Artificial stone is a kind of mineral-filled polymer composite board made of natural ore powder, high-performance resin, and natural pigments through vacuum casting or compression molding. It can be divided into artificial calcium powder board, aluminum powder board, acrylic, composite acrylic, artificial granite, and quartz stone. Among them, the hardness and appearance of artificial granite and quartz stone are comparable to those of natural stone, and they are all used by more and more people. select. Today we mainly understand the difference between artificial marble and quartz stone!

Red artificial marble (1)

Red artificial marble slabs

What is artificial marble?
Granite is also called a synthetic stone, reconstituted stone, and engineering stone. It is also a kind of artificial stone. Its appearance is very similar to artificial quartz stone. It uses natural marble scraps and stone powder as the main filler, and organic resin as the cementing agent. That is, the stone scraps are reused and used in outdoor engineering decoration. The price is relatively cheap.

Red artificial marble

Red artificial marble stone

What is a quartz stone?

Quartz stone is also called synthetic stone and artificial stone. Quartz stone is called “quartz stone” because the composition of the filler quartz in the plate is as high as 93%. Quartz stone is an artificial stone die-cast plate. The filling of the plate is made of 93% quartz and 7% resin. The filling quartz sandstone used is de-impurity and pickled, and it does not contain any harmful objects and radiation sources. Known as indoor green environmental protection decorative stone, the price of quartz stone is much higher than other stones.

Among many decorative materials, the stone has excellent decorative properties due to its rich surface color and natural and harmonious texture. Using stone as decoration in interior decoration can give people a sense of harmony, elegance, dignity, nobility, and luxury. However, as people pay more and more attention to environmental protection decoration, there has been rapid development for the non-toxic, non-radiation, and zero formaldehyde green quartz stone.

So the question is, how to distinguish two kinds of artificial stones that are so similar?

1. Scintillating crystals can be seen on both the front and the sides are stone.

2. Use toilet cleaner to drop on the surface, the bubbling is the stone. The cut surface of quartz stone is slightly rough, and the resin content that is too smooth is higher and it is easy to deform.

3. Quartz has a higher density than other stones, so the sample stone of the same size is much lighter.

4. Observed from the side, the quartz stone is a uniform distribution of artificial cloth particles, consistent inside and outside.

5. The Mohs hardness of quartz stone can reach up to 7 degrees, while the hardness of granite is generally 4-6 degrees. The hardness of quartz is second only to diamonds, so there is no way to harm it by general ironware, which is compared with quartz The granite is harder, more resistant to scratching and abrasion.

6. Quartz stone can be reused because the internal material of quartz stone is evenly distributed, the front and back sides can achieve the same effect as the original front after simple polishing and polishing, while the granite cannot be reused, Because the front of the stone is specially treated, once damaged, it cannot be repaired.

7. Due to the characteristics of its own material, quartz stone determines its high-temperature resistance. The temperature below 300° will not have any influence on it. However, because of the large amount of resin, quartz stone is particularly prone to deformation and Shows the phenomenon of burning.

8. Quartz stone is a non-toxic, non-radiation product and has no adverse effects on the human body; while artificial marble is made of natural marble powder, so it may have radiation and cause adverse effects on the human body. However, the price of quartz stone is much higher than that of artificial marble, so you should prevent it from pretending to be a pit for selling quartz stone when buying.

Crystal Light Grey

Crystal Light Grey quartz

In summary, quartz stone and artificial marble products have their own advantages and disadvantages. There is no difference between good and bad. There is no need to “choose only expensive”, but to choose according to your actual needs!