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The fashion trend of kitchen countertops in 2021--marble or granite?

Stone is the most suitable material for kitchen countertops. Stone countertops have the characteristics of beautiful atmosphere, high hardness and not easy to deform, so the use of stone in countertops is very common. The stone countertops can be divided into natural stone and artificial stone. Among them, natural stone is represented by marble and granite. Some friends will ask, which one is better for kitchen countertops? In fact, each material has its own advantages and disadvantages. Next, let’s analyze the advantages and disadvantages of marble and granite.

The marble texture is natural and beautiful, it is a work of nature; the texture is hard, the anti-scratch performance is very outstanding, and the wear resistance is good; the colors are different and can be competent for various styles. The advantages of marble countertops are: beautiful texture, high-quality texture, and no deformation, high hardness, strong wear resistance, high temperature resistance; stable physical properties, well-structured, can ensure long-term non-deformation, and small expansion coefficient. The shortcomings of marble countertops are: because marble is a porous material structure, in daily cleaning, it is inevitable that some residues and dirt will fill in the cracks with the wiping of the rag and breed bacteria. Of course, these shortcomings should be paid attention to the care of the marble before installation, and it can be avoided as much as possible by paying attention to the maintenance after installation. The beauty of marble is exciting, so even if there are some shortcomings, many people still choose marble decoration, especially high-end decoration, luxury villas.

Granite is the most common natural stone in kitchen countertops. It has high hardness and good stain resistance. Although it is not as beautiful as marble, granite is a very practical stone. The advantages of granite countertops are: heat resistance, granite has excellent heat resistance and heat dissipation. The heated pot will not leave any traces directly on the countertop, and it will not cause bubbles or cracks on the countertop due to excessive temperature differences. Situation; resistance, granite has basically no pores, and is not easy to breed bacteria, dirt, mold and mildew; hardness, the hardness of granite is second only to diamond in nature, so granite countertops are not prone to scratches, hard but not brittle; Stability, granite is stable in nature, non-conductive, non-magnetic, resistant to acid and alkali, corrosion resistance, good shock absorption effect, and long service life. The advantages of granite countertops are: if granite is to be laid in a large area, there will inevitably be joints, and the joints are easy to hide dirt and dirt, so the construction technology of granite kitchen countertops is relatively high.