Ultraviolet Light Resistant
It's also resistant to the sun's ultraviolet rays, so it won't fade from exposure to sunlight. It makes a fantastic choice for outdoor kitchen
counters because it is not susceptible to fading due to sunlight.Numerous Colors and Patterns
Colors for porcelain countertops can be found in a wide range of tones and styles. With many that appear like marble or other natural stone, you may create your own design.Sealing is Not Usually Necessary
Porcelain does not require sealing in most cases, as the fire glazing prevents staining and dampness from getting inside. However, in certain situations, it may be required.Environmentally-Friendly and Recyclable
Porcelain is composed entirely of natural, raw, and clay-based components. As a result, you may easily recycle your old porcelain kitchen counters after many years of usage.Disadvantages of installing porcelain countertopsPatterns are only surface
Ceramic doesn't offer designs pre-installed, as it does not have a design built in like stone or other countertop materials. The surface of porcelain is essentially printed with patterns.
This isn't a significant disadvantage, but it's still a minor drawback. For example, your printed design would not be visible where edges are rounded.
Both the interior and exterior of the porcelain slab countertops will be the same color if there is a chip, but the design does not extend all the way through.
Easy to Crack
There are a few drawbacks to porcelain countertops. One of them is that it can fracture under heavy impact. It's strong, but not quite as sturdy as you'd think. It'll survive a hammer or a meat cleaver, so long as you don't use one on it.Limited Supply & Availability
The only other disadvantage is locating a supplier and then a fabricator who understands the material well. Because it isn't yet very popular as a countertop material, there isn't much of a market.
You should factor in the cost of labor and shipping if you plan on removing your existing countertops.
In addition, if you shop around to discover someone who produces porcelain counter tops, costs may differ widely.