Different seasons have different advantages and disadvantages, but they can all be decorated, but different issues should be paid attention to during the decoration. The decoration of the kitchen is the most important in home improvement because the kitchen is the most frequently used place in the family. The most important thing for cabinets is the choice of countertop materials. Common countertop materials currently on the market include natural stone, artificial stone, acrylic, quartz stone, and stainless steel. The usage rate of quartz stone is the highest because quartz stone has the advantages of abrasion resistance, scratch resistance, high-temperature resistance, anti-permeability, non-toxic and non-radiation, etc., which are also required for cabinet countertops.

white quartz with grey veins

China white quartz with grey veins

Quartz stone plates are decorative solid surface materials and can be used in the entire home improvement field. Due to the different application areas, processing and installation are also required, because the quartz stone manufacturers only produce plates. There are certain differences in processing in different seasons because quartz stone is a brittle polymer composite material, which has certain thermal expansion and contraction characteristics, and has certain mechanical properties such as shrinkage stress, impact toughness, and elongation at break.

Let’s take a look at what issues should be paid attention to in the winter installation of quartz stone countertops:

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Cheap OEM q quartz

1. It is necessary to check the flatness of the cabinet before installation, and check whether the size of the quartz stone countertop matches the cabinet completely. If errors occur, the quartz stone countertops need to be reworked or the cabinets need to be trimmed.

2. When measuring the depth of the cabinet, the countertop needs to reserve size of 4cm to facilitate the installation of the hanging sidebars.

3. When splicing some ultra-long countertops (such as L-shaped countertops), in order to ensure the flatness of the spliced ​​countertops and the tightness of the joints, it is recommended to use strong fixing clips (A clip, F clip) to fix the quartz stone plate. In addition, when bonding the lower hanging strips, a strong fixing clip should also be used to fix it to ensure the perfect combination of the countertop splicing and the gap between the countertop and the lower hanging strip.

gray quartz countertops

Light gray quartz countertops

4. There should be a certain distance between the quartz stone countertop and the wall (usually 3mm to 5mm). After installation, the gap between the countertop and the wall should be evenly coated with glass glue. Avoid cracking of the countertop due to thermal expansion and contraction characteristics.