This infographic will show you all you need to know about the heat resistance and which natural stones are the ideal choice for your home and office.
The transfer of heat is always from warmer to colder locations. Conduction is the transport of heat energy via a solid surface. In applications such as kitchen worktops, a natural stone’s heat transfer, or thermal conductivity, becomes a key consideration to determine the correct type of stone and design.
The conductivity of a stone kitchen worktop, sitting between the hob (the source of heat) and an external, combustible product, is an excellent example of where you should verify the stone’s conductivity before using it. Other such applications and examples are fireplace surrounds and fireplace hearths.
Natural stone worktops are the most versatile and durable worktop surface. Stone is scratch-resistant, stain-resistant, and in many cases, acid-resistant, so your kitchen worktop can stand up to any challenge. You can use a stone worktop in any kitchen, and it is perfect for all kinds of cooking. The high durability makes stone worktops a significant investment, as they can last for decades. In addition, natural stone is highly resistant to heat, and some stone types can withstand temperatures up to 700°C.
Advantages of Stone Worktops
Stone worktops have many advantages over other materials like quartz and porcelain. But the only disadvantage is that you need to seal them every year or two. You will also enjoy the versatility of natural stones. Materials like marble, quartzite worktop and granite in the kitchen and bathroom surfaces and outdoor worktops. In contrast, other materials such as quartz allow its use indoors only.
However, despite the many advantages of natural marble or granite, designing a kitchen is challenging. It is because not only you’ll need to manage the tight deadlines of trades coming into your home. But you must also choose the correct type of stone for your specific needs.
Heat resistant marble, granite and quartzite.
If you are an avid cook and enjoy socializing in your kitchen, you must ensure that the worktop surface will be suitable for heat. Here is an infographic showing you the heat resistance and the heat conduction of the different types of natural stones.
The Worktop Library thanks the Natural Stone Institute for its statistics.
This infographic about stone worktops displays general guidelines. However, Worktop Library Ltd isn’t responsible for any use or misuse that causes the damage of any kind. It includes materials and injury caused directly or indirectly by the information contained in this article.
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Maria Kairuz, Operations Manager at The Worktop Library in London, has vast experience and deep research on stone worktop materials. As a result, she attracts a following made of architects, interior designers, property developers, and design enthusiasts around London and the UK. However, she is not your average stone worktop specialist.