Imagine trying to build an entire wall out of a natural stone or marble slab. It would be nearly impossible, considering costs, density, and the amount of labor involved! That’s where large format porcelain slabs come in the picture.

Large porcelain slab, popularized in Europe, is a new concept that has really hit the ground running. People are falling in love with the idea of using large porcelain slabs for a variety of different construction and remodeling projects; including flooring, walls, counter-tops, and much more. Lioli Ceramica has been able to manufacture large format slabs that are larger than ever before, making it even easier to cover a wall or a floor in no time at all.

There are fewer joints and seems to work with when you are installing these huge slabs. A singular, solid surface will make you want to run your hands along the walls or floors without feeling any kind of seam or break. This automatically makes it not only easier to install but easier to enjoy as well. In many ways, porcelain slabs are up to par with natural stone —but when it comes to grout and seams, it offers something even better.

If you intend to visually extend an environment, that is to say, which gives the feeling of being larger than it is in reality. This translates into a smaller number of groupings, which makes it possible to create a higher visual level of uniformity. Think of everything you know about porcelain floor tiles, now imagine having all those benefits on the counter-top, the wall, or fireplace with very few joints and lots less grout. That’s Picturesque.

7 Reasons to Choose Slabs over other Materials

Fewer Joints and Grouts

There are fewer joints and seems to work with when you are installing these huge slabs. A singular, solid surface will make you want to run your hands along the walls or floors without feeling any kind of seam or break. This automatically makes it not only easier to install but easier to enjoy as well. In many ways, porcelain slabs are up to par with natural stone – but when it comes to grout and seams, it offers something even better.

7 Reasons to Choose Slabs over other Materials

Creates A Continuity Effect

If you intend to visually extend an environment, that is to say, which gives the feeling of being larger than it is in reality. This translates into a smaller number of groupings, which makes it possible to create a higher visual level of uniformity. Think of everything you know about porcelain floor tiles, now imagine having all those benefits on the counter-top, the wall, or fireplace with very few joints and lots less grout. That’s Picturesque.

Easier Installation

The ease of installation cannot be overstated. By preparing a substrate beforehand, they simply need to be placed on top of it and stuck down with mortar contact cement. An epoxy material can bond the seams together, and sometimes, the seams are even difficult to see once the job is done. This can save heavily on the labor of trying to install more traditional slabs and stone pieces.

Easy to Clean

Porcelain is not difficult to clean at all. You can use any of your favorite multi-purpose cleaners to keep the surfaces clean. Simply wipe them gently with a cloth while using your cleaner, and make sure to dry it thoroughly. You don’t need to worry about the kinds of chemicals, buffers, or abrasive materials you’re using as you would with marble. Compare the difficulty of cleaning real marble with the ease of cleaning porcelain. There’s almost nothing to it!

Extreme Heat Resistance

Perfect for countertops! Don’t bother about melting your porcelain slab, if you need to put down a hot pan straight from the oven. It’s a great surface material for performing all of your temperature-based tasks without having to be concerned with wear or tear.

Stain-free

On a similar note, it’s almost impossible to stain porcelain. Whereas with marble or quartzite, you risk dirty stains every time you spill dark liquids or food items on its surface. In fact, even just a touch can cause permanent damage. But the same cannot be said for porcelain, which can be cleaned in a jiffy and will not absorb or resorb stainable substances.

7 Reasons to Choose Slabs over other Materials

Scratch Resistant

It’s super difficult to cause any scratches on a porcelain surface. Anything from dropping a kitchen knife to resting heavy bricks upon it will not cause it to crack or wear down. It’s invincible compared to the caution you must exercise when dealing with a marble surface.

You won’t regret an investment in one of the most revolutionary new surface trends that the renovating industry has seen in a long while. And it’s very easy to see why. When it comes to porcelain, there’s almost nothing it can’t do. Plus, it will save you time, money, and labor in the process!