The main workspace of the kitchen, experiencing maximum load is countertop. On her shoulders lie all the process related to the preparation of dishes for cooking, the roasting, serve on the table. While such arguments logically desire of the hostess to have durable, practical and long lasting surface. Countertop made of artificial stone will easily bring it to life.to content↑
Types of countertops made of stone and their characteristics
Achievements of the chemical industry in the field of polymer compositions allowed us to create materials with high accuracy simulating the pattern of a natural stone and not inferior to him in strength. Today is the release of two types of worktops:
What are their similarities and differences?
Acrylic stone is a composite material consisting of mineral filler and acrylic resin as a binder. Was first synthesized and patented in the 60-ies of XX century the company “DuPont”.With the same brand is associated and his second name is Corian. The share of the filler accounts for 60-70% of the total composition.
According to the structure and external appearance acrylic tabletop acts as the simulator in that it is from natural stone, in addition to visual similarity.
The agglomerate also relates to composite materials, but it includes up to 90 percent natural stone chips of quartzite, granite or marble. Link — polyester resin. Imitating natural stone, this worktop is also his distant relative, because it contains, even in the form of small particles, the “genes” of naturalness.to content↑
Advantages and disadvantages
To consider the advantages and disadvantages of the two types of table tops made of artificial stone in the overall context it is impossible. For starters, let’s consider those operational characteristics that unite them:
high mechanical strength
a variety of shapes and designs
the absence of background radiation
Now for the debriefing of each species. Let’s start with acrylic.
Rich, up to 100 shades, colors.
Plastic, easily bent at any angle and organically fit into the interior, keeping the ergonomics of the room.
The perfect, seamless connection. Joints are virtually invisible.