The countertop is an indispensable part of the cabinet. As a cooking platform, it is used very frequently in the kitchen, and it is also very easy to be stained with oil and water. Therefore, the cabinet countertops must be of good quality while being relatively easy to clean and maintain. Therefore, the choice of countertop is particularly important. At present, the main popular materials on the market are quartz stone, artificial stone, stainless steel, natural stone, and solid wood materials that are gradually emerging.
What material is good for cabinet countertops
First: refractory board countertop
Advantages: bright color, abrasion resistance, scratch resistance, high temperature resistance, giving people a brand-new feeling, and the cabinet countertops are consistent in height, supplemented by embedded gas stoves, adding a sense of beauty. The price is generally accepted by ordinary consumers from 200 to 500 yuan per linear meter.
Disadvantages: The table surface is easily corroded by water and moisture. Improper use will cause degumming, deformation, and expansion of the substrate.
Second: Marble 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 color is different, the most commonly used are only a few hundred yuan per meter, which is economical A kind of countertop material. The price of high-end natural stone countertops is 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 needs strong cabinet support. Although it is more than hard, it is not flexible enough. If it is hit hard, it will crack and it is difficult to repair. Some invisible Natural cracks will also rupture when the temperature changes sharply.
Third: Quartz stone countertops
Advantages: Quartz stone is more wear-resistant, acid-resistant, high-temperature resistant, and has strong functions such as impact resistance, compression resistance, bending 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 power; it can be seamlessly bonded at any length, and the same material adhesive After the blocks are bonded, they are polished and become a whole.
Disadvantages: higher prices. Even if it is seamless artificial stone, because of its different processing technology, the quality is divided into three or six or nine. Therefore, in the selection, you must choose a brand with a good reputation and a guaranteed service.
Fourth: Acrylic countertop
The advantages are: seamless splicing, changeable shapes, diverse and soft colors, and easy repair of problems. After using it for too long, it can be bright as new again after polishing.
The disadvantage is that the hardness is slightly worse and the quartz stone, such as rough objects rubbing on the countertop, will easily destroy the brightness of the countertop. The high temperature resistance of composite acrylic is about 90 degrees, and the high temperature resistance of pure acrylic is 120 degrees. But do not touch overheated objects for a long time.