This is the first thing people often notice about
porcelain. It possesses many of the same qualities
that make glass desirable. It shines. And while
not clear, it has a translucent character. Porcelain
can be fashioned in a variety of colors. The
lighter colors are strikingly bright and lustrous.
And when light plays upon dark colored porcelain
surfaces, they seem to have a kind of glow to
Porcelain is a delight to touch.
This is the second thing people notice about
porcelain, because after seeing it they are
drawn to touch it. It is as smooth as glass,
because it contains some of the same elements
as glass, yet seems to have more body to it—a
luxurious, thick glossiness. Is it any wonder
that it has been used in bathtubs for centuries?
Porcelain is sensuous.
Porcelain is waterproof.
It’s “a natural” for a myriad
of surfaces in the bath and kitchen. But it also
makes an excellent building material. Interior
and exterior wall surfaces of porcelain on steel
are easy to maintain and keep clean. They require
no painting. Graffiti just wipes off.
Porcelain is sanitary.
Because of its glossy non-porous surface porcelain
is resistant to stains, scratches, mold and
mildew. It’s easy to clean because its
shiny surface makes it harder for dirt to cling.
Porcelain is long lasting.
Besides being waterproof, porcelain readily adapts
to wide fluctuations in temperature. This is
why it is used in cookware and stoves. It is
beautiful yet rugged. Even after a lifetime
of use porcelain bathtubs, china service, cookware
and other porcelain surfaces still sparkle.