Due to the limitation of family economic conditions, many families cannot choose to decorate the home with stone as a whole, and the part of decoration with stone has become the most common way. Among them, stone decoration on countertops is the most common part of the stone decoration. The stone paving surface after polishing is not easy to be stained, easy to clean, smooth, and cold to the touch, with excellent texture and is favored by the majority of decoration residents.
The stone countertops in the home are mainly the bay window sill countertops and the kitchen countertops. Although the laying methods are roughly the same, there are still some differences in the details. What are the tips for paving different countertops?
1. Stone paving on bay windows
When paving the countertop of the bay window, the general decorator will first open a groove on the three outer edges, and then use cement to pave the stone slab surface. The bay window slab must be strengthened before paving the slate to prevent the slab from breaking due to pressure and excessive load during use. Most decorators will choose to reinforce the lower edge of the window sill with a double-layer edge.
Before laying the stone on the countertop, be sure to carefully check whether the countertop foundation is flat. The uneven foundation is often the main reason for the fracture of the slate in the later stage. Generally, we recommend laying a large core board for decoration under the stone slab to ensure the smoothness of the stone contact surface. After the countertop is laid, glass glue can be applied.
2. The kitchen countertop stone paving
The stone countertops in the kitchen have higher performance requirements in terms of waterproof and heat resistance when paving. Kitchen stone countertops need to use double-layer stone for water retention. The principle of uniformity and flatness must be followed during the pasting process to ensure that the stone countertops reach sufficient strength.
In terms of heat resistance, the saw cuts of the kitchen countertops must be polished with sandpaper to a smooth state without blunt cuts, and a tin foil insulation layer is added to the bottom of the stone. An insulation layer such as a wooden board should be placed near the bottom of the stove. Strengthen the heat insulation effect to avoid rapid aging of the stone countertops due to local overheating around the stovetop and shorten the service life.