When you are looking for a material for your kitchen countertop, the first thing you need to consider is its functionality and second is its aesthetics.
Why? Unlike bathroom countertops and vanity tops, kitchen countertops are more exposed to harsher conditions, which means you need to have a material which has enough strength and hardness to resist chips, scratches, stains, and heat.
In terms of composition, porcelain is mostly made up of kaolinite, also known as “china clay”. Aside from that, it is also made from other minerals such as feldspar, metal oxides, and silica. All these components are mixed and homogenized under extreme heat which produces the porcelain material.
Consequently, the material composition and process of creating porcelain contributes to its sufficient strength, hardness, and resistance to heat. Moreover, considering this is man-made, the variety in design and color can be applied in the last process of its production.
Overall, these things make porcelain slabs a great and rewarding material for your kitchen and bathroom countertops.