Custom-made artificial stone countertops

When planning a repair in the kitchen, almost every owner wants to design the interior details in such a way that they help to correctly place accents, ensure the convenience, functionality and originality of the room.

Those solutions offered by mass manufacturers, most often do not meet the needs of customers. You must admit that a small selection of colors and sizes put certain restrictions on those who would like to have the kitchen of their dreams.

When choosing custom-made kitchen furniture, interior designers are advised to start with a countertop, which is a central design element. Kitchen worktops must meet a number of requirements, namely: emphasize the general style of the room, combined with household appliances and plumbing. Cooking will take place on them, so the surfaces must withstand significant loads without compromising their strength and aesthetic appeal.

Kitchen worktops made of acrylic stone. Benefits and Features of Material Care

Artificial stone countertops are gaining more and more popularity every year. This is due to the high reliability of the material and its long service life. That is why artificial stone has become indispensable for modern kitchens.

Material Features

Acrylic stone is a modern product, made on the basis of crumbs of natural minerals, namely granite, marble and quartz. Other substances are additionally added to the mixture to obtain a smooth and even surface.

As a result, kitchens made of acrylic stone have a number of features, the main of which is a unique texture that does not absorb moisture. It is this property that made the material suitable for use in the kitchen. The stone can be placed with a sink, not being afraid that moisture will not be absorbed into the surface, and therefore it will be possible to avoid the growth of bacteria and it will always be clean in the kitchen.

Types of Acrylic Stone

It will be possible to buy various types of countertops, as manufacturers offer different options made of artificial stone. This variety allows you to choose the right option for the kitchen. Tabletops are offered in standard sizes, but if necessary, it is possible to make an individual order.

All acrylic stone countertops are divided into two types:

  • monolithic products in which there are no seams. The disadvantage of this product is the complex installation of the plate, and the main advantage is high strength.
  • Prefabricated countertop consists of several parts that connect together, fastening with a special composition. After which grouting is carried out.

Rules for choosing countertops

Before ordering a product made of artificial stone, it is worth paying attention to some features. The minimum thickness is 5 millimeters, but it is better to choose 10-12 mm products. For such a countertop, the price will be higher, but at the same time it will last much longer.

The plate itself is located on the substrate, it is best to choose options with MDF. Before buying, pay attention to the color of the product. For example, on dark products, any scuffs and scratches are strongly visible, but on bright surfaces and with small drawings, defects are practically not noticeable.

Care Tips

In the city of Kiev, it will be possible to choose any option for your home and kitchen, and having bought a new countertop, you will need to take into account some care rules so that the countertop lasts as long as possible and does not lose its attractive appearance.

  • surface cleaning requires the use of abrasive mixtures so as not to spoil the texture of the product;
  • regularly wipe with a damp wet cloth;
  • Avoid getting acetone on the surface, because the product negatively affects the quality of the surface.

On the territory of Ukraine, artificial stone is only gaining popularity, it is increasingly used in the arrangement of kitchens. A wide variety of colors allows you to choose durable material that will last for many years.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of artificial stone products?

  • Artificial stone is a completely natural and environmentally friendly material: it does not absorb moisture, fats and dirt, does not emit toxins.
  • Products have a prestigious and respectable appearance, are distinguished by a variety of colors and textures, perfectly combined with wood, metal, plastic, glass and any other materials.
  • We can create products according to any sketches you have proposed, with a free complete set, with various color finishes using the seamless connection method. We will carry out any of your fantasies.
  • Artificial stone products are resistant to mechanical and thermal influences, as well as to aggressive chemicals.
  • Artificial stone products will always be warm and lively in comparison with natural stone products.
  • For decades, they retain their original appearance.

How complicated is the care of artificial stone products?

Due to its structure, artificial stone is easy to clean, and caring for it will not be difficult. However, like all decorative products, artificial stone will retain its qualities in the best way, if you follow the following recommendations when handling it:

  • Artificial stone products are not designed for extremely high temperatures. Therefore, it is not recommended to put on it, for example, a hot pan without a stand.
  • Although cuts and scratches on artificial stone can be easily removed, it is not recommended to cut products or other things directly on the countertop, for this it is better to use cutting boards.

What can be said about the strength and durability of artificial stone products?

Products made of artificial stone are very durable and resistant to significant household loads. Even sufficiently strong mechanical and thermal influences will not cause significant damage to the artificial stone.

In case of accidental damage, the artificial stone is easily restored. Even if a small chip appears, it can be restored, and the scratch removed by cleaning the surface with fine sandpaper and polishing. Broken off pieces can be glued with a special adhesive of the same color as the starting material. Almost any minor damage can be restored to its original state without visible signs of repair.

How is artificial stone made?

The manufacture of artificial stone is carried out according to a special technology: the required amount of resin and filler is thoroughly mixed in a vacuum mixer until a viscous homogeneous mass is obtained, which is poured into the prepared forms, where the polymerisation of the resin takes place, cooling and the formation of solid material. The finished artificial stone obtained as a result of this process has a homogeneous structure and smooth surface, which is achieved without the use of a special leveling coating. Thus, there are no special coatings or a laminated surface layer on the surface of the artificial stone, the integrity of which could be compromised, for example, scratched. The color and structure of the artificial stone is the same throughout the thickness.

Are artificial stone products harmful to health?

No, not harmful. Provided that you really bought quality, certified material. Therefore, it is recommended to buy products exclusively from officially working manufacturers. It is also important not to confuse our products with products made of LIQUID STONE – which is quite toxic !!! It is really harmful, can provoke headaches, and sometimes leads to the formation or exacerbation of asthma and other respiratory diseases.

Is it possible to order the product according to the proposed sketch and design?

Of course. We can create products according to any sketches you have proposed, with a free complete set, with various color finishes, design. Everything is limited only by your imagination.

If you don’t know what exactly you want, we will offer your options, and you will only have to indicate what you want.

Why are designers so fond of artificial stone?

In addition to its attractive appearance, hygiene, wear resistance and safety, artificial stone also has a number of unique qualities that make this material especially attractive for builders and designers.

Thanks to artificial stone, you can create smooth seamless monolithic surfaces of various configurations, unlimited length and width. Even if you have to assemble a countertop from several pieces, their joints are glued and polished, so that the joints become completely invisible.

Also, the advantages of artificial stone can add the presence of a wide range of colors. You can choose both traditionally calm and the most unexpected colors; and plain (red, black, orange, pink, etc.), and imitating natural stone (granite, marble, etc.). In addition, colors can be combined.

Depending on the function of the finished product made of artificial stone, various types of surface polishing are used, namely matte, semi-gloss and gloss.

Does artificial stone look like natural?

Artificial stone has a wide range of colors that repeat the structure of natural stone, an ordinary person does not distinguish artificial stone from natural stone in appearance. Due to this, artificial acrylic stone is widely used by designers to decorate residential and public interiors.

How is the order executed?

After agreeing on all the details, we make an accurate calculation of the project, declare the order value and production time. After that, we create a detailed 3D-visualization of the project, taking into account all your wishes. If everything is out of date, we conclude a contract and get to work.

What are the guarantees of cooperation with you?

Elcamino provides a warranty that covers only manufacturing defects. At present, it is 2 years. Everything is fixed by the contract.

The life of artificial stone products is unlimited, provided that it is properly maintained. Products retain their original appearance even after 10 years of operation.

Wide color and texture spectrum

Artificial stone is an extremely flexible material in its design. Elcamino can offer more than hundreds of color schemes, such as marble, concrete, granite, quartz, sand, pearls, volcanic stone, and much more.

What do you choose – a visually sophisticated and aesthetically sustained color scheme or an inspired image of an urban landscape and a modern industrial style? We will help you translate all this in stone, of your choice.

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