Using Porcelain Slabs in Your GTA Home Renovation

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If you’re thinking of using porcelain slabs in your GTA home renovation, check out the latest facts and trends.

Types of Porcelain

One of the first decisions you’ll have to make, aside from picking your colour and design, is whether you want glazed or unglazed porcelain. The decision impacts more than the level of shine or texture. If you choose an unglazed slab, it will have the same colour throughout the slab—a real benefit if there’s a chip or scratch. If you choose a glazed slab, then the inner porcelain won’t have exactly the same colour as the top glazed portion. This is due to the glazing process.
If your porcelain is going into a busy hallway or a bathroom for kids, you should consider unglazed porcelain so you don’t have to worry about colour variation due to chipping.

Porcelain "Wood”

Love the idea of wood in your kitchen or bathroom but worried about what moisture and water leaks will do to it? Porcelain is a clever way to get the look you love without the risks. You can choose porcelain slabs or tiles that mimic the look of actual wood, so you get the beauty of wood without the drawbacks.
Porcelain will last for years without discolouration, so you don’t have to worry about trails showing up along heavily used areas.
Porcelain also doesn’t need to be sealed or waxed to keep it water-resistant or looking its best. Spills just wipe away without the worry of warping. All you need to do is use a soft mop and some water to wash away any grime or dust. As long as you don’t leave dust and other small particles on your porcelain long enough for them to become ingrained, porcelain’s surface should remain unmarred.

Porcelain Slabs Outside

There are many reasons why porcelain slabs are perfect for withstanding GTA winters. They are moisture-resistant, durable, frost-resistant, and abrasion-resistant. It’s a stylish option with many colours available if you’re looking to revitalize a balcony or porch.
Porcelain is a great alternative to natural stone slabs, like granite. In fact, it’s 30% harder than granite—a tough alternative to an already durable material.
If you just can’t shake your love of natural stone, you can find unglazed porcelain that resembles natural stone. Since porcelain doesn’t have to be resealed every two years, you can actually relax on your patio or balcony instead of trying to remember when it’s due for maintenance. Just mop up any spills and your stain-resistant porcelain will keep looking its best.
Porcelain is also a champion material capable of lasting through the Toronto area’s hot and sunny summers. Porcelain slabs are also fade-resistant, so they will keep their vibrant colour when placed in even the sunniest areas of your yard.
The combination of stain-resistance, slip-resistance, and frost-resistance makes porcelain slabs and tiles a good choice for use around the pool.
Porcelain slabs are a durable choice for GTA renovations since their colour and beauty can be enjoyed for years with very little maintenance.