On the market, there are basically artificial quartz stones, but also a small amount of natural quartz stones. Because it is difficult to process the natural quartz stone, the quartz stone used for building materials is artificial.
Quartz stone is a composite material, the main raw material is silica, with a thickness of 15mm. At present, there are many artificial quartz stones sold on the market, with different prices. They are often used for window sills or countertops of cabinets, so users can buy according to their own preferences and economic capabilities.
What material is artificial quartz made of?
Artificial quartz stone is mainly made of more than 90% quartz crystal or mineral powder, plus a certain amount of natural pigment, resin, curing agent and other additives, and finally processed by vacuum casting or molding. In terms of appearance and hardness, artificial quartz stone can be comparable to natural quartz stone, and even has many advantages that natural quartz stone does not have. For example, the color is more uniform, the texture selection is wide, the radiation free is more environmentally friendly, and the price is more affordable.
Advantages of Artificial Quartz Stone
- Stable performance
Artificial quartz stone is made of quartz crystal, natural pigment and resin curing agent, and then by special process. All properties are relatively stable. First of all, the hardness and strength are relatively high. Secondly, it has good moisture resistance, corrosion resistance and high temperature resistance, which is very suitable for making cabinet countertops.
- Easy to clean
The surface of artificial quartz stone is often polished, so the surface is usually smooth and smooth, so it is easier to clean. In addition, due to the compactness of the artificial quartz stone, there will be fewer micropores on the surface, so the water absorption is weak and the anti fouling ability is good. Even if the liquid with pigment is poured on the table, it can be cleaned in time to avoid color bleeding.
- High environmental protection
In addition to the above two advantages, the artificial quartz stone is naturally more environmentally friendly because it does not need to exploit mineral resources.
Disadvantages of Artificial Quartz Stone
- Average texture
Artificial quartz stone is still “artificial” after all, even though the grain is close to natural quartz stone, it is still slightly unnatural. Therefore, if you pursue a particularly good sense of geology, artificial quartz stone may not meet your requirements.
Although the artificial quartz stone is basically free from radiation problems, some glue and adhesive will be used in the production process, so if the artificial quartz stone selected is from a bad business, it may contain some pollution sources, causing harm to human body.