitute for natural decoration material marble. True seamless splicing: using unique bonding and polishing technology, artificial stone countertops can be seamlessly spliced, and there is no place for dirt and bacteria.
Artificial stone is more wear-resistant, acid-resistant, high-temperature resistant, and has strong impact resistance, compression resistance, flexural resistance, and penetration resistance. The treatment of deformation, bonding, turning and other parts is unique; because there are no pores on the surface, oil and water stains are not easy to penetrate into it, so it has strong anti-fouling ability; it can be seamlessly bonded at any length. After the blocks are bonded, they are polished and become a whole body.
The price is higher. Pay attention to the problem: Even if it is a seamless artificial stone, the quality is divided into different grades due to the different processing technology. Therefore, in the selection, we must choose a home improvement brand with a better reputation and guaranteed service.
When purchasing countertops, we must pay attention to it. The durability and antibacterial properties of countertops directly affect our daily kitchen life, so when we choose to buy, we can We must not be careless and choose unsatisfactory countertop products, which will affect our quality of life.