Read on to learn more about why homeowners are choosing
porcelain slabs as a kitchen countertop option for their GTA homes.
Porcelain slabs are becoming a popular alternative to
natural stone in high-end homes across the GTA. More homeowners are discovering
the benefits of installing porcelain countertops and flooring in their homes.
Many homeowners are already familiar with the chic look and easy maintenance of
porcelain tiles; however, more newly engineered porcelain countertops are
making their way into upscale homes. Porcelain provides the sleek look and
shine of natural stone with added resistance against heat, scratches, and
stains, making it the ultimate kitchen countertop material. Porcelain kitchen
countertops have grown in popularity amongst homeowners due to their durability
and worry-free maintenance. Unlike natural stone, which is prone to stains from
absorbing spills, porcelain countertops are non-porous and are unaffected by
acidic foods and solutions, making them perfect for kitchen use. Porcelain slabs
are redefining durability for interior surfaces. Below, we’ll go over some of
the many reasons porcelain has become a popular choice in the kitchen.
Porcelain is fabricated under scorching heat and is able to withstand
extremely high temperatures, no matter how thin the material may be. Thin, yet
strong, porcelain offers extreme durability and resistance against your hot
pots and pans. Homeowners no longer have to worry about finding a heat pad at
the last minute or burning their countertops.
One of the greatest worries that come with natural stone counters is
staining. Accidents happen and spills are almost impossible to prevent
completely, so homeowners have had to deal with etching and stains as a result.
Unlike natural stone, porcelain countertops are non-porous and can defend
against spills and acidic liquids much better than marble or granite.
Another issue owners of natural stone surfaces have to deal with is etching
(or scratching). This is especially true for marble, where acidic foods,
juices, and cleaning solutions can leave marks on your countertop. Homeowners
with natural stone countertops are still encouraged to use cutting boards to
protect their surface. Porcelain countertops are graded for exterior use and can
easily withstand the daily rigors of a busy kitchen. It is also highly
resistant to physical damage, such as cracking and scratching.
Easy to Clean
Since porcelain countertops are impervious to stains and acidic foods that
cause etching, they are much easier to maintain than natural stone surfaces. As
porcelain is a non-porous material, homeowners will not have to rush to clean
spills or worry about which type of cleaning solution is suitable for their
countertop. One of the greatest secrets to having a nice-looking kitchen is to
have a clean kitchen, and porcelain makes for an easily maintainable surface
that you and your family can keep tidy.
Porcelain slabs are so thin that they can even be installed over
the existing countertop in your GTA home. Easy to maintain and extremely
durable, they make for excellent kitchen countertops. Choosing a porcelain
countertop can also help give your kitchen a cohesive look by matching colours
and patterns with your tile or baseboards. Porcelain countertops are becoming a
very suitable and functional alternative to natural stone slabs in the kitchen.