What are the advantages and disadvantages of cabinet countertops?
There are too many cabinet countertops nowadays, and cabinet countertops are not only diverse, but also have their own advantages. So what should be used for cabinet countertops? Let's take a look at their advantages and disadvantages together.
Natural stone marble
Advantages: rich colors, soft texture, natural and diverse textures, easy to cut or carve into shape;< /p>
Disadvantages: Because it is naturally formed, the fine loose cracks are easy to break. Because the stone is a porous material structure, it is difficult to clean and easy to crack if dirt and sewage infiltrate during production, transportation or construction. In daily cleaning, it is inevitable that some residues and dirt will fill in the cracks as the wipes are wiped, and become a breeding ground for bacteria. During the long process of natural stone formation in nature, due to the presence of heavy metal substances, there will be more or less radiation, which may cause harm to human health.
Advantages: granite has high density, high hardness and abrasion resistance. It is also one of the materials often used in home decoration. Compared with natural marble, it can be used in kitchens. Among the materials of the countertop, granite has better anti-bacterial regeneration ability.
Disadvantages: 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. These seams are also easy to hide dirt.
Stainless steel countertop
Advantages: The stainless steel countertop material is absolutely environmentally friendly and will not have the trouble of radiation. In addition, the basin and countertop are integrated Chemical seamless connection can prevent the breeding of bacteria. The fire resistance, heat resistance and oil stain resistance are good, no special maintenance is required, and the cleaning is also very convenient. In addition, the stainless steel countertop does not have the defect of fading, no matter how long it is used, it is still bright, and the value of secondary recycling is relatively high.
Disadvantages: The visual perception of stainless steel countertops is relatively cold, and the corners and joints are also relatively stiff. Although the countertop is resistant to acid, alkali and oil, its wear resistance coefficient is relatively poor. Once it is scratched by a hard object, it will leave scars that are difficult to make up. The price of stainless steel countertops on the market now lies in the middle of quartz stone and artificial stone, but the production process also needs to be considered. Many stainless steel countertops of inferior quality will show signs of oxidation after a certain number of years of use.
Artificial stone countertops
Advantages: The surface is smooth and has no pores, so oily sewage stains are not easy to penetrate into it, generally aluminum Artificial stone with large powder content has very strong acid and alkali resistance, high temperature resistance and other functions. In addition, there are many options for color and design. When scratches appear on the surface, they can be refurbished by sanding.
Disadvantages: The hardness is poor, it is easy to mark with hard things, and it is easy to break. In addition, there are many varieties of artificial stone on the market, and the quality varies from good to bad. You should compare them when you buy them.
Among the cabinet countertop materials introduced above, artificial stone countertops have become the first choice of many consumers due to their non-radiation and many patterns. However, because the price of artificial stone is more expensive, and there are more inferior products on the market, you must choose carefully when buying.