Analysis on the material characteristics of kitche

2022-07-22
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Home decoration, solid artificial stone and granite are all popular kitchen countertop materials. How should consumers choose from them

home decoration, solid artificial stone and granite are all popular kitchen countertop materials. How should consumers choose from them? This is generally determined by the feelings of consumers and the influence of professional designers. Xiaobian will analyze the characteristics of different materials of kitchen countertops to help you choose a more suitable countertop

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the relevant consumption survey also informed us about the respective characteristics, advantages and possible disadvantages of the two materials. We can make a wise choice after knowing the details. The following is a comparison between solid artificial stone and granite, which can help you choose the countertop materials that best meet your requirements. Four independent research companies recently conducted a survey in the United States, which showed that consumers rated the efficiency and value of solid artificial stone higher than granite. They unanimously gave solid artificial stone a higher score, pointing out that solid artificial stone has the best characteristics

in the survey, it was found that 98% of people who currently use solid artificial stone surface material at home said that they would choose this material again if necessary. Among those who have used granite pavement materials, only 52% said they would consider buying granite again

comparison of characteristics between solid stone and granite

the joints of solid artificial stone surface material are smooth and inconspicuous, so there will be no ugly and dirty joints. The joints of dark granite are almost invisible, but on the worktable of light granite, the joints will be obvious. A similar situation also occurs in the cement joint connecting tiles. Solid artificial stone materials can be cut into unique shapes and radians, complex edge shapes, customized table drainage channels and heat insulation frames. Solid artificial stones of various colors can also be easily inlaid with each other or with other materials, resulting in excellent countertop effect. Solid artificial stone has a variety of colors and textures, including several natural colors and light color series with different shades. It is suitable for the bright and clean style of today's general kitchen, and its color, style and tone are consistent and unified

the design of granite is not as changeable as artificial stone, and the shape of the edge is limited, while inlaying other materials will increase ugly joints. Granite is mainly dark in color, with few light colors. The tone and texture of granite often change, and the color of goods may be different from the selected sample. The solid stone plate can be combined with the sink by the seamless splicing method of the basin under the stage, and the appearance is smooth, without joints, and there is no edge recess to hide dirt. At the same time, the curved rear water retaining design eliminates the joints that are difficult to clean. Granite worktops can also be installed with the basin splicing method under the table, but there will be gaps in it, which is easy to hide moisture and dirt; And granite generally does not have arc-shaped rear water retaining design, because at least one obvious joint is required

solid stone has a strong and obvious translucent feeling, which is smooth and comfortable to touch, like leather and wood, emitting a warm and attractive feeling. Granite is also very smooth, but it feels a little cold and hard, like glass

durability

solid artificial stone is an advanced composite made of natural minerals and pigments mixed with methyl methacrylate, which is difficult to cause permanent wear. Because its color and pattern are all over the thickness of the whole material, it can be completely renovated. Dents, notches or scratches can be easily removed with ordinary detergent, cleaning cloth or fine polishing paper. To prevent the solid stone from being damaged by heat, heat insulation frames or ceramic tiles can be inserted into the table to form a safe place for placing hot vessels

granite is generally considered to be strong and durable, but cracks, natural cracks and impurities in granite will cause unstable parts, and these parts sometimes even crack the granite table. Granite is generally not easy to scratch, but once there are concave lines, notches and scratches, it is difficult to remove. In addition, general consumers will have the illusion that hot containers can be placed directly on granite. In fact, this is not desirable, because heat will destroy the protective layer on the surface, making granite easy to stain

comparison between solid artificial stone and granite (for kitchen workbench)

the following is a comparison of the main characteristics and advantages that designers and consumers focus on when choosing kitchen countertop materials. The results show that among the 18 characteristics and advantages, solid stone has the same or higher score in 16 items than granite

in terms of superior image and high value during resale, both materials have been highly evaluated. In terms of unified grade/quality, better installation and maintenance support, integrated kitchen sink (no hidden pan edges and concave edges), smooth, solid and unobtrusive joints, infinitely variable edge treatment, easy to repair, arc back water retaining design (no embedded lines/seams), colored inlay decoration, excellent antifouling efficiency (overall), a variety of monochrome options, and customized integrated countertop drainage trough Among the 14 items of easy on-site modification, heatable bending and high overall design elasticity, solid stone scored significantly higher than granite. Granite scored higher than solid stone in terms of heat resistance and scratch resistance

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cleaning and maintenance

artificial stones are easy to clean, as long as they are cleaned with soap water or a little decontamination powder; Its non porous material makes water impervious, does not accumulate stains, and does not breed mold and bacteria. Because the solid stone is clean and sanitary, the operating room of the hospital is willing to use it, and it is listed in the list of the National Health Foundation of the United States

granite needs frequent maintenance, because this material is porous and needs to be coated with a layer of non permanent surface sealant to prevent stains. Granite is difficult to clean, so it is not easy to make small cracks and pits on the surface free of mold and bacteria. Most soaps or detergents cannot be used to clean granite, because they will produce stains. You must buy chemicals from granite suppliers to clean them carefully. If the scale is left on the granite surface, it is difficult to remove, and sometimes it will cause wear and tear, which requires money to be polished by special personnel

in the market, more and more people choose solid stone as kitchen countertops, but in total, it is still a minority compared with granite countertops. The well-known brands of solid stone include DuPont Corian, meijiashi, Monterey, etc

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