People are beginning to discover the advantages of incorporating
porcelain slabs into their GTA home renovation needs. What was once considered
a material only used in sinks, toilets, and bathtubs, porcelain countertops,
tiles, flooring, and backsplashes are becoming the hot new trend that everyone
has to have.
a Durable Home Renovation
Choosing to incorporate natural stone into your home is
beneficial for a number of reasons, including durability, style, and quality.
Costs for granite, marble, clay and feldspar-based porcelain have come down
significantly as technology has advanced, making these options suitable for
almost every home and budget.
Granite – One of the strongest stones on earth,
granite is an ideal solution for a high-usage room such as the kitchen. As a
non-porous stone, granite is excellent at preventing germs and liquids from
seeping inside, making clean-up a breeze and ensuring a hygienic environment.
Tiny micro crystals contained in the natural stone refract sunlight, making it
appear to glimmer in direct sunlight. And with granite appearing naturally in a
number of colours and hues, there is something for virtually every taste.
Marble – Marble has long been one of the most popular
stones to use in homes and famous works of art. The domes on the breathtaking
Taj Mahal are in fact made of marble and have been protecting the building
since the 1600’s. While marble can certainly be used in the kitchen, its porous
nature makes it more suitable for a bathroom or hallway; in fact, many
government and religious buildings use marble on the floor not only for
opulence, but also for longevity in places where replacements would be
difficult and disruptive. With a protective sealant and the ability to be
transformed into a variety of hues, marble has been, and continues to be, a top
choice for long-lasting style.
Porcelain – While
not a naturally occurring stone, porcelain has definitely begun to prove itself
in the market. Comprised primarily of feldspar and clay heated at extremely
high temperatures, porcelain slabs in the GTA are actually up to 30% stronger
than granite and can be customized to virtually any design. While colouring can
be mildly altered with a finish on granite and marble, new technologies allow you
to incorporate almost any design directly into the material – such as fish
designs on a porcelain sink, or a lovely mosaic on the countertops.
from Start to Finish
The best showrooms to visit for porcelain slabs in the GTA
are those who not only have a strong personal reputation, but also one for
working well with fabricators, installers, and a variety of other
behind-the-scenes individuals who are involved in the process. Choose a
showroom with knowledgeable staff and glowing recommendations to ensure that the
process of incorporating porcelain slabs into your GTA home is both pleasant