Porcelain Countertops versus Quartz 

What are Quartz & Porcelain Countertops. Comparing Quartz vs porcelain on appearance, Durability, maintenance & cost. Which one should you choose ?

Quartz countertops are engineered stone countertop surfaces that have about 94% ground natural quartz and 6% polymer resins.

Raw quartz is extracted  from mines & crushed into powder. This powder is mixed with resin and dyes and poured into countertop slab moulds.

Porcelain Countertops

Porcelain is a type of ceramic that has been fired under very high temperatures.

How are porcelain countertops made ?

Its made from a mixture of natural clay, feldspar , mineral oxides and kaolin. The mixture is  wet-milled to a liquid slurry.

Final Step

This slurry is then dried and formed into large slabs of porcelain. Each slabs is fired under extremely high temperatures.

APPEARANCE: Both quartz and porcelain offer a wide variety of colors and patterns. Quartz offers more choices when it comes to finishes

DURABILITY Both materials are highly durable and man-made. The biggest difference is that quartz can not be used outdoors because of the use of resins.

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