Which is better, artificial marble or natural marble？
Nowadays, many people choose natural stone as decoration, such as flooring. Marble decoration is very effective, not only beautiful, but also durable, making it a choice for many people. The marble on the market is also divided into two categories: artificial marble and natural marble. Which of these two is better? Next, let's introduce these two types of marble. Compare their strengths and weaknesses, hoping to help you better understand marble
Firstly, let's talk about the difference between natural marble and artificial marble. Natural marble is formed in nature, while artificial marble is artificially manufactured through certain technological means. In contrast, natural marble is more natural, but even with the emergence of artificial marble, it indicates that the quantity of natural marble far falls short of people's demand, and the price of natural marble will be higher
Natural marble has the advantages of dense texture and low hardness, making it easy to process, carve, smooth, and polish. After polishing, marble is smooth and delicate, with a natural and smooth texture, and has high decorative value. Not only that, marble also has low water absorption and high durability, and can be used for 40 to 100 years. Until now, natural marble panels and molded items are still important materials for indoor and furniture production.
The disadvantage of natural marble is that its main hazard is the radioactivity in the stone, which is a characteristic of many stones. Natural marble has two types of radioactivity. One is that direct radiation to the human body can damage the blood and nervous system; Another type is radioactive characteristic radon, which is emitted into the air and inhaled by the human body, increasing the risk of cancer.
Let's talk about the advantages of artificial marble: it has natural texture, and its sensory and sensory aspects are basically similar to natural stone; Small color difference, basically achieving no color difference; Strong plasticity, customizable, and flexible to use; The color is relatively uniform and looks good; Limited natural stone resources make it difficult to provide a large amount of stone; Artificial stones usually do not crack and are easier to maintain.
Disadvantages of artificial marble: We all know that artificial marble is produced through artificial synthesis, so it has many uncontrollable factors. Some unscrupulous manufacturers use inferior materials in the manufacturing process to save costs. These materials generally contain harmful substances such as formaldehyde and benzene, and some even add organic solvents, leading to the production of artificial marble becoming "toxic marble", causing environmental pollution and affecting our physical health.
The difference between artificial marble and natural marble
Artificial marble: Artificial marble is made by mixing, forming, grinding, and polishing natural marble or granite crushed stone as filler, cement, gypsum, and unsaturated polyester resin as adhesives. So artificial marble has many characteristics of natural marble. For example, artificial marble can be manually adjusted, with diverse colors, good flexibility, strong overall feel, rich colors, and ceramic luster. It has high surface hardness, is not easily damaged, is resistant to corrosion, high temperature, and is very easy to clean.
Natural marble: its natural marble is a metamorphic rock formed by the original rocks in the crust under the action of high temperature and pressure in the crust. It belongs to medium hard stone, mainly composed of calcite, limestone, serpentine and dolomite. A few varieties with pure quality, low impurities, stability and durability, such as White Marble and wormwood, can be used outdoors, while other varieties are not suitable for outdoor use and are generally only used for indoor decorative surfaces. The main varieties include: cloud gray marble, colored marble, etc.
What we are introducing above is about whether marble is artificial or natural? Regarding the difference between artificial marble and natural marble, when it comes to choosing between natural marble and artificial marble, we actually know that they have some unique characteristics. Therefore, when choosing, we can comprehensively consider which material is suitable for ourselves.
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