Porcelain countertops, also known as ultra compact countertops, have gained rapid popularity, and for good reason. Crafted from a fusion of glass, porcelain, and quartz raw materials, their production process sets them apart from other countertop materials. They replicate the natural stone’s lengthy formation process through intense heat and pressure within hours. This yields super-strong countertops that resist scratches, stains, fire, heat, and the elements. Additionally, their ability to absorb liquid makes them suitable for indoor kitchens, outdoor kitchens and bathrooms.
The versatility of ultra-compact surfaces offers a durable and distinctive solution for enhancing your home. With seamless installations and endless design possibilities, it can adorn countertops, floors, and cabinet door facings. Resembling natural stone while requiring easier maintenance, these surfaces are unique due to their combination of glass, porcelain, and quartz raw materials, resulting in exceptional durability suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Among its benefits, ultra-compact surfaces boast scratch and bacteria resistance, making them ideal for various applications, including outdoor kitchens because of their heat and UV resistance. These surfaces can be tailored with a variety of finishes, from glossy to matte to velvet, allowing for countertop transformations. Learn more about the countertops we have to offer on our website.
Porcelain Kitchen Countertops
Porcelain is great for a kitchen remodel Colorado Springs. This material surpasses other engineered stones, like quartz, ensuring longevity for the lifespan of your kitchen or bathroom, with regular upkeep. They are also on the affordable side of materials compared to quartz and granite while performing the same and living up to the aesthetic.
Ultra-compact / porcelain slabs will be a great choice for your bathroom remodel Denver. The most important trait to look for in a bathroom application is water resistance. Porcelain countertops capture moisture well. These specific countertops will allow you to design the bathroom like a spa or modern luxury due to the variety of colors and styles.
Outdoor Porcelain Countertops
Opting for porcelain / ultra-compact surfaces proves to be a smart decision when it comes to outdoor countertops. Their impressive durability, ability to withstand environmental factors, and minimal maintenance demands render them well-suited for outdoor settings compared to any other material such as quartz or granite. These surfaces boast a remarkable resistance to liquids, stains, extremely high or low temperatures, and the harsh effects of UV rays, ensuring that their visual appeal and practical functionality remain intact even in the face of exposure to sunlight, rain, and other outdoor conditions. Whether you’re conceptualizing an outdoor kitchen, a barbecue zone, or any outdoor area, you can’t go wrong with porcelain countertops.
How to Clean Porcelain Countertops
One of the standout features of porcelain countertops is their resilience – they are resistant to scratches, stains, heat, and fire. Their non-porous nature makes them resistant to fluid absorption, making the maintenance straightforward. Everyday spills are easily wiped away with mild soap and water, while quick action prevents stains. For tougher stains, a gentle brush can be used. While darker colors may require more frequent cleaning due to dust visibility, ensuring long-lasting beauty is as simple as using hot pads, trivets, cutting boards and coasters for added protection. For more information on how to keep your countertops looking fresh, check out this blog.
Here at Front Range, our expert staff is ready to help you with your next residential or commercial project. We have a variety of materials from natural stone, quartz, ultra-compact, solid surface, recycled surface, and laminate along with a variety of brands from Dekton, Cambria, Silestone, Viatera..etc. We service all of the Denver, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, Boulder, Durango and Grand Junction areas. Contact us today or visit our showroom in Denver, Colorado.