Porcelain slabs are quickly evolving from being a niche into a
mainstream option for home owners and renovators in Toronto. First introduced
in the nineties, porcelain slabs initially enjoyed popularity in Spain and
Italy. Since then, porcelain slabs have vastly improved in quality and
aesthetic – finishes are now available in dramatic metallics, fabrics and
realistic wood reproductions. Improvements in technology allow manufacturers to
offer large seamless porcelain slab products, making them an excellent option
for countertops, backsplash, islands and dining tops.
Choosing a porcelain slab as the centrepiece of your kitchen offers
many benefits. A beautiful countertop can elevate an ordinary room into a place
of beauty. Traditionally, customers opt for marble and granite products due to
their unique appearance, natural beauty and air of sophistication. However,
marble countertops are soft and porous and therefore easily stained and
requiring regular sealing. Many Torontonians are now prioritising low
maintenance but aesthetically pleasing options, which is where porcelain slabs
Many homeowners now enjoy the many benefits that porcelain slabs have
to offer, including the following:
are typically 30% more durable than granite – the hardest natural stone!
are more resilient to scratches than granite and other materials and it does
not require regular sealing.
- Heat and scratch resistant
countertops enhance a contemporary space and can even be installed over
existing countertops. Some slabs are only a quarter inch thick, making it easy
to deliver to the fabricator shop and eventually transport to the job site.
- Ultra-thin and sleek appearance
non-porous nature protects it from stains and moisture, ensuring colour
Porcelain slabs come
in a variety of finishes, including replicating weathered metal!
Porcelain slabs are also an excellent option for exterior construction
and furnishing in Toronto, allowing the customer to create a continuity between
indoor and outdoor kitchens, without risk of deterioration from rain, wind, sun
Another benefit of installing a porcelain slab in your house is the
option to combine with porcelain tiles of the same colour and pattern on the
floors, walls and baseboard. It is the particular production and manufacturing
process which results in the ability of porcelain tiles to withstand high
levels of moisture. This involves mixing fine porcelain clays with various
ferrous materials such as quartz and sand to produce an incredibly durable
product. The ability of porcelain to withstand daily wear and moisture and its
stain resistant nature make it an excellent option for tiling a kitchen floor,
offering the customer the ability to highlight a porcelain slab countertop
Toronto homeowners are quickly realizing the many benefits that
porcelain slabs have to offer. Although traditional favourites, granite and
marble, remain popular due to their unique and striking appearance, many home
renovators now prefer a low-maintenance porcelain slab countertop option,
available in a variety of finishes. Combining the durability of granite and the
non-porous nature of quartz, porcelain slab products are the top choice for
long-lasting, easily maintained countertops in Toronto.