Porcelain is manufactured from a type of clay that is heavy in a mineral known as kaolinite. Clay that is rich in kaolinite typically also contains minerals including feldspar, silica and mineral oxides that add to its potential strength and gives it color too. There is a well-established demand for porcelain countertops in Europe, and their popularity in the United States has grown steadily in recent years.
Porcelain countertops are designed to be very durable and essentially scratch proof. They are stain resistant to most liquids and chemicals. Modern technology allows for stunning and a wide variety of natural looking designs.