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The advantages and disadvantages of acrylic cabinet countertops and buying skills

by:KingKonree     2021-05-04

Acrylic table masks have relatively high hardness, which is a very popular countertop product. Compared with artificial quartz stone, the price of artificial acrylic is relatively moderate, which is suitable for popular households.

What is an acrylic countertop?

Acrylic countertop is based on acrylic (PMMA) and superfine aluminum hydroxide Filled countertops are a kind of artificial stone countertops. Acrylic countertops have higher hardness, better toughness, can be bent, and have excellent weather resistance and mechanical properties, will not produce natural cracks in the case of large temperature differences, and acrylic has high transparency and transparency. The light rate reaches 92%, and it has the reputation of 'plastic crystal'.

The difference between acrylic and composite acrylic cabinet countertops

The main material of acrylic board is mixed with methyl methacrylate (PMMA, the main material for dentures) and high-quality aluminum hydroxide powder. It is polymerized, and there is no resin in the whole board, only methyl methacrylate. The product's colorfulness, consistency of internal and external quality, environmental protection and the integrity of the finished product are integrated. At the same time, it has the characteristics of high hardness, good strength, impermeable discoloration, resistance to cracking, and stable color; it is used for kitchen countertops best choice.

Composite acrylic board is a substitute for high-quality resin board. The material composition is about 20% acrylic, aluminum hydroxide and 65% particles added to high-quality resin, and other materials account for about 2% (depending on different colors). Depends). Composite acrylic has the advantages of both resin board and pure acrylic board. It has the elegance of natural marble, the hardness of granite and the delicate and warm feeling of wood. At the same time, it is colorful, non-radioactive and safe to use. It is also a type of countertop that major brands of cabinets strongly promote.

Advantages and disadvantages of acrylic countertops

Advantages of acrylic countertops: The acrylic countertops currently used in the cabinet industry are made of seamless splicing , Even if there is a problem, it is easy to repair. At the same time, the acrylic countertop is also easy to maintain and easy to clean.

Disadvantages of acrylic countertops: The hardness of acrylic countertops is slightly lower than that of quartz stone. If rough objects rub on the countertop, it is easy to destroy the brightness of the countertop. Composite acrylic is resistant to high temperature to 90 degrees, pure acrylic is resistant to high temperature of 120 degrees, but do not contact overheated objects for a long time.

How to judge the pros and cons of acrylic cabinet countertops

1. Appearance: under sufficient light, at a 45 degree angle Look carefully at the appearance, high-quality products have uniform particles and no pores, while inferior products have uneven particles and have pores.

2. Color: Under sufficient light, with the naked eye, high-quality products are crystal clear, pure and delicate. Inferior products are mixed with calcium carbonate (some contain heavy metals), resulting in dull, non-delicate and shiny The brightness is not good, and it feels astringent to the touch.

3. Acid resistance and corrosion resistance: Use vinegar to drop on the countertop for 24 hours and observe the changes. The surface of the middle and high-end countertops does not change significantly, while the surface of low-end products will leave marks.

4. Dirt resistance: Check whether the stains of lipstick, ketchup, and soy sauce can be removed on the countertop. High-quality products are easy to remove, while inferior products are easy to penetrate and are not easy to remove.

Generally speaking, acrylic has excellent performance and moderate price. Its performance is better than that of resin board, and its cost performance can meet the needs of home decoration, so it is a better material for cabinet countertops.

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