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Porcelain stoneware for kitchen worktops

Material with high technical performance and extremely versatile, the porcelain is used today for a variety of applications, from the floors to coatings , from furniture to ventilated facades , up to the kitchen worktops . It is obtained by the mixture of selected raw materials (clay, quartz and feldspar sands, which are added to pigments based on metal oxides), pressed and then cooked at a temperature of over 1,250 ° C .

The most important qualities of porcelain stoneware , and therefore of the work surfaces made with this material, are:

  • the compactness
  • the absorbency
  • excellent resistance to stains
  • the high resistance to impact and scratches
  • the inalterability to heat (+ 210 ° C)
  • the excellent resistance to corrosion by acids, weak and strong
  • ease of cleaning

For the top of the kitchens  , slabs of maxi-sized porcelain stoneware (100 x 300 cm and above) and of very thin thickness (3-3.5 mm) are usually used , which can be easily cut, shaped and perforated. It has a monolotic appearance: any joints (not always necessary, given the size) remain invisible. 

Unlike the floors made of large tiles, the porcelain stoneware slabs do not present any joints and consequently points where dirt can nest. They are therefore easy to clean and do not require maintenance . If the material is full-bodied, ie uniform in color throughout the thickness, in the rare case of splintering, it can easily be repaired.

The pose

Before installation, the porcelain stoneware worktops are cut and drilled to prepare the holes for the taps and the sinks . To fix and handle the large slabs in complete safety, auxiliary aluminum frames, equipped with suction cups, are also used. They are then applied, through special adhesives, to a support , which must be perfectly dry, clean, without cracks and planar. It must also guarantee stability over time.

The best supports for porcelain stoneware are:

  • Slabs of marmoresina : mixtures of granules of natural marble with addition of special resins.
  • Rigid insulation panels in high density polystyrene : high performance, guarantee dimensional stability and ease of installation.
  • Extruded polystyrene foam panels : on both sides they have a hardening layer, free of cementitious substances, covered with non-woven fabric.
  • Panels of marine plywood : consisting of the superimposing of veneers of noble wood, it is very resistant to moisture.
  • Panels in agglomerate of various types : they are made of poor materials, which are crushed, mixed and then compacted using specific binders.
  • Once fixed, the top is finished on the edges and edges to make invisible the junction points between the front layer and the top.

How to sell furniture online

You just moved into your new home and took the opportunity to renew the furniture. You did really well, I can not tell you anything else! However, let me give you a little advice: why do not you try to sell your old furniture online? Maybe so you can get some money to spend to finish furnishing your new home! How do you say? You had already thought about it but you do not have the slightest idea of ​​how to do it? Well, if you give me a few minutes of your precious time, I can explain how to sell furniture online .

Through some special online services (also available in the form of apps for smartphones and tablets) and / or relying on the power of social networks online mobile sales becomes possible and, I will tell you more, in most cases it is also very simple. On the net there are many services and opportunities that at no cost or in any case enough content allow to sell used furniture to third parties in a practical and fast way.

If you are therefore really interested in understanding how to sell furniture online I invite you to get comfortable and focus on reading this guide on the subject. I am sure that in the end you will be able to tell you very happy and satisfied with the discoveries you make and that if necessary you will also be ready and willing to advise all your friends eager to receive some similar advice. Let it bet?

Preliminary operations

Before explaining how to sell furniture online there are some “tips” that I think should be provided to allow you to monetize your used as soon as possible. First of all I suggest you proceed to  clean up or otherwise try to refurbish the furniture you want to sell. Also proceed to empty them from any objects present above and / or inside them.

Secondly, since the online resources I am suggesting to you to turn to sell mobile online basically allow you to place ads on the net, to make sure that these are as appealing as possible and then to attract more potential buyers and sell as soon as possible, I suggest you take pictures of your furniture going to highlight the main features. Try to make shots of quality, with a good focus and through which you can observe your furniture from different angles.

Moreover, since an ad can not really be defined as such if I do not have more information about the product for sale, I invite you to prepare precise and detailed descriptions of the furniture in which you will indicate, among other things, the type of furniture, the color , the exact material and dimensions.

Then, depending on what are your preferences as well as the means in your possession, if you are available to deliver the furniture yourself to the buyer or otherwise to offer a delivery service (and in this case specifies well if this is included or not in the sale price of the object) or if you prefer that the buyers themselves pick up the furniture at your home or the location in which they are located.

To conclude, I also want to give you a quick suggestion regarding payments . If you meet the buyer in person, you can, of course, get paid in cash. But if you have to make a shipping service, try to opt for a payment method that protects both you and the buyer, such as PayPal (if you remember, I have talked about it in depth in my guide on the subject ), in order to avoid any annoying queries or in any case avoid to publish directly on the net info related to your credit cards and / or to the current account. Understand?