Stone resin-type countertop panels have been popular for many years, and they are widely used in hotels, restaurants, and even home decoration. It is truly eye-catching and extraordinary with its shiny, jade-like surface effect. I also acknowledge its excellent decorative effect. However, the vast majority of people only see the highlights of stone resin-type countertops but are not aware of the drawbacks of stone resin-type countertops, and do not know some precautions to avoid when using stone resin-type countertops. After using stone resin-type countertops for some time, problems arise.
Scratches crisscross the resin-type stone countertop panel; The grinding rings generated by the movement of metal items and tableware on the surface of stone resin-type countertops; The resin around the opening of the stone resin-type countertop panel detaches and separates from the countertop panel; Cracking and arching of stone resin type countertop panels; The stone resin type countertop panel is not resistant to high temperatures and is scalded by high temperatures. The originally beautiful stone resin-shaped countertop panel has become unrecognizable and has no decorative value, and in the end, it has only been thrown away!
Possible drawbacks of stone resin-type countertop panels:
1. Low surface hardness and susceptibility to scratches
The surface hardness of unsaturated resin adhesive or other resin adhesives after curing is low, and they are easily scratched by glass, metal spikes, and cutting tools.
2. Not wear-resistant, prone to wear marks and rings
The resin on the surface of the stone resin-type countertop panel is not wear-resistant. If the object is not lifted directly from the countertop when moving, scratches, abrasions, and circles will be generated on the resin surface, seriously affecting the appearance quality of the countertop.
3. Not resistant to high temperatures, may cause burns
It is incorrect to make some coffee tables into resin-type countertops. The high temperature of stoves and tea sets can cause long-term damage to the resin surface of resin-type countertops, causing the resin surface to bulge and crack, seriously affecting the appearance of the resin surface of the countertops.
4. Resin surface cracking
The most fatal problem with stone resin-type countertop panels is cracking. The reasons for cracking include issues with the resin used, resin proportion allocation, processing technology, usage, and other factors. In short, regardless of the reason, cracking of stone resin-type countertop panels is a common and common problem.
5. No secondary processing allowed
After the processing of the stone resin-type countertop panel, it is not allowed to excavate basin holes, drill water roar holes, or process water leakage holes on the coffee table. Otherwise, the resin on the surface of the countertop panel will crack.
6. The resin layer will detach and separate from the stone material
Stone resin-type countertop panel is made by scraping a layer of unsaturated resin adhesive or other resin adhesive on the base stone, then polishing and polishing the countertop panel. Unsaturated resin and other resin adhesives have low adhesion due to their physical and chemical properties, especially after curing, they are like a thin layer of rubber, which is easy to detach and separate from the stone matrix.
7. The resin layer is prone to arching after being hollowed out
During the processing of resin-type countertop panels, hollowing is inevitable. Once a hollow bulge appears on the surface of the resin, it will arch up from the hollow bulge, like a bulge or abscess. When subjected to force, it will rupture and be damaged from the hollow bulge.
8. Color change on resin surface
The surface of the dining table should frequently come into contact with various seasonings such as soup, soy sauce, vinegar, oil stains, water, and other substances. Over time, these more or more acidic and alkaline substances corrode the resin, causing its surface to discolor.
We need to be cautious when selecting stone resin-type countertops, considering the conditions and environment of use, and following some precautions during use to ensure that the stone resin-type countertops will not encounter various problems as shown in the pictures in the text. Although resin-type countertops are beautiful, highly luminous, and crystal clear, if you don’t understand the precautions when using resin-type countertops, they will lose their original brilliance and beauty!