In our showroom, we have a diverse selection of porcelain available. No matter the style of your space, we have a slab of porcelain to match.
Porcelain is a mixture of kaolinite, feldspar, metal oxides, and silica combined under extreme heat. It’s a man-made material with tons of color variations available, and it’s sure to make a bold statement in your remodeled kitchen or bathroom.
If you aren’t interested in a countertop that involves detailed care, check out porcelain. It’s a low-maintenance material that doesn’t require much time spent on upkeep.
It’s a non porous material, meaning it doesn’t require sealant and can be easily cleaned with warm water and a damp cloth. But just to be safe, we recommend cleaning up spills on your porcelain right away to prevent any pesky stains.
Porcelain is already used to heat, since that’s the way it’s formed. Because of this, it’s a very heat resistant material and you don’t have to worry about scorching when you set a hot pan down on the counter.
Regarding scratch-resistance, porcelain can be compared to quartz and granite. It can hold its own, but it’s still smart to use a cutting board when chopping food.
Chipping isn’t impossible for a porcelain countertop, especially if the slab isn’t installed by a professional. If a chip does occur, even during everyday use, repairs are quick and easy. All you have to do is paint the chipped area the same color as the rest of the slab, wait a few days, then fill in the spot with clear epoxy.
Many people enjoy the benefits of porcelain countertops indoors and outdoors. Because it’s a nonporous material that can withstand liquid and heat, it works great outside. It doesn’t fade under direct sunlight, and it won’t succumb to the elements either.
This man-made material is so popular because it’s durable, striking, and timeless. People love its low level of maintenance, and if you carry out that small amount of maintenance, porcelain can last in your home for up to 60 years. To learn more about porcelain and all that it can bring to your home, get in touch with us at Benchmark Surfaces today.