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The Secret of How to Choose a Kitchen Countertop

The functional space in the house – the kitchen is one of them. The countertop occupies the largest visual and functional area and can be said to be the protagonist in this space. We believe that durable and high-performance kitchen design is essential, and the kitchen countertop is a very important functional countertop, where we cut food, place ingredients pots and pans, and prepare all kinds of delicious dishes. So we needed a countertop that was completely waterproof, temperature-insensitive, durable, suitable for everyday use, and easy to clean.

Entering the home furnishing market, the countertops of various materials are dazzling. Some look beautiful, but are they really practical? Some look ordinary visually, but is this really the case? Pay close attention to the latest kitchen design trends, I believe it is not difficult for you to find that countertop design has become a new field for brand designers to flex their muscles. The details are more refined and the patterns are more diversified. The mainstream direction of these countertop designs can interpret the atmosphere of the kitchen with a more sense of quality.

If you want to upgrade the kitchen space, you must work hard on the choice of countertops. Regarding the purchase of kitchen countertops, these stone materials are suitable for kitchen countertops, such as marble, slate, engineered stone, granite, quartz, quartzite, etc. Let’s take a look at the advantages of these commonly used countertop materials!

Table of Contents

I. What are the benefits of choosing marble as a kitchen countertop?

Marble is a luxurious and beautiful decorative material. The color of the stone is natural and has a natural texture. Even the plates cut from the same stone have a little difference in texture, which constitutes the gorgeous color of the natural stone. Because of this, marble is the best material for individual and luxurious decoration.

The main color of marble is multicolor, and the subjective attribute is pattern. It has high compressive strength and good physical and chemical properties, and is easy to process. important role in people’s lives. Especially in the past ten years, large-scale mining, industrial processing, and international trade have made decorative panels enter the building decoration industry in large quantities, not only for luxurious public buildings, but also for home decoration.

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Advantages

1. Marble looks good and has a unique texture.

2. Marble hardness is also higher.

3. Marble is wear-resistant and high-temperature

4. Resistant, and it is not easy to deform.

II. What are the benefits of choosing sintered stone as a kitchen countertop?

The sintered stone mainly contains natural clay, silica and feldspar powder and other inorganic oxides. It is a new type of ceramic material with super large specifications that can withstand cutting, drilling, grinding and other processing processes.

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Advantages

1. The hardness of sintered stone is higher than that of quartz, and it is fire-resistant, high-temperature resistant and corrosion-resistant.

2. The sintered stone has strong anti-fouling and impact resistance, anti-skid and scratch-resistant.
The sintered stonehas zero penetration and is easy to clean without maintenance.

3. The material of the sintered stone is safe and non-toxic, which is very suitable for the kitchen where the environment is often kept hot and humid. Even if it comes into direct contact with food, there is no need to worry about any problems.

II. What are the benefits of choosing engineered stone as a kitchen countertop?

Engineered stone countertops are divided into imported and domestic products, which are made of stone powder and artificial fibers through high temperature and high pressure. Its main features are colorful, no capillary pores on the surface, strong stain resistance, acid resistance, corrosion resistance, wear resistance, and easy to clean. It combines the elegance of natural marble and the hardness of granite, with the delicate and warm feeling of wood, with the luster of ceramics, extremely malleable, tight seams, even seamless, and smooth lines, which can make any shape.

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Advantages

1. Engineered stone has functions such as wear resistance, acid resistance, high temperature resistance, anti -rushing, pressure resistance, anti -folding, and anti -penetration.

2. There are no pores on the surface of the engineered stone, and the oil and water stains are not easy to penetrate into it, and the anti -dirt is strong.

3. The engineered stone can be seamlessly bonded at arbitrary length, and the adhesives of the same material are used to polish two pieces of bonding. It is integrated, suitable for cabinets that need long tables.

4. The engineered stone is easy to maintain, and the surface scratches can be polished with 400 thin gauze paper.

IV. What are the benefits of choosing granite as a kitchen countertop?

Granite is a natural stone with unique printing and color. Because it is relatively heat -resistant, it is an excellent choice in the kitchen and bathroom. If marble is the most popular stone choice, the most durable stone is granite, because their main ingredients are quartz. Although the price is not cheap, it is durable.

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Advantages

1. Granitekitchen tables can increase value. This makes it have investment value. It can add elegance to the kitchen, and it will increase the overall value of the house when selling.

2. Graniteis a unique design of nature. The subtle color changes on granite cannot be copied by engineered products. It will make your home personalized and add features to the kitchen. You may have noticed that with the changes in the light in the room, the color on the granitealso changes.The color, spots and other styles of granite run through the entire stone, unlike ordinary engineered granite, there is only a layer of surface. These characteristics of different stones are also different.

3. Granitehas a bactericidal effect because of its texture, so this is a very clean kitchen material. Because it is not porous material, it is not easy to hide bacteria and other dirt, and mold will not breed here.

4. Graniteis very easy to clean. Daily cleaning only needs to use soft rags or some paper towels and ordinary soapy water. Due to the dense texture, there are not many pores in this stone, so dyeing is not a big problem. Once graniteis sealed or polished, it can prevent moisture itself.

5. The performance of graniteis stable. It does not absorb liquids, will not be scratched, and does not have to worry about sour erosion. From all aspects, if there are children in the home, graniteis a good choice. No matter what they do, it will basically not damage your granite countertop.

V. What are the benefits of choosing quartz as a kitchen countertop?

Usually the quartz we mentioned is a new type of stone that is synthesized by more than 90% of the quartz crystals with resin and other trace elements. Quartzes are large -scale boards that are suppressed by special machines under certain physical and chemical conditions. Its main materials are quartz. Quartz is a mineral that is easily turned into liquid -like minerals. It is also quite common for rock -making minerals, which are available in three categories of rocks. Because quartz is the latest in fire, it usually lacks a complete crystal surface, mostly filled in the middle of other first crystals.

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Advantages

1. High hardness of quartz is not afraid of scratching.

2. Quartz’s strong anti -pollution force, which is convenient for you to clean up.

3. Quartz has the characteristics of durability, wear resistance, corrosion resistance, etc. The key is that it has a moderate price.

4. Quartz has no radiation.

VI. What are the benefits of choosing quartzite as a kitchen countertop?

Quartzite, the main mineral is quartz, may contain mica minerals, hematite, goethite, etc. Quartzite is a metamorphic rock mainly composed of quartz with a quartz content of more than 85%. It is formed by regional metamorphism and recrystallization of quartz sandstone and siliceous rock. It is also possible that siliceous rocks near the magma undergo thermal contact metamorphism to form quartzite.

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Advantages

1. Quartzite has fine particles, compact structure and high hardness.

2. Due to the unique crystal structure of quartzite, it presents colorful and unique colors and textures, and has special decorative effects.

3. Quartzite has excellent high temperature resistance.

4. Quartzite is easy to process and the price is moderate.

VII. Conclusion

The above are the recommended stone materials for kitchen countertops, but no matter what material the stone is, it has its own characteristics and advantages. The kitchen is a place full of life. Everyone wants to customize their own kitchen. How to choose to meet their own needs requires some time and energy to ponder.

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