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What are the materials for cabinet countertops? Cabinet countertops purchasing skills

by:KingKonree     2021-04-16

   There are many materials for cabinet countertops, so what is the better material for cabinet countertops? How should we purchase cabinet countertops? What should we pay attention to when maintaining cabinet countertops? Let's take a look at the cabinets together. The relevant situation of the countertop.

  What is the material for cabinet countertops?

  Natural marble cabinet countertops

   The beauty of natural marble cabinet countertops is nothing, the color Rich, natural stone texture, abstract painting like splashing ink. The overall feeling is noble and atmospheric. However, marble is naturally formed and has a porous structure. If it penetrates into sewage, it is difficult to clean. Residues and stolen goods accumulate, making it difficult to clean them thoroughly and become a breeding ground for bacteria. In addition, because there are more or less heavy metal substances in the stone, it has a certain degree of radiation, which may cause harm to human health.

   granite cabinet countertops

   granite has better anti-bacterial regeneration ability than marble, high density, high hardness, strong wear resistance, and not easy to damage. But the disadvantage is that the length of granite is not enough, usually several pieces of granite are needed to splice, and the joints are easy to hide dirt. But if the splicing level is high, there is no need to worry about this problem.

  Stainless steel cabinet countertops

   Although the appearance of stainless steel cabinet countertops is not as good as granite and marble, the appearance is relatively low-key. However, the stainless steel material is very easy to take care of. Generally, it is very clean after wiping it with a rag. However, steel wire balls and sharp tools can easily add scars to the surface of stainless steel, so pay attention to maintenance.

  Fireproof board cabinet countertop

  Fireproof board is based on MDF. It has good color and is rich, convenient for modeling, impact resistance, abrasion resistance and scratch resistance. Fireproof board, like stone, cannot form a countertop together, it needs to be spliced, and the joints are easy to hide dirt and bacteria.

  Cabinet countertop purchasing skills

  The thickness of the countertop

   The thickness of the acrylic countertop is directly related to the strength, and the thickness is also involved To the question of cost. If a 10mm thick mat is used, after processing and polishing, only 8mm thickness is left, which will cause some artificial stones to be easily cracked and deformed. When purchasing, you must understand the thickness of the artificial stone. The national standard for the thickness of the rough plate requires 12.7mm, and the finished product should be 12mm thick, while the low-priced countertops are usually only 8~10mm thick.

  Look at the product brand, price and after-sales service

   When buying countertops, if economic conditions permit, it is best to choose well-known brand products, so that the countertop quality will be more guaranteed. And products produced by small brands or small workshops are prone to quality problems. Generally, the price of medium artificial stone is about 1,000 yuan per linear meter. It is best not to choose products with too cheap prices.

  Product quality inspection method

  The front, cross-section and back of the high-quality countertop board are consistent throughout, and there is no pores, uniform color, and the surface has no plastic-like texture. High-quality countertops feel fine and smooth to the touch, silky, without astringency, and no obvious unevenness; while countertops with poor quality will appear slightly rough. Scratch a small sample with a hard object that you carry with you. A good-quality countertop should have shallow scratches and not obvious, while a poor-quality countertop has obvious scratches; use a lighter to burn the small Block samples, high-quality countertops will also have a little odor, but it is not obvious, and poor-quality countertops will have a very pungent smell and can even be ignited.

Maintenance of    cabinet countertops:

  1. Avoid direct contact with hot pots and hot pots on the countertop of the kitchen, preferably on the pot rack .

  2. During operation, try to avoid touching the countertops and door panels of the cabinet with sharp objects to avoid scratches. No matter what kind of cabinet countertop you choose, you should cut vegetables and cook food on the occupying board. In addition to avoiding knife marks, you can also achieve better hygiene.

  3. The cabinet countertops of general materials have bubbles and gaps. If colored liquid penetrates into it, it will cause pollution or discoloration. Therefore, avoid directly placing fuel or stains on the cabinet countertops.

  4. The erosion of chemical substances is not allowed for many materials. For example, stainless steel countertops may get rusty if they are exposed to salt, so you should always avoid them and put soy sauce bottles and other items directly on the cabinet countertops.

  5. Artificial board kitchen cabinets should avoid standing water on the countertops for a long time.


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