What comes to mind when you think of tile countertops are the ubiquitous little squares divided by thick grout lines. This you tore out of your previous kitchen or master bath when you rebuilt those spaces. They were difficult to clean and unattractive, and you were relieved to be rid of them.
If you have remodeled within the decade, you might have replaced your countertops with granite, or quartz if you did it more recently. So, you might be surprised to find that tile countertops are making a huge comeback.
Oversized porcelain slabs that appear like marble, granite, linen, and wood. Just about any other natural material coming from the title industry. Porcelain tops are nonporous and better material making them a safe and healthy solution for food preparation. It can also be installed outside and is heat (no need to worry about sun damage) and frost-resistant. One of the obvious advantages of porcelain slabs is that it can be utilized anywhere. Since it is heat and water-resistant, it is also suitable for bathrooms.
Porcelain slabs is an incredibly durable surface that is resistant to etching, discoloration, and other damage that everyday household life can cause natural marble. Yet it can be made with equal attractiveness thanks to inkjet manufacturing methods.
Unlike marble (or granite), each slab is uniform. So you won’t have to miss work to go to a stone yard and select slabs for your remodeling project. For a typical upmarket impression, book-matched slabs can be used to prolong a vein across a large wall or cabinet bank if you choose a marble look. This is one of the most popular porcelain tiles types in use for both kitchens and bathrooms right now.
Porcelain countertops are often slightly pricier due to their fragile nature. Another cost factor is the occasional scarcity of local knowledge and skills since porcelain countertops are still a relatively new product. Finding a fabricator with experience with the product might be challenging. While porcelain tiles are very sturdy once placed. It is quite delicate during the fabrication progression and can easily be chipped or broken. Making it critical to use an expert fabricator.
Although it might be an issue now and is affecting the price of the porcelain countertops. Ceramics industry consultants believe that the skill shortage will be resolved shortly since the process of installing porcelain tiles is similar to slab. Any fabricator trained to install quartz will be qualified as well to install porcelain tiles.
Porcelain tiles can now be used to coat walls, cabinetry, furniture, and other surfaces to extend its aesthetic, durability, and livability throughout a room. Integral sinks which many designers are using in kitchens and bathrooms because of their attractive appearance and simplicity of use are now prevalent as well.
If you want the simplicity of upkeep and durability of porcelain tiles but don’t want grout lines on your countertops. You should seriously consider slabs made out of porcelain tiles on your countertops.