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Common types of kitchen countertop materials and maintenance methods

by:KingKonree     2021-04-21

Since the kitchen is prone to oily fume, the kitchen countertops are very easy to be contaminated with oil stains, dirt, etc., so it is also important to learn some knowledge about cleaning and maintaining them.

Natural stone cabinet countertops

Natural stone cabinet countertops are not used in practice, mainly due to the subtle surface Pores are easy to infiltrate and pollute, and the joints are not easy to handle. They are not easy to be processed into an arc to keep the water off. Some natural stones also contain radioactive substances. In addition to these shortcomings, natural stone cabinet countertops actually have the advantages of compact structure, high hardness, wear resistance, fire resistance, and corrosion resistance. If you must use natural stone cabinet countertops, then the most suitable is granite, because granite has high hardness, wear resistance, high temperature resistance, and economical price. If you do not want to budget the kitchen cost too high, granite is the best choice. Preferred.

Maintenance: If your cabinet countertops are made of natural stone, if you encounter any moisture or stains during use, you must deal with it immediately to prevent the dirt from penetrating into the stone cabinet countertops, otherwise it will affect the appearance. It also greatly reduces the service life of the cabinet. In addition, when cleaning the cabinets and countertops, it is best to use professional cleaning solvents or clean water, and at the same time, waxing and maintenance should be carried out regularly.

Stainless steel cabinet countertops

The stainless steel surface is smooth and clean, stylish, avant-garde, and generous, and it is also more convenient to clean and practical. Strong, so it is more popular among young consumers. However, stainless steel countertops are not suitable for friends who are used to cleaning and sanitation with steel wire balls. This will cause scratches on your surface and easily affect the appearance.

Maintenance: Metal cabinet countertops are easier to clean than natural stone cabinet countertops. Usually, you only need to wipe with a dry soft cloth. However, it is worth noting that the soft cloth must be clean. Wipe in the direction of the stainless steel wool. If there are water marks on the countertop of the cabinet after wiping, it is best to wipe it with a dry soft cloth.

Artificial stone cabinet countertops

Artificial stone has richer colors and textures than natural stone, and the price is much cheaper. Although it is man-made, its material is completely comparable to stone. It is non-toxic, non-radiative, easy to clean, abrasion-resistant, acid-resistant, high-temperature resistance, impact resistance, compression resistance, flexural resistance, penetration resistance and other functions. Big advantage, it is easier to seamlessly splice, and it is extremely environmentally friendly and sanitary. However, the hardness of artificial stone is worse than that of natural stone, and it is also easy to break. It is recommended that if you want to consider buying, you must look for the brand and try to choose a higher-end one. Because there are many unqualified companies that produce low-quality artificial stones, these middle and low-grade artificial stones may fade, change color, and accumulate oil stains that are difficult to clean.

Maintenance: The artificial stone cabinet countertops only need to be wiped with clean water during normal use. If there are stains on the surface, you can use weak alkali, weak acid or neutral cleaning solvent to wipe. In normal times, you should also regularly use maintenance fluid for maintenance to ensure the service life of the cabinet countertops.

Actually, countertops of various materials have their unique advantages, and when dealing with countertops, we must not only Choose some high-quality countertop materials when purchasing, and daily maintenance of them is also very important. Only the combination of the two can ensure that the quality of the countertops is not damaged.

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