Porcelain is growing in popularity in the US, but many people are unfamiliar with the use of porcelain in the home, particularly as a countertop surface. There are also misconceptions about porcelain that we’d like to dispel.
Common misconceptions about porcelain:
- It’s weak and prone to chip
- Porcelain is an inferior surface to stronger surfaces including granite and quartz
- You can’t achieve the thickness of a kitchen countertop comparable to quartz or a natural stone
- It’s difficult to care for
Boston Granite Exchange is the exclusive New England distributor of Laminam porcelain. It is the only porcelain we carry, and we didn’t choose Laminam lightly. We spent years researching the porcelain available before we finally chose to carry Laminam. We selected it because it is a superior surface.
1. They Invented the Machinery
Laminam is based in Italy. They began creating Laminam by designing new machinery to produce porcelain with a process that ensures the finished product is stronger and less prone to flaws and breakage than other porcelain on the market.
2. Superior Raw Materials
The raw materials used in Laminam are carefully sourced from nature and have a certified origin. It does not contain silica. Laminam is particular about the quality of the materials they use. We’re all familiar with the expression, “garbage in, garbage out.” Well, in this case, superior raw materials produce a superior finished product.
3. Rigorous Quality Control
Laminam enforces rigorous quality control measures throughout the manufacturing process with the goal that any slab that could break never leaves the factory.
4. Stands Up Against Other Surfaces
- Superior quality· Stain, etch, heat, abrasion and UV resistant
- Does not require sealing
- Daily cleaning with gentle dish soap and water is all it needs
- Non-porous and hygienic
- Many choices for design and finish; some colors can be book matched
- Laminam is suitable for all indoor and outdoor uses
- Lifetime warranty
Porcelain is a beautiful and viable surface for your home. From kitchen countertops to bathrooms, surrounds and walls, check out Laminam.
And, be sure to read our next blog in April on the many applications for porcelain in your home.