What kind of countertop is good for the overall kitchen? The overall kitchen countertop material recommendation
There are many countertop materials to choose from, and they are constantly updated and alternated. Let’s get to know a few new or traditional cabinet countertop materials.
BMC cabinet countertop: BMC cabinet countertop material has a dense surface, but it is very light. The BMC cabinet countertop, which is compounded under vacuum and high pressure of 1500 tons, has a compact surface, no microporous, no water absorption, and easy to clean. Acid, oil, tea, alcohol, coffee, soft drinks, etc. will not leave any marks on the surface. Due to the seamless splicing of BMC cabinet countertop material processing, the surface of the material is dense, non-porous, non-absorbent, and there is no place for dirt and bacteria. Food can directly contact the countertop, which has a good antibacterial effect. The NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) inspection and certification mark of the National Sanitation Foundation of the United States provides the most effective proof of the quality of BMC cabinet countertops. The BMC cabinet countertop material itself does not contain heavy metal impurities, and the entire production process is not chemically treated. It has no radiation, is non-toxic and harmless, and is a completely environmentally friendly material. BMC cabinet countertops have an excellent life cycle similar to that of aluminum and steel. They will not be deformed or cracked. When consumers want to replace the countertops, they can be recycled, reprocessed and recycled, and the concept of sustainable development has been upgraded to cabinets. industry.
Refractory board cabinet countertops: The advantages of refractory board countertops are bright colors, which can satisfy the sensory enjoyment of decoration owners, and its wear resistance and high temperature resistance are relatively good. However, this kind of cabinet material is not suitable for corner cabinet countertops. If the corner is made of refractory board, other processes are needed to make up for the cracks in the middle. The moisture resistance of refractory board countertops is not good. If there is water stains on the countertop for a long time, it will cause its deformation and affect its use.
Granite cabinet countertops: natural materials with good antibacterial properties, granite texture is hard, difficult to be corroded by acid, alkali or weathering, due to its high hardness, durable. The granite has high density, high hardness, and abrasion-resistant surface, which reduces the possibility of holding dirt to a certain extent. However, granite is usually not long enough. To make a whole countertop, it needs to be spliced, and these joints are most prone to bacteria. Moreover, the permeation resistance effect is slightly inferior to that of artificial stone.
Quartz stone countertops: Quartz stone is the most popular and most popular countertop in foreign countries. It looks beautiful and has good gloss. Since the main component of quartz stone countertops is silica, it has no risk of radiation and feels smooth and cold to the touch. The quartz stone countertop is made of super hard environmentally friendly composite quartz material, which will not leave any traces when directly scratched with a knife. It has excellent properties such as super wear resistance, high temperature resistance, corrosion resistance, and non-toxicity. Since the quartz stone countertops have almost no pores, there is no need to worry about oil penetration. You only need to wipe with clean water daily. The service life of quartz stone countertops is as long as several decades, and the maintenance period can also be extended to 2-3 years. However, the number of colors available for quartz stone countertops is general. The disadvantage is that there are seams in one piece and the price is high.
Stainless steel countertops: stainless steel countertops are generally made of a thin stainless steel plate on the surface of a high-density fireproof board, which is firm in texture, easy to clean, and has The effect of three-dimensional integration, and at the same time, among all the materials, stainless steel has the best antibacterial performance. At the same time, under the strong impact of the new concept of European and American integration of modern cabinets in recent years, stainless steel countertops have also made corresponding improvements in compliance with the development trend of the combination of aesthetics and practicality of cabinets. However, the visual sense of stainless steel countertops is hard, giving people a cold feeling, and the corners and joints of the cabinet countertops also lack reasonable and effective treatment methods. Once the countertop is scratched by a sharp tool, it will leave irreparable marks. Dirt can be easily hidden in these fine scratches, so you must pay special attention to it when wiping the surface. At present, most domestic stainless steel countertops are prone to oxidation, which is far from imported similar products. The price of imported products is higher.
In addition to the five materials introduced above, there are also some such as marble, artificial acrylic, plexiglass, solid wood, etc., all of which are available The selection of materials used to make cabinet countertops, if you are interested, you can go and learn more about it.