Why You Should Consider Porcelain in your Remodel

Manufactured materials are hitting their stride when it comes to home remodeling. In fact, engineered stone, which mimics the look of natural stone, is often selected because of its durability and consistency. While there are many products out there, porcelain is one beautiful, man-made option that can be used just about anywhere.

Common places to incorporate porcelain include flooring, tub decks, and shower benches and walls. However, it can really be used anywhere you want. Unlike natural stone, porcelain is nonporous, so it does not need to be sealed. By the same token, it does not stain very easily – giving you some grace if you fail to immediately wipe up a small spill or splatter.

In addition to being easily maintained, porcelain also offers more consistency when it comes to the coloring of the stone.

“Because natural stone is pulled from the ground, there is no control over its look and coloring,” said Normandy Designer Ashley Noethe.  “It is very ‘luck of the draw’ and very inconsistent.”

“With porcelain, there are plenty of options available, allowing you to easily find a specific color quality or pattern in the stone,” added Ashley.  “There are also many other variations, including the option to select a polished, matte, or textured finish.”

In some cases, Porcelain can also be a cost-effective option compared to natural stone.

Set up a time with Ashley to learn more about this versatile product. Or, register to attend one of our upcoming seminars to learn about the remodeling process. You can also view our kitchen and bathroom photo galleries or follow Normandy Remodeling on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

2016 National Kitchen and Bath Association Summit

As a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) and a past NKBA “30 under 30” recipient, Normandy Designer Jennifer Runner, AKBD, was invited to a thought-leadership summit in Scottsdale, Arizona.  The goal of this summit was to gather great minds to discuss the future of the design industry.

“It was an honor to be selected to attend this forum,” said Jennifer. “There were so many innovative ideas and thoughts regarding the kitchen and bath design industry. I look forward to seeing what the NKBA does in the future.”

The NKBA is a non-profit, trade association devoted to kitchen and bath professionals. It has been a valuable resource to the industry for over 50 years and is known for its certification programs, career development offerings, and the ever-popular Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS).

In 2013, Jennifer Runner was named one of the top kitchen and bath designers under the age of 30 by members of the NKBA. She was selected from hundreds of nominees nationwide and noted as one of the leading voices of the next generation of kitchen and bath professionals.

You can learn more about Jennifer, or set up a time to meet with her about your upcoming kitchen remodel here. For more design ideas and industry updates, you can also follow Normandy Remodeling on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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