Earlier, porcelain was associated with pottery. Indeed the first use of this concept and ceramics was in the field of pottery, where kilns were used to fire (treat with intense heat) and re-fire objects of clay that had been treated with glaze. The simplicity and cheap nature of this entire operation has led to a considerable advancement of ceramics. Porcelain is a ceramic that is made by firing clay in the kiln, with the heat rising as high as 1,400 degrees Celsius. This extreme temperature, successfully leads to the formation of glass and tough mineral mullite on the surface of fired object. The final appearance is translucent, glassy, and tough. These characteristics make the object durable and also attractive.
Today, with the help of advanced technology and several new manufacturing methods, new versions of ceramics are being introduced into the market which are manufactured with the help of versatile substrates. Porcelain knobs have a distinct and catchy appearance, easy to clean features, durability, and low production costs. These characteristics have contributed to the growing popularity of knobs made of this ceramic.
White Door Knobs
White door knobs made of porcelain are growing in popularity. Apart from the plain white ones, those that are glazed with intricate paints and glaze are being prominently used by people. It is often commented that having these types of knobs have a spiritual importance as they give off positive energy and radiate peace. These look attractive not only on the main door of the house but can be also used on room doors.
Porcelain Door Pulls
Small pulls that are attached to tables, drawers, and cupboards also tend to look very attractive. The simplicity of manufacturing enables manufacturers to produce pulls that are small and intricate, at a very low-cost. Unlike the smaller metallic ones, those made of porcelain are easier to clean as they do not have small and intricate depressions. Constant use of metallic pulls wears off the polish or electroplating, making its appearance quite dull. This demerit is overcome by porcelain as it never loses its charm.
Antique Door Knobs
Knobs with an antique look have also started appearing. They look exactly like wooden or metallic ones; however, they are made up of porcelain. The advantage of using them is that they are durable and are easy to maintain. Several cabinet knobs are made in such a manner in order to make an impression that they are made from solid wood or metal. In the same manner, porcelain drawer knob are directly made into the wood of cabinets, such as kitchen cabinets or writing desks which brings down the cost of production.
Door knobs are usually sold along with their fixtures, such as back plates, screws, connection pieces (in cases where the knob is usable from both the sides of the door), levers, and sized bolts. If you are considering the installation of those made up of porcelain, then consider every design very carefully due to the fact that there is nothing more impressive than one that matches your front door fantastically.