PORCELAIN
PORCELAIN
FEATURED: PORCELAIN HOOD/BACKSPLASH



WHY CHOOSE PORCELAIN?

Porcelain is made from ceramic clay and mineral coloring which makes it a highly durable and non-porous surface. They are very heat-, scratch-, and UV- (sunlight) resistant. Because of this, porcelain is an excellent material for full height backsplash, shower walls, outdoor kitchens and more. It’s a non-porous material which can look like natural stone with today’s technology.

Book an appointment to visit our showroom, conveniently located between Greensboro and Winston-Salem, to browse our full slab inventory and view samples.

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!

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CARE & MAINTENANCE

Cleaning your porcelain countertops after each use (or at least daily) is recommended.  Like with any porcelain tiles, most cleaning products can be used to clean up dirt, spills, or any other residue.  We always recommend trying warm, soapy water first.  Feel free to also use any product specifically marketed as a porcelain cleaner or porcelain-safe product.

Sealing
From the manufacturing process, porcelain is non-porous.  It does not require sealing.  Liquids cannot penetrate the surface; rather, they will bead up into droplets or puddles on the surface.

Heat
Porcelain is a heat-resistant product.  This gives you the ability to place hot pots directly on the surface. However, it is best practice to use a heat trivet as extra protection.  As with any product, porcelain not indestructible.

Scratching
Porcelain’s surface is scratch-resistant. But as always, it is best practice to use a cutting board when chopping, cutting, or when using sharp knives.

Staining
Porcelain is stain-proof.  Any stubborn spills or scuff marks can be scrubbed out with a soft sponge and soapy water.

Durability
Porcelain is somewhat brittle and thus can chip or break if impacted by a heavy object.  Do not stand on your countertop or bang items against it.  Use care when placing large or heavy objects on your countertops.

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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.

The porcelain colors listed below are not guaranteed to be in-stock. 

Visit our LIVE INVENTORY page to browse our current inventory of porcelain slabs.

Please call or email us to inquire about availability of each color, as manufacturers’ websites may not always be up-to-date.