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porcelain countertops Granite and quartz countertops may be an incredibly trendy countertop options but many homeowners are opting for a more durable and economical option – porcelain countertops. Porcelain countertops are a man-made product that is formed by fusing clay and minerals such as Kaolinite with silicon and feldspars to create a strong and durable surface. There have been many advancements in porcelain countertops and there are actually far more available styles and finishes than with quartz countertops. With so many beautiful options that will integrate perfectly with any aesthetic, porcelain countertops have become an excellent high-performance countertop option.

Porcelain Countertops are a Highly Durable Countertop Material

Many homeowners assume the durability of quartz or granite cannot be matched but, in fact, you can put a hot pan or pot directly on the surface of your porcelain countertops without causing any damage. They are also highly stain and scratch resistant making them an excellent countertop option for a variety of home applications including kitchens, bathrooms, and even outdoors! Yes, porcelain countertops are composed of high-performance materials that even make them capable of withstanding sun and rain so you can easily use them outside.

What is the Difference Between Porcelain & Other Countertop Materials

Although porcelain is available in a variety of styles, colors, and patterns including some that look identical to natural stone and quartz, unlike its counterparts, it is not a ‘through-body’ product. This means that whatever color and pattern is on the surface is printed only on the surface and does not go through the body of the slab. Because of this, it may limit the edge styles you can achieve when compared with quartz and natural stone. Additionally, it is important to note that porcelain can be damaged during the process of fabrication and installation so it is important to work with a qualified porcelain fabrication and installation shop. Although there are a few drawbacks to note about porcelain countertops, there is another important difference that most homeowners consider a significant advantage – they tend to be much less expensive than other countertop material options.