Beautiful Porcelain Countertops Cost Guide

Written by Cabrini Rudnicki on May 25, 2021 REVIEWED BY Samantha Peterson

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Last updated on August 10, 2021

While there are many countertop materials to choose from, one of the best options economically is porcelain. This gorgeous material provides both beauty and functionality for multiple surfaces in your home. Porcelain slabs for countertops are an affordable and durable alternative to natural stone. 

What is porcelain?

Porcelain material is made of kaolinite, also known as “china clay.” This kaolinite is combined with other minerals, including feldspar, metal oxides, and silica.  Porcelain often replicates the appearance of other materials, for example, porcelain marble slabs are a common design style. 

Porcelain is well-loved as it is extremely durable as well as beautiful. Porcelain is considered very stain resistant, as it is nonporous. In terms of chipping and scratching, it can resist most damage, however, it is still a possibility if the countertop is not properly maintained. Porcelain really shines when it comes to heat and UV resistance. It will not distort when subjected to high temperatures, and can be used outdoors in direct sunlight. 

Porcelain comes in a variety of designs, but classically, porcelain is white in color. Marble.com has many porcelain slabs available, from the luxurious Medicea Marble White Porcelain which mirrors the appearance of the natural stone marble, to Maximus Classic Onyx White Porcelain, which features a copper orange spotting. There are many porcelain slab countertops for kitchens, or anywhere else you desire to put porcelain in your home. Porcelain slab counters can fit many home decor styles. 

Porcelain kitchen countertops are an excellent choice as it can maintain its beauty under the pressure of a busy cooking environment, and can handle the highest of heat from pots and pans. Porcelain can be used as a countertop product, as well as a porcelain tile product, specifically porcelain tile for kitchen countertops which can add a unique look to your home. Porcelain tile kitchen countertops are a fantastic way to add something special to your kitchen’s design.

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How much do porcelain countertops cost?

Porcelain counters typically cost from $45 to $65 per square foot. For comparison sake, granite is usually $35 to $150 per square foot. A porcelain slab kitchen countertop may be less expensive if porcelain is used. Porcelain cost is one of the best features of this wonderful material. In terms of porcelain vs quartz countertops, quartz is $50 to $120. 

What determines porcelain countertop cost?

Porcelain price per square foot will differ depending on the amount of stone needed, the rarity of the piece, as well as the complexity of the project. Porcelain slab countertops cost will also depend on the type of edging used for your project. Porcelain slab price should be discussed with the stone manufacturer and distributor. 

There are many ways to use porcelain slabs in your home. From porcelain bathroom countertops to porcelain kitchen countertops, to even outside features, there are plenty of ways to get creative with porcelain. 
 

National Average

$4,000

(30 sq.ft. of moderate countertop with eased edge, undermount sink, and no backsplash)

Low: $2,000
Medium: $4,000
High: $6,000+

Cost to install kitchen countertops varies greatly by region (and even by zip code). Get free estimates from countertop installers in your city.

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