Cabinet countertops are the home improvement materials that every family must purchase when decorating. The cabinet countertops on the market generally include metal countertops, stone countertops, and glass countertops. Of course, stone countertops are the main ones. Many families choose stone countertops as an important part of home decoration, because stone countertops are durable, easy to take care of, and very beautiful.
Since there are many types of stone, different families choose different types of stone. Some are natural stone countertops and some are artificial stone countertops. Then, what are the similarities and differences between these two stone countertops, and what should be paid attention to? The natural stone countertops have been compiled systematically for everyone, and shared with everyone, so that everyone can better purchase and maintain.
Generally, among the natural stone countertops, people use more high-grade granite marble, which is also the main stone variety for cabinet countertops. Among them, the most common natural stone is divided into two types: black flower and white flower.
Using natural stone to make cabinet countertops has many advantages, of course, it also has its disadvantages. First of all, its advantages are as follows: the surface of natural stone is very beautiful, the texture is very beautiful, and their texture is very hard, so it can be wear-resistant and scratch-resistant, more suitable for use in the kitchen, and the cost of natural stone is relatively low. , They have a very rich pattern, which can be suitable for different groups of people. It is a very economical material for cabinet countertops.
The shortcomings of natural stone are also very obvious: because this kind of stone comes from nature, it is generally impossible for them to be too long. That is to say, they are not able to become a whole large-area countertop. This is for those who wish to own Cabinet countertops are an integral part of consumers and cannot meet their needs. Therefore, it is generally only possible to use seamless splicing for laying. If the method of splicing is used, the stones cannot become a whole, and there will be seams, which are particularly prone to bacteria growing in the seams, which will affect the sanitation of the kitchen. The density of natural stone is very high, so its weight is relatively high. In this way, the support below must be very strong, so as to ensure the solidity of the countertop. Although the hardness of these natural stones is relatively high, their elasticity is not strong. If they encounter a strong impact, cracks will appear, and it is very difficult to repair, especially those that exist in the stone originally. It becomes large cracks, and when encountering high temperature, these cracks are prone to major changes and become large cracks.
The surface of natural stone has a large number of tiny holes, so if it is used for a long time, these holes will generally absorb pigments, which will affect the color of the stone surface.
When using natural stone cabinet countertops, we must pay attention to environmental protection to ensure good health.