Which material is good for cabinet countertops and how to maintain them
The kitchen is always the most difficult place to clean up in the whole home, especially the kitchen cabinet countertops. The cabinet countertops must be targeted during maintenance, and only after a good understanding of their characteristics can we effectively perform them Maintenance.
Procurement reference: The length of natural stone can not be too long, it is impossible to make a long whole The countertop is not suitable for the modern trend of pursuing the overall countertop.
Advantages: The texture of natural stone is very beautiful, the texture is hard, the anti-scratch performance is very outstanding, the wear resistance is good; the cost is low, the colors are different, the most commonly used ones are only a few hundred yuan About one meter, it is a kind of economical countertop material. The price of high-end natural stone countertops is also around 1,000 yuan.
Disadvantages: The two pieces of splicing cannot be integrated, and the gap is easy to breed bacteria; the natural stone has a high density and requires strong cabinet support. Although it is more than rigid, it is not elastic enough. It is difficult to repair, and some invisible natural cracks will also rupture when the temperature changes sharply.
Maintenance: Natural stone is characterized by large pores on the surface, so if you encounter any stains or moisture during use, you should treat it immediately to prevent the dirt from penetrating into the stone cabinet countertops. Ordinary cleaning can only use clean water or a colorless, neutral and mild cleaning solvent. If you choose a product that is too acid or too alkaline, it may cause damage to the cabinet countertop.
Stainless steel countertops
Procurement reference: Stainless steel countertops are bright and clean, with excellent performance. It is generally to add a thin stainless steel plate on the surface of the high-density fireproof board.
Advantages: sturdy, easy to clean, and practical. In recent years, due to the strong impact of the new concept of 'European and American integration' modern cabinets, stainless steel countertops have also made corresponding improvements in compliance with the development trend of the combination of beautiful and practical cabinets. For consumers who prefer 'practical' considerations, or consumers who like metal texture, it is not impossible to buy stainless steel countertops.
Disadvantages: The vision is 'hardThere is a lack of reasonable and effective treatment methods at the corners and joints of the cabinet countertops.
Maintenance: The metal material is easy to clean and durable. Usually, it can be cleaned with a dry soft cloth, but the soft cloth must be clean, and it must be wiped in the direction of the stainless steel wire to avoid scratches. If you use water or detergent, wipe it dry with a soft cloth immediately to avoid unnecessary water marks.
Purchasing reference: Acrylic currently used on the market can be divided into two types: composite acrylic and pure acrylic.
Advantages: The acrylic countertop is a chemically synthesized countertop material with acrylic as the matrix and superfine aluminum hydroxide as the filler, commonly known as plexiglass. Because of its good toughness, it can be bent and processed. Different patterns can be made on the corners, which is more beautiful than quartz stone.
Disadvantages: the lack of hardness, and the high content of calcium carbonate on the cheap countertops purchased, is very easy to crack. Acrylic table tops are softer, more prone to hard scratches or scratches, and easier to break, and there are many varieties of mixed materials on the market, and it is not easy to distinguish the advantages and disadvantages.
Maintenance: Normally, you only need to wipe it with clean water. If there are any stains remaining, you can wipe it with a neutral or weak alkali, weak acid cleaning solvent. If it causes permanent appearance damage, it can be polished again to keep the surface fresh.
In addition, common countertop materials include refractory plates, quartz stone, ceramics, granite, etc., and they all have their own merits in different aspects Oh, friends who are interested can find out on their own.