Granite Works of Waverly NY

Porcelain Countertop ...Why or Why Not

When considering kitchen countertop, water resistant, high heat resistance, and very hard are often stated properties of Porcelain. Porcelain is a great product in some situations, however, is it the product you are looking for in a kitchen countertop?

As a fabricator and installer, we would like to point out several other considerations.

1. Porcelain is very difficult to fabricate. Porcelain slabs are very thin (0.25 to 0.5") compared to natural stone or quartz (normally 1.25" thick). In addition, Porcelain is very rigid. This makes Porcelain very pron to breakage during cutting and moving of material and finished countertops.

2. Limited Edges Options. Square build-up and mitered or the only two options we can presently offer. Mitered is limited to straight lines. Build-up and Mitered greatly increase the precision cutting needs, increasing fabrication time and probability of breakage.

3. Moderate life span compared to natural stone. Cracks, breakages and scratches lead to shortened life span.

Please review other sites, and the great natural stone options before you decide on your next countertop

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