Quartz is probably familiar to everyone and is an ideal countertop material. The processing and installation of quartz countertops is a technical job. If quartz is not installed properly, it will not only affect the beauty of the cabinet countertop, but also directly affect the overall quality and service life of the cabinet. So what are the precautions for quartz countertop processing?
Nowadays, quartz has become a common material for countertops. In order to ensure the quality of the countertop, quartz needs to be processed and designed before installation. Specifically, the following points need to be noted:
1. Quartz is generally installed by splicing. When choosing the splicing position, try to avoid corners and furnace mouths. This is because quartz has the characteristics of thermal expansion and contraction. If it is close to the fire source or corner, it may crack.
2. When designing the corners of the countertop, stress concentration should be fully considered, which will cause cracks at the corners of the countertop. Therefore, during processing, each corner should maintain a radius of more than 2.5cm.
3. When designing the position of the stove opening, the countertop opening position should be greater than or equal to 8cm from the edge of the countertop to prevent the countertop from cracking. When opening the furnace, first use a cutting machine or a curved saw to make a hole, and then use a gong machine or a hand grinder to polish and trim the edges to achieve a smooth effect. The radius of the four corners is basically uniform, because the curved saw and cutting machine make holes, and there are sawtooth marks or even cracks around the cut holes, which can easily cause cracks at the openings.
4. The corners of the openings should maintain a radius of more than 2.5cm, and the four corners must be reinforced with homogeneous plates. There should be a certain gap between the stove and the countertop, and the gap distance is 0.4-0.6cm. Add insulation cloth and tin platinum paper around the openings as insulation protection measures.
5. When designing the countertop, the restrictions on the size of the countertop by transportation channels such as stairs, elevators, and doors should be considered, and the on-site joints should meet the above joint requirements.