Porcelain countertops are extremely beautiful. The absolutely best part about porcelain is the material itself. Since it’s made under extreme heat, it’s incredibly durable and heat resistant. Compared to the other surfaces we work with, porcelain is among the highest-rated for durability and heat resistance. That being said, we always recommend our customers not place extremely hot pots and pans directly on the surface in order to elongate the countertops life. Porcelain countertops can be made in several different colors and with drastically different finishes. The glazed finish is probably the most popular of porcelain countertop options. Granted, customers could opt for a non-glazed surface which would have more of a matte finish but we generally recommend people go with the glazed because this final treatment on the countertop serves as a sealer. We do, however, recommend the periodic sealing of your porcelain countertop in order to stretch the life of the surface. Always consult with a professional when choosing the right sealer and cleaner for your surface. A few munites in consultation and perhaps a few extra bucks for a quality sealer and cleaner can save you a ton of money in the back end by having to replace or repair the stone. There are two versions of glazed porcelain finishes. There’s the high-gloss and matte finish. Both are absolutely beautiful in their own right. The process of applying this glaze is rather simple. Once the clay hardens and is removed from the kiln, a design and the glaze is added. Finally, the clay goes in for a final heating that then sets the entire process and hardens all the elements. The high-gloss finish will give your countertop a mirror-like finish that’s sleek and absolutely beautiful. The surface will feel smooth to the touch- you may even see your own reflection in the Quartz countertops Hollywood Florida. You’ll also notice any patterns or highlights baked into the countertop will start to pop with this type of finish as it gives an extra dimension of class and beauty to the surface, The matte glaze finish is also beautiful, and although it’s less striking than the glaze finish, it’s still a great option for a more rustic, antique look. This finish is also referred to as a satin finish. Please keep in mind that any designs or addition to this countertop will not pop as pronounced as the glazed version will. That being said, it’s still a beautiful choice especially if the designer is aiming to accomplish a touch of rustic elegance. What type of edge tickles your fancy? Remember that porcelain’s designs are only skin deep because they are added on top of the structure after it’s initially produced. When certain types of edges are created, they cut into the design and reveal the countertops interior clay. Never fear, however. A simple edge will always make for an excellent countertop because the countertop itself will deliver all the beauty your room needs.