Care With Porcelain Countertops
Before anything, plan your bench based on the size of the plates. This avoids unnecessary seams and cuts on the surface that can compromise both the look of the bench and the waterproofing.
Currently, it is possible to find porcelain tiles in large sizes reaching up to 300cm x 120 cm
Cutting of Plates and Seams
But if even after planning your bench you realize that the amendments will be inevitable, be very careful with the cut of the pieces. Some companies specialize in this type of project and can cut precisely.
It is also important to pay attention to the cuts of the corners and joints of the plates so that they fit exactly.
Another fundamental care when making your porcelain countertop is knowing how to choose the most qualified labor. Without disparaging anyone, but it is not only because that trusted bricklayer installs floors and coverings very well that he can make a porcelain countertop. This type of project is more detailed and requires specific knowledge. Therefore, know how to carefully evaluate the person responsible for this work.
When cleaning the porcelain countertop, avoid very abrasive chemicals, always prefer a neutral detergent. In the same way that it is advisable to dispense steel sponges since they can scratch the porcelain surface.
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. The tip of today’s post is the porcelain countertops. That’s right!
This is still a novelty here, but among Americans, the porcelain countertop is already very common and popular.
So, if you are looking for different materials and full of advantages for your home countertops, be sure to follow this post to the end. We will tell you all about this new trend in interior design.
What is a Porcelain Countertop?
The porcelain countertop appeared in the United States and recently landed here in Brazil. From then on, it didn’t take long for architects and designers to realize the advantages of the material and start incorporating it in the most different projects.
The countertop can be entirely made of porcelain, as is the case with granite countertops, for example, or even be covered with porcelain tiles on a masonry or metal base.
Why Choose a Porcelain Countertop?
Strength and Durability
The manufacturing process of porcelain tiles makes the material much more resistant and durable than ordinary ceramic. As a result, porcelain countertops can withstand high temperatures, sharp objects, and possible impacts very well. That is, you can easily install a cooktop on the porcelain countertop, as well as leaving it close to areas with an oven and barbecue area that the material will not suffer any damage. Even hot pots pass the porcelain test, although it is always better to place them on a wooden or metal support.
Numerous Aesthetic Possibilities
Nowadays there are few materials with as many aesthetic possibilities as porcelain tiles. With it, it is possible to create surfaces that simulate stone, wood, burnt cement, marble, among other textures.
In addition to the different textures, the porcelain tiles can also be found in various color and finish options, such as glossy, matte, and satin.
This means that any project matches a porcelain countertop, from the most classic to the most modern, rustic, and conceptual.
Another great advantage of porcelain tiles is its very low water absorption, around 0.1%. This makes the material a great choice for wet locations, such as bathrooms, kitchens, service areas, and outdoor areas.
This low absorption of liquids makes porcelain also resistant to stains, unlike porous materials such as marble and granite. That is, if tomato sauce, wine, or grape juice falls on your porcelain countertop, don’t worry. Just remove it with a damp cloth and everything goes back to the way it was before.
Porcelain tiles are super easy, quick, and simple to clean. And one of the main reasons for this is precisely the fact that it does not absorb moisture, preventing dirt and bacteria from impregnating the material. To clean the porcelain countertop, just use a soft sponge with a neutral detergent to remove excess grease and dirt. Then rinse and dry with a soft cloth.