Porcelain vs Quartz

As you shop for surfaces for your home you probably have noticed there are quite a few options to choose from. You have the common choice of natural stone, and then there is quartz and porcelain - which are two of the top trending kitchen countertops on the market today. What makes them different you may ask? Not to worry, we put the two head to head to see who is on top!


What is Quartz: Different from natural stone, quartz surfaces are a highly durable, man-made, non-porous surface. Quartz countertops are made from polymers, pigments, resin, and, you guessed it, quartz!

Pros: Quartz countertops are durable, as they are heat, and scratch resistant. They are also a non-porous surface making it a safe material to use in high traffic spaces as it keeps germs and bacteria at bay. Since quartz surfaces are man-made, the design options are limitless. Many designs now are mimicking the look of natural stone, with marble colors such as calcatta and statuario being some of the most popular designs. 


What is Porcelain: Porcelain countertops are made from ceramic clay, and mineral coloring making it a highly durable, non-porous surface. SapienStone is made without resin in “green” manufacturing facilities where materials and water are being recycled.

Pros: Porcelain countertops are extremely durable as they are heat, scratch, and UV resistant which allows the surface to be installed as countertops, cladding, and flooring in both indoors and outdoor applications. Similar to quartz, the surface is non-porous and comes in remarkably realistic designs that mimic natural stone, wood butcher block, and concrete countertops.

Cons: None

As stated before, quartz and porcelain are two of the top most popular surfaces on the market today. However, porcelain goes a step above and will take your countertops to the next level. Because porcelain does offer advantages like heat, stain, and abrasion resistance, as well as can be used in any space, indoor or outdoor, it is the top choice for homeowners interested in having a material that requires little to no maintenance. Looking to see SapienStone in action? Connect with us to find a showroom near you.


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