Porcelain

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Porcelain

What should I know about porcelain?

Porcelain countertops are made of non-porous ceramic clay and other minerals baked in temperatures ranging from 2200-2650 Fahrenheit. The high temperatures produce a durable material resistant to scratching, cracking, UV light, and heat. Unlike quartz countertops, porcelain countertops’ colors and patterns are only on the surface. Colors and patterns on porcelain countertops are achieved by adding pigments (“glaze”) to the surface. These pigments can make the surface resemble everything from marble to wood and even steel. Contact us to learn what colors we have available for your porcelain project.

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porcelain island countertop with miter edge
Porcelain Commercial Bathroom
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Porcelain Outdoor Countertop
porcelain island countertop with miter edge
Porcelain Commercial Bathroom
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Porcelain Outdoor Countertop

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FAQ

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Porcelain finishes.
Porcelain countertops offer fewer selections than natural stone. However, there are still options, with two popular finishes being high-gloss and matte. The finish gets baked during the manufacturing process (as opposed to other materials that receive their finish through sealing) and offers resistance to staining.
Porcelain edge styles.
There are only two edge options with porcelain countertops: square or mitered. Because the material is so thin, manufacturers often create a mitered edge to give it a thicker look.
Porcelain pros and cons.
Pros
The porcelain countertops are very durable, scratch-proof, and heat-proof. Additionally, porcelain countertops are stain-resistant. Unlike porous materials such as granite or quartzite, liquids and chemicals will not penetrate porcelain easily. Porcelain countertops do not need to be resealed. Porcelain countertops are resistant to UV light, making them popular for outdoor kitchens.
Cons
The patterns on porcelain countertops are only surface-deep. They can still be scratched with ceramic knives, revealing the unfinished surface. Porcelain countertops required mitered edges to make them appear more substantial.

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