Ceramic worktops are on the rise. Not so suprising, because ceramics have extremely practical properties and the growing range responds cleverly to current trends. Our collection of ceramics currently contains, for example, a number of materials that beautifully imitate the appearance of rusted steel, marble and concrete.
Ceramics are an industrially manufactured product, made from clay fired at extremely high temperatures. Ceramic worktop materials are the result of advanced development, applying technology used in the tile industry but in dimensions that can be used for custom-made worktops.
Ceramics are fine-grained in structure and generally speaking have a very constant colour. However, as it is made from natural raw materials, colour and structural variations, e.g. compared to samples, can never be ruled out.
Ceramics are available only in a satin (matt, brushed) finish. Yet another reason for the increasing popularity of this material is that ceramic combines a beautiful, natural look and feel with exceptionally practical properties, and is very hygienic.Although the characteristics vary slightly depending on the colour, in general, ceramics have excellent scratch and heat resistance. So you can safely put your hot pan on the work surface.
The stain resistance of ceramics is also excellent. And should a persistent stain occur, it is usually easy to remove with proper maintenance. In comparison to granite and quartz, ceramics are susceptible to damage from impact or point loads. Care should therefore be taken with pointed and/or heavy objects that could drop onto the surface.
Want to know more about the characteristics of ceramics and how this product relates to other materials? Then view our special page about material properties.