Porcelain slabs are becoming increasingly popular as more
homeowners are renovating with porcelain slab in the GTA.
Choosing the Right
Porcelain is available in a rainbow of vibrant and muted
colours. If you’re trying to match an already existing colour scheme, porcelain
can simplify the process. For a more modern look, choose clashing or
You’ll also have to decide if you want glazed or unglazed
porcelain. Glazed porcelain
adds an extra layer of stain-resistance, but it has a distinct disadvantage; the
top layer of glazed tiles is a slightly different colour than the rest of the
tile. Unglazed tiles are "through-colour,” which means that they are exactly
the same colour all the way through. If a glazed tile is chipped, the colour on
the inside may vary slightly from the glazed top. Depending on where your
porcelain is and how large the chip is, this may or may not be noticeable. When
unglazed porcelain chips, it isn’t as noticeable since the colour beneath is
the same. That makes unglazed porcelain a good choice for busy hallways or kids’
When Porcelain Looks
Wood in the kitchen is a hot trend right now—although it
does have its risks. A leaky fridge or a flood from an over-packed dishwasher
can warp or even destroy wood. Fortunately, you can find porcelain that will mimic
the look of actual wood
. It provides the beauty of wood without the
Wood can wear over time, showing trails where it is heavily
used. Porcelain doesn’t discolour, so its colour will stay true, providing the
wood look you love while aging gracefully.
It also doesn’t need to be sealed or waxed for protection.
Instead, just sweep the porcelain or clean it with a soft mop to pickup dirt
and grime. This prevents dust and dirt from being ingrained over time and
potentially damaging your "wood.”
Porcelain in the Yard
Porcelain is an excellent choice for the GTA because it’s
moisture-resistant, durable and resists frost and deep abrasions. Even after a
cold, snowy winter, your porcelain should emerge looking good as new in the spring.
Porcelain is a good choice for balcony flooring or a wall
design. It can also make innovative stepping stone patterns.
Porcelain is a good alternative to hard natural stones, like
granite. Most people don’t realize that it’s 30% harder than
. Porcelain can be styled to mimic the look and texture of natural
stone but it doesn’t have the high maintenance. Granite and other natural
stones need to be sealed every two years. More delicate and porous stones, like
marble, need to be sealed even more frequently—at least once a year. All you
need to do is wipe it with a soft, non-abrasive mop and some warm, soapy water
to keep it looking like new.
Being stain-resistant, moisture-resistant, and
slip-resistant, porcelain is a good choice for your pool deck. It also resists
fading, so porcelain will stay true to its original colour even after years in
the sunniest part of your yard.
Porcelain is extremely trendy because of the advantages it
offers over natural stone and marble. The use of porcelain slab in your GTA
home and garden will bring you years of enjoyment.