Quartz stone countertops refer to cabinet countertops made of quartz stone, mostly made of broken glass and quartz sand. The advantages of quartz stone countertops are wear resistance and scratch resistance, good heat resistance, large area paving and wall, seamless splicing, and durability.
The specific production process: firstly crush the high-quality natural quartz sand, and then purify it (the process removes metal impurities and avoids the radioactivity of the product), and then mix the raw materials and mix the quartz crystals (90%-94%) under vacuum conditions. %), resin (6%), and trace pigments are made into large-size plates through heterogeneous polymerization technology, and then the surface is polished and polished in more than 30 processes.
Up to 93% of the quartz crystal is the main structure so that the product retains the background of the quartz crystal, and its texture is harder and tighter. It has the characteristics of wear resistance, pressure resistance, high-temperature resistance, corrosion resistance, and penetration resistance than other decorative materials can’t match. The combination of rich colors gives it the texture of natural stone and beautiful surface gloss.
Because this product is a brand-new decorative surface material made from quartz crystal ore as raw material, it is a product of a combination of natural beauty and high technology. This kind of quartz crystal ore itself has natural characteristics such as crystal clear, clear, beautiful color, luxurious, high hardness, no deformation, no discoloration, strong toughness, no radioactivity, strong acid-resistance, and other natural characteristics, so it is called “Jade Mine”. Quartz stone surface material made of this raw material combines many advantages of natural stone and artificial stone. It has been widely adopted and used by customers in most countries in the world, including Europe, America, Australia, the Middle East, and other countries. And it has been sold in large quantities to countries such as Italy, the United States, Spain, Turkey, Portugal, and other countries of origin of quartz stone.
1). Not easy to scratch: The quartz stone plate is formed by vacuum vibration compression and extrusion, and the quartz has reached the hardness of Mohs 6~7.5. It is an internationally recognized hardness test method, 10 is the highest hardness, and diamond is 10).
2) Extremely high-temperature resistance, no burns: Reason: Quartz is resistant to high temperature, and resin is not resistant to high temperature.
3) Real stone feel Reason: Because quartz stone contains 93% quartz crystals, it feels very similar to stone, and quartz stone combines the advantages of natural stone and artificial acrylic. Therefore, from the perspective of color, it is richer than real stone, and there is almost no color difference.
4). Strong anti-pollution property and not easy to penetrate stains; reason: after dozens of complicated surface treatments, its surface structure is extremely tight, the product is fine and non-porous, and the water absorption rate is almost zero; general kitchen oil, Soy sauce, tea, juice, coffee, acid, alkali, and other substances are impossible to penetrate, so it is extremely resistant to stains.
5) Antibacterial: Reason: Because the surface layer and the inside of the material are equally dense and uniform, without pores and gaps, and with a certain amount of built-in antibiotics, it prevents the breeding of bacteria, is safe and clean, and can be in direct contact with food and skin, which is beneficial Food hygiene and human health.
6) The surface material is non-radioactive and is a green and environmentally friendly product; reason: because quartz stone is made of natural stone crystal minerals, it is one of the most abundant inorganic materials in the world, and its si02 (silicon dioxide) content reaches more than 99.9%. During the processing, the heavy metals and other radioactive elements that are only harmful to the human body are strictly controlled within the allowable range (the amount of radioactive elements such as heavy metals is relatively small), and its mining, use, and processing will not cause harm to the human body and the environment. Adverse effects, so there will be no negative effects when touched with food or the human body.
7) The color of the stone is the same, does not fade, and does not change; the reason: the quartz stone is mostly mineral pigments, so the color is consistent with the stone. It is difficult to observe the color change with the naked eye without long-term local contrast irradiation under strong sunlight. In addition, the entire quartz stone production process adopts full-process automatic control equipment, which makes the uniformity rate of product color standards extremely high. During long-term daily use indoors, the color and gloss will not fade due to oxidation, aging, corrosion, and contact with hot objects.
8) The material has high toughness; reason: the product contains high-strength glue and resin and has strong elasticity, so it will not be brittle.
9), not easy to break; reason: the thickness of the product reaches 20mm. However, most domestic plates still use 15mm thickness and even cut corners, the actual thickness is only 13mm, which is easy to break under the influence of external forces. Xinhua Xinlian Quartz Stone has been synchronized with world-renowned brands, checking raw materials, processing, and product quality to achieve a cracking coefficient of 0.3%
10), easy to maintain, once and for all, cost-effective: Reason: This product has excellent physical and chemical properties, it can be cleaned with any cleaning agent, even any neutral agent with pH value can be cleaned, easy to use, buy After that, there is no need to worry about the troubles and inconveniences caused by maintenance. One-time investment and permanent use is the magic of once and for all. High added value. Although the price is higher on the surface, its material value, processing value, service value, environmental protection and sanitation, ease of use, and aesthetics all have extremely high added value.
1. Not easy to scratch
The quartz content of quartz stone is as high as 93%, and its surface hardness can be as high as 7 on the Mohs scale, which is greater than sharp tools such as knives and shovels used in the kitchen and will not be scratched by it.
2. No pollution
Quartz stone is a dense and non-porous composite material manufactured under vacuum conditions. Its quartz surface has excellent corrosion resistance to kitchen acid and alkali. Liquid substances used in daily use will not penetrate its interior. It is placed for a long time. The liquid on the surface only needs to be wiped off with a rag with clean water or a cleaning agent such as Jie Erlang, and the remaining material on the surface can be scraped off with a blade if necessary.
3. Not old
The shiny and new surface of the quartz stone countertops has undergone more than 30 complicated Huaguang treatment processes. It will not be scratched by a knife or shovel, will not penetrate into liquid substances, will not cause yellowing and discoloration, etc., and daily cleaning only needs to be done. Rinse with fresh water, simple and easy. Even after a long time of continuous use, its surface is as bright as the newly installed countertop, without maintenance and maintenance.
4. Not burning
Natural quartz crystal is a typical refractory material. Its melting point is as high as 1300 degrees. Quartz stone made of 93% natural quartz is completely flame retardant and will not burn due to contact with high temperatures. It also has high-temperature resistance that artificial stone and other countertops cannot match. characteristic.
5. Non-toxic and non-radiation
The surface of the quartz stone is smooth, flat and no scratches are retained. The dense and non-porous material structure allows bacteria nowhere to hide, and it can be in direct contact with food, which is safe and non-toxic.
The biggest highlight:
1. The thickness of two centimeters can more than double the quality and quality.
2. Widen the gap with similar domestic products in an all-round way and improve the cost performance.
3. The increased “thickness”, “platinum” and “dermatoglyphics” series are fully in line with internationally renowned brands.
4. The increased anti-counterfeiting function and special thickness make counterfeit and inferior products nowhere to hide.
5. Using international processing technology to produce 12 kinds of special-shaped edges.
6. Exclusive production, easy to verify, to ensure that consumers buy genuine products at a reasonable price.
7. It is easy to purchase and install, and it is available in major building materials markets and cabinet companies.
The high-quality green materials are soft and elegant in color and low in price. They are the best choice for green buildings. They are used for kitchen countertops, dining tables, bathroom countertops, window sills, bar counters, interior and exterior walls, floors, etc., suitable for apartments, office buildings, a wide range of requirements in different fields such as shopping malls, hotels, subway stations, airports, hospitals, and libraries.
What is a countertop?
Cabinet countertop materials have undergone several breakthrough updates, from cement board, tile surface, wood board, veneer fireproof board, natural stone board, stainless steel, to the most used quartz stone today. Cement boards, tile surfaces, wood boards, etc. are eliminated by the market because of their too many shortcomings. We won’t talk about it here. Next, we will summarize the advantages and disadvantages of several countertop materials that exist on the market:
Fireproof board countertop: The base material of the fireproof board countertop is MDF, and the finish is the fireproof board. Thickness: 4mm, colorful and diverse, fire-proof, moisture-proof, oil-resistant, and easy to clean. However, compression 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 countertop: durable and easy to clean. However, the single color of stainless steel countertops makes you feel uncomfortable, not warm and lacks the warmth of the family. It is no longer popular under the popular home atmosphere that emphasizes individuality and advocates returning to nature.
Artificial stone countertops: The artificial stone countertops currently on the market are mainly made of unsaturated resin or acrylic resin, filled with fillers, pigments, and compressed with a vacuum bubble discharge plane. Some manufacturers even make hand-paste resin and stone powder. Its main characteristics are that it is colorful, has strong plasticity, but has poor scratch resistance, insufficient hardness, no natural feeling, and is not ideal in terms of antibacterial and environmental protection.
Natural stone: Although natural stone has natural textures and is more beautiful, natural marble cannot meet the requirements for pollution resistance, environmental protection, toughness, and high-temperature resistance. The main reason is that natural stone has pores, it is easy to penetrate into the texture, it is difficult to clean, and natural marble is very brittle, and it cannot be made more than 1 meter of countertops. It will crack when the temperature changes sharply. In addition, natural stone has strong radioactivity. If it exceeds the standard, it Will cause harm to the human body.
In summary, people urgently need to find a new type of countertop that is environmentally friendly, antibacterial, scratch-resistant, high-temperature resistant, rich in color, and easy to clean to meet the requirements of use. Therefore, the price of artificial stone is slightly higher than that of artificial stone. Due to the quartz stone countertops, the hardness is too strong, difficult to process, and the shape is too single.
Basic common sense of quartz stone countertop maintenance:
1. Do not put the high temperature or hot pot directly or for a long time on the countertop
Hot pots, hot pots, or other utensils that are too high in temperature directly from the stove, oven, microwave, etc. will cause damage to the countertop.
2. Try to avoid scratching the countertop with sharp objects during operation
No matter what kind of countertop you choose, you should cut vegetables on the cutting board to prepare food. In addition to avoiding knife marks and damaging the blade, it can also achieve better hygiene.
3. Keep the countertop as dry as possible
Keep the countertop clean, try not to soak or accumulate water for a long time, and keep the countertop clean and dry.
4. Strictly prevent corrosive chemicals from contacting the countertop
Try to avoid touching the countertop with corrosive chemicals in daily life. If you accidentally touch it, immediately wash the surface with plenty of soapy water or consult relevant professionals.
Quartz stone countertop
Quartz stone countertop is a new kind of new technology artificial stone synthesized from fine and gorgeous stones. Its manufacturing process is produced by connecting a set of the most advanced and patented systems. The product is wrapped with more than 90% natural quartz stone or granite, then mixed with an ultra-high performance resin and special pigments to combine. The countertop made of quartz stone material guarantees high hardness, high-temperature resistance, acid and alkali resistance, impact resistance, and easy cleaning, without any radioactive elements harmful to the human body. Generally, the quartz stone plate contains up to 93% natural quartz, and also contains resin, mineral pigments, and other additives. The surface polishing process becomes quartz stone. The surface of this plate is as hard as granite, the color is as rich as marble, the structure is as antiseptic and stain-resistant as glass, and the shape after finishing is as perfect as artificial stone.
Its main material is quartz. Quartz stone is non-radiation and high in hardness, which makes the quartz stone countertops scratch-free (Mohs hardness 7), stain-free (vacuum manufacturing. Dense and non-porous), and hot (quartz material. Can be used. Temperature resistance 1300 ℃), durable (30 polishing processes without maintenance), non-toxic and non-radiation (NSF certification, no heavy metals, can be in direct contact with food). Quartz stone countertops have various colors. Gobi series, crystal series, granite series, and twinkling star series are more distinctive and can be widely used in public buildings (hotels, restaurants, banks, hospitals, exhibitions, laboratories, etc.) and home decoration (kitchen countertops, Washstands, kitchen, and bathroom walls, dining tables, coffee tables, window sills, door covers, etc.) are a kind of non-radioactive pollution, reusable environmental protection, green new building interior decoration materials.
Artificial marble countertop
Artificial marble is made of unsaturated polyester resin as a binder, which is made of marble powder stone sand or granite fragments bonded with a binder. Ordinary granite is also called artificial marble. There are two production methods: tablet production and block production, both have their advantages and disadvantages. The former is superior in diagonal and flatness, while the latter is better in uniform color and can also be used for special-shaped processing, such as cylindrical processing. On the market, there are many production methods of block-type granite.
① Most of the granite uses organic pigments with different colors. Organic pigments are not resistant to sunlight, moisture, acid, and alkali, etc., and are easy to fade or even change color.
② Most of the stone has a high glue content. On the one hand, the texture of the stone is not strong and the decoration effect is not up to the grade. On the other hand, the glue expands and shrinks greatly, the product is easy to deform and warp, and the service life is short. Moreover, the glue generally contains Volatile toxic gas, harmful to the human body.
③The stone has many pores due to the process, and the product has poor impact resistance, easy to seepage and color, poor resistance to disease, its gloss is fake, it is easy to be worn, and it is not durable.
④The granite made of marble powder is not acid resistant, because its main component is CaCO3, which easily reacts with an acid to decompose; the hardness of marble powder and binder is very low, so the hardness of granite is also very low, generally less than Mohs hardness of 3, so it is not abrasion-resistant, not resistant to scratching, and easy to scratch.
⑤ The first generation of granite contains more or less radioactivity due to the composition of marble and granite.
Artificial marble is mainly used for interior walls and floors, and its physical properties are lower than natural stone and quartz stone during use. When used on the ground, it is prone to bulges, discoloration, scratches, etc., and it is extremely difficult to clean after long-term use. There is also a big gap between the surface gloss and natural stone.