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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.
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.
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.:
The 6 Crucial Things You Should Know
Before Choosing A Countertop Company
It’s simple to see what past customers think of a granite and stone company by looking at online reviews. Google Reviews is a great resource to vet a countertop company. Pure Granite & Stone has a 4.6 star ranking on Google, which is due to our absolute insistence on client satisfaction.
Very few companies win the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award. You can be sure any company that has won this award recently is in good business standing, carries the proper licenses, passes background checks, maintains an “A” quality grade, and has exceptional reviews.
HomeAdvisor confirms that every review it receives comes from a verified customer of the company they are leaving the review for. Companies cannot write fake reviews on HomeAdvisor, so everything you read about a contract on the website is 100% authentic.
Larger, more “corporate” companies are all about speed and making sure that your “job” is cut and polished quickly and out-the-door as fast as possible. We, on the other hand, prefer to think of ourselves as craftsmen. We cut and polish everything by hand and triple-check everything before it leaves our shop. For example, edges that come off an automated machine have tiny score lines on them which you can feel with your hand if you inspect closely; our edges are smooth and silky to the touch. When you visit, ask us to show you the important differences between hand-crafted stone and mechanically processed countertops.
Pure Granite & Stone isn’t set up like a factory. Instead, we are set up to work together to create beautiful pieces of art that families and friends will love when they’re sitting around the kitchen table eating, drinking, and talking together.
If you do it “their” way, by the time your countertops are installed and ready to use, you’ll have invested countless hours visiting stone wholesalers, waiting for workers to come move large slabs of stone with forklifts so you can examine your options, and running back and forth between the stone yard and granite company to manage all the details.
At Pure Granite & Stone, we simplified the process by half. We know that your time is extremely valuable, and that there are many ways to streamline the process to save you energy and help you make better and faster decisions.
Our experts are directly involved in educating you about options, pointing out obvious and hidden features of stones, helping you avoid inexperienced mistakes, and selecting everything you need for a stunning new, long-lasting, stone countertop.