Porcelain slab is a high fired ceramic surface much like porcelain tile. Porcelain uses ink jet technology capable of mimicking natural stone, wood, and virtually any look you can dream up. The benefit of Porcelain is that it has a scratch resistant surface and is impervious to chemicals it is also one of the most durable surfaces on the market making it useful for kitchen countertops, flooring, walls and even outdoor projects.
Chances are that you already have porcelain material somewhere in your house. But, have you thought of porcelain slab countertops? Most people think that quartz or granite make the strongest countertops. While these two are undeniably strong, the toughness of porcelain slab is a force to reckon with. This ceramic is stronger than the former two making it the go-to material for the kitchen and bathroom.
Durable and Heat Resistant
While porcelain slab countertops may not be famous for kitchen renovations, they are worth a look. In fact, their popularity has grown steadily over the last few years, and soon these products will grab a sizable market share. They are more than a passing trend; they add value to the interior design. Below, we discuss the reasons why it’s a great idea to try these sleek and versatile ceramic tiles.
To ensure the final product is strong and durable, porcelain counterfeits are fired at extremely high temperatures, usually over 1000 °C. The fact that they endure such high temperatures during fabrication makes them resistant to hot environments such as the kitchen. A porcelain countertop can handle hot pans and pots placed on its surface. The porcelain won’t smoke, burn, or emit any harmful substance.
As mentioned earlier, porcelain is one of the strongest ceramic tiles. The surface strength is achieved through the firing process. Its strength surpasses that of granite by 30%; therefore, you can dice and slice food on the countertop with no fear of damages. Its rigid structure makes it scratch resistant. Likewise, the high strength of the raw materials makes this countertop long lasting.
Colors and Finishes
The diverse number of pigmentation of raw materials yields porcelain of different colors and hues. Unlike other materials, porcelain slab counter rarely discolors due to direct exposure to sunlight. Therefore, you can decorate your kitchen countertop without worrying about where the windows are located.
Besides color, you can also choose from several finishes. Polished and matte surfacing provides you with valuable choices for the final appearance. You can even enhance the appearance by mitering the edges according to your liking. If you want to experiment further, why not apply pigmentation to give your porcelain a marble appearance? Patterns and pigment blend to give captivating options.
Southward Contracting has the knowledge and experience to answer all your porcelain countertop questions. Give us a call at 541-815-3827 or use our contact form and we are happy to answer your porcelain questions.