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The hazards of inferior quartz stone cabinet countertops and how to distinguish quartz stone countertops

by:KingKonree     2021-04-30

Quartz stone cabinet countertops are now more popular and a relatively high-end countertop product. Therefore, inferior quartz stone cabinet countertops appear more frequently, which discourages many people who like quartz stone countertops. But before understanding the hazards of inferior quartz stone countertops, let's get to know the quartz stone countertops first.

Quartz stone cabinet countertops

Quartz stone countertops are a new technology artificial stone synthesized from fine stone. Its manufacturing process is produced through a set of the most advanced and patented BRETONESTONESYSTEM system. The product is wrapped with more than 90% natural quartz stone or granite, then mixed with an ultra-high performance resin and special pigments.

Its main material is quartz. Quartz has no radiation and high hardness, which makes the quartz stone countertops scratch-free (Mohs hardness 7), stain-free (vacuum manufacturing. Dense and non-porous), hot Not bad (quartz material. Can withstand temperature of 1300℃), durable (30 polishing processes without maintenance), non-toxic and non-radiation (NSF certification, no heavy metals, can be in direct contact with food). Quartz stone countertops have various colors. Gobi series, crystal series, granite series and twinkling star series are more distinctive and can be widely used in public buildings (hotels, restaurants, banks, hospitals, exhibitions, laboratories, etc.) and home decoration (kitchen countertops, In the field of washstands, kitchen and bathroom walls, dining tables, coffee tables, window sills, door covers, etc.), it is an environmentally friendly and green new building interior decoration material that is non-radioactive and reusable.

The hazards of inferior quartz stone

Not abrasion-resistant and easy to produce powder that can cause respiratory diseases

Market Some unscrupulous merchants above use inferior plates that contain excessive bubbles, weak penetration resistance, and insufficient hardness for production. They are easy to break, not wear-resistant, and easy to drop powder. Consumers may inhale too much powder during long-term use. And cause respiratory diseases.

Long-term volatilization of residual formaldehyde may cause cancer

In order to reduce costs, some unscrupulous businesses add formaldehyde-containing glue to act as a solvent. After processing into countertops, there will still be excess formaldehyde residues. 3- Uninterrupted volatilization of a strong smell of formaldehyde within 5 years. The indoor air is not circulated or the temperature is too high, and the volatilization of such toxic substances is accelerated. Long-term exposure is extremely likely to cause cancer.

Organic solvents and heavy metals harm the digestive system

Some illegal businesses use inferior inorganic pigments containing heavy metals such as lead or cadmium in the production process and directly add organic solvents. After these low-quality quartz stone plates enter the home, they will directly enter the digestive system through heavy metals and other harmful substances, using food as a carrier, and endanger human health.

How to judge the quality of quartz stone cabinet countertops

Hardness is the identification of wear resistance, the simple way is to use Using a steel knife to draw, the key cannot be used for identification. Take the 'white crystal' as an example. A steel knife traverses it, leaving a white mark on the fake quartz stone. Because the plate is not as hard as steel, the surface is cut by the steel knife, revealing the white inside. While the pure quartz stone is scratched by a steel knife, it will only leave a black mark, which is caused by the steel knife not being able to scratch the quartz stone, but leaving traces of steel, one black and one white, the true and the false appear.

Quartz stone cabinet countertops are made of 94% quartz and 6% resin, with a hardness of 7 degrees, while the stone is made of marble powder and resin, so the hardness is generally 4-6 In short, quartz stone is harder than granite, and it is more scratch-resistant and wear-resistant.

In order to pursue profit, manufacturers of low-quality quartz stone ignore the interests of consumers. Although such plates are cheap, they seriously endanger the health of consumers. Therefore, consumers must be cautious when purchasing quartz stone countertops, so as not to buy 'poison boards' by mistake to introduce long-term sources of poison to the family and endanger the lives and health of their families.

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