What material is used for cabinet countertops and how to maintain different materials
The cabinet countertop can be said to be a very important existence, because basically any operation in the kitchen will be carried out on the cabinet countertop, so it is directly related to the user’s mood. Let’s take a look at the different materials. The characteristics of the countertops of the cabinet.
What material is used for cabinet countertops
Natural marble cabinet countertops
Natural stone includes marble, granite, etc. Stone. This kind of stone as a cabinet countertop has the advantage of being beautiful. Marble is softer and easier to cut, while granite is hard and wear-resistant.
The natural marble cabinet countertops are very beautiful and rich in colors. The natural stone texture is more like an abstract painting with splashes of ink, which gives people a kind of overall feeling. Noble understanding. However, marble is naturally formed, so it is a porous structure. If it is accidentally infiltrated into sewage, it is very difficult to clean up. At this time, the accumulation of residues, sewage and dirt can easily become a breeding ground for bacteria. .
As we all know, the chemical properties of marble are rather chaotic, and some metal substances are mixed inside. Metallic substances will cause certain radiation effects on the human body and affect the health of the human body.
And natural stone has a common problem, that is, the stone has always been insufficient in length. When using it, several stones are required to be used together, and there will be gaps in the connection of the stones.
Artificial stone cabinet countertops
Artificial stone, artificial stone cabinet countertops, the texture and color of this artificial stone are very Abundant, its effect is comparable to natural stone, and it is easier to clean than natural stone, and it can also achieve no splicing. This artificial stone is metal-free, so it has no toxic side effects and no radiation. The artificial stone used in baby cabinets has such characteristics and can be said to be the most mature material on the market.
Of course, good luck, any product has the problem of inferior quality. The same is true for man-made stone cabinet countertops. At present, the cabinet countertop market is highly competitive, and the artificial stone market is flooded with fake and shoddy products. Fake and low-quality artificial stone will have problems such as color discoloration and poor anti-aging.
Stainless steel cabinet countertops
The stainless steel layout surface is bright, and the shape is avant-garde, which is favored by urban decoration.
However, stainless steel cabinet countertops are susceptible to scratches, impacts, etc., and cannot be repaired.
How to maintain cabinets of different materials
Artificial stone countertops
Cleaning: Because there are no fine lines , So it has strong resistance to paint, stains, etc., and it is easier to clean. But the texture is too soft, so you must not use abrasive cleaners.
Maintenance: Artificial stone countertops should prevent the bleach and scale in the water from making the countertop lighter and affecting its appearance. In actual use, avoid direct contact with high-temperature objects.
Natural stone countertops
Cleaning: When there are stains on the countertops, they should be wiped clean in time to prevent the stains from penetrating into the interior through natural fine lines.
Maintenance: Natural stone countertops should use a soft scouring pad instead of toluene cleaners, otherwise it will be difficult to remove bleaching spots. When removing scale, do not use strong acid toilet powder, dilute hydrochloric acid, etc., otherwise it will damage the glaze and make it lose its luster. In order to prevent the countertop from cracking, avoid heavy objects hitting the countertop and direct contact with overheated objects during use.
Stainless steel countertop
Cleaning: Do not use acidic and abrasive cleaning agents, and also avoid using cleaning tools with high hardness such as steel balls, etc., too hard cleaning tools are easy to cause Surface fluffing, surface scratching, etc.
Maintenance: Chemical effects have corrosive effects on the countertops of many materials. For example, the stainless steel countertops may rust if they are exposed to salt. Therefore, you should also pay attention to avoiding soy sauce bottles and other items directly on the countertops.
Finally, I would like to remind everyone that no matter what kind of material the cabinet countertops are, try to avoid direct contact with food, so that not only It will affect the hygiene of the food, and it will also stain the countertops of the cabinets accordingly. If they are not handled properly in the subsequent cleaning, they will also be damaged, so this must also be paid attention to.