How to choose rock slabs with different thicknesses?

Rock slabs are becoming increasingly recognized and loved, and are gradually being pursued by everyone. The common thicknesses of rock slabs include 3mm, 4.5mm, 5.5mm, 6mm, 9mm, 12mm, 15mm, 18mm, 20mm, etc. The thinner the rock slab, the better. Different application spaces and scenarios have applicable thicknesses. How to choose the thickness of the rock slab?

  • 3mm thickness

1. Advantages

The quality is relatively light, providing a certain degree of transparency, sterility, and pollution prevention. Suitable for secondary decoration and wall installation, without damaging the room floor and walls, and without bringing construction waste, it can be directly constructed.

2. Disadvantages

The thickness is too thin, which can easily cause bending deformation and the overall stress is not very strong. The 3mm rock slab is too thin and has high requirements for the wall base layer. Coupled with the brittle nature of the rock slab, once a significant deviation occurs, it may cause the rock slab to rupture.

3. Scope of application

The 3mm thick rock panel is currently mainly used for decorative panels, such as cabinet door panels, wardrobe door panels, room door panels, refrigerators,s and other household appliance cabinet door panels.

This type of application requires composite and reinforcement with materials such as aluminum honeycomb, aluminum, wood, glass, and fiber back mesh to achieve certain crack resistance performance and meet the needs of home space use.

  • 6mm thickness

1. Advantages

The high cost-effectiveness of combining bending resistance and thinness. In addition to wall tiling, it can also undergo secondary processing and be used for dining tables, coffee tables, desks, foyer cabinets, TV cabinets, cabinet panels, sideboards, bathroom cabinets, bay windows, wardrobes, etc. It can also be used in combination with materials such as glass, wood, and stainless steel.

2. Disadvantages

Compared to 3mm thick rock slabs, although their flexural strength has increased, they are still relatively prone to deformation when subjected to heavy pressure. So it is still not recommended to be used in areas that require stress or load-bearing.

3. Scope of application

A 6mm thick rock slab can currently be used for wet pasting and dry hanging of indoor and outdoor walls and floors, various door panels, and composite board countertops. However, the composite board countertop of this thickness cannot have irregular edges but can be used as a basin under the table and must be hung below.

Mainly used in floor tiling and high-end home customization, currently commonly used in cabinet panels, wardrobe panels, entrance door panels, refrigerator panels, TV cabinet panels, etc. In addition to going underground, it can also be applied to walls, such as background walls and parapets, which not only have a stunning and stimulating visual effect but also greatly reduce the load-bearing capacity of the wall.

  • 9mm&12mm thickness

1. Advantages

The thickness is moderate, and suitable for both walls and floors, especially among the background panels produced by many ceramic tile manufacturers. This thickness is the highest, and most ceramic tile specialty stores claim that it can reach the top in one piece. This thickness is not as high as the previous two thicknesses for tiling technology requirements and is suitable for wet tiling dry hanging, etc.

The bending resistance and load-bearing capacity are relatively good, and the deformation is relatively small, making it more suitable for the application of full roof rock panel furniture panels. It has the characteristics of easy cutting and processing and can meet the application of various household furniture.

2. Disadvantages

Compared to 3mm and 6mm, its lightness and thinness are slightly inferior, and its weight is heavier, making it no longer suitable as a surface layer for door panels.

3. Scope of application

In addition to being applied to various countertops, it is also very suitable for home customization such as stairs, bay windows, window sills, etc., bringing a more beautiful overall home effect and a higher quality life experience.

  • ≥ 15mm thickness

1. Advantages

Rock slabs with a thickness of 15mm and above have the highest hardness, strength, weight, and flexural strength. Solid and fearless of daily cutting and scratching, it can directly process, cut, and cook food on its surface, making it an ideal material for home countertops such as kitchens, bathrooms, and island countertops. With stronger processing ability, it can withstand deep processing such as groove pulling, chamfering, and shape grinding, making the rock panel more suitable for home customization needs.

2. Disadvantages

Thick and heavy, it is not suitable for making the surface layer of door panels.

3. Scope of application

The exclusive thickness of the kitchen countertop panel, without bottom hanging, can be done in one piece.

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