What are the classifications of artificial stone countertops
Artificial stone countertop is a material for kitchen countertops. It is made of natural mineral powder + masterbatch + acrylic resin glue, processed by high temperature and high pressure, with uniform texture and no pores, which is recognized by the market as the most suitable The cabinet panel material used in modern kitchens. Let's talk about the classification of artificial stone countertops below?
Artificial stone countertop types
Artificial stone countertops are made of artificial stone as the main material and processed through processing Countertop plates and artificial stone countertops have many outstanding advantages, and their advantages are mainly determined by the material of artificial stone. Artificial stone, also known as polymer material, has anti-corrosion and anti-permeability properties. It is more suitable for cabinet countertops without worry of radiation , Compared with natural marble and artificial stone, there is no radiation and no harmful effect on the human body.
1. Acrylic artificial stone
Artificial stone with polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) as the matrix and ultrafine aluminum hydroxide as the filler is acrylic artificial stone. Because PMMA is a flowing resin, the pressing process is complicated and difficult. The acrylic sheet produced in China currently does not contain unsaturated polyester or other resins. It is also called acrylic stone. This stone has higher hardness and better The toughness can be bent, and it has excellent weather resistance and mechanical properties, and will not cause natural cracking under the condition of large temperature differences.
2, composite acrylic artificial stone
is modified with high-quality unsaturated resin and MMA, and the artificial stone produced with ultrafine aluminum hydroxide as the filler is the composite acrylic artificial stone. The confluence aluminum hydroxide filler is vacuum cast. The stone has good toughness and can withstand large temperature differences without cracking.
3, aluminum powder polyester artificial stone
uses unsaturated polyester resin as a binder, filled with artificial stone polymerized by ATH, commonly known as aluminum powder board. It is environmentally friendly, non-toxic, non-radioactive, and has excellent processability and mechanical properties, oil resistance, and no cracking.
4. Calcium powder polyester artificial stone
is a low-grade artificial stone compounded with common industrial resin and calcium carbonate powder, commonly known as calcium powder board. Because calcium powder is ore powder, it may contain radioactivity; long products have poor processing performance, easy chipping, poor mechanical properties, fragile, easy cracking of finished products, and short life; poor anti-pollution ability, easy to absorb water and oil pollution. Form stains; flammable but not fireproof.
When consumers make a purchase, they can choose according to their actual usage and hobbies. It is best to choose some brand companies to purchase products to ensure the quality of use and later service quality.
The advantages and disadvantages of artificial stone countertops
Advantages: artificial stone is more wear-resistant, acid-resistant, high-temperature resistant, impact-resistant, It is also very resistant to compression, bending, and penetration. The processing of deformation, bonding, turning and other parts is unique; it is rich in patterns, integrally formed, and can be repeatedly polished and refurbished. Therefore, the anti-fouling power is strong, because there are no pores on the surface, oil and water stains are not easy to penetrate into it. General stains can be wiped off with a damp cloth or detergent; it can be seamlessly bonded at any length, and two pieces of adhesive of the same material After bonding, it is polished, and there is no trace at the seams.
Disadvantages: the naturalness is obviously insufficient, and the texture is relatively fake; the price is higher, even the seamless artificial stone cannot withstand the sharp objects such as metal. And because of the different processing technology, the quality is divided into three or six or nine grades, so in the selection, you must choose a brand with a good reputation and a guaranteed service. Industry insiders suggest that based on cost calculations, it is best not to consider artificial stones less than 1,000 yuan.
After reading the above article, I hope it will help you in your life.