What is th   e difference between cearmic or porcelain?

Ceramics include any inorganic material that is prepared through a heating and cooling process. Ceramic washbasins are made when materials are heated and then cooled so that they maintain a constant shape. With this understanding, porcelain and vitreous china are also ceramic materials.

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Ceramic sounds like pottery so the name is spruced up a bit to sound nicer and called porcelain. Don’t you just love how that rolls of the tongue? Porcelain is a type of ceramic in this case.
Ceramic washbasins have an extremely strong surface that is resistant to scratching, chipping, and impacts, which makes them able to withstand the rigors of everyday use. These features make ceramic ideal for items that will be used repeatedly.
Ceramic washbasin is particularly hard, smooth, and completely sealed. Because of these characteristics, dirt is unable to penetrate the surface of the sink. This makes cleaning and maintenance extremely easy; simply wiping off dirt and dust with a soft dry cloth is adequate for daily cleaning. For a more thorough cleaning, we recommend using a gentle all-purpose cleaning product and a soft sponge or cloth.

If you have a hand-painted or glazed ceramic bathroom washbasin, clean with a non-abrasive cleaner. Do not use bristle brushes or abrasive sponges, as they may damage the decorative surface. Do not let cleaners soak on the surface of your sink. Rinse and wipe with a soft dry cloth after use and cleaning to prevent soap buildup.
What is porcelain washbasin?

Porcelain is the hardest clay available. This ceramic material is heated in a kiln at an extreme temperature, causing the clay to become less dense and porous. Porcelain is tough in durability and soft-looking in appearance.

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Porcelain basin is a type of ceramic made from refined clay and fired at temperatures between 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit and 1,400 degrees Fahrenheit. Porcelain is commonly used in sinks because of its low moisture absorbency and ease of cleaning, but is also used for trim on items such as faucet handles, inset buttons, bath hardware, and shower heads. In older homes, porcelain sinks are very common, but are usually a porcelain coating over a base of cast iron or other metal.
Is porcelain washbasin durable?

Porcelain is extremely durable. There are many porcelain sinks still in use that are 50 to 100 years old. The porcelain material used to make sinks has glass and metal mixed in with the clay to give it extra strength and resistance to heat and chemicals. However, porcelain sinks can chip and are susceptible to stains. Avoid dropping heavy or sharp items into a sink made of porcelain.

Is all porcelain washbasin white?

Although porcelain is typically white, porcelain bathroom washbasin can be made in any color or pattern of colors to complement your decor.

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Maintenance and care

Use a gentle soap, such as dishwashing liquid or an all-purpose cleaner, and avoid abrasive cleaners that can damage your sink. Clean your porcelain sink every day to prevent a buildup of soap scum, grease, and dirt, and wipe the sink dry with a soft cloth to prevent water stains. Do not clean a porcelain sink with vinegar. Although it is useful for cleaning many other items in your home, its high acid content can damage the sink’s surface.
Vitreous china is a glazing technique that is added to porcelain. It is a glass based enamel coating that makes things more durable, denser, and shinier. When a large amount of heat is applied to powdered glass, a liquid called vitreous enamel is created.

Vitreous China refers to ceramic materials (like porcelain) that have been glazed with vitreous enamel AND can also be used to refer to the actual enamel coating. When shopping, they’re essentially the same thing but if you want to get technical, they are different; base (porcelain/ceramic) vs the coating (vitreous enamel). No need to make things overly complicated.