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Comparison of the advantages and disadvantages of common cabinet countertop materials

by:KingKonree     2021-04-21

As a countertop for the 'face' of the kitchen and cabinets, the choice of cabinet countertops is very important, so what are the common cabinet materials on the market?

Artificial stone countertops

Quartz stone is the most popular countertop at present. Quartz stone is a kind of artificial stone. The surface high-density composite material manufactured under vacuum conditions has good acid and alkali resistance, corrosion resistance and water resistance. Quartz stone also has the advantages of impact resistance and easy cleaning, and in this era of environmental protection at home, quartz stone countertops do not contain radioactive elements that are harmful to the human body, and are favored by many consumers.

There are also polyester boards, composite acrylics, and beautiful jade. Kitchen countertops made from this also have many advantages.

Natural stone countertops

Natural stone has been tempered by wind and rain, and has a natural unique beautiful texture and extremely hard texture. The countertop made of natural stone will undoubtedly make the kitchen a strong but beautiful castle. Natural stone mainly includes granite and marble, with relatively high density, outstanding high temperature resistance and scratch resistance, good wear resistance, and relatively low cost. The most commonly used stones are only a few hundred yuan per meter, which are economical. An affordable countertop material.

There will be pores in the texture of natural stone, and the cracks are easy to breed bacteria; like the fire board, natural stone also has a length limit, even if two pieces are spliced u200bu200btogether, it cannot be integrated; although the texture is hard, the elasticity is insufficient , In the event of heavy blows or rapid temperature changes, cracks will appear, which are difficult to repair; at the same time, natural stone is more or less radioactive, which may harm human health.

Wooden countertops

In order to stay close to nature, kitchens often use natural wood colors to create a rustic style, in order to be completely intimate with nature As a result, pure wood began to be used as countertops, and processed into different beautiful shapes. At the same time, some harder woods such as oak and oak wood are the best choice among all countertops. This kind of pure wood countertops has become popular in Europe and America, but it is still relatively rare in China.

The wood has large gaps, which makes it easier to contain dirt and dirt, and it is easy to be corroded by immersion in water.

Stainless steel countertops

Stainless steel cabinet countertops Stainless steel countertops are avant-garde in appearance and shiny, they look refreshing and easy to take care of , The stain is easy to remove completely. Even if it is contaminated with oil, it is easy to clean up, and it is as shiny as new after many days.

Stainless steel cabinet countertops are green and environmentally friendly. After rigorous processing and filming, the stainless steel panel is embossed, which is not only scratch-proof, it does not contain any elemental components harmful to the body such as formaldehyde, no radioactive substances, and no radiation.

In summer, it feels cool to the touch, which can eliminate the heat and anxiety brought by the cooking process. And among all the materials that can be used for kitchen countertops, stainless steel countertops rank first in anti-bacterial regeneration ability, which is not easy to breed bacteria, making the kitchen environment more hygienic and healthy, and you can safely cook food on it.

In general, stainless steel is the best antibacterial property; the most environmentally friendly is artificial stone surface, which is also a relatively economical material; natural marble is very good in all aspects , There will be some cracks on the surface.

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