Browse some of our most popular porcelain colors for countertops and other projects. Porcelain slabs are produced by a variety of manufacturers, in very much the same way as porcelain floor tiles. The U.S. has witness porcelain become a popular choice for kitchen countertops in recent years, thanks to its high-end look. Remember that actual porcelain slabs may vary from the sample images you see online. One good thing about porcelain is that, unlike granite and other natural stones, porcelain slabs are relatively consistent from slab to slab since it is an engineered stone. Book an appointment to visit our showroom, conveniently located between Greensboro and Winston-Salem, to browse our full slab inventory and view samples.
Our “Choosing the Best Product for You” chart provides a useful comparison overview of the benefits of using porcelain versus other natural stones and engineered stones.
How durable is porcelain? Porcelain is a compact mixture of raw minerals and pigments, manufactured in a way that makes the product very durable. It is scratch-resistant, stain-resistant, and heat-resistant. In terms of impact-resistance, porcelain can chip along the edge if impacted with enough force. Unlike many natural stones, porcelain offers consistency in its patterns. There are many color and patterns options available. However, please note that unlike quartz, porcelain’s pattern is only visible on the surface—the inside of the material does not contain a pattern. This means that polished edges will look different that the face of the material. Most porcelain slabs are available in a polished finish, while some slabs are available in a honed/matte finish and even a leathered (textured) finish.
Where Porcelain is used? Porcelain is perfect for use throughout your house! It’s even great for architectural purposes, such as interior wall cladding, or other large format purposes. Around the house, porcelain is a perfect option for projects such as kitchen countertops, laundry room countertops, bathroom vanities, outdoor kitchens, fireplace surrounds, wall cladding, shower surrounds, backsplashes, shower seats, desktops, and more!
Once you’ve picked a porcelain color for your countertop or other project, the next step is to pick an edge profile! Due to limitations in the material, porcelain is only available with certain edge profiles: eased, small bevel, or a mitered edge. Ask us which edge profiles we recommend!