Porcelain is a man-made material similar to quartz and solid surface, however, it can be installed everywhere including outdoors because it’s heat/cold tolerant and completely UV resistant. Porcelain is extremely hard and non-porous making it resilient to etching, staining and scratching. This material is very popular on countertops, fireplaces, floors and walls and can look almost exactly like natural stone, thanks to ink jet production technologies. This material is very durable once installed and maintenance free but difficult to fix if chipped. Some notable porcelain brands are Geoluxe, Stile from MSI , Gigantec, Neolith, SapienStone Laminam, Stile from MSI, Maxfine, Grande Marble, Daltile and more.