You love the look of stone. Should your new countertops be natural or porcelain?
We hear that question all the time! So, we'll explain the difference in this comparison between the two.
While you're exploring slab countertops, come into our showroom to see both natural stone and porcelain. They come from companies like Marazzi, Daltile, and Interceramic.
Porcelain is a type of ceramic tile. Its composition includes a non-absorbent clay called Kaolin and sand and glass. It's fired at higher temperatures than other ceramics.
The result is a heavy, thicker, and ultra-strong tile that can be used indoors or out. It can withstand the most severe wear and spills and is often used in wet areas like the kitchen.
Stone looks are all the rage
Porcelain tile is an excellent alternative to natural stone countertops. It's easy to clean, nonporous, and hygienic.
It comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns and is budget-friendly.
Natural stone countertops
Quarried slabs, such as granite, are fabricated to specification and installed by professional crews.
Many, such as granite, are hard, durable, and somewhat porous. When properly sealed, however, they become entirely nonporous.
Quartz becomes quartzite when installed as a countertop. It still has a natural beauty but gets a tiny boost to align it with modern convenience. A little resin makes it hard, nonporous, and easy to clean.
Marble: always in style
You’ll never see your marble countertops in anyone else’s home. That’s because no two slabs of marble are ever the same.
It has a distinctive look with veining colors that range from gray to blue to gold and beige. Unfortunately, marble can be prone to scratches, and it is pricey.
Visit us for your countertops and more
At iFloors, we know how stressful it can be to choose your countertops. So, we don't just sell products; our flooring experts will help you understand the difference between porcelain slabs vs. marble/natural stone–so you make the best choice for your home.
Our showroom is in Sugar Land, TX, so visit us today and see the difference. We work on residential and commercial projects of all sizes in Sugar Land, Richmond, Missouri City, Stafford, and Cinco Ranch, TX.