Why Choose Porcelain For Your Worktops

Porcelain has always been a trendy choice for bathrooms, from tiles to even doorknobs; the ceramic material offers greater stain and water resistance without sacrificing design aesthetics. However, with its long list of both practical and design advantages, porcelain is now in very high demand for kitchen worktops, too, making it a great choice if you want to attain a contemporary or modern kitchen look.

Porcelain worktops are made of 100% natural, raw, and clay-based material, which undergoes firing, making them extremely hard, durable and able to withstand most impacts. The surface strength of porcelain is achieved in the firing process, so the countertops resist chipping, scratches, cracks, wear and tear, and because of this process, some porcelain worktops are up to 30% stronger than granite.

Scratch Resistant

Within any kitchen environment, there are many heavy and sharp objects, so having a surface that is not easily scratched is a big advantage. Amazingly porcelain surfaces are much harder to scratch than many other kitchen countertop materials, meaning that you will not have to worry about any accidental damage occurring to your worktop from the slip of a knife.


Although they sound fragile, porcelain worktops are very easy to clean. Porcelain kitchen worktops are non-porous, meaning that they’re a very hygienic addition to any kitchen as there’s nowhere for germs, dirt particles or tiny scraps of food to hide.

Heat Resistant

Porcelain worktops can withstand heat up to a specific temperature, making them a perfect addition to any busy kitchen. However, we still recommend that you use heat pads or other protection methods when placing down hot items such as pots and pans directly onto the worktop. This will protect and prevent you against any damage which may occur if boiling items are placed straight down onto your surface, and therefore this will help lengthen the life of your worktop.

Tough Material

Porcelain worktops are one of the most durable worktops available in the market. The material is almost 30% stronger than granite and is also known to match the toughness of quartz. Furthermore, porcelain is very impact-resistant, meaning that knocks and bumps are less likely to damage your surface.

Stain Resistant

Porcelain is also completely resistant to any stains as it is a non-porous material meaning that it won’t absorb any liquids, even from accidental spillages. This is an impressive attribute for a kitchen worktop, where there will be persistent spills from food and beverage consumption.

At RO Surfaces, we are suppliers of worktops; our factory and showroom are located in Swalwell; however, we can deliver worktops throughout Newcastle and the whole of the North East. If you are interested in our expert stone services, please don’t hesitate to contact a team member. Our large selection of stones derives from all over the world, ensuring we have a product suited to everyone. Give us a call on 0191 4477440 or visit our showroom, Unit 2 Foundry Park, Swalwell, NE16 3DS.

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