What Is The Difference Between Quartz Stone And Rock Board On The Kitchen Countertop?

Decoration materials on the market are increasing day by day. For kitchen countertops with a high frequency of use, when selecting materials, in addition to appearance, we also pay attention to quality. The rise of rock slabs in recent years has attracted the attention of many consumers. So, who is more suitable for the kitchen countertop, the rock plate, and the quartz stone that has dominated the kitchen countertop for more than ten years? In this article, let’s write an article about this.

Quartz stone belongs to artificial stone, which is a new type of stone synthesized by more than 90% quartz crystal plus resin and other trace elements. As the most common material of kitchen countertop, it has obvious advantages of high hardness, strong wear resistance, and good fire resistance.

1. Scratch resistant

The quartz content of quartzite is as high as 94%. Quartz crystal is a natural ore second only to brick and stone in nature. Its surface hardness is as high as Mohs 8 degrees and will not be scratched by sharp tools such as knives and shovels in the kitchen.

2. Stain-resistant and impermeable

Quartzite is a kind of composite material with excellent compactness, which is artificially manufactured under a vacuum. Its quartz surface can resist the corrosion of domestic acid and alkali, and the daily liquid can not penetrate its interior.

3. Old and new

The glossy and bright surface of quartz stone has undergone more than 30 complex polishing processes. It will not be scratched by the knife and shovel, nor will it penetrate or stain, nor will it produce problems such as yellowing or discoloration.

4. Extremely refractory

Quartz crystal is a natural refractory with a melting point of more than 1300 ℃, so the quartz made of 94% natural quartz is completely flame retardant, will not burn due to high temperature, and has high-temperature resistance characteristics unmatched by the artificial stone table.

5. Nontoxic and radiation-free

The surface of quartz stone is smooth, dense, and non-porous so that bacteria have no place to hide, can directly contact with food, and is safe and non-toxic.

6. Good decoration

Quartz stone combines the advantages of natural stone and artificial stone. It has a simple and natural texture, clear and smooth texture, gorgeous and rich colors, and can play a very good decorative effect.

About the advantages of rock plate

The rock plate is a large-scale new porcelain panel made of natural raw materials through a special process, pressed by press, combined with advanced production technology, and fired at a high temperature above 1200 ℃, which can be used for cutting, drilling, grinding, and other processing processes.

Advantages of rock plate: large specification, many colors, high-temperature resistance, abrasion resistance, anti permeability, acid and alkali resistance, etc. It is suitable for TV background walls, wall decoration, furniture, etc.

Disadvantages of rock slab

Disadvantage 1: brittle

“Brittleness” is inherent in the rock plate. Like ceramic tiles, it has the characteristics of high hardness, but it lacks toughness. It will break when it meets gravity. The use of a rock plate for the kitchen countertop is fatal. It can’t stand the gravity vibration such as cutting vegetables and bones, and it is easy to crack.

Disadvantage 2: difficult logistics and processing

It is not easy to transport because of its brittleness and vibration. In the processing process, it is not easy to cut and the construction is difficult.

Disadvantage 3: rock slab joint is a difficult problem

Most of the hard stones cannot be seamlessly spliced. This will have an impact on the L-shaped cabinet table. Therefore, we can always see a large joint at the corner of the rock slab table.

Disadvantage 4: the texture of the rock plate can not be integrated

Although the green body of the rock plate is integrated, the surface texture can not be integrated like natural marble, which will affect the places where edge grinding is needed, such as the water-retaining line of the tabletop.

The above is the analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of quartz stone and rock plates. We have a deeper understanding of the material selection of the cabinet table. Only when good material is used in a suitable place can its characteristics and advantages be brought into play. Well, this article will be written here first. I hope you can send an email to sales@sntstone.com Give me more good advice

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