how to distinguish artificial stone and quartz stone
Countertops are an important part of cabinets. The three most common ones include artificial stone countertops, quartz countertops and stainless steel countertops. What are the characteristics of your countertop? First of all, the main components of artificial stone countertops are aluminum powder, calcium powder and acrylic. The surface is very smooth and easy to care. It also has good plasticity, can achieve seamless splicing, and can make any shape. However, artificial stone countertops also have certain disadvantages, such as the fact that its hardness is not high, and it is prone to osmotic fracture and deformation. If there is oil on the countertop, it needs to be scrubbed with a damp cloth in time to prevent oil from seeping in.
Using an aqueous marker to mark the artificial stone, the density is very low and it will penetrate very quickly.
Artificial stone quickly imprints
Quartz stone will not go deep into the mark
The second type of stainless steel countertops, stainless steel countertops can just make up for some of the shortcomings of artificial stone countertops. The entire material is relatively strong and durable, and can be seamlessly spliced with stainless steel sinks. However, if it is used for too long, its surface may have a lot of scratches, because the stainless steel table surface will be scratched if it is scratched by the sharp weapon. In addition, the stainless steel has a relatively simple metal color mode, and the choice is relatively small. And the appearance of stainless steel countertops will give people a cold feeling, and the limitations of the style are also relatively large.
The third type of quartz stone countertop is a new type of stone with 90% quartz fine and synthetic. The countertop made of it can be touched, smooth and cool, and has good gloss. Beautiful and generous is the most popular countertop for consumers. It has high hardness and strong wear resistance. It can be directly drawn with a knife. It will not leave any traces. After a long period of use, it can be as clean as new. Quartz stone countertops have almost no pores, so you don't have to worry about oil infiltration. You only need to rinse with water every day, which is simple and easy, but there are certain disadvantages. That is, its material has a high hardness, high density, and is difficult to process. It cannot be traced like artificial stone in the splicing of the countertop.
Artificial stone has scratches
Quartz stone without scratches
If you want to make the table into a special shape, the processing cost will be greatly increased, but if you do not have special requirements, quartz stone countertops, whether in terms of aesthetics or durability, are the best choice for cabinet countertops.