Quartz stone or slate for cabinet countertops?
Do you want to use quartz stone or slate for kitchen cabinet countertops at home? Are you confused?
Quartz stone: Quartz stone, usually what we call quartz stone is a new type of stone that is artificially synthesized by more than
90% of quartz crystals plus resin and other trace elements. It is a large-sized plate pressed by a special machine under certain
physical and chemical conditions, and its main material is quartz.
Quartz is a mineral that easily becomes liquid when heated or pressured. It is also a fairly common rock-forming mineral, found in all
three types of rocks. Because it crystallizes the latest in igneous rocks, it usually lacks complete crystal faces and is mostly filled
with other rock-forming minerals that crystallize first.
Slate: Slate is a new type of plate that has been popular for decoration in recent years. It is made of natural raw materials through a
special process, pressed by a press of more than 10,000 tons (more than 15,000 tons), combined with advanced production technology, and
fired at a high temperature above 1200 ℃. It is a new type of super-sized ceramic material that can withstand cutting, drilling, grinding
and other processing processes. Through the above comparison, it is not difficult to find that the quartz stone countertop still retains the
original characteristics of the stone and has been processed, but the slate has changed the characteristics of natural raw materials after
being calcined at a high temperature of 1200 ° C, and has been converted from stone to porcelain. Slate countertops are not currently the home
of every owner and friend, but porcelain materials such as tableware, vases, and porcelain craft fees are basically available in every
household, as well as ceramic tiles at home. The most notable feature of ceramic tile materials in processing and cutting is that they
are brittle and are particularly prone to edge bursting. At present, it is easy to confuse slate and slab tiles. (Today I will tell you
the easiest way. The back of the tiles must have uneven patterns, and the patterns of the same type of tiles are almost the same. However,
the back of the slate must be extremely flat without any uneven patterns.)
Quartz countertops have a history of more than ten years of development. In the earliest days, our kitchen countertops were made of marble.
However, the hardness of marble was not enough, and it was easy to bleed. It was gradually eliminated by the later acrylic countertops and
then quartz countertops. Personally think that quartz stone countertops still occupy more than 98% of the market share. The price of slate
countertops and their expensiveness were basically around 7000-8000 yuan for a linear meter of kitchen countertops when they first came out.
Then, with the domestic top enterprises that used to make ceramic tiles, as well as the more powerful enterprises that used to make quartz
stone, they began to quickly deploy slate processing centers, upgrade the production process of slate, and develop savagely. It is no
exaggeration to say that the price of slate from the ex-factory price of the board is very close to the floor tiles attached to the home,
but after various links, it is also expensive when it reaches the customer's home, which is not affordable for ordinary consumers.
After years of development, quartz stone countertops have gradually introduced patterned quartz stone from the original single granular
countertop, which is very close to the natural texture of marble, the color is very beautiful, and the quartz stone is easy to process,
and its characteristics have met the needs of most customers. , and quartz stone is very convenient when encountering corners, special
shapes, stacks, and laces. The construction is finer and can be faintly seen within one meter of the gap where the countertops are spliced.
The countertop is integrally formed, and the kitchen made is also beautiful and atmospheric.
In the past two years, the slate has been very fast anyway. It has developed from a single kitchen countertop to the background wall,
floor paving, wall paving, top ceiling, etc. It can be said that as long as there is a need for face, slate can be used.
Satisfy! Just expensive.