Ceramic or porcelain plates : how to choose ?

If choosing your tableware is the pleasure of all newlywed couples, this does not make the task any easier. Since today, it is no longer a common occurrence to have your initials inscribed on your plate service, navigating between the different dishes is just as complicated. Which material to choose between ceramic plates or porcelain plates ? Which shape to choose ? Discover everything here.

What material for your table plates ?

If there is one element to take into account when choosing your table plates, it is the material. Ramekin utensils are also a good choice. Why ? Because the material is what will determine the longevity of your interior crockery, their resistance, and also their maintenance. 

There are only three possible materials : stoneware, earthenware and porcelain. Stoneware has a more rustic and authentic appearance : it is the most resistant ceramic of the three. The whitest and most transparent ceramic is porcelain. It is the reference in terms of tableware. It is also waterproof and resistant to mechanical or thermal shocks. If your earthenware is damaged, the damaged part will tend to blacken.

How to choose the material of your plates ?

Once you know the different options for the materials of the plates, the job is only half done : you now have to choose the material of the said plates. As with all things decorating, the first thing to consider is taste. If you like tableware, you will always find a way to use them, whatever their material ! The second element is the use you will have of them : how often will you use them, on a daily basis or for occasions ? 

This will particularly influence the durability of your plates. The use you will have of your plates for the dining table will determine everything, either the material and their resistance to time, and to the different washes, through the washing technique. And as far as the style or shape is concerned, this will also be determined by the use you will have of it but also, and above all, by your taste.