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.
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
Porcelain will last for years without discolouration, so you
don’t have to worry about trails showing up along heavily used areas.
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.
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
—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
Porcelain slabs are a durable choice for GTA renovations
since their colour and beauty can be enjoyed for years with very little