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The Difference Between Fine China, Porcelain, And Dinnerware

The Difference Between Fine China, Porcelain, And Dinnerware

Choosing the best dinnerware set for your house is more challenging than you might think. Be it for your restaurant or your home. There are multiple factors you need to consider before purchasing dinnerware. You shouldn’t risk your investment in a dinnerware set if you are not sure about it. You may lose a lot of money if you end up investing in poor quality dinnerware for a commercial space, say your restaurant.

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It’s worth putting some thought into the quality of a dinnerware set you are investing in. Besides, there are other factors to consider as well, such as the design, the durability, and the size. You should make sure that the design of a dinnerware set matches the décor style of your house or your restaurant. Besides, people often get confused when choosing between Bone China and Porcelain Dinnerware set. This article lays down the differences between Bone China and Porcelain Dinnerware.

Basic Characteristics

Porcelain dinnerware pieces are permanent, hard, and feature non-porous pottery. They are composed of feldspar, quartz, and kaolin. Porcelain is comparatively less expensive and more cumbersome as compared to Bone China dinnerware.

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Bone China is translucent and characterizes a fine composition.  Bone China dinner sets are made from kaolin, quartz, feldspar, and bone ash. More the amount of bone ash in a Bone Chine dinnerware piece, the higher it's quality.


The appearance of a dinnerware set you chose is significant. It should be in sync with the color of your dining room, table or your restaurant. Porcelain Dinnerware has brittle composition and is available in different shades of whiteness, right from ivory to blue-grey to white!

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Bone China dinnerware sets are opaque in their appearance and texture. They look more delicate than Porcelain dinnerware but are, in fact, more durable. They are lighter in weight and have an elegant touch to the presence. They usually come in warmer shades and are described as “snow white.”

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Available Options

Porcelain dinnerware comes in more options than Bone China. For instance, Porcelain dinner plates are forged at a higher temperature than Bone China dinner plates. So, you can go for a vast number of options of Porcelain dinnerware sets or opt for an elegant look of Bone China.

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You can use these tips to choose between Porcelain and Bone China dinnerware. To explore an extensive inventory of dinnerware, visit Grayson Luxury - A one-stop destination for the most luxurious home décor items, including an unprecedented selection of quality beds.

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