The quality of kitchen countertops directly affects the service life of the overall cabinets. The development of cabinet countertop materials has gone from wooden countertops to natural stone countertops to stainless steel countertops, and finally to the commonly used artificial stone and quartz stone countertops, which have been updated for five generations in just over 30 years.
Quartz stone has now become the preferred surface material for cabinet countertops, because quartz stone not only has the plasticity, non-toxic, non-radiation, and anti-penetration of artificial stone, but also has the natural texture and hardness of natural stone. It is a new type of architectural decorative stone.
However, it is also common for quartz countertops to explode during use. After the first crack appeared, we all thought it was a problem with the quartz stone slab itself. In fact, more than 90% of cracks start in the corners of openings. This is worthy of our deep thought. Let’s analyze the reasons below!
The processing of cabinet countertops has a great influence on it, especially the opening is very important. The opening of the quartz stone countertop should be smooth and not jagged, let alone a simple right angle, to prevent small cracks or chips when opening the hole.
The four corners should be rounded, with a diameter of not less than 20mm, and smoothed with sandpaper to avoid stress points at the openings and explosions caused by uneven force on the countertop.