Quartz stone has become an indispensable decorative stone for home decoration. Its scientific name is polymer composite material, also known as synthetic stone, and it belongs to artificial stone products. It is made of more than 93% quartz crystal and about 6% resin and other binders by manual die casting. Because the content of quartz sand in quartz stone plates is higher than 90%, it is called quartz stone by quartz stone manufacturers.
To a large extent, people choose quartz stone because of its explosion resistance. Some sellers will also conduct explosion resistance tests for buyers on site. However, why do we often have so many cases of explosion in use? Although quartz stone has explosion resistance, it does not mean that it will not crack, and its explosion resistance is certainly superior to other stones.
Quartz stone is a brittle polymer composite material, which also has the characteristics of thermal expansion and cold contraction. It also has certain mechanical properties such as shrinkage stress, impact toughness, elongation at break, etc. When the material cannot withstand the internal stress caused by thermal expansion and cold contraction and is subject to severe external impact, it will crack. There is also the human factor. The edge collapse occurs in the process of quartz stone processing, which causes small cracks in the plate, leading to cracking in use. The quartz stone will also crack if no expansion joint is reserved during installation.
Although quartz stone occasionally cracks, it is still a good choice for decorative stone. As long as a good quartz stone is selected to avoid unnecessary damage, it is believed that quartz stone can be used for a long time.
How to avoid it in use? The surface shall not be heated locally for a long time and shall not be impacted by heavy objects. No matter how good a product is, it has its weaknesses. Only routine maintenance can prolong its service life!