The Pros and Cons of Porcelain Countertops for Appleton Homeowners

Porcelain countertops have many advantages for Appleton homeowners that make them the perfect option for your home! As with almost everything, however, there are a few cons to porcelain countertops. The best way to judge a product’s cons are right beside its pros, so here are the pros and cons of porcelain countertops!


  • Resistant material – Porcelain is resistant to UV light, heat, corrosion, scratches, and chips. It is hard to scratch porcelain countertops with most materials and it is likely your porcelain countertop will last many years looking brand new!
  • Extensive design options – Porcelain is made with non-porous clay at extremely high temperatures that can have tons of different minerals in it to give your countertop the look you want. It is the most customizable countertop option on the market! It can be designed to mimic stones like granite and marble or even wood!
  • Little maintenance – With porcelain, there is a protective layer that can easily be cleaned with normal cleaning supplies to keep your countertop looking brand new! Porcelain is one of the countertops that require the least Maintenace!


  • Surface design – Porcelain is a little different than most countertop options in the fact that their designs aren’t embedded in the material. The design is sort of printed on top. This means that corners will not show your printed design. This also means if it does crack, which would be very hard to do, the inside wouldn’t show the same pattern
  • Lesser resistance to some materials – Porcelain may be a very resistant material, but certain types of materials like ceramic knives may still scratch the surface. It is best to be careful when using sharp material near your porcelain countertop so it stays scratch-free.

The pros for porcelain countertops definitely outweigh the cons in this regard. If you want a cheap and beautifully designed countertop, porcelain is the way to go!

If you have questions, give us a call at AMC Countertops (920) 204-7625 or fill out our contact form and we will call you! We proudly install a variety of sink styles and quartz countertops with custom edge profiles.  We carry an array of sinks from brands such as Solera and Blanco. We install granite, quartz, and Dekton countertops, and offer brands such as Cambria, Silestone, Viatera, Caesarstone, Corian Quartz, and more. We service the Fox Cities including, Fond du Lac, Ripon, Oshkosh, Neenah, as well as Green Bay, Milwaukee, and Madison.

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