Most of the famous brands of countertop choose solid surface sheet, quartz stone, but some people say that natural stone is better. how this happen?
First, we don't make any assertions, and compare the various index of the ingredients of the three kind of materials...
Environmental protection index: natural stone
Abrasion resistance index: natural stone>quartz stone>solid surface sheet
Color texture appearance: natural stone>quartz stone>solid surface sheet
Fabricability: natural stone
Price: natural stone
Hardness, abrasion resistance
Natural stone is the most hard and abrasion resistant in the three kinds of material. Quartz stone is little less than the natural stone. Solid Surface sheet is the third of hardness and abrasion resistance in the three materials, but it is enough for normal daily use.
Natural stone is with natural vein and the appearance looks more beautiful. But quartz stone and solid surface sheet is with various color for choose. They are different from natural stone, just is black or white.
Fabricability/ Hygienic property
Solid Surface Sheet could be seamless join for any kinds of length. Solid Surface Sheet is real solid, so it is non absorption, anti bacterial and easy to maintain. Quartz Stone could be cut directly and it is also anti bacterial, but it can’t be seamless join. however, there is tiny hole on the surface of natural stone, so it is to breeding bacterial. And the seam of the joint is also easy to breeding bacterial.
Natural stone is good hardness, but bad flexibility, so it could be damaged if there is impact or temperature change dramastically and it can’t be repaired. Quartz stone and Solid Surface Sheet could be good flexibility, especially the Solid Surface Sheet, it could be repaired if there is some damage or scratch on the surface.
Comparing with Quartz Stone and Solid Surface Sheet, natural stone is radioactivity, Quartz Stone and Solid Surface Sheet is more Environment protection.