What is a countertop?
The cabinet countertop materials have undergone several breakthrough renovations, from cement board, tile surface, wood board, veneer fire board, natural stone board, stainless steel, to the most used today is quartz stone countertops. Cement boards, tile surfaces, wood boards, etc. have been eliminated by the market because of their many shortcomings. We will not talk about it here. Next, we will summarize the advantages and disadvantages of several existing countertop materials on the market:
Fireproof board top: The fireproof board top is made of MDF, and the facing is fireproof board. Thickness: 4mm, colorful and diverse, fireproof, moisture-proof, oil-resistant and easy to clean. However, the pressure resistance, scratch resistance, hardness, and environmental protection can not meet the requirements, and the service life is short, so it will gradually be eliminated by the market.
Stainless steel countertops: durable and easy to clean. However, the single color of stainless steel countertops feels uncomfortable, not warm, and lacks the warmth of the family. It is no longer favored by people who emphasize personality and advocate return to nature.
Artificial stone countertops: The artificial stone countertops existing on the market are mainly made of unsaturated resin or acrylic resin, added with fillers, colorants, and pressed by vacuum bubbling plane. Even manufacturers use hand-paste resin and stone powder. Its main features are bright and colorful, strong plasticity, but poor scratch resistance, hardness is not enough, no natural feeling, antibacterial, environmental protection and other aspects are not very ideal.
Natural stone: Although natural stone has natural texture, it is more beautiful, but natural marble is not resistant to pollution, environmental protection, toughness, high temperature resistance, etc. Mainly because natural stone has pores, it is easy to penetrate into the texture, it is difficult to clean, and the natural marble is brittle, and it is impossible to make a countertop of more than 1 meter. When the temperature changes sharply, it will also rupture. In addition, the natural stone has strong radioactivity. May cause harm to the human body.
In summary, there is an urgent need to find a new type of countertop that is environmentally friendly, antibacterial, scratched, high temperature resistant, colorful and easy to clean to meet the requirements of use.