ANAHEIM, CA -- Bedrosians Tile & Stone recently announced an amazing new countertop solution, the Magnifica® Porcelain Collection, which now offers 2 cm porcelain slabs.
Fabricators are drawn to this new size because it transports, fabricates and installs as easy as natural stone and quartz countertops. Designers and homeowners love its stunning beauty, cross-functionality and supreme durability that surpasses quartz, offering a green product without any resin fillers.
“This is the most durable, cross-functional and beautiful countertop solution we’ve offered yet,” said Alicia Bedrosian, Magnifica® Porcelain product manager and someone who has installed the Magnifica® in her own home. “I’ve been in the tile and stone industry my entire life and I can hardly tell the difference between natural stone and Magnifica® Porcelain panels. At Bedrosians, we believe Magnifica® is the future of porcelain.”
Fine marble and natural stone surfaces are synonymous with luxury, but maintenance and upkeep require a little or a lot more effort depending on the stone, especially with busy families and active households. However, with Magnifica® Porcelain, Bedrosians offers an amazing compromise that marries the look of stunning natural stone with the easy maintenance of porcelain, delivering high-end looks with all the benefits porcelain tile is famous for.
Magnifica® is large-format porcelain, offered in sizes as large as 60 x 127 inches (5 x 10 1/2 feet) and as small as 30 x 15 inches, with thicknesses ranging from 2 cm to 6 mm. You can use porcelain the same way natural stone has been used for ages, indoors and outdoors. The outstanding organic looks are created by taking real stone slabs, scanning them and replicating them on porcelain panels. You get an unparalleled durability from Magnifica® compared to natural stone and quartz. It's a solid surface that’s shock-, heat-, acid- and spill-proof.
Low maintenance and easy to clean
Magnifica® Porcelain is by far the most durable countertop solution Bedrosians offers. It withstands moisture and stains, and is resistant to scuffing, scratching, fire and heat. Furthermore, because of its large size, Magnifica® reduces the amount of grout needed for your project, resulting in a seamless and elegant installation, which unlike natural stone.
Varied sizes, profiles and finishes work for different surfaces
For countertops and shower walls, Bedrosians recommends the 2 cm option, which is 127 inches long by 60 inches wide. This thicker and larger size offers more surface and handles well with cuts for shower fixtures and sinks. Lightweight and easy to handle, the thinner Magnifica® options can be used not only as countertops, but on floors, walls, cabinet doors, drawer fronts and fireplace surrounds. With several beautiful finishes to select from -- polished, honed and satin -- Magnifica® offers different looks to suit every style for every space.
14 Colors and 3 Finishes
Magnifica® Porcelain delivers colors and veining straight from the quarry, capturing the realism of marbles, volcanic basalt, industrial concrete and solid looks.
Lightweight and sustainable
Weighing a fraction of traditional stone slabs, the thin 6 mm and 8 mm panels are just as durable and can be installed over existing surfaces, thus saving valuable construction time, costs and landfill waste. Magnifica® Porcelain is produced in a state-of-the-art facility with a sustainable, green, environmentally friendly process that reduces, reuses and recycles -- allowing you to feel even better about your purchase.
Easy to fabricate, transport and install
Fabricators and installers appreciate the new 2 cm thickness because it now handles as easily as granite or quartz, making it a perfect countertop option. “As a fabricator, I definitely enjoy working with porcelain slabs; they are very easy to work with,” said Tom Cotton of Perry Masonry, who has worked with porcelain slabs for several years. “And customers love the beauty and easy maintenance.”
Perfect for exterior applications
Thanks to the adaptability of Magnifica® Porcelain to both dry and wet environments, this product can be used in both interior and exterior applications of commercial or residential buildings. Magnifica® can also be used as a Ventilated Facade System (VFS) or as exterior cladding for buildings, combining aesthetic appeal with thermal performance.
For more information, visit www.bedrosians.com/en/magnifica.