Porcelain Slab: Toronto’s Newest Trend
Do you love new trends in home decorating?
Are you interested in new technologies and innovative materials? If you
answered yes to either of these questions, you should check out Toronto’s
newest countertop material – the porcelain slab.
Porcelain slab has been around
since the late 1990s, but recent improvements in the manufacturing process have
led to a revival in interest in this very hardy material. Here are some of the
many advantages of porcelain slab:
Porcelain is so tough that it can withstand heat, humidity,
rain, snow and cold. It’s so durable that it’s even suitable for outdoor use!
So, if your home design requires linkage between indoor and outdoor spaces,
porcelain may be the answer to your design prayers!
versatility. Porcelain can be manufactured in any colour
or design. Currently, it’s available in faux-marble designs and other natural
looking tones, but it has the potential to really explode within the design
world. Recent developments make it possible for clients to upload their own
designs, which could be incorporated into the material. In addition, porcelain
counters can integrate sinks – and these sinks could also carry the client’s
design. The possibilities are very exciting. Porcelain slab can also be used on
walls or floors. And because it’s manufactured by companies that specialize in
porcelain tile, slab can be made to match tile colours and designs exactly,
which also leads to new décor possibilities.
but strong. Porcelain is so strong that slabs can be made much thinner than
most countertop material. Thin countertops are ideal for small areas or for
contemporary design. Installers and fabricators also appreciate the thin
material because it’s easy to handle and lighter than stone. Also, if you have
an existing countertop that needs to be replaced, it may be possible to install
porcelain slab on top of it. This eliminates the need for costly or difficult
Porcelain slab can be made in large sheets, which means that smaller areas,
such as islands, can often be completely covered, with no seams. Larger counter
areas will have fewer seams than would be necessary with more conventional
and competitive. Porcelain slab is heat-resistant and
scratch-resistant, like granite. It’s non-porous, like quartz and is competitively
priced to rival either of these two materials.
Material for the 21st Century
The design possibilities of
porcelain slab are endless. And the future of this innovative material also
looks interesting. At 2013’s LivingKItchen show in Cologne, Germany, one
display featured a porcelain countertop with induction burners built right into
In addition, a Spanish company is
poised to introduce a hybrid material made of porcelain, quartz and glass, and
new porcelain cooking surfaces for delicate pastry are in development.
Porcelain slab is not yet widely
available in the Toronto area, but a few of the best GTA stone
importer-distributors carry it.
Explore the possibilities of
porcelain slab for your home. This beautiful material’s strength and durability
are unmatched, and its design promise is unlimited!