Kerlite Porcelain is a man made material that is designed for multiple uses. The strength, beauty and versatility are all reasons for its growing popularity. Kerlite Porcelain offers solutions for indoor and outdoor applications. Let's delve into some specifics regarding this Porcelain producer.
Kerlite Porcelain Surfaces
Kerlite is a surface that has been designed for use in a variety of architectural applications and is available in a number of colors. To understand what Kerlite is we need to understand how it is created.
Kerlite Porcelain is produced using the most recent techinques for manufacturing Porcelain. The technology used is a technique called sintering. This process is used for multiple materials and you can read more about
sintered materials. Other materials are also made using a sintering process although the process and raw materials are different and produce a different material. One such material is Ultracompact Surfaces.
Kerlite Color Selection
Kerlite Porcelain Surfaces, like many Porcelain products continue to create new colors and textures regularly. With multiple colors there is sure to be a shade that is made just for your design style. No matter what style your project is using, there is a color that coordinates with it. The following is a list of the colors available in Kerlite:
- ONYX PERLE
- COLOR-30 CEM
- BIANCO LUCE
- COLOR-20 LAND
- RAIN GREY
- COLOR-30 LAND
- ONYX EXTRA
- VIA CONDOTTI
- COLOR-10 WORK
- COLOR-10 LAND
- COLOR-00 CEM
- DARK BROWN
- COLOR-40 CEM
- COLOR-20 WORK
- BIANCO STATUARIO
- CENDRE FLAMME
- VIA TORNABUONI
- COLOR-20 CEM
- VIA MONTENAPOLEONE
- VIA FARINI
- CORAIL BLANC
- COLOR BALLET
- COLOR-10 CEM
- COLOR-30 WORK
One reason people are interested in Kerlite is because it is versatile and durable. It can be used in many environments and can take the wear and tear of most of them. Some even go as far to say that is is the best of all worlds. The company itself alludes to that in its literature. Notice this quote taken from the Kerlite website:
Kerlite is light, planar, flexible, easy to use, install and clean: a product of excellence, with extraordinary aesthetic aspects of the surface, which is born from an innovative production process, from raw materials of high quality, and from the ultra-annual experience of Cotto d’Este on thin materials.
You might be wondering how Kerlite Porcelain compares with natural stone surfaces. Natural stone offers some benefits that other materials do not offer. One example is heat resistance and scratch resistance. Of course, natural materials vary on how scratch resistant they are.
Porcelain though is man made and is produced via a specific process. Since it is created to be extremely scratch resistant through intense heat and pressure, Kerlite is an extremely hard material that is scratch resistant.
Kerlite Porcelain Benefits
Kerlite surfaces are becoming more popular because of the advantages they offer. Of course, no material is the best for every person in all situations. Yet, here are some things that attract newcomers to the Kerlite material:
- Stain Resistance
- Temperature Tolerance
You are no doubt aware that many surfaces are susceptible to scratching. Everyday use for some materials can cause it to scratch from various objects coming in contact with it. With Kerlite the surface is able resist the day in and day out use to which hard surfaces are exposed. The durability of Kerlite Porcelain highlights one reason why is gaining an audience.
Like natural stone and other high quality surfaces, Kerlite is very versatile. In fact, it is used for all sorts of surfaces including:
- Vertical Surfaces
Some are surprised to find out that Porcelain is even being used for kitchen countertops and other worktops. This should not be a surprise considering it is stain resistant.
Kerlite Resists Stains
Kerlite is non-porous and is stain resistant. Its non-porous surface means liquids stay on the surface and do not penetrate the material. Substances that dry on the surface can be removed rather easily by using the appropriate cleaner.
Various cleaners are made for counteracting specific types of stain-causing substances. Lists of chemicals and/or cleaners that can be used to neutralize stains on Porcelain surfaces can be found on the company's website or elsewhere online.
Fabricating Kerlite Porcelain Surfaces
Fabricators of natural stone surfaces and other engineered materials have many of the machines that are needed to fabricate Kerlite surfaces. However, there are some specific practices and some special kinds of tools that will make fabricating Kerlite much more efficient. Let's briefly discuss a couple of these points.
Diamond Blades for Kerlite
One of the major tools that a fabricator will need to begin working with Kerlite is
a blade made for cutting Porcelain. Kerlite blades are made using special specifications so that they cut very hard materials. They also need to cut quickly and cleanly so they do not slow progress or hurt the finish of the surface.
Even though the proper blade is used, it still must be used properly in order to be effective at the task. Be sure to research the best practices for working with Kerlite Porcelain before beginning a project.
Kerlite Care & Maintenance
As mentioned earlier, Kerlite surfaces are very stain resistant and can be cleaned using the proper cleaners. Researching recommended cleaners for Kerlite or reading about what kinds of cleaners will work is a wise course for anyone thinking of choosing Porcelain for a surface.
It is easy to see why Kerlite is so noticeable as an option for a variety of applications. If you haven't heard about the Kerlite Porcelain material, why not check it out?