Is the kitchen artificial marble countertop good?
The kitchen artificial marble countertop is a relatively common countertop product. Is it good or not? Is there any harm?
Advantages of artificial marble
It is colorful, non-radioactive, safe to use, and cheaper.
No worries about radiation: Compared with natural marble and artificial marble, there is no radiation and no harmful effects on the human body.
The color is bright and rich: the color is rich and changeable, and the choice is large, which is conducive to the combination and matching of designers to meet individual needs.
Good processability: As far as beauty is concerned, artificial stone cannot be substituted for the countertop that forms the kitchen and bathroom. It can be bonded in the same quality and color, and the workability is almost integrated, which is not available in materials such as natural marble and quartz stone.
Practicality of impermeability: artificial stone is also called polymer material, which has cabinet corrosion , The anti-permeability performance is more suitable for cabinet countertops, and it is not unreasonable to be favored.
Easy to maintain. Surface scratches can be polished with 400-mesh gauze paper soaked in water.
The harm of low-quality artificial marble
The main raw material for the consumption of artificial stone is petroleum derivatives, but with the international market The rapid rise of oil prices in Shanghai (especially domestic oil prices only rise but not fall) has caused the consumption cost of artificial stone to rise. In order to reduce costs, some artificial stone consumers use inferior raw materials in the process of artificial stone consumption, use harmful substances such as formaldehyde and benzene, and moreover, directly participate in organic solvents and use heavy metals such as lead or cadmium. Inferior inorganic pigments, in order to achieve the purpose of reducing the production cost and pursuing profit.
At present, there are quite a few artificial slates in the market that contain excessive amounts of benzene, formaldehyde, lead, organic acids and other harmful substances. One common feature of this type of slabs is the pungent chemical odor (especially The peculiar smell is greater during the processing), and the color is unnatural chemical color. This inferior artificial stone plate containing formaldehyde and benzene will emit a pungent smell during cutting. After the plate is produced and processed by the forming device, there will still be excess residue. Quantity of formaldehyde and benzene: Formaldehyde and benzene will volatilize discontinuously within 3-5 years. The volatilization of benzene and formaldehyde and heavy metals will directly pollute the food in the mouth. This harmful substance not only passes through the human respiratory system but also can Directly into the digestive system, the level and speed of the poison are more obvious.
How to buy artificial marble
1. Look: When buying artificial stone countertops, first observe with your eyes Whether the color of the product is pure and the permeability is good enough.
2. Touch: The so-called touch is divided into two levels. The first is to check whether the tabletop is smooth and smooth without rough touch and unevenness. This method can be used to identify whether the countertop is made of aluminum hydroxide or calcium carbonate. The second is to scratch with your nails. If there are no obvious scratches, the material of the product is still very good.
Artificial marble is in line with the development trend of cabinets combining aesthetics and practicality. Therefore, it is called 'the second-generation material that replaces other materials' in the industry. , Belongs to one-step cabinet countertop materials.