6 Reasons to Love Inalco Porcelain Countertops - Luxurious Natural Stone in Oregon
Have you been dreaming about remodeling your kitchen for years? At some point, most homeowners do.

It usually starts with something small—you get tired of not enough storage, cabinets in the wrong places, or appliances that can’t get the job done. Pretty soon, you’re off and dreaming, buying home improvement magazines and creating pinboards on Pinterest to highlight your desires.

One thing that can have a dramatic impact on your design is new countertops. And if you’re tired of the granite look many of your friends have installed in their homes, maybe it’s time for something new. Maybe it’s time for Inalco porcelain countertops instead.

Think about everything people dislike about granite. It’s heavy. It’s bulky. It comes in small slabs, meaning you’ll have several seams in large kitchens. And maintenance can be challenging depending on what piece you select.

Enter Inalco.

Inalco uses advanced sintering technology that allows the slabs to be thinner, longer, and more durable than a lot of other countertop choices. It has a wide range of uses, both in interior and exterior situations. Want your outdoor living space to look and feel like a continuation of your indoor kitchen? Not a problem with Inalco porcelain countertops.

We love Inalco. We think it’s the perfect material for today’s modern kitchens. And we think you’re going to love it too.

Style

One of the best reasons to choose Inalco is the variety of colors, styles, and patterns. We have several colors in stock, ready to go. But if you want additional colors or thicknesses for your project, we can special order from a wide selection. With over 40 available designs, we know there’s a perfect one for you.

Size

Natural stone is hard to beat in a kitchen remodel. It’s been a design trend for many years. If you go into the most beautiful homes in the world, you’ll likely find natural stone throughout.

But natural stone has a problem. It’s quarried and available only in limited sizes. That means when you install it on your kitchen countertops, you’re going to have seams to deal with here and there. While not a big problem—we’ve found ways to seal them to ensure you never have issues with performance—it can be a distraction in aesthetics. What if a smoother, more continuous option was available?

It is.

Inalco porcelain comes in longer, thinner pieces. That means you can do more with it to create a sleek, modern look. For those looking for exceptional design, these larger format slabs allow your imagination to run wild. Why not extend the look in more places than just your countertops? Why not backsplashes, islands, even continue the look and create furniture too?

Quality

Porcelain is a ceramic material made by heating materials in a kiln up to 2,600 degrees Fahrenheit. That creates a product that maintains strength and durability in many different situations. It’s been used on everything from floors and furniture to fine artwork with museum-quality artistry. It’s been used for thousands of years for stoneware. It’s known for its strength and delicacy, and everything in-between.

When you work with a product for thousands of years, you understand the capabilities. Of course, when you apply modern technology to the process, you can create something brilliant.

That’s where Inalco porcelain comes in. The quality of this product can’t be beaten. Whatever has bugged you before about countertops—heat resistance, stainability, strength, durability—you’re going to love this high-quality product, perfect for today’s active kitchens.

Durability

Porcelain slabs are more durable than a lot of their natural competitors. Because it’s a high-strength material, it stands the test of time. Can you do this on your countertops?

  • Porcelain is scratch resistant. Cut food right on the slab. Scratch and cut marks won’t show.
  • Porcelain isn’t easily worn down. It won’t scratch or chip the way natural stone does.
  • Porcelain is stain resistant. Food spills and wine rings will never stain. You simply wipe them away.
  • Porcelain is heat resistant. Go ahead and put that boiling pot right on the surface.

If you’ve ever wondered why you installed a countertop in the kitchen where you can’t do the things you want to do for fear of hurting the stone, you’re going to love this product.

Weight

A lot of builders and designers are falling in love with Inalco because it’s only 12 millimeters thick. That means it’s lightweight, easy to maneuver, and can be installed anywhere without thinking twice about reinforcements.

Inalco porcelain is the perfect material for your countertops. But why stop there? Its thin structure makes it ideal for installing as backsplashes, using as panels for the sides of cabinets or kitchen islands, or even installing as decorative accents throughout your home, both inside and out. In fact, that’s the beauty of it—you can install it anywhere with ease.

Maintenance

Because of how Inalco porcelain is made, you’ll never have to worry about sealants, waxes, or other high-maintenance techniques to keep it looking its best. Glazing applied during firing provides strength and protects from moisture, staining, and other hazards that are prevalent on kitchen countertops.

The glaze acts as a waterproof coating that makes it easy to clean up. You won’t need special chemicals or sprays to keep it looking its best. Instead, a daily swipe with mild soap and warm water will do the trick. Even if you spill harsh chemicals, such as ammonia or bleach, it won’t damage the finish, and if you act quickly, it won’t hurt the coloration.

What’s next?

Think Inalco porcelain countertops may be right for your kitchen remodel? Why not come by and experience Inalco for yourself. We know you’ll love the products we keep on hand, right here in our showroom. Want something else? We can help you select something uniquely your own if you want something different—with over 40 available designs, there truly is something to please everyone.

If a durable, easy-to-maintain, yet beautiful material is what you want for your kitchen countertops, look no further than Inalco.