What is artificial marble?
Because artificial marble is made of a variety of gravel, artificial marble has many characteristics that natural marble does not have. For example, the color is large, the flexibility is good, the connection process is not obvious, the overall feeling is very strong, and it is colorful and colorful. It is not found in natural marble. The biggest drawback of artificial marble is that it has significant damage to the human body (formaldehyde), which is also the most concerned issue for consumers.
What is natural marble?
Natural stone is a metamorphic rock formed by the original rock in the earth’s crust through high temperature and high pressure in the earth’s crust. Natural stone is mainly divided into marble and granite in daily use. Any texture is called marble. It is called granite with spotting. The natural marble is dense but hard, easy to process and sculpt. Smoothing, polishing, etc. The marble is polished and smooth, the texture is natural and smooth, and it has a high degree of decoration. Marble has a low water absorption rate and high durability and can be used for 40-100 years.
The difference between artificial marble and natural marble
Advantages: no radiation, a variety of colors, a certain degree of flexibility relative to nature, the connection between marble and marble is not obvious, the overall feeling is strong!
Disadvantages: Chemical synthetic substances are harmful to the human body, color hardness is small, afraid of scratching, fear of hot, fear. The inferior man-made slate of the department contains excessive amounts of harmful substances such as benzene, formaldehyde, lead and organic acids. Formaldehyde and benzene will volatilize continuously in 3-5 years. This harmful substance has a respiratory and digestive system for the human body. Certainly hurt.
Advantages: natural pattern, good hand feeling after polishing, strong hardness, much wear resistance compared with artificial, not afraid of coloring, pores, will penetrate
Disadvantages: Some have radiation, natural marble is brittle, flatness is bad, and the connection between marble and marble is very obvious. It can’t be seamlessly spliced, it is easy to breed bacteria, it is not flexible enough, it is difficult to repair, and the temperature will change suddenly.
Artificial marble and natural marble identification method
The color of natural marble is relatively bright, and there will be a large area of natural texture. In our boss’s words, this stone is alive. The artificial marble is more turbid in color and has no lines. In our boss’s words, this stone is dead. There are also some chemical tests, but I have never seen anyone use it because it will damage the marble.
It can be seen from the above that the biggest difference between natural marble and artificial marble is that one is naturally formed, and the other is processed and synthesized in the future.
Use of marble
The marble pattern is natural, feels good, and has a strong hardness. It is popular with everyone and has a certain amount of radiation. Artificial marble has no radiation, a variety of colors, and a certain degree of flexibility, but attention should be paid to the harm of inferior artificial marble. Home decoration marble should not be used in large areas, but artificial marble should be used to look at brands, etc., and vigilant use of inferior artificial marble.
Natural stone and artificial stone each have their own advantages, and it is not unilateral to say that natural stone is good or artificial stone is good. Natural stone or artificial stone can be purchased according to different uses.
Natural stone and artificial stone have different advantages, and consumers should purchase it according to different positions in the home when purchasing. The choice of stone not only needs to focus on the appearance, but its performance and quality are equally important.
In general, marble has high compressive strength, wear resistance and durability. Due to the fine pores on the surface, it is weak in terms of stain resistance. Although the factory will handle the color on the surface of the factory, it will generally show its true face after half a year to a year. In interior decoration, marble countertops, window sill countertops, indoor floors, etc. are suitable for use in marble. Granite is suitable for the threshold, kitchen countertops and outdoor ground.
Artificial stone is superior to natural stone in color, moisture, acid, alkali, high temperature and patchwork. It is suitable for use in some harsh environments, such as kitchens, washrooms, balconies and other places. The choice of stone on the balcony is mainly anti-slip and wear-resistant, not easy to fade, and the stone in the bathroom needs to be protected against slip, acid, alkali and moisture. Artificial stone is easy to clean and can be cleaned with soap or detergent. Relatively speaking, the natural stone is heavier, and when the two pieces are butt jointed, they cannot be seamlessly spliced like artificial stone.
Type of marble
In recent years, with the advancement of technology and the arrival of foreign marble, the types of domestic marble have been very numerous, and the limited ability of small series cannot be listed one by one, and can only be briefly introduced.
Because artificial marble is artificially manufactured, it is rich in variety and color, and there are about 30 kinds of common ones on the market.
There are more than a dozen natural marbles on the market, and there are many natural marble producing areas, but only 1-2 marbles can be produced in each producing area. In addition, there are some top-grade natural marbles on the market, and the lines are extremely beautiful (the price is extremely touching). Interested friends can look for them.
In fact, they say so many advantages and disadvantages, natural marble also has a fatal flaw, that is, the destruction of the environment, artificial marble is only to replace it, and with the continuous advancement of technology, artificial marble is small in hardness, There are great advances in the shortcomings of fear of scratching, fear of burning, and fear of coloring. The price of good artificial marble can be almost the same as that of natural marble (the top natural marble is not discussed). In the decoration, the industry mainly chooses marble according to the actual situation. Don’t follow the trend blindly, don’t just save money, consult some professionals, create a reasonable budget, and create a perfect home.