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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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.
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.