Finding the right material matters. Discover why porcelain panels are a popular choice for designers and architects
Porcelain tiles have been around for a long time; porcelain panels however, are a relatively new, modern twist on a brilliant, manufactured material.
Here’s everything you need to know about porcelain panels and why they are a popular design choice.
What are porcelain panels?
Porcelain panels are large sheets of porcelain (usually larger than 1m x 1m) made from carefully selected natural materials, such as feldspar, quartz and fine mineral clays.
How are porcelain panels made?
Unlike engineered stone that uses resins or bonding agents, the materials that make up porcelain panels undergo incredibly high pressure and temperatures (as high as 1300C) to bond them together, leaving behind a strong, lightweight, and compact material.
What colours and textures are available?
Porcelain panels are incredibly versatile when it comes to design.
The fine particles allow different textures to be created on the panel surface to mimic natural stone, concrete and even wood grain.
Different colours and patterns are printed onto the surface with ink, meaning a wide variety of colours and patterns are available.
Our exclusive Bella Series is available in over 45 different colours, patterns and textures.
What are the benefits of porcelain panels?
Porcelain panels have been a popular choice of designers and architects for some time and with good reason.
Here are some advantages of choosing porcelain panels for your home or business.
1. Porcelain panels are functional
Materials for your home or business need to serve a purpose, which is why choosing the right material is so important.
The minerals and technology used to manufacture porcelain panels mean they are extremely strong and durable; this makes them perfect for high-traffic surfaces in your home, such as flooring.
Large porcelain panels are also water-resistant and easy to clean. Using porcelain panels in your bathroom not only gives a luxury aesthetic but there are also far fewer grout lines to clean.
Porcelain is highly scratch and heat resistant, making it ideal for kitchen benchtops.
2. Porcelain panels are versatile
Porcelain panels can be cut into virtually any size and shape; this includes varying thicknesses and even curved edges. This versatility means porcelain panels have become a popular choice for nearly every area of the home.
Porcelain panels are UV resistant, so they are suitable for both indoor and outdoor areas an excellent choice for kitchen benchtops, floors, walls, decorative features, splashbacks, outdoor kitchens, bathrooms and vanities.
3. Porcelain panels are stylish
Large porcelain panels emanate a modern, contemporary feel and are great for updating tired old tiles in bathrooms and worn kitchen benchtops.
As porcelain can be cut to various shapes and thicknesses, designers and architects can enhance their design, such as the seamless integration of benchtops, splashbacks and sinks for a very on-trend, luxurious aesthetic.
Not only can you choose from a vast array of colours and patterns, but our exclusive Bella Series is also available in different finishes such as silk, matte and polished to suit your style.
4. Porcelain panels are sustainable
Making sustainable choices for our homes is a hot topic.
As a highly durable, water and UV resistant material, porcelain panels are long-lasting, making them a great value and sustainable material choice for your home.
Where can you buy porcelain panels in Perth?
We are proud to supply our own exclusive Bella Series of Porcelain Panels available for viewing at our Malaga Warehouse.