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What crosses your mind when you think about the most durable natural stone countertop? Probably, granite or quartz. While these materials score impressively in durability, many are unaware of the strength and durability of porcelain countertops.

At Elite, we have witnessed a steady rise in the demand for porcelain bathroom and kitchen updates along with both commercial installations and commercial projects. This increase in demand points to an increase in the awareness of porcelain’s qualities as one of the best kitchen or bathroom countertop materials.


Porcelain is vitrified pottery with a white, fine-grained body, which is often translucent. Compared to earthenware, porcelain is more opaque, porous, and coarser. But it is clearer than stone.

Porcelain makers create it from Kaolinite clay, which contains various minerals like feldspars, mineral oxides, and silica. These minerals give it its characteristic hardness and color. The smiths bake the clay in high temperatures of up to 2,500 degrees Celsius. Once it cools, it hardens to form a highly dense, compact body that resembles natural stone varieties such as granite, marble, and quartz.


Porcelain offers homeowners a host of benefits over granite, marble, and quartz. They include but are not limited to:


Variety: Porcelain comes in a range of magnificent colors, designs, and textures. Normally, it occurs in bold blues, greens, and reds, among other classic colors spotting the natural stone look. What’s more, you can choose between polished and unpolished surfaces to match your style preferences.


Hardness: Do you want a marble-looking but hard countertop that withstands daily wear and scratches? A porcelain countertop is what you need. Due to its firing process, porcelain is stronger than granite and harder than quartz. For this reason, porcelain countertops have a higher resistance to chipping and the polished material resists scratching.


Durability: Owing to the strong material, porcelain countertops last longer than ceramic tiles and laminated countertops. Along with this immense durability, also resistant to harsh chemicals that can cause staining.


Ease of Cleaning: The glaze on the porcelain surface makes it waterproof, hence easy to clean. All you need is a warm water cleanup or a damp cloth wiping to maintain a spotlessly clean surface.


Heat Resistance: Porcelain countertops are heated at over 1000 degrees Fahrenheit (ca. 538 °C). Therefore, the final product is resistant to heat from hot pans, pots, and hair.

Whether you are building a new residential house with a porcelain kitchen island or giving your kitchen and/or bathroom a facelift, Elite Cabinetry & Granite is here to serve you. As a full-service kitchen and bath remodeling company, we offer the finest elegant porcelain countertop installation in Denver and the surrounding areas.

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