Ultra Compact surfacing material is different than engineered products such as quartz because it is extremely resistant to scratching, staining, and extreme temperatures and can also withstand UV light. This makes it an attractive option for indoor or outdoor applications, including countertops, wall cladding, fireplace surrounds, flooring and more. Porcelain is the latest evolution in home surfacing. Available in 12mm-thick slabs, porcelain is lightweight, suitable for a variety of design projects and less costly than natural stone and tile. Its lighter weight allows for easy installation over existing surfaces. Porcelain surfaces are non-porous, etch, stain and heat resistant.