[Integral cabinet countertop material] What material is good for the overall cabinet countertop
The range of countertops for whole cabinets is relatively wide, because many materials can be used as cabinet countertops, so which cabinet countertop is better? Let's introduce them one by one below.
No deformation, high hardness, strong wear resistance. After long-term natural aging, the structure of the rock is uniform, the linear expansion coefficient is extremely small, the internal stress disappears completely, and it is not deformed. It is not afraid of acid, alkaline liquids, corrosion, no rust, no need to apply oil, not easy to stick to dust, easy and simple maintenance, and long service life. Marble cabinet countertops have strong anti-abrasion, high temperature resistance, and maintenance-free characteristics, will not be scratched, are not blocked by constant temperature conditions, and can maintain their original physical properties at room temperature; however, the physical properties of marble are stable and the structure Meticulous, the crystal grains fall off by impact, the surface has no burrs, does not affect the plane accuracy, the material is stable, can guarantee long-term no deformation, the linear expansion coefficient is small, the mechanical precision is high, rust-proof, anti-magnetic, and insulation. It is not magnetized, can move smoothly during measurement, has no sense of stagnation, is not affected by moisture, and the plane is weighed well. However, the marble countertops have slight radioactive radiation, but they will not cause harm to the human body.
Artificial stone countertops
Artificial stone countertops are made of stone powder and artificial fibers through high temperature and high pressure. Artificial stone is more wear-resistant, acid-resistant, high-temperature resistant, impact resistant, compressive, flexural, and anti-permeable. Its deformation, bonding, and treatment of turning lights are unique; because there are no pores and oil stains on the surface , Water stains are not easy to penetrate into it, so it has strong anti-fouling power and can be seamlessly bonded at any length. The adhesive of the same material will bond the two pieces together and polish them together. But the price is higher.
Quartz stone countertops
Quartz stone is a relatively new product. Compared with artificial stone, the only disadvantage of quartz stone is that it has seams, and the seams of artificial stone can be made invisible. As long as the seams of quartz stone can be accepted, it is recommended to choose quartz stone. Quartz stone is better than artificial stone regardless of hardness, penetration resistance, heat resistance, etc., and the price is higher than that of artificial stone. There are big differences in the price of artificial stone, it is not recommended to use artificial stone; the good price is too high, and the low-priced quality does not meet the requirements.
Stainless steel countertop
There is also a stainless steel panel for the cabinet panel. If you choose this, you must choose 1.2mm or more , Less than this thickness is not so good. However, stainless steel is prone to scratches and needs to be used carefully. Another disadvantage of stainless steel countertops is that it is difficult to open holes, and it is not easy to install faucets.
Refractory board countertops
The advantages of refractory board countertops are bright colors, which can satisfy the sensory enjoyment of decoration owners; and it has better wear resistance and high temperature resistance. Its disadvantage is that it is not suitable for corner cabinet countertops. If the corner is made of refractory board, other processes are needed to make up for the cracks in the middle. The moisture resistance of refractory board countertops is not good. If there is water stains on the countertop for a long time, it will cause its deformation and affect its use.
Granite has high density, high hardness and abrasion resistance. It is also a frequently used material in home decoration. One, compared with natural marble, granite has better anti-bacterial regeneration ability among the materials that can be used for kitchen countertops. However, the length of natural stone as a material for cabinet countertops is usually not long, so if you want to make a long overall countertop (especially U-shaped and L-shaped countertops), there must be seams, and these seams are also easy to hide dirt. .
In addition, some cement, tempered glass, synthetic stone, etc., can also be used as the selection of cabinet countertops. If you have friends who are interested in this, you can learn more about it.