There are many types of cabinet countertops, roughly including natural stone, artificial stone, fireproof board, stainless steel, and so on. They all have the basic properties of anti-fouling, anti-scalding, anti-acid and alkali, anti-scratch, and other countertop materials. But their physical properties and prices are different.
Natural stone includes granite and marble with various patterns. It has a hard texture, outstanding scratch resistance, and a cold feel. Two kinds of black flower and white flowers are more commonly used, but only in terms of white marble, its antifouling performance is slightly insufficient. Natural stone has a high density and requires strong cabinet support. It is more than hard and has insufficient elasticity. Cracks will occur in the event of a heavy blow and it is difficult to repair. The cost varies with different designs and colors. The most commonly used ones cost around 200 yuan per meter, which are the most economical and affordable countertop materials.
Artificial stone is a very popular countertop material, it is divided into seamless and seam. There are obvious traces of gaps when glued with seam artificial stone glue, and its anti-scratch performance and strong acid-base resistance are slightly worse. The price is between 300 and 400 yuan per meter. The seamless artificial stone uses a material called methyl methacrylate, which is rich in patterns and integrally formed, with no traces at the joints, and can be repeatedly polished and refurbished. General stains can be wiped off with a damp cloth or detergent, but strong chemical agents such as paint remover, acetone-containing delustering water, pine perfume, and acid-containing plumbing cleaner can damage it and cause stains. A severe impact will form dents on the surface. The price is different between domestic and imported. Domestic seamless artificial stone is priced at 1200~1500 yuan/meter, while DuPont Corian is sold for 3,000 yuan/meter.
Fireproof board countertops are the mainstream in the current market. They have balanced anti-fouling, anti-scratch, anti-scalding, and anti-acid and alkali properties, and have a wide variety of colors. Its base material is density board, and the surface layer is fireproof material and decorative veneer. Fireproof boards are divided into high, middle, and low grades, and the price is between 300 and 600 yuan per meter. It can be said that the price is relatively affordable. Compared with natural stone, the fireproof board is more flexible and will not crack due to the heavy blow. Its maintenance and maintenance are basically the same as other materials, and it is also very simple.
The stainless steel countertop is bright and clean, with excellent performance. It usually adds a thin stainless steel plate to the surface of the density fireproof board. However, with the decline of stainless steel cabinets in the retail market, it is no longer favored by people, and it is difficult to see in the market.
The material of the countertops directly affects the cost of the “integrated kitchen”. The “integrated kitchen” of about 20,000 yuan usually uses seamless artificial stone countertops to highlight the grade of the kitchen and the decoration effect. For an “integrated kitchen” of about 10,000 yuan, seamed artificial stones and fireproof boards are often used. The cost of natural stone varies, but ordinary stone varieties are generally used for mid-to-low-end kitchen decoration.
After some performance-price ratios, combined with the overall kitchen decoration budget and reasonable arrangements, I believe you will get a set of satisfactory kitchen facilities.