Composite Stone vs Vitreous China Countertops

What is the difference between Composite Stone vs Vitreous China?

When you buy a Newline vanity you can choose between a Composite Stone or a Vitreous China countertop option. But do you know the difference between both materials? Composite Stone and Vitreous China are two different materials commonly used in the manufacturing of bathrooms, such as sinks, toilets, and countertops. The main differences between the two materials are as follows:


Vitreous China is a type of ceramic material made by firing a mixture of clay, feldspar, quartz, and other minerals at high temperatures. This coating makes the porcelain or ceramic tougher, denser, and shinier.  Composite stone or also known as engineered stone, is a mixture of natural stone aggregates, resins, and pigments that are molded and cured to form a solid surface. Composite stone is highly resistant to heat and stain.


Vitreous China lends a glossy, sleek, and smooth finish.  Meanwhile, composite stone has a stone look and feel appearance.

Newline Composite Stone Countertops

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Newline Vitreous China Countertops

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Vitreous China is a durable material that is resistant to chipping, scratching, and staining. However, when compared to composite stone it can be less resistant and more brittle, therefore, cracking if subjected to heavy impacts. Composite stone is also durable and resistant to scratches, stains, and heat, and it is less prone to cracking than vitreous China.


Vitreous China is easy to clean and maintain and can be cleaned with most household cleaners.  Just bear in mind that when cleaning your Vitreous China countertop you should make sure to use only non-scratch sponges or cloths. This is because abrasive cleaning tools such as a scouring pad can scratch the enamel.  

To clean your composite stone countertop, use a damp cloth with a mild, non-abrasive detergent.  Whichever countertop you have it at home, we recommend you dry both after cleaning them to avoid any water spot stains. 


Vitreous China is generally less expensive than composite stone, making it a popular choice for budget-conscious consumers. Composite stone is more expensive due to the cost of the natural stone aggregates and resins used in its production. 

In Conclusion

In conclusion, Vitreous China and composite stone are two different materials that offer different advantages and disadvantages. The choice between the two depends on factors such as personal preference and budget.

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