Ceramics

Ceramic innovations: an exclusive and robust natural material is making its way into the modern kitchen.

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Ceramic kitchen worktops

Powerful, aesthetic and durable – a Lechner ceramic worktop in a nutshell! Made from quartz, porcelain clay, feldspar and clay, this material opens up completely new design possibilities in kitchens. The so-called silicate raw materials are fused together in a firing process and form a material that could hardly be more versatile. The result is a robust and durable worktop that meets the highest quality standards.

  • A ceramic kitchen countertop is an impressive feature for many reasons. In addition to a wide variety of designs – whether classic matt or shimmering metallic – you can choose from numerous thickness options. Also available in elegantly modern 12 and 20 mm thin worktop designs.
  • Experience the unique surface feel of our ceramic designs. The rough surface embossing makes each design an authentic designer piece.
  • Ceramics are fired at 1,200 degrees and combine the advantages of nature and high-tech manufacturing. This gives our worktops their robust properties, such as impact resistance, temperature resistance and high scratch and cut resistance.

Ceramic worktop properties

Our ceramic kitchen worktops stand out thanks to the following properties:

Exclusive surface feel

Exclusive surface feel

the pleasantly cool, embossed surface makes them an elegant partner in the kitchen.

Cut and scratch resistant

Cut and scratch resistant

these worktops are so hard that you can cut food on them. A suitable cutting surface is nevertheless advisable.

Temperature resistant

Temperature resistant

worktops are heat resistant and suitable for use with gas hobs.

Water resistant

Water resistant

due to the non-porous material, no liquids can penetrate the surface.

Durable

Durable

the high-quality raw materials and high temperatures during the firing process are responsible for their exceptional robustness.

Acid resistant

Acid resistant

the material offers excellent resistance to acids (for example citric acid or common household cleaners).

Designs

Our ceramic worktops are available in various colours. Be inspired by our wide range of designs – from authentic marble looks to contrasting metal effects and retro terrazzo. In addition to the classic white worktop, you will find many other designs for your exclusive dream kitchen.

Ceramic decors

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FAQs

What are the special features of a ceramic kitchen worktop?

The qualities and properties of ceramics, porcelain and high-quality stoneware are familiar to everyone. Like glass, this material is a fundamental part of everyday life. The creation of ceramics is one of the oldest cultural technologies on earth.

Silicate raw materials such as clay, kaolin, clay minerals as well as quartz and feldspar are fused together in a firing process. The resulting materials made are therefore subject to natural variations in colour and structure.

Ceramics kitchen countertops are hygienic, easy to clean and versatile. For exactly these reasons, tiles are used in countless variations in both private and public areas. The various ceramic surfaces are non-porous, which means that bacteria, fungi and mould pathogens cannot penetrate them. The extraordinary durability of these kitchen worktops is the result of the pressing process during production, the selected raw materials and the high temperatures during firing of the material.

Ceramics are made from natural raw materials and can therefore be recycled without any problems. Furthermore, they do not release any harmful substances during production, use or recycling.

What is the difference between ceramics and Dekton?

Ceramics look particularly natural due to their rougher surface and thus closely resemble their stone or concrete counterparts. Dekton, on the other hand, has a smoother and silky matt surface. An unusual metallic look with shimmering designs is also possible with ceramics. Ceramics are heat resistant, however direct contact with hot pots and pans should be avoided at all costs, especially in the area between the sink and hob. While the different ceramic designs result from the material composition in the solid material, with Dekton the design is printed onto the panel.

Is a ceramic worktop sturdy enough?

It might appear that a ceramic kitchen worktop is made from the same raw materials as your coffee service – but in terms of fragility, they are worlds apart. Ceramics combine numerous positive and robust properties, such as high temperature and acid resistance, as well as particularly good scratch and cut resistance. Even falling objects cannot damage this material. You only need to avoid significant impacts along the edges to prevent minor chipping.

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Maintaining and cleaning of ceramic kitchen worktops

Ceramics consist of 100 per cent natural raw materials and are also fully recyclable. Due to the manufacturing process, variations in structure, colour and texture are possible – and also intentional. With its exclusive design, a ceramic kitchen countertop makes every kitchen unique. To preserve the beauty of these elegant kitchen worktops over a long period, it is important to maintain and clean them properly.

The following tips can help you with this:

  • Ceramic materials are characterised by high temperature resistance. However, we recommend placing a mat underneath hot pots or pans.
  • The extremely hard surface allows food to be cut directly on the worktop. Again, you should still use a suitable underlay to avoid colour changes and blunting your knives.
  • In the case of white ceramic worktops, staining liquids (e.g. red wine) should be removed promptly to prevent visible deposits in the surface texture.

Daily cleaning of ceramic worktops

Ceramics get their exceptional durability from the selected raw materials, the high temperatures during firing and the pressing process during production. Neither liquids nor grease, bacteria or dirt can penetrate this material. However, standing water should be avoided.

Ceramics are hygienic and easy to clean due to their non-porous surface. Wiping down your ceramic kitchen worktop daily with a damp cloth will give you the best results. Afterwards, it is sufficient to rub the surface dry with a microfibre cloth.

You can also use household cleaners to clean the work surface. Wax and grease-based cleaning agents and furniture polishes, on the other hand, are not suitable. These can fill in the surface textures on the kitchen worktop and thus create a dirt-binding layer.

You should also avoid using abrasive or scratching tools, such as metal ceramic hob scrapers or stainless steel scourers, as these can affect the gloss level of the surface. Use a scrubbing brush or plastic scraper instead.

Removing limescale deposits from ceramic kitchen worktops

To remove limescale stains from, use a cleaning agent containing phosphoric or amidosulfonic acid (for example Sidolin Cristal from Henkel). We recommend treating the surface afterwards with a microfibre cloth and a suitable glass cleaner.

Removing stubborn stains on light-coloured ceramic worktops

In the case of stubborn stains, for example red wine after a long exposure time, visible colour particles may be deposited in the surface textures of light-coloured designs. However, this is no cause for concern. Thanks to the non-porous surface of ceramic worktops, no deep marks will be left behind. Stubborn stains, for example, can be easily cleaned with Akemi, Möller-Chemie and Lithofin cleaners.

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The properties of ceramics in the video

Ceramics are made up of natural components that are fired under high heat to create a high-end material. A great deal of know-how and sensitivity is needed to produce and process the valuable ceramic worktops. So it's good that Lechner works with strong partners like Infinity. This is how we ensure that you get the perfect ceramic worktop!

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