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Porcelain Countertop Installation for Dallas Homeowners

Luxury Countertops Transform a Kitchen

You may already know that porcelain is the premiere choice for bathroom fixtures, but did you know it can be used in your countertops as well? The truth is that in recent years, porcelain has become an increasingly popular option in luxury countertop installation.

Starting in Europe, the porcelain countertop trend soon came to the United States, and has been taking US kitchens by storm ever since. If you are interested in porcelain countertops for your Dallas kitchen remodel, contact the professionals at William French Home Improvements. Our kitchen contractors offer a range of options and will answer all of your questions, so you can have the kitchen counters you’ve always wanted.

What You Should Know Before Choosing Porcelain Countertops

Porcelain is manufactured from clay that is rich in the mineral kaolinite. Other elements of porcelain that give the material its shiny color include feldspar, silica, and mineral oxides. Many people think of porcelain in connection to “fine china,” i.e. the material you would normally find in a fancy dining set. Yet porcelain countertop slabs and tiles are extremely durable.

Forged in fire and coated with pigmented glaze to increase strength and beauty, the porcelain we use for kitchen countertops is more akin to what you would find in your bathroom—except that it’s even more durable. During the glazing process, it is possible to fabricate colors that look like natural stone, so your porcelain countertop can have the same veined look found in marble or granite.

Benefits of Porcelain Countertops

Porcelain looks great, but it also has other benefits. Porcelain countertops are surprisingly sturdy, customizable, and easily installed, so you can get the exact look you want for your kitchen with minimal hassle.

Benefits of porcelain countertops include:

  • We offer a range of colors: With the diverse pigmentation we offer in our porcelain countertypes, you will be able to find the perfect hue and color to fit your kitchen. They also won’t discolor overtime, so whether you’re redoing your existing décor or going through some upgrades, you can trust that your choice will look great for years to come.
  • They come in a variety of patterns: If you want your porcelain countertops to look more like marble or other natural stones, we offer pigmentation patterns that contain veining and look so convincing, you won’t even be able to tell the difference!
  • They come in various finishes: We offer matte and polished surface options for our porcelain counters, and can provide mitered edged to really increase style and appearance.
  • Multiple slab sizes are available: We can provide your home with large porcelain slabs, including ones that are bigger than your average natural stone slabs. Consider covering your kitchen counter with one piece of porcelain, thereby reducing seams and grout joints, decreasing the chance of further maintenance issues, and cutting down on installation costs.
  • Porcelain is extremely strong: Did you know that porcelain has been found to be 30% stronger than granite? It may sound crazy, but it’s true! The fire porcelain is forged in makes it extremely tough, cutting down on the number of chips cracks, scratches, and general wearing down your countertop will experience.
  • Porcelain is extremely durable: After that last fact, are you really surprised about this one? Because porcelain countertops are so strong, they also last for many years.
  • Porcelain slabs are lighter: While first generation porcelain slabs were thick and heavy, the newer varieties are much thinner and more lightweight—another reason they are easy to install.
  • Porcelain offers versatility: Because porcelain slabs are thin and lightweight, they can be added as backsplashes to existing wall panels, to the sides of cabinetry, and as decorative accents, in addition to making great island countertops. If you want to customize your whole kitchen, it’s easy to do so with porcelain!
  • We install porcelain countertops over existing countertops: Yet another thing making the porcelain installation process remarkably easy, putting porcelain on top of existing countertops may reduce the price and hassle of tearing away old material.
  • Sealing is not necessary: In contrast to natural stones which must be sealed during the countertop installation process and then resealed again every few years, the fire-glazing on porcelain countertops counteracts moisture and makes the material more stain-resistant.
  • Porcelain is heat-resistant: In addition to combating liquids and stains, fire-forged porcelain protects your countertops from heat, making it the perfect material to put hot pans and other cooking equipment on.
  • Cleanup is a breeze: The glaze on porcelain essentially makes it waterproof, and the heat-resistance makes it perfect for wiping with warm water or a damp cloth. A clean, hygienic surface, you do not need to use harsh chemicals like bleach to scrub porcelain—although if you do, they won’t stain either.
  • Porcelain is recyclable: Trying to go green? Porcelain is the perfect option for your kitchen! The clay in porcelain is already made from largely recycled material, and if you ever decide to switch your countertops out, they can easily be repurposed and made into other products.

Quartz vs. Porcelain

You may be debating between porcelain and quartz countertops. We encourage you to assess your options since only you know the right choice for your home. One key difference between quartz and porcelain is the level of heat resistance. Porcelain can withstand heat and direct sunlight better than quartz. Both materials can be used indoors, but quartz is better for indoor use.

William French Home Improvements Offers Porcelain Countertop Expertise

At William French Home Improvements, our experienced contractors can explain all porcelain countertop options for upgrading your kitchen. We also offer other options like granite or quartz. With competitive prices, free quotes, and various specials, we give our clients the best. Read what some of our clients have to say here.

William French Home Improvement contractors take pride in our stellar reputation. We are recognized as a premium choice for home and kitchen remodeling projects. You can trust William French Home Improvements with the renovation of your kitchen, bathrooms, or entire home.

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