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Porcelain bench-tops

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Jane Eyles-Bennett, 13th Apr, 2016.

  1. Jane Eyles-Bennett

    Jane Eyles-Bennett Member

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    Does anyone have experience with Porcelain bench-tops as an alternative to stone? It seems a relatively new thing. Anyone with a good contact in Brisbane? Looking to possibly spec for a high end reno I'm working on currently. Thanks.
     
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    Xenia Best Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    No but please do send pictures of finished product. It does sound high end
     
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    We were spruiked this recently when getting quotes for PPOR renovation - the girl was pushing it hard. The (limited) benefits she could come up with was:

    • oh but everyone in Europe does it
    • Higher heat resistance properties (seen too many people destroying their stone tops from heat? Me either)
    • Greater flexibility of colour range - legitimate benefit if you want something specific
    Reasonably higher in cost - can't remember the exact figures.
     
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    20160225_081111.jpg We just did our daughter's bathroom. It is a new thing and that's what she choose. I prefer stone myself

    Edit. I didn't realise it was used for kitchens. It's very fashionable for vanity tops again however I still prefer stone. I couldn't visualise in a kitchen.
     
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    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    Apparently it's quite expensive, probably b/c it's new and not everyone does it yet.
     
  7. Jane Eyles-Bennett

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    Thanks Skilled_Migrant - great info there. Have been in touch with a showroom here in Brisbane (Artedomus) and going to have a look next week. Apparently the cost is comparable to stone if not a bit cheaper. We'll see!!! Thanks for the feedback everyone. Hopefully I can use it on this upcoming clients reno. I'll post some pics down the track if so!
     
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    Drop a pot on it and it would crack and smash in a second.

    Ive seen so many cracked porcelain vanity tops. And Ive ripped out old porcelain vanities and seen them smash into tiny pieces with little effort. Granite would be a million times stronger.
     
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