Sintered stone is a new typslatee of high-tech artificial stone with rich and delicate texture, beautiful and natural color,Sintered stone is produced by industrial equipment, so the appearance of the same product is highly stable and consistent, and the texture is derived from the texture of natural rock. At present, there are not many popular sintered stone patterns on the market. The color tone is mainly black and white and gray, which is very suitable for cabinet countertops. Next, let’s see what kind of performance sintered stone has as a cabinet countertop!
1.What kind of plate is sintered stone?
Sintered stone is made of natural stone and inorganic clay under vacuum sintering at a high temperature of 1200 degrees and a high pressure of 30,000 tons. Its thinnest can be made 3 mm, the largest size can be 3.6*1.2 meters, and the specification range is very wide. The Mohs hardness has also reached grade 6, which is very scratch-resistant and wear-resistant. It can also achieve multi-board continuous grains. It is especially suitable for large-scale decoration in large spaces, such as hotel lobby and group front desk. The sintered stone decoration has a very strong integrity. More beautiful atmosphere.
The application of sintered stone cabinet countertops and panels is one of the fields of application in the sintered stone and custom home furnishing industry. The large-scale sintered stone paving brings an open, luxurious, and atmospheric space extension effect, which is very popular among terminals. Makes its natural advantages to play, sintered stone is very suitable for the countertop of the cabinet. However, many people still don’t know much about the operation process of large, sintered stone countertops, which requires four parts: cutting, edging, opening, and viscose. These all require the grasp of details and the exquisite craftsmanship. Let’s see how to do it today.
Cutting is to select the appropriate wool board, use specific intelligent processing equipment, can set specific parameters, use infrared positioning and other precise cutting.
2. Edge grinding
After the large sintered stone is cut to a specific specification, the sintered stone cutting edge is then edged. The precise edging machinery can set the specified parameters for the tiles to be intelligently edged, and the one-time molding process improves the efficiency of the entire process.
3. Opening holes for sintered stone
After the large sintered stone is edging, it enters the hole-opening process, and the hole-opening machine is used to open the hole according to the designed hole-opening drawing. The intelligent opening machine can choose different rectangles and circles and can automatically open holes according to the specified parameter settings.
In this process, the hand-washing sink, the water baffle, etc. can be pasted at the specific position of the opening.
There are two common ways to use sintered stone for kitchen countertops.
The first one is the same as the conventional quartz stone countertop, the front hanging edge touches a 45-degree angle and turns a 45mm right angle. This way is the same as our regular way. After the water barrier is installed, make a beautiful seam between the water barrier and the wall.
Second, the position of the front hanging edge of the sintered stone countertop is directly the thickness of the single-layer sintered stone, and it is no longer necessary to turn 45mm at a right angle of 45 degrees. The backstop is the same as the first one. This approach is simpler and more beautiful than the first approach. It’s just that this method requires the cooperation of the base cabinet, because in this way, there are obvious requirements for the height of the base cabinet and the height and position of the cover of the door panel of the base cabinet.
The main difference between sintered stone for kitchen countertops and quartz stone for kitchen countertops is that the processing method of sintered stone is single, and complex modeling and processing cannot be done. Especially the way of grinding the surface of sintered stone. At present, among the two ways of making sintered stone countertops, the second way is more popular with young customers, and the first way is still a lot of choices.
The open kitchen space, with the island design, breaks through the limitations of traditional decorative thinking, interprets the infinite possibilities of sintered stone homes, and can share the joy of cooking with family and friends at any time.
2.What are the performance advantages of sintered stone?
(1) Durable and heat resistant
To ensure that the final product is strong and durable, sintered stone products are fired at extremely high temperatures, often more than 1200°C. They are exposed to such high temperatures during manufacture that they are resistant to hot environments such as kitchens and do not burn or emit any harmful substances.
As mentioned above, the properties of sintered stone are extremely superior. Surface strength is achieved through the firing process. It is 30% stronger than granite; therefore, you can cut food on the countertop without worrying about damage. Its rigid structure makes it scratch-resistant. Again, the high strength of the raw material makes this countertop timeless.
(2) Sintered stone waterproof and antifouling
The water absorption of sintered stone countertops is less than 0.02%. This means extremely easy cleaning. In addition to the non-porous characteristics of sintered stone, the surface is also anti-fouling. The sintered stone surface is not 100% anti-fouling, but it is close. In addition, sintered stone is different from other engineered stones, sintered stone is suitable for outdoor use. As a result, you can create continuity in the application space, both outdoors and indoors.
(3) Rich sintered stone colors and styles
One aspect that can contribute to the look of a kitchen is the countertop. Diverse coloration of the raw materials produces sintered stones of different colors and shades. Unlike other materials, sintered stone is UV resistant, so you can decorate your kitchen countertop anywhere without worrying about where your windows are. The large-scale laying style is generous, giving people a feeling of extension and openness, and the overall effect will be better, and in a large and relatively open space, the use of large sintered stone will appear simple and elegant, elegant, and high-end, which is deeply loved by many consumers. ‘s favorite.
In addition to color, you can choose from several finishes. Polished and matt, satin, uneven surfaces give you a variety of options. You can even adjust the edges to your liking for enhanced viewing. In product design, because of its large single-piece area, the large rock slab can carry more texture elements, so the overall spatial texture pattern effect of the decoration is completer and more three-dimensional, and the details of the product are more abundant.
(4) Various sizes of sintered stone
There are various sizes of sintered stone countertops to choose from, and the size of the sintered stone can currently be 3200*1600mm. If you have a small kitchen, one sintered stone is enough to cover it all. Using larger sintered stone slabs means fewer seams, which can speed up the installation process and make cleaning easier. If the kitchen has a large space, you can choose to use large, sintered stones for random cutting, which can not only minimize waste, but also make multi-specification mixed paving according to the needs of home decoration, which can create different styles and interpret international styles. Matching methods to create more diverse space effects.
(5) Sintered stone is thinner and lighter
Since sintered stones can be made very thin, they can be used as wall backdrops, cabinet panels. In addition, sintered stone countertops can also be installed directly on existing countertops, reducing installation costs for you. Saves a lot of money and time without having to damage existing countertops or substrates. This is why sintered stone is attractive in bathroom and kitchen renovations.
(6) Simpler maintenance of sintered stone
The sintered stone surface is waterproof and easy to clean. Warm water wiping or cleaning is sufficient to keep surfaces clean and hygienic. Sintered stone is more resistant to corrosion. In addition to being suitable for home decoration, sintered stone is also suitable for various tooling occasions.
With the above 6 absolute performance advantages, more and more consumers like sintered stone and choose sintered stone countertops without hesitation. There are a few caveats to sintered stone, though.
(1) Sintered stone joints
Hard stones have one thing in common, that is, they cannot be seamlessly spliced. This will have a little impact on L-shaped cabinet countertops. So, if you look directly at a sintered stone countertop, you will always see a seam around the corner. However, if the choice is that the large rock slab is easier to lay, and there are few seams, it is not easy to leave dirt, and it is easier to clean up, making the ground look cleaner and tidier.
(2) The texture of the sintered stone cannot be made into the whole body
Although the green body of the sintered stone is one-piece, the texture of the surface cannot be like natural marble, which will affect the places where edging needs to be done, such as the water-retaining line of the countertop.
(3) Pay attention to collision
The sintered stone itself is relatively brittle, and it is easy to break into two halves if no protective measures are taken during transportation.
Sintered stone as a cabinet countertop is only a small regret in the decorative details, which is not enough to hide its great advantages over traditional countertops. Although the price of sintered stone is a little higher, as a Chinese kitchen itself, the area is not large, which is actually acceptable. Moreover, the working environment of Chinese kitchens is much more complicated than that of western kitchens. It is a good decision to choose a more dense and non-bleeding sintered stone, but it is also necessary to consider whether to choose it according to the actual situation such as your own decoration style and capital budget. Blind pursuit of material.
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The above content is about the introduction of sintered stone and the introduction of sintered stone countertops. I believe this article will help you understand what sintering is. Thank you for reading!