Choosing to Install a Porcelain Slab Countertop in Your Toronto Home

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Read on to discover the reason why installing porcelain slab countertops are becoming more popular in Toronto homes.
Natural stone has been synonymous with high-end luxurious home designs for many years. More recently, natural stone has become very popular for residential use and has made its way into many homes across the GTA. One of the most prevalent concerns from owners of natural stone countertops and floors is that they stain or scratch fairly easily, making maintenance a worrisome experience. Marble and granite are porous stones, meaning that they will absorb liquids and spills when left there for too long. One of the newest trends in home design is that homeowners are choosing porcelain slab over natural stone and other countertop options in their Toronto homes. Many new homeowners are constantly on the go and value the ease of maintenance, additional durability and resistance that porcelain provides as a surface material. Porcelain brings added functionality to the kitchen, without sacrificing beauty or appeal.

Porcelain Countertops

Many people are already familiar with porcelain tiles and flooring. Now, homeowners are rediscovering the value and utility of porcelain surfaces by installing porcelain slabs for their countertops and islands. One of the main drawbacks of natural stones like granite and marble is that they are porous and susceptible to staining. Unlike natural stone countertops, which can be thick and heavy, porcelain slabs can be very thin, yet extremely durable. Rated for outdoor use, porcelain is heat-resistant, scratch-resistant, and more stain-resistant than granite. It is so thin, in fact, that it can be installed over your existing countertop. Non-porous, porcelain is resistant to staining and is very easy to care for.

Kitchen Integration

What is most interesting about porcelain slabs as a countertop option is the number of possibilities that it opens up when creating modern looks in contemporary kitchens. A porcelain countertop can be matched to your tiles, walls, baseboards and more. Porcelain gives your kitchen a very functional, easy to care for and beautiful surface. Natural stone can still be applied in the form of backsplashes or other fixtures in the room to give your home a truly unique look.
Fabricators also love porcelain as a building material as it is much lighter to load and easier to cut than natural stone surfaces. It does take a professional to cut and install, however, most homeowners don’t mind leaving large-scale building or remodelling projects to a professional. Porcelain combines the heat and scratch-resistance of granite and the non-porosity of quartz with the worrisome maintenance of a surface that’s much less sleek and beautiful.
Porcelain slab countertops are a great way to outfit your kitchen and increase the value of your Toronto residence. While porcelain slab countertops are not new options to the market, advances in technology have made the newest porcelain countertops extremely strong and durable. Homeowners no longer have to deal with the worries of scratching or staining the surface in their kitchen. Porcelain offers a very sleek and durable kitchen countertop option resistant to heat, stains, and scratches. Porcelain is also very easy to clean, making it a popular alternative to natural stone surfaces in the kitchen.