Porcelain countertops are sustainable, man-made alternatives to natural stone with added strengths to help them withstand demanding use.
About This Material
What is it?
Porcelain worktops are high performance surfaces that are manufactured using a mixture of raw materials to produce a product which is heat, scratch and stain resistant. It creates a hygienic kitchen worktop thanks to its non-porous, easy to clean surface that prevents bacteria build-up.
Why use it for kitchen worktops?
It is a versatile kitchen worktop and flooring material capable of withstanding even high loads.
- COMPACT & HYGIENIC
The ideal material for contact with foods: surfaces remain extremely hygienic and resist high temperatures and thermal shock.
- RESISTANT TO WEAR
The impressive surface hardness allows it to resist scratching and wear.
- CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL STABILITY
It is highly resistant to chemical attack and colour change.
What are the benefits of porcelain countertops?
Porcelain offers several benefits over traditional natural stone and engineered materials such as quartz kitchen worktops for use as kitchen worktops.
Recyclable: Sustainability is a key concern these days, which is in part why porcelain is becoming such a popular material, since at the end of its service life it can be recycled into other materials.
Easy to clean: It is a very convenient material to clean up after use, thanks to its stain-resistance and non-porous nature. Spills can be wiped away without seeping into it and stains can generally be removed without harsh chemicals.
Heat Resistant: Porcelain countertops are made in such a way that makes them resistant to thermal shock. One of the drawbacks of kitchen worktops in general is their inability to deal with hot pans being put down on them. Porcelain is different, it doesn’t melt, char or emit toxic chemicals when it comes into contact with heat.
Low maintenance: Unlike natural stone or wood, it doesn’t need sealing or waxing to keep it protected. The surface of porcelain is impervious to the elements, so will maintain its appearance from the day it is installed until it’s time to change.
Lots of choice: There are many different colours, thicknesses and finishes available, from concrete-effect to marble-style and every combination in between. Thanks to its strength, porcelain can be made in large sizes at comparatively slim thicknesses, making it a very versatile material.
Strength and durability: Porcelain worktops are strong. So strong in fact it is thought they are about a third more durable than even granite worktops. They will withstand a busy kitchen and will last a long time, without losing their lustre.
Our stunning range will provide all the strength, beauty and hard-wearing durability of natural stone in a variety of gorgeous colours, with the added benefit of being extremely hygienic and resistant to wear & fade.