With the continuous improvement of people’s living standards and quality of life, everyone has higher and higher requirements for home decoration materials; kitchen decoration is an important part of home decoration. Kitchen decoration requires not only moisture-proof and durable materials, but also environmental protection, including the choice of cabinet countertops. The quality of countertops will directly affect the quality of the overall kitchen decoration. Although quartz stone has become the preferred surface material for countertops, there are many brands of quartz stone on the market, and the prices of quartz stones of different brands vary greatly. The prices of quartz stones of the same color are more than 200 yuan per linear meter, while others are more expensive. One thousand yuan per line of rice. What causes such a difference in the price of quartz stone slabs?
Is like, does not mean the same
Quartz stone is synthesized from quartz crystal and resin, and is manufactured through more than 30 processes such as vacuum die-casting, heating curing, high-speed water grinding and polishing. Many unscrupulous merchants on the market will use artificial granite as quartz stone, granite and quartz stone. The appearance is particularly similar, but the hardness is poor, easy to crack, deform, etc.; and some small factories do not have professional operating procedures, the equipment pressure is small, the density of the produced plates is low, and the hardness is not high. The difference in hardness is a reason for the difference in the price of the plate!
The “core” of quartz stone is different
Quartz stone production raw materials are mainly quartz (silicon dioxide is 99.7%). Quartz stone manufacturers must manually select and remove impurities before production. All raw materials are guaranteed to be non-toxic and non-radiative. The finished plates are safe and environmentally friendly. It has been listed as green and environmentally friendly decorative stone by the country. It is higher than general artificial stone and natural stone in terms of product characteristics, environmental protection and health, or use value.
Different, really different
The main raw quartz raw materials can be divided into three types: ordinary sand, refined sand and high-purity sand. Ordinary quartz sand: there will be yellow skin encapsulated on the outside, and the price is about 700 yuan/ton. Refined quartz sand: select high-quality ore and complex processing to make. The particle size range is 5-480 mesh, and the price is about 1,000 yuan/ton. High-purity quartz sand: It is made of natural crystal stones and high-quality natural stones, carefully selected and finely processed, and the price is as high as 2000 yuan/ton.
At the same time, the resins that exist as binders are also different. There are many types of resins, such as acrylic resin, which is many times higher than ordinary resin.
To sum up, because of the difference in raw materials, the performance of machinery and equipment, and the pressure caused by the different physical properties of quartz stone such as density and tensile strength, the production costs of each company will vary, and this difference is reflected in the sales price.