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How to Install Porcelain Benchtop

Author: Nihil Rawal
by Nihil Rawal
Posted: Dec 06, 2019

Designers have in the past been faced with a dilemma whether to compromise on form or compromise on function. Now they can have both with arrival of porcelain slabs in Sydney. Porcelain benchtop is a solution which offers market leading functionality as well as unique design options. Porcelain slabs draw inspiration from a number of sources like marbles of Italy, the tones of a sheered mountain faces, and the raw beauty of timber, patina of metal and many more. Being an engineered product, it is now available in various patterns and shades.

Porcelain slabs available in Sydney come in unique designs and characteristics having the durability of a natural stone. Application of these porcelain slabs are not limited to domestic, industrial, commercial multi storey projects or even renovation projects. These porcelain slabs have high resistance to scratches and stains making it ideal to use it in the kitchen as porcelain benchtop in Sydney market.

This is all very appealing, however due to large format of these porcelain slabs extra care is to be taken during its fabrication and installation.

Steps to install a porcelain benchtop slab:

The first step would be to prepare a suitable substrate. Our large format range of porcelain slabs can be laid on all types of substrates like concrete, cementitious, anhydrite screeds, metal, cement-based or gypsum-based render and many more. The suitability of each kind of substrate must be checked before laying porcelain slabs according to Australian Codes and standards.

Once your substrate is ready, follow these easy step steps to install your porcelain slab.

  1. Prepare substrate and fabricate your porcelain slab as per the size required.
  2. Spread the isolated membrane to prevent movement and crack transfer.
  3. Apply adhesive to the back of your fabricated porcelain slab and surface using notched trowel and place the porcelain benchtop slab using aluminium frames.
  4. Decide the overhang width or follow your designer’s fabrication plan.

Note: - Because porcelain slab is such a high-density material and is extremely hard, the thicker slabs can be a very heavy material to use as a whole slab while the thinner the slab is saying 6mm, it can be tricky to handle it and not chip or break during its fabrication.

All these tips seem captivating but how much does a porcelain benchtop in Sydney cost?

Porcelain slab cost would vary from its thickness, size and finish. The larger and thicker the slab, higher will be the cost per panel and vice versa. However, sometimes the patterns are unique and hence price may not follow the forestated rule. To enquire about all the porcelain slab patterns at avant stone please log on to or call us to get your free quote today!

The author is an experienced marble slab supplier in Sydney who has written many articles on marble, quartzite, granite & porcelain slabs. To find out more about natural stone slabs, visit

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Avant Stone brings together 20 years of stone industry experience to provide you with a range of globally sourced stone tiles and slabs. We aim provide you quality service and distinctive stone products for your home or your commercial space.

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Author: Nihil Rawal

Nihil Rawal

Member since: Aug 13, 2018
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