Melbourne’s Leaders in Porcelain Benchtop Installation
With an established reputation, we are the region’s most trusted name when it comes to top-quality porcelain kitchen benchtops. Our team has been in the industry for a number of years, allowing our clients to grasp a transparent service and a commitment to reliable advice and guidance.
Why are homeowners choosing porcelain kitchen benchtops?
These designs are specially crafted to deliver a super versatile finish, and a plethora of functional benefits. Additionally, they are ideal for food preparation areas and are highly-resistant, meaning stains or trapped bacteria don’t pose a significant risk.
Porcelain benchtops are also incredibly hardy, and are backed by efficient heat and fire-resistance. Overall, this makes them the ideal solution for areas that require a durable surface or a high-quality splashback to gas cooktops and ovens.
These exceptional features make these line of benchtops sought after by home-buyers across Melbourne, and contribute to add-on value to properties across the board. Choosing to invest in one of these designs means you can grasp a sense of confidence that in 10 or 20 years’ time, you won’t have to dish out costs on a replacement or maintenance. Offering an easy-to-clean appeal and a timeless touch, these solutions are designed to withstand time.
Trust our porcelain benchtop installers in Melbourne to get the job done
United Stone Melbourne’s range is fabricated with the utmost precision and quality. We take pride in our superior workmanship to create custom designs that add a touch of style and class to any form of kitchen – no matter its existing interiors. Best of all, we’ve worked hard to establish an impeccable reputation for excellence, both in the quality of our work and our commitment to total customer satisfaction.
For more information about our products and services, please do not hesitate to get in touch. The team at United Stone Melbourne has many years of experience as installers throughout Melbourne and we will be happy to answer your questions and provide all the information you need. Call us today on 03 9791 3720 to speak with our team or leave your details in our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Be sure to visit our showroom at 169 – 171A Greens Road in Dandenong South. See high-quality of our products in action and talk with our team about your next project.
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Porcelain Benchtops Frequently Asked Questions
Porcelain is an ancient material that has been used all over the world for centuries for a variety of purposes. Recently, it has become a hot trend in Australia for use in the kitchen because of its versatility and durability. So why should you consider porcelain for your home renovation or kitchen makeover project? Here are some of the main questions you have answered:
Porcelain was first developed in China, and although records are sketchy on when it was first invented, there is evidence showing that it could have been used up to 2000 years ago – and remains a popular option today. It is a ceramic material that is created by heating other clay-like materials at high temperatures in a kiln, which makes it highly durable and resistant to chemicals, heat, UV rays, scratches, heat and cold – even before it is glazed. It is known to be much stronger and more attractive than other pottery options and ceramics and is a perfect option for use in kitchens.
While porcelain might be up to 2000 years old, it is still a relatively new concept in Australia for use in kitchens for benchtops and splashbacks. As it is a new trend, that meant it could be expensive in the early days, but this price is coming down in a big way, and it is a much more cost-effective solution than other materials like stone.
Porcelain (Our Supernatural Range) is the most advanced material for Benchtops. It is a toughened Stone and is toughened at 1220°C and can withstand prolonged periods of fire and heat. I personally use it in my wood fire oven too. It is Stain Proof, Heat Proof & Thermal Shock Proof. Our Porcelain range comes with a LIFETIME guarantee.
Engineered Stone has been around for nearly 50 years, it was first created by Sir Marcello Toncelli and has been widely used in Australia for the past 20 years. It is not a toughened material and can not withstand high levels of heat. Sudden variation in temperature can thermally shock the material and it is not toughened like porcelain. Due to the high levels of silica (95%) in Engineered Stone, it has been highly criticised and has found to be causing silicosis disease in many stone masons where Waterjet cutting or Water cutting has not been used, especially dry cutting onsite.
Because porcelain can stand up to a lot of punishment, it is perfect for both outdoor and indoor cooking settings. Heat and the elements are not an issue, prolonged exposure to chemicals is not going to make it stain or fade, and cleaning is as simple as wiping with a soft cloth. It also boasts anti-bacterial qualities which makes it a hygienic option and it can also replicate more expensive marble options which makes it highly popular for use on kitchen benchtops.
Because porcelain is non-porous, you can easily use water and chemicals on it without fear of it seeping in the wood of your benches. It is resistant to pretty much everything, and you only need a damp cloth with a bit of water to make porcelain surfaces clean and shiny once more.