November 5, 2020
Ultracompact/Porcelain countertops are quickly gaining popularity - and for a good reason.
These surfaces are made from a blend of the same raw materials found in glass, porcelain, and quartz. But, how it's produced is what really sets it apart from other engineered stones. The process uses extreme heat and pressure, and in a matter of hours, it can replicate a stone that takes Mother Nature thousands of years to make on her own. The end result is a super-strong countertop that is color stable and impervious to scratches, stains, fire and heat, ice, or thawing. And with zero fluid absorption, it's the perfect choice for indoor or outdoor kitchens and even bathrooms.
Ultracompact/Porcelain has a smooth surface that is nice to touch and resistant to all the daily grind that takes place for years in a kitchen. These countertops are resistant to scratches from knives and other sharp objects, fire and heat proof, highly resistant to UV rays, and require very little maintenance. They also allow greater potential for an installation that is one piece with no cuts or joints. They fit seamlessly into very different design styles, and their incredible strength allows a 12-inch unsupported overhang for a bar or counter.
Due to its ultra-compact structure, this material is particularly suitable for installations in outdoor kitchens and barbecues. Ultracompact/Porcelain surfaces provide strength and style to open-air cooking areas because they are resistant to liquids, stains, bumps, utensil damage, high temperatures from fire, and low freezing temperatures. These tough surfaces will withstand demanding use over time while maintaining their unchanging beauty. And because they are not affected by UV rays, they can be installed in areas exposed to direct sunlight.
The bathroom is a space in the home where the conflicting needs of hygiene and harmony must coexist in the best possible way. Ultracompact/Porcelain liquid-resistant surfaces provide an easy to maintain and sanitary environment in these water-related areas, while the many colors and finishes can help create the perfect spa setting in your home.
For more information about Ultracompact/Porcelain surfaces, visit our stone yard at 989 Logan Street, contact us at 502-315-5110, or click here to see more on our website.