How to install quartz kitchen countertops
(should we use a strip or pad for quartz stone countertops installation?)
Although the cabinet quartz stone countertop installation is the last one steps, but it is also the most important part. The quality of quartz kitchen countertops installation will directly affect the life of the whole cabinet! Whether and how to use a mat or backing plate under the quartz stone kitchen countertops during installing? Everyone has their own rhetorics.
1.) Is it necessary to use a strip mat or pat backing plate under the quartz stone kitchen countertops?
Quartz is an artificial stone which made of artificial die-casting. Its density is high. The weight of quartz stone countertops is heavier than artificial stone countertops and natural stone kitchen countertops. If the carrying capacity of the cabinet can be achieved, it is not necessary to add a pad or a strip, but at present, many cabinets use a composite panel, which is weaker and with low load-bearing capacity. It is better to use pad or strip under the quartz stone kitchen countertops, because the force on the table can be evenly distributed throughout the cabinet.
2.) How should we use pad or strip to install and under the quartz stone kitchen countertops?
The purpose of using pad and strip install quartz stone countertops is to make the stress on the table more uniform and reduce the chance of the table cracking. Generally, we often use aluminum quartz mats or quartz stone keels, plastic steel keels, and aluminum alloy keels under the quartz stone countertops. The selection of the backing plate is generally a wood board, and the wood backing plate is greatly affected by the air, and is prone to thermal expansion and contraction, resulting in the breakage of the table top and affecting the normal use of the table top; and the cushion strips are not affected by the air and are not easily deformed. Decomposes the gravity of the countertops, improves the bearing capacity of the countertops, and enhances the service life of the cabinets.