How Durable are Porcelain Countertops?

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When looking to replace or select a material for the surfaces in a home, there are seemingly endless choices to consider. From natural stone to man-made materials, there is a wide variety of surface types that all offer pros and cons based on the way the space will be utilized. Large-format porcelain slab is one of the man-made surface materials that is quickly gaining popularity amongst home designers, builders, and owners alike.

Large format porcelain slab has been popular in Europe for years but is somewhat new in North America. As it gains popularity, it is only natural that questions about the durability and versatility of porcelain slabs arise. In this article, we cover one of the most common questions about porcelain slab, are porcelain countertops durable? We know that porcelain slab is a beautiful, durable, and easy to care for surface. We look forward to helping you learn more about and feel great about choosing porcelain slab for your space.

How Strong is Porcelain?

If you are unfamiliar with large format porcelain slab you might have questions about the strength and durability of this type of surface. If you are at all worried about a lack of durability and strength in your countertops, porcelain is a fantastic option for you. Not only is porcelain slab very strong and durable, but it may also offer more strength than other materials such as granite. Porcelain slab is not thin and fragile, it is instead thick yet flexible, making it ideal for a wide range of spaces including porcelain slab countertops, porcelain slab walls, porcelain labs shower and porcelain slab vanities. Your options are endless when it comes to choosing beautiful, strong, and versatile porcelain slab.

Do Porcelain Countertops Chip?

Like most surfaces, it is not outright impossible for a porcelain kitchen countertop to chip. However, porcelain slab is incredibly durable and is resistant to chipping, scratching, cracking and holds up well against day-to-day wear. Porcelain slab countertops are ideal for anyone who loves using their kitchen and desires a beautiful surface that doesn’t require extensive maintenance. Aside from being resistant to chips and wear, porcelain slab is also easy to clean and disinfect making it a truly spectacular choice for kitchen countertops.

Can I Repair Porcelain Slab?

Porcelain slab surfaces are incredibly durable, but accidents do happen from time to time. If your porcelain slab surface becomes chipped, you may be able to repair the chip with a porcelain repair kit. If the damage to your porcelain slab surface is extensive, it may be best to replace the surface. It is not a common occurrence for porcelain slab to chip or crack, and with normal use, this should not be an issue. When installed correctly by a professional who specializes in large format porcelain slab, you should not anticipate any chipping in the surface over time and with use.

Where is Porcelain Slab Best Suited For?

When it comes to large format porcelain slab, the suitable uses for surfaces in a home are nearly endless. Due to its strong yet flexible nature, porcelain slab is used in a wide variety of applications. Some of the most popular spaces where porcelain slab is used include porcelain bathrooms and kitchens though it can be used on walls or even as porcelain fireplaces and porcelain furniture. We know that porcelain slab makes a beautiful and stylish addition to any space. Contact us today to discuss your project and find a porcelain slab that exceeds your expectations when it comes to bringing both beauty and functionality to your space.

About Counter Culture

The Counter Culture team has dedicated the last decade to the study of the large format porcelain slab trend in the industry. With a thorough understanding of the porcelain slab stone fabrication process, Counter Culture Inc is the fabricator GTA builders, homeowners and designers can depend on for any application involving these resilient surface products. Combining experience, technology, thorough understanding of the manufacturing process and enthusiasm for all things large format porcelain stone, we can help bring your ultimate vision to reality. No matter the brand or thickness, if you can dream it, we can make it.