High Quality Porcelain Slabs Offer Many Benefits

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High Quality Porcelain Slabs: GTA’s Newest Countertop Trend

Would you like to have a countertop that was 30% tougher than granite, completely simple to clean and maintain, beautiful to look at, heat-resistant, scratch-resistant, and stain-resistant? Of course you would! If you’re building a new house or renovating your present home, you’ll want to consider the latest trend in countertop design: high quality porcelain slabs.

Design Revolution

There are several reasons why designers love this revolutionary countertop material. Here are a few of them:
  • Endless colour and design possibilities. Porcelain slabs can be created in any colour or design you can think of. A designer can upload your sketch or design and create a completely unique slab. Patterns are consistent throughout the slab.
  • Integrated elements. Sinks can be integrated right into the slab; and, unlike previous types of integrated sinks, they can be made with the same colour, design, or pattern as the countertop. Some companies are manufacturing countertops with built-in induction burners that don’t disrupt the visual flow at all.
  • Indoor-Outdoor bridging. Porcelain slab can withstand extreme temperatures on both ends of the thermometer. This means that bridging indoor and outdoor kitchen spaces is simple. Continue a design motif poolside or on the deck with a tough outdoor cooking space.
  • Seamless. Because porcelain slab is very thin (approximately ¼” thick), it can be manufactured in large sheets. This means that many spaces can be completely covered with a single slab, eliminating the practical and aesthetic problems caused by seams.
  • Matching Tiles. Because porcelain slab is manufactured by companies that create porcelain tiles, you will have the option of purchasing tiles that will match your countertop precisely. This opens up interesting possibilities for coordination with floor, baseboard, or wall tiles.

User Advantages

Fabricators and installers like porcelain slab because it’s lightweight, easy to handle, and requires no special equipment for installation. In addition, porcelain slab is so thin that during renovations, it can often be installed right on top of the existing countertop, eliminating the need for removing the out-dated surface.
Homeowners like this exciting new material for many reasons, including:
  • Ease of care. Maintaining porcelain slab couldn’t be simpler. It’s extremely low in porosity, so there’s no need to seal it. Simply clean it with a mild soap and warm water.
  • Heat-resistance. Like granite, you can put a hot pan directly onto the countertop without fear of damaging it.
  • Scratch-resistant. The surface of porcelain slab is very hard, so there’s no need to be concerned about cutting, scratching, or nicking your countertop.
  • Affordable. Prices for porcelain slab are comparable to other medium to high-end countertop materials.
There are very few disadvantages to the porcelain slab countertop. At present, one of the limitations is that few distributors carry the product. In fact, it’s impossible to source in many jurisdictions in North America. Fortunately, better stone suppliers in the GTA have begun carrying porcelain slab.
For more information on high quality porcelain slabs, visit one of the GTA’s fine stone distributor showrooms and see what the buzz is all about! Learn more about the many advantages of porcelain slab countertops.