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Introduction to the advantages and disadvantages of artificial stone countertops and common types

by:KingKonree     2021-05-02

Artificial stone countertops are a very common countertop product. So what are the advantages and disadvantages of artificial stone countertops? Let us take a look together below.

Advantages of artificial stone cabinet countertops

Artificial stone is more wear-resistant, acid-resistant, high-temperature resistant, impact-resistant and compressive , Anti-bending, anti-penetration and other functions are also very strong. 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 power; it can be seamlessly bonded at any length, and the adhesive of the same material After the blocks are bonded, they are polished and become a whole body. Artificial stone countertops are easy to repair. After scratches or stains infiltrate, you can ask dedicated maintenance personnel to polish and polish, or you can use special water sandpaper to polish. When there is a crack, it is generally glued with stone first, and then polished.

Disadvantages of artificial stone cabinet countertops

It is easier to break, the hardness is not high, and there are many varieties on the market. , It is not easy to distinguish good from bad. Artificial stone countertops are slightly harder. If you don't pay attention when placing tableware, or drag pots directly on the countertop, scratches will be left over time. Long-term overheated pots and utensils will also make the countertop lose its luster. If a dark liquid (such as soy sauce, vinegar, etc.) is spilled on the countertop and it is not cleaned in time, the stain will seep into the countertop and it will be difficult to wipe off. When placing heavy objects on the countertop, if the force is uneven, it may cause cracks on the countertop. When cutting vegetables, especially meat, if the cutting board used is too small, it will also cause excessive local stress. In addition, if the countertop is made of wood, you should also pay attention to moisture-proof. One side of the wooden strip absorbs water and expands, which will also cause uneven force on the countertop, leading to cracks.

Types of artificial stone cabinet countertops

1. Polyester board artificial stone countertops: the main feature is soft and gorgeous color , High gloss, sufficient strength and hardness, can be cut and processed various cabinet countertops, window covers, door covers, etc. of different specifications and shapes, and the splicing is seamless, the surface is smooth and smooth, solid from bottom to surface, no capillary Hole, no dirt and dirt, no bacteria breeding, non-toxic, non-radioactive, easy to clean, and always new.

2. Quartz stone artificial stone countertops: The main features are beautiful color, luxurious, high hardness, and the advantages of natural and artificial stone. It has the advantages of not scratching, burning, and staining. It is durable, non-toxic, and non-radiation. It is better than other decoration surface materials in the kitchen and bathroom. It is the most ideal cabinet and countertop decoration material.

3. Beautiful jade artificial stone countertop: The main feature is that the texture is natural and natural, regular and not repeated. It has the magnificent color and crystal clear characteristics of natural jade, which shows the rich and noble nature.

4. Composite acrylic artificial stone countertop: The main feature is that it has all the characteristics of resin artificial stone, and the texture is more delicate, anti-aging performance, hardness, brightness and bending deformation performance are more excellent.

It is worth noting that even if it is seamless artificial stone, due to the difference in the processing technology, the quality is divided into different grades. Therefore, in the selection, you must choose a brand with a good reputation and a guaranteed service. After all, a good cabinet countertop can extend the service life of the cabinet.

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