Porcelain

Porcelain Countertops, Baths, & Sinks

Porcelain comes in a high-gloss polished finish to guarantee unique interiors and features high technology, stunning looks and great resistance. Porcelain is available in polished, honed or natural finish and is great for backsplashes, flooring, fireplace surrounds, exterior applications, steam showers, shower and tub surrounds, wall cladding and wainscoting.

This material and the countertops made from it offer benefits for appearance, practical use and durability.

Many Available Colors, Patterns, and Finishes

Varied pigmentation of the raw materials creates a wide range of colors and hues, so you’ll find several that will work well with your existing décor or the theme you’re developing for your kitchen or bathroom. Discoloration or color change is not a concern as it is with some other materials. Porcelain tiles offer the most options, but porcelain slabs in various colors are manufactured as well.

The pigmentation can be applied to give the porcelain the look of marble or other natural stone that contains veining. Pigment and patterns combine to give you incredible options.

Matte and polished surfacing options give you choices for the finished look of your porcelain counters. Edges can be mitered in several styles to enhance the appearance.

 

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Strong and Durable

Porcelain is 30% stronger than granite. The surface strength of porcelain is achieved in the firing process, so the countertops resist chipping, scratches, cracks, wear and tear. Due to the high strength of the material, these countertops last a long time. While the porcelain countertop price is higher than laminated counters or ceramic tile – though less than granite and other natural stones – the investment is balanced by the longevity.

Because the slabs are so thin and lightweight, porcelain backsplashes, other wall panels, panels for the sides of cabinetry or kitchen islands and as decorative accents throughout the home work well. Porcelain countertops can also be installed over existing countertops. While this isn’t done in every situation, it is an option that reduces the cost and hassle of tearing out the old material before installing the new product. This is just one of the many reasons they’re an attractive choice for a bathroom, shower, tub, or fireplace.

Easy to Maintain

Unlike natural stone that needs to be sealed after installation and resealed every few years to prevent several potential problems, porcelain doesn’t ever have to be sealed. The fired glazing acts as an effective barrier to moisture and provides outstanding stain resistance. This also makes cleanup easy. The glaze on the porcelain produces a waterproof surface that is very easy to clean. Warm-water cleanup or wiping with a damp cloth is all that is usually required to maintain a clean, hygienic surface. If you do use harsh chemicals such as ammonia or bleach, they likely won’t cause problems.