Erratum: VULCAN by Lian Hin is a sintered surface (and not porcelain). The aesthetics and qualities described in the article are those of sintered surfaces. Our sincere apologies for the erratum. Thank you. - Lian Hin
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Porcelain is used to make everything from tableware, vases, tiles, to even sanitary ware, but how viable is it as a surface material for your living room, kitchen or bathroom?
According to local countertop specialist Lian Hin, porcelain gets the job done better than its seemingly fragile appearance would suggest. This is especially true for VULCAN, a large-format porcelain surface that is made using highly sophisticated Italian machinery and technologies.
From durability to heat and fire-resistance, porcelain has all the essential qualities of a great surface material – and the following are reasons why it deserves a place in your home.
1. It’s lightweight yet durable
Porcelain is made from clay – but not just any regular clay as it comprises a mixture of kaolin, feldspars and quartz. And because it is compacted at a high temperature of more than 1,200 degrees Celsius and under high pressure, porcelain is thin, lightweight and yet sturdy.
These are the exact qualities that earn porcelain its reputation as a versatile material, which can be easily mounted as a feature wall, durable countertop, backsplash surface in any kitchen or even as a bathroom vanity top.
2. It’s easy to clean and maintain
Keeping a porcelain countertop clean is extremely simple and fuss-free. Simply get a pH-neutral disinfectant or detergent, spritz it onto your porcelain top, wipe dry with a soft cloth and you’re done!
And unlike porous surfaces like granite, porcelain does not require periodic sealing for its upkeep, which makes it a breeze to maintain!
3. It’s resistant to scratches and stains
Any designer will know that picking scratch- and stain-resistant materials is the key to building a busy kitchen.
Porcelain is highly resistant to scratches and being non-porous means it does not stain easily. It is also non-reactive to concentrated acids and harsh household chemicals. So if you are planning for a hardworking kitchen, porcelain is an option that you should definitely consider.
4. It’s capable of handling fire and high heat
Porcelain is capable of standing up to extreme temperatures, and that makes it not just heat-resistant, but also fire-resistant.
While Lian Hin still recommends having a trivet or a tray ready before setting a hot pot/pan down, you won’t ever have to worry about any accidental hot spills ruining the look of your beautiful porcelain countertop or backsplash.
5. It’s available in a wide variety of colours and designs
Thanks to the help of advanced printing technology, porcelain can be made to emulate the look and details of almost any material, from the fine veins of book-matched marble to the rustic swirls of timber.
Moreover, being available in large format makes porcelain an ideal choice for creating long, near-seamless features at home, be it an elegant accent wall, a generously-sized island – or just about anything you wish.
VULCAN – the game changer for home surfaces
A Lian Hin exclusive, VULCAN embodies all the aforementioned qualities, and it is bound to have a use in your home, whether as a stylish feature wall in the living room or a hardworking preparation countertop for your kitchen.
Interested? Click here for more information about this game-changing porcelain surface and how to get it.