With the development of social economy, quartz stone is more and more used in people’s lives, and the many advantages of quartz stone also make people obsessed with it. However, the quality of quartz stone on the market is uneven, and many businesses will use it. Artificial stones come to fool customers, so how to distinguish between quartz stone and artificial stone?
Quartz stone and artificial stone have the advantages of pollution resistance and durability, so these two types of plates have become the mainstream countertops in the home improvement industry. Many people don’t know the difference between the two. In fact, quartz stone also belongs to artificial stone. Stone belongs to the big category, which is made by mechanical equipment. But people are accustomed to call ordinary calcium powder board or aluminum powder board, composite acrylic and other stone as artificial stone, and divide the quartz stone.
The difference between quartz stone and artificial stone
1. Appearance: Quartz stone generally has transparent or translucent particles. This is because the main component of quartz stone is quartz crystal; while artificial stone is mostly opaque particles, and its main material is composed of acrylic and natural stone powder.
2. Thickness: Generally, the thickness of quartz stone is about 16 mm, and the thickness of artificial stone is about 12 mm.
3. Weight: Determined by the composition of the two, the weight of quartz stone is heavier than artificial stone.
4. Hand feeling: The cold quartz stone feels more like natural stone, and the artificial stone feels warm and delicate, similar to the texture of high-quality plastic.
5. Price: The material and processing complexity depend on the price of quartz stone being more expensive than artificial stone.
6. Hardness: Quartz stone is harder than artificial stone, so quartz stone is mostly used on nurse station countertops, while artificial stone is mostly used on treatment countertops.
7. Flexibility: Quartz stone is relatively hard, so it is still not as flexible as artificial stone.
8. Splicing method Quartz stone splicing usually has gaps, while artificial stone is softer, so it can be curved. Generally, the joints cannot be seen when splicing. Of course, those installed by poorly crafted masters are excluded.