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Pros and Cons of Porcelain Slabs

Pros and Cons of Porcelain Slabs


Pros and Cons of Porcelain Slabs

What is porcelain? It is a material made from clay, which is glazed and baked at high temperatures. The clay is glazed during the manufacturing process to prevent it from soaking moisture or liquids. The glaze also acts as a strong protecting coat and it is frost resistant. You can safely use porcelain to decorate your outdoors.

Along with the capabilities of the latest production technologies, porcelain can also be produced in large format which results in expanding its application areas. Kitchen countertops and table-top surfaces are just to name a few. 

Benefits of Porcelain

Here are some advantages of using porcelain in your living space:

Low Absorbent Material

Porcelain is glazed during the baking process, which makes it a less absorbent material. If you fix porcelain in your home as flooring or a tabletop, you wouldn’t need to worry about spilling or staining it. Knowing the low absorption advantage of porcelain materials, its use in our kitchens is becoming more popular every day and making it an ideal material for homeowners.

High Durability

Porcelain is made from refined clay and baked at very high temperatures, making it a high-quality and durable material. It can withstand heavy impact in any high-stress environment. The rugged and durable nature of porcelain makes it accessible to be used in commercial spaces with high traffic and heavy equipment if it has a PEI rating of five and above.

Benefits of Porcelain

Cleaning Made Easy

The low absorbent and non-staining nature of porcelain make it easy to clean and maintain, be it indoors or outdoors. Simply use plain water to clean any dirt. Additionally, you can even use detergent if it is necessary. The majority of the time, hot water and a washcloth are more than enough to clean up any mess.

Unique and Stylish Designs

You can use porcelain slabs for any surface, such as floors, walls, countertops, table-tops, decor items, etc. Its durable and low absorbent nature make it accessible to use indoors and outdoors as well. The unique design makes the material look stylish, elegant and timeless.


Drawbacks of Porcelain

Some disadvantages of using porcelain you should know about:

Difficult to Install

Installing porcelain slabs is a tedious job. Especially, the large porcelain slabs can be heavy, and you need to be careful when positioning them. Hence, it is advised to hire professional contractors to do the job for you. They are well-equipped and experienced in handling porcelain slabs.

High Costs

Porcelain can be costly compared to ceramics. This is due to superior properties of porcelain compared to other ceramic materials. Additionally, porcelain has certain advantages over natural stone and quartz materials and when compared at similar size, in many occasions, porcelain can be cheaper than its competitors. Its quality and longevity make it appealing to place them in your quarters to enhance the appearance of your home.

Create a classic and timeless space with Northern Lights Porcelain. We specialize in large-format porcelain slabs and offer book-match, end-match and random pattern designs. We use high-quality materials to provide our clients with excellent end results to bring your living space vision to reality. To know more about our services, call us today.