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Porcelain is a type of engineered stone that is known for its bold looks and durability. It’s composed of kaolinite, feldspar, metal oxides, and silica, and it is created under extreme heat. If you’re looking for a material that has plenty of options when it comes to color, porcelain is a great choice.
Porcelain is known for its low maintenance. You won’t have to spend much time taking care of it, yet it’ll still look great.
The reason it doesn’t require much maintenance is that it’s a nonporous material. That means it doesn’t have to be sealed as many natural stones do, and it can be cleaned with warm water and a wet cloth.
To avoid stains, clean up spills right away.
Like we stated, porcelain is a very durable material. It’s heat resistant—being formed under extreme heat and all—so you can set hot pots and pans down on its surface without worry.
Porcelain is also decently scratch resistant, but we still recommend using a cutting board when chopping food—just to stay on the safe side.
It is possible for porcelain to chip, and this is more likely to happen if your slab is installed by anyone who isn’t a professional. But don’t worry—if your porcelain does chip, it can be fixed by painting the chipped area the same color as the rest of the slab, then filling it in with clear epoxy.
Porcelain works just as well outdoors as it does indoors. Because it’s nonporous, it has no problem with elements like rain or snow. It also doesn’t mind direct sunlight. Just keep it clean as you would if it were indoors, and it will shine in your backyard.
People love porcelain because it’s tough, beautiful, and timeless—if it’s taken care of correctly, it can last in your home as long as sixty years. Whether you choose to install it in a bathroom, indoor kitchen, or outdoor kitchen, porcelain will surely shine.
To learn more about this engineered stone, contact us at WS Granite Tops today.