Granite Transformations has added a new porcelain collection to its work surfaces range. A completely new raw material for the brand and amongst the first on the market, porcelain is smooth and refined to the touch, but one of the hardest materials on Earth, making it beautiful and durable for kitchen and bathroom makeovers.
Porcelain is a ceramic material made with kaolin, a fine white china clay, which is fired at temperatures up to 1400°C. Its properties include outstanding hardness, strength and durability, as well as high resistance to chemical attack and thermal shock. The new material meets the same technical specifications as Granite Transformations’ granite, quartz and recycled glass surfaces, offering slightly superior toughness.
There are three new porcelain work surface colours: Terra Chiara and Terra di Siena, each with varying flecks of gold, brown, black and white, and the finely grained Sierra Nevada, which is lighter and more neutral in colour, like a ‘snowy range’. All feature the brand’s characteristic slimline profile, enabling the material to be fitted directly over existing worktops and tiled surfaces, and a composite construction of porcelain granules and high tech polymer resin that ensures outstanding strength, flexibility and durability.
The new porcelain finishes are perfect for kitchen worktops and splashbacks, vanity units and wash basin countertops, bath panels and surrounds, shower liners, and hard flooring, the 3m long slab sizes enabling virtually seamless decorative surfaces.
Supplied by one of the world’s largest manufacturers of designer bathroom furniture, the recycled porcelain itself comes from reject bathtubs, sinks and sanitary ware, which are crushed to workable fragments and used in the distinctive Granite Transformations manufacturing process. The proportion of post-industrial porcelain content is 51%, together with recycled glass and granite, underlining the material’s ‘green’ credentials.