Ceramic’s durability

15.03.2019

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Kivilähde has manufactured high-quality kitchen countertops for more than 20 years. The ceramic department of our countertop range contains various options with excellent properties. Its non-scratch properties, heat and impact resistance, and low maintenance make ceramic an excellent choice of material for kitchen countertops.

Ceramic differs from natural stone and quartz not only with regard to its properties, but also with regard to its strength, as ceramic countertops are usually 12mm thick.

Ceramic countertops consist of quartz, clay, feldspar, mineral oxides and natural colour pigments. They are 100% natural products, making them an environmentally friendly option. Unlike natural stone and quartz, ceramic countertop surfaces are usually matte and slightly rough, but polished options are available.

Due to the way that they are manufactured and their composition, ceramic countertops have excellent properties; they are extremely heat-resistant and do not stain or scratch.


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Light-coloured quartz

Light-coloured quartz

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Two surface treatment options are available for natural stone: polishing or diamond-brushing.
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Maintenance instructions

Maintenance instructions

Stone is a hard, durable and low-maintenance countertop material and proper care will only increase its lifespan.
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Measuring and installation

Measuring and installation

Stone countertops should be measured and installed with care. We offer a countertop measurement and installation service along with our countertops, and it is available in most municipalities. You can also measure and install the countertop yourself; please read the instructions in the Countertop Guide.
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