What is the best cabinet countertop and how to choose a cabinet countertop
There are many materials for the countertops of cabinets. The more common ones such as stainless steel, stone countertops, and fire-resistant countertops all have their own merits. Then, among these materials, who is the best cabinet countertop?
Stainless steel cabinet countertop
The stainless steel countertop is a thin stainless steel plate on the surface of the high-density fireproof board. The stainless steel countertop Bright and clean, easy to clean and take care of, ranked first in anti-bacterial regeneration ability, environmentally friendly, no radiation, long service life, durable, easy to clean, always bright as new, and strong in practicality. However, at present, the stainless steel countertops of the whole cabinet are no longer favored by people, and the market occupancy rate is gradually decreasing. However, the stainless steel countertop is not scratch-resistant, and the scratches are permanent and irreparable; the metal feel is strong, giving people the overall feeling of being cold and hard; the design of some parts lacks rationality, and it is not suitable for civil kitchen pipe crossing.
Fireproof board cabinet countertop
Fireproof board is based on density board, which has good colors and is rich and convenient Modeling, impact resistance, abrasion resistance and scratch resistance are good. Fireproof board, like stone, cannot form a countertop together, it needs to be spliced, and the joints are easy to hide dirt and bacteria.
Granite cabinet countertops
Compared with marble, granite has better anti-bacterial regeneration ability than marble. It has high density, high hardness and strong wear resistance, and it is 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.
Ceramic tile cabinet countertops
The ceramic tiles have various patterns, which are suitable for creating cabinets of various styles. Retro style and pastoral style are exclusive to tile countertops. But daily use will leave dirty marks in the cracks of the tiles, which will be difficult to beat over time, and it is easy to breed bacteria. And it is easy to break under the impact of heavy objects.
Artificial stone cabinet countertops
The artificial stone has rich colors and its effect is comparable to natural stone. Moreover, it is easier to clean than natural stone, can achieve no splicing, no metal, non-toxic and non-radiation, and it is an ideal cabinet countertop material. Artificial stone is more wear-resistant, acid-resistant, high-temperature resistant, and has strong functions such as impact resistance, compression resistance, flexural resistance, and penetration resistance. The treatment of deformation, bonding, turning and other parts is unique; because there are no pores on the surface, oil and water stains are not easy to penetrate into it, so it has strong anti-fouling ability; it can be seamlessly bonded at any length. After the blocks are bonded, they are polished and become a whole body. But pay attention to the quality of artificial stone. If it is a substandard product, it cannot reflect the advantages of artificial stone.
Marble cabinet countertops
The length of marble can not be too long, it is impossible to make a long overall countertop, which is not suitable for modern pursuit of overall countertop. The texture of the marble is very beautiful, the texture is hard, the anti-scratch performance is very outstanding, and the wear resistance is good; the marble has pores, easy to accumulate grease, and the natural marble is brittle. It cannot be made of a countertop with a width of more than 1 meter. There are seams, these seams are also easy to hide dirt and affect sanitation; the cost is low, and the colors are different. The most commonly used ones are only a few hundred yuan per meter, which is a kind of economical countertop material. The price of high-end marble countertops is also around 1,000 yuan. The two pieces cannot be joined together, and the gap is easy to breed bacteria; the marble has a high density and needs strong cabinet support. Although it is more than hard, it is not elastic. If it is hit hard, it will crack and it is difficult to repair. Some invisible natural cracks , Rupture will occur when the temperature changes sharply
The above are some common countertop materials. In fact, after a comprehensive evaluation, it is difficult to evaluate which material is the best, because Our purchase should also refer to the overall style of the kitchen and personal preferences.