Porcelain is a high-fired ceramic surface much like porcelain tile. Ink-jet technology is used to create, and easily mimic natural stone, wood, or any design that you can imagine. Porcelain is available in matte and polished finishes and easily blends in many design styles. Durability, versatility, and low maintenance are some of the main advantages of porcelain. Porcelain is impervious to chemicals, is non-porous and stain resistant, and requires little maintenance. No sealing is required and it is heat and scratch resistant. Porcelain won’t discolor or fade, making this an excellent choice for outdoors. If you ever decide to change out your porcelain surface, it can be recycled. With a score of 7 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, porcelain is one of the most durable surfaces on the market, making it a great choice for the outdoors.