Porcelain Countertops - Hollywood Florida
Porcelain is uniquely different from the other materials on this site. It's made out of clay and unlike granite and marble, it's not a natural stone. Instead, porcelain countertops are made by melting clay (most commonly china clay) in a kiln at extremely high temperatures. Pigmented glazes can then be added to the porcelain slab. This step of the process will determine whether the countertop will be glossy, matte or have patterns. The slab is then fired up again for a second time to ensure the the glaze adheres completely.
The product of all this manufacturing is a surface that is incredibly dense and almost completely impervious to heat, stains, scratching, cracks, chips, and UV rays. This material is non-porous, which means liquids will not be absorbed by the surface and spills can easily be wiped and cleaned off. It's construction is so strong that it is heat and UV resistant. Porcelain countertops also do well against acidic substances that would tend to stain normal surfaces.
This is a brilliant choice for persons who value beauty and form along with durability. Porcelain countertops make for excellent indoor options, but also manage to fair very well against the elements as outdoor countertops because of their sturdy construction and UV resistance.
Maintenance is also a benefit since this type of material is very easy to maintain and will maintain it's high quality look for years after installation.
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