When you think of countertops, the first thing that comes to mind may be granite or other natural stone options like marble or soapstone. Natural stone has been a very popular choice for home renovations in the past decade, however, new trends are arising and innovative, engineered stones are finding themselves at the top of the most wanted list.
Features and Benefits of Porcelain
Porcelain slabs have emerged as one of the best surfacing materials on the market. They provide an extensive array of design options and can resemble the look of granite, marble, or wood surfaces, but obtain none of their maintenance issues or usage restrictions. Unlike other materials, porcelain is extremely durable, scratch-resistant, chip-resistant, heat-resistant, and UV-ray resistant – that’s a lot of resistance! It is able to support any activity and heavy items that may arise during your normal (or not so normal) day-to-day routine.
Because of its friendly cooperation with the sunlight, porcelain is a wonderful surface to place outdoors. This is rare to find, as other materials may not have all of the qualities to withstand the UV rays AND chipping/scratching durability while maintaining the same color stability.
The biggest benefit to installing porcelain into your home is that the material has little to no limitations. It can be used anywhere within your home! It’s ideal for kitchens, bathrooms and outdoor applications.
Cost and Expertise Handling
Because porcelain countertops are rather new to the U.S. market, customers often believe that the price is considerably high. This is due to the fact that many traditional fabricators find it difficult to work with the material due to it being so thin and meticulous to handle. It is key that when working with porcelain, you are selecting the right fabricator for the job. Our installers have decades worth of experience under their belt, ensuring that the fabrication and installation process runs smoothly and efficiently. Moderno Porcelain Works works solely with porcelain, so our expertise in the design, handling, fabrication, and installation is bar none. You are sure to get a “bang for your buck,” as your experience from beginning to end will undoubtedly be seamless (no pun intended) using our streamlined process.
The great thing about porcelain is the many ways that it can be used. Install porcelain as countertops, clad walls, cabinetry, furniture and more! The unique design will create an elegant and luxurious style within your home that will make your guests’ jaw drop!
A few, cool projects we have seen recently is the integration of induction burners atop porcelain slab countertops. These custom counters create the sleekest cooking area we have seen thus far! If you spend a majority of your time within the kitchen, you may want to check out these unique ways to add porcelain to your home!