The countertop stone above the kitchen cabinet can be made with engineered stone or quartz. The cabinet body and cabinet door of choose fire retardant plastic board or solid plywood. Additionally, some customers will decide to install a stainless steel backplate behind the stove, which is beautiful and easy to clean.
Engineered stone has better aesthetics because it is a synthetic stone, so it can create different textures and color variations. Quartz is a natural stone, so the style and texture are relatively uniform, generally dominated by some shiny spots.
In addition to the texture and style, the corner position and the connection points of the front and rear water guards are also an important part of the aesthetics. Artificial stone can be polished, so that all seams are hidden, and looks as if it was formed from one piece. However, for quartz, the stone cannot be polished, so all the gaps and seams will be visible.
In terms of hardness, quartz is the hardest because it is a natural stone. There is no other synthetic material with this level of hardness. Even chopping on top of it is no problem. However, due to the high hardness of quartz stone, you typically find it in unique shapes, not square or boxy. Quartz has little chance of cracking or chipping, and its durability is higher than that of any synthetic stone.
Engineered stone absorbs color very easily. If you accidentally leave a tea bag or soy sauce on the countertop for one night, the color will become a stain the next day. Once stains appear, it is very hard to fix by sanding or grinding. Sanding is only really good for surface scratches. Once it becomes stained, there is virtually no way of getting it out.
Only the artificial countertop can be made as one large countertop. Quartz stone can only be selected with quartz counters or zinc counters.
Quartz is cheaper than engineered stone. The reason is that after the quartz is connected, it does not need to be specially polished, and only needs to be glued together. On the contrary, artificial countertop requires a special polisher, which generally takes 2 hours or more to complete.
Before customizing the kitchen cabinets, you need to deal with the cement of the kitchen.
If the homeowner frequently cleans the kitchen floor, or the kitchen is likely to be flooded, the householder should consider cement countertops. You can install the water pipes and kitchen floor drains. Some householders choose not to have a cement countertop for flexibility, so that the kitchen layout can be changed in the future.
Some householders like to install special tiles behind the cooking stove, so they all need to find a mud master to do these things first.
When ordering a kitchen cabinet, be sure to measure the size of the electrical appliances to be placed under the countertop, such as washing machines and ovens, as well as the location of the sink and drain. If you use a built-in stove, you must also measure the size, because this will affect the storage space beneath the countertop. So when discussing the design of the kitchen cabinet with the designer, communicate these dimensions first.
Just pay attention to any holes, indents, or openings that may need to be made.
We work closely with more material suppliers, including Formica, Brilliant, Staron, Coria, Toppal, and Germantops, so as to allow customers to pick whatever they may desire.
L-shaped kitchen cabinets can provide a huge storage capacity, but access to the corners is annoying. The corner hardware can help solve this problem.
A drop-down spice rack can also be installed, so that items placed in high places can be easily reached. Convenient storage helps keep the kitchen tidy.
In addition, hardware can allow for storage of a retractable dining table inside the kitchen cabinet. An extra cooking slab can be pulled out for use when eating or cooking.
When accessing the kitchen cabinets, it is generally when cooking. You may be holding some kitchen utensils in one hand, and can only open the door with the other. If the kitchen cabinet door has a handle, it is easier to open and close. However, one disadvantage would be that you are prone to bump into the handles.
If the cabinets don't have handles, you can choose the hidden cutout at the top. Even in a small space, you are not afraid of bumping into the doors, and your sense of space will be better. The disadvantage is that it may not be as quick to open as with handles.
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