Eight kinds of suitable overall kitchen countertop materials
Nowadays, common cabinet countertop materials include quartz stone countertops, artificial stone countertops, natural stone countertops, fireproof board countertops, stainless steel countertops, plexiglass countertops, pvc countertops and solid wood countertops. So what are the differences between them?
Quartz stone: Quartz stone countertops are made of broken glass and quartz sand. The advantage of quartz stone is that it is wear-resistant and not afraid of scratches. It has good heat resistance and can be applied to the wall in a large area. It can be used for all kinds of kitchen and bathroom countertops. The splicing seam is not obvious (a careful observation can be seen-acceptance standard). It is durable and good for kitchen cabinets. select.
Artificial stone: It is a very popular countertop material at present, it is divided into two kinds of seamless and seam. Seamless artificial stone countertops are currently the most widely used material in cabinets. The price is different between domestic and imported. Domestic seamless artificial stone costs 1200 yuan to 1500 yuan per linear rice, while DuPont Corian is sold for 2100 yuan to 2900 yuan per linear rice. Of course, its quality is also the same. The best in the product. General stains can be wiped off with a damp cloth or detergent, but strong chemical agents such as paint remover, acetone-containing delustering water, pine perfume, and acid-containing plumbing cleaner can damage it and cause stains.
Natural stone: High-grade granite marble in natural stone is the traditional raw material for cabinet countertops. Black flowers and white flowers are more commonly used.
Fireproof board: Fireproof board countertop is the mainstream in the current market. Its anti-fouling, anti-scratch, anti-scald, anti-acid and alkali properties are balanced, and there are many varieties of colors. Its base material is density board, and the surface layer is fireproof material and decorative veneer. Fireproof boards are divided into high, middle and low grades, and the price ranges from 300 yuan/meter to 600 yuan/meter. It can be said that the price is relatively affordable. Compared with natural stone, fireproof board is more flexible and will not crack due to heavy blows. Its maintenance and maintenance are basically the same as other materials, and it is also very simple.
Stainless steel: The stainless steel countertop is bright and clean, with excellent performance. It usually adds a layer of thin stainless steel on the surface of the density fireproof board. However, with the decline of stainless steel cabinets in the retail market, it is no longer favored by people, and it is difficult to see in the market.
Plexiglass countertops: Plexiglass countertops are relatively high-end among the cabinet countertops. They are easy to clean and durable, and they feel very good. , But it is more troublesome to install, so be very careful when installing, otherwise it is easy to have problems.
pvc countertops: pvc countertops are commonly referred to as blister board countertops. The blister board countertops are well-known and are relatively waterproof and moisture-proof, but they are not resistant to high temperatures, so they are easily deformed.
Solid wood countertops: solid wood cabinet countertops are relatively environmentally friendly and affordable. Of course, the higher-end solid wood cabinet countertops are more expensive.
The price of the countertop material directly affects the cost of the overall kitchen, and the quality of the countertop material also directly affects the quality of the overall kitchen, so when choosing When buying, we must make comprehensive considerations in many aspects, and then choose the one that is most suitable for our home, so that we can get the most cost-effective countertop.