So you are planning to revamp your kitchen countertop. Whether you want to replace your existing countertop or looking for a countertop material for your newly built kitchen, there is no better option than porcelain slabs Sydney. You can make a statement with porcelain countertops. While porcelain slab may not be a popular option for kitchen remodels, it is worth considering as they make the strongest countertops when compared to other materials like marble, granite, and quartzite.
In fact, the popularity of porcelain countertops has grown steadily over the last few years, and it is trending now as it adds value to the property.
What Is Porcelain?
It is a white translucent ceramic that is rich in kaolinite, and it is an engineered stone, that is derived from the kaolinite clay baked at high temperatures. Since kaolinite contains various minerals, including feldspar, silica, and mineral oxide, it contributes to the durability and richness in various colours of porcelain slabs. When compared to other stone material available for countertops, the Porcelain Slab cost is affordable.
Here are some of the reasons why porcelain slabs are a great choice for your kitchen or bathroom countertops:-
Heat Resistant and Durable
Porcelain slabs are heated at extremely high temperatures, usually over 1000 c, to ensure its durability and strength. Given that they are heated at such high temperatures during fabrication, it makes the porcelain slabs resistant to hot environments such as the kitchen. You can place the hot pans and pots on the porcelain countertop, and it won’t be damaged as they won’t smoke, burn, or emit any harmful substance. This is one of the significant reasons why many homeowners choose Porcelain benchtops Sydney over other materials.
The strength of porcelain slabs surpasses granite by 30%. So, you can slice and dice food on the countertop without having to worry about the damages as its rigid structure makes it scratch resistant. In addition to scratch and heat resistant, high-quality of the raw materials used to make the countertop makes them long-lasting.
Do you know a porcelain countertop has less than 0.5% water absorption rate? Yes, that’s why porcelain slabs are water and stain-resistant when compared to marble and granite. Since it is non-porous, porcelain slabs won’t absorb any type of liquid. So you don’t have to worry about wiping the counter every time when you spill something. The fired glazing prevents water penetration and provides the needed stain resistance.
Available in a range of shades and finishes
Countertops are a significant element the kitchen. Unlike other materials, porcelain slabs come in a wide range of colour and finishes. Also, it rarely discolours due to direct exposure to sunlight. Hence, you can add a stunning appearance to your kitchen by choosing a shade that matches your kitchen décor and other elements.
As you see, porcelain countertops are not only appealing, durable and easy to maintain, but also reasonably priced.
Please note this is not to be relied upon as advice or any form of representation in relation to the properties or performance of the above listed product(s). This is solely for promotional purposes; please consult your stone specialist prior to selecting or purchasing any of the above listed product(s).
NihilRawal is a director of Avant Stone, the leading Porcelain Slabs in Sydney supplier. To find out more about natural stone slabs, visit www.avantstone.com.au.