When you picture porcelain, what comes to mind? Most people immediately jump to delicacy, figurines and your grandma’s fancy serve ware. However, porcelain is so much more than that. Medieval China created this durable material thousands of years ago, and used it to create magnificent structures that still stand today. The secret? Porcelain is a highly durable material that will not be altered by heat, light, or chemicals, making it a perfect choice for your countertops … especially in outdoor areas.
Porcelain For Outdoor Use
Besides the extreme durability and low maintenance SapienStone porcelain guarantees, porcelain slabs have a water absorption rate of less than 0.5%. This means that our slabs are extremely water and stain resistant as they do not absorb any liquid left on the surface. Additionally, because they do not absorb water, porcelain does not crack in freezing temperatures, making it the perfect option for outdoor kitchen countertops.
Porcelain is already crafted in extreme heat of up to 2200 degrees Fahrenheit, which results in a dense, highly durable material. Because of this, porcelain is naturally heat resistant. So while you can place hot pans on this material without a worry, you can also use it for outdoor kitchens and fireplaces knowing that your material will not crack when in contact with extreme heat.
Porcelain also makes for a great substitute for the more traditional fireplace surround which is typically made up of natural stone. Older fireplaces are heavy-weight, thick, and difficult to install and maneuver. Porcelain, on the other hand, is a lightweight material that can be fabricated into a variety of custom looks and designs. Specifically, SapienStone porcelain is 12mm thin, so this sleek and fine material can offer a gorgeous and modern appearance that natural stone cannot portray.
Outdoor kitchen areas can be a difficult process, but with SapienStone, it doesn’t have to be. We guarantee our slabs will be of the highest quality and durability, making your life easier by giving you the ease of mind. You will not have to worry about your backyard oasis if you use Sapienstone porcelain countertops! Start planning your outdoor patio area today by contacting us. Check out our website for more information on how porcelain could be your new favorite material, for outdoor or indoor use!