At present, the most widely used countertop material on the market is quartz stone. It is well-known for its characteristics of wear resistance, heat resistance, corrosion resistance, and high density. It is very popular with consumers, but how can the material with so many advantages come together? What about the break? Some reasons for breakage may even be beyond your expectations!
Quartz stone material is a brittle polymer composite artificial stone plate, which has the characteristics of thermal expansion and contraction. At the same time, it also has certain stress standards. Although the outside world gives it a hard and firm reputation, it is not indestructible. When there is a high-temperature foreign object stimulation, and it exceeds its tolerance standard, it will inevitably appear cracks, so even if the quartz stone countertop with high heat resistance, you should avoid directly contacting the pot just under the furnace with the countertop contact. Of course, the severe external impact is also the most fundamental cause of its fracture, but apart from these reasons, you cannot ignore the details that may cause it to fracture.
1. Cracks appear at the seam
If there is a crack at this location, there may be operational problems during the installation of the table. The installer may apply glue when the joints of the two countertops are not aligned so that the countertops are unevenly stressed, or the glue applied to the joints is not evenly coated, or even the excessive amount of curing agent added to the applied glue will Causes the seam to become brittle and intolerable.
2. Cracks appear in the backwater level
If there is a crack in the rear water blocking position of the countertop, the user should check whether the countertop pad is installed properly and the glue is in place. Otherwise, the bearing capacity of the countertop will be greatly reduced, increasing the chance of cracking.
3. Cracks appear around the sink and stove
Cracks in the periphery of the sink and stove, except for the reason that the edges of the sink and stove hole are not processed smoothly, there is not enough clearance for the sink, stove, and countertop when installed. Once affected by the external temperature difference, the countertop contraction is unevenly stressed, The resulting fracture is also possible.
4. Cracks appear in the middle of the table
If there is a crack in the middle of the countertop, it is that the user’s daily operation is careless. The behavior of some high-temperature pots directly placing the countertop is to greatly reduce the service life of the countertop, and it does not rule out that the cabinet carrying the cracked countertop has a problem And other reasons.