Why You Should Upgrade to a Porcelain Countertops

What are Porcelain Slab Countertops?

Everyone should have the look they desire in their home, and porcelain countertops are continuing to gain in popularity.   Porcelain slabs provide a wonderful opportunity to add color and style to various rooms of your home and are surprisingly affordable.  Porcelain tile countertops can usually be found in the kitchen, bathroom, or even at a wet bar.

With StonePeak’s 5’x10’ Plane porcelain panels, various looks can be found in both color and pattern.  Porcelain slab countertops are generally one or two pieces of porcelain, mitered for a seemless application.  From these panels you can also choose a book-matched large format tile, which allows you to create a mirrored backsplash, or a perfect match of veining for larger installations.

Benefits of Porcelain Countertops

Natural stone has been around since the beginning of time and has always been a staple in the building community.  Many consumers not only enjoy the look of natural stone, but it also brings strength unmatched to many of its competitors, such as laminate and wood.  The largest downfall would be the maintenance that is associated with stone, and when you use a natural stone or a stained concrete, there will always be maintenance.

Stones such as granite, marble, limestone, and travertine need to be sealed upon installation, and will gradually change color and fade over time.  In order to keep your countertop looking its best, it has to be deep cleaned and resealed, preferably by a professional, every 3-5 years.  Not only does this add to the initial cost of the application, but will emit harmful VOC (volatile organic compounds) into the air.

Granite, being a very popular choice for countertops, is the hardest natural stone.  While most people say you can cut on it, you still might leave some scratches in the stone.  Porcelain surfaces are 30% stronger than granite, and stain and impact resistant.

Enter Plane – large format porcelain tile.  Plane was created to enhance the slab marketplace and revolutionize how you think about countertops.  With 22 different colors only 6mm thick, there are countless ways to enhance your home.  As porcelain countertops can be installed almost anywhere, you can instantly upgrade to create a stunning effect.

And while stone slabs always run the risk of staining, porcelain tile is virtually impervious.  This means water or other liquid will simply bead up on top of the tile, allowing you to simply wipe it down eliminating the possibility of stains for good.  And while there is always the worry about staining the grout, by selecting Plane’s massive size you can severely reduce grout joints, if not eliminate them all together!

Plane Calacatta Vena Porcelain Countertop

Pros of Porcelain Slabs:

  • No Sealing
  • Less Grout Joints
  • Easy to Clean
  • Consistent Pattern
  • Heat Resistant
  • 5′ x 10′ Slab Size
  • Multiple Sizes Available
  • Clean Mitered Edges
  • Available in Honed and Polished
  • No Discoloration
  • Can Be Installed Over Existing Countertop

With so many colors, designs, and patterns, you can achieve a great love with porcelain tile countertops.  It’s attractive, durable, and affordable, making it the perfect combination when you want to gain a new look inside your kitchen, bathroom, or anywhere else throughout your home.  Check out Plane today!

Porcelain Products shown in the article