You’ve probably noticed beautiful large format porcelain tile slabs popping up at home shows and home improvement stores as of late. Well, now you can get this size tile customized and installed by your local family owned and operated source for kitchen countertops in Northern MN! At L & L Granite Countertops, we are happy to announce that we are now offering this product for our clients in Minnesota. But before you dismiss large format porcelain slabs due to their size, first consider the benefits to better learn whether this type of tile may be right for you.
Can open up a space
While large tile may look nice in the showroom, and you would love to have it in your home, you may be thinking that your rooms may be too small to accommodate such large pieces of tile. But the fact that large format tile has fewer grout lines means they can actually create a more open space, because there are fewer gaps and separations between tile pieces. Too many grout lines project the illusion that an area is smaller than it really is, and this is just what dozens of smaller tiles do.
To ensure that your new large format porcelain tiles do, in fact, provide a more open feel, install rectangular shaped slabs to further elongate a room. These products are also popular for homes with open layouts, as they help create a natural flow all throughout the space.
Easy to maintain
Opening up a space is not the only benefit of fewer grout lines. Another great thing about large porcelain tiles is that it’s not hard to clean or maintain them. For one, the fewer grout lines there are, the less elbow grease that’s needed to clean in between tiles. Porcelain surfaces are a breeze to keep clean, and they’re not likely to scratch or chip with normal use. As long as you don’t constantly knock hard objects into them or let the kids slam on them with things, and you keep them clean, your porcelain surfaces can last a long time.
Makes a great wall
When you first hear about giant slabs of porcelain tile, you might envision them being used as kitchen or bathroom countertops in Northern MN homes. But they can be installed just about anywhere, and for many different purposes. Because the slabs are so big, it’s more than possible to achieve a seamless look, not only for countertops and floors, but for various walls as well, including bathroom and kitchen walls. And using slabs as shower tiles makes for easy cleaning, thanks to so few grout lines that need scrubbing. Simply wipe down porcelain walls to show off a sleek, clean look.
At L & L Granite Countertops, we’re here to help you choose or customize the right countertop for your family’s needs. So, whether you want to install custom-made granite countertops in your kitchen or check out our new large format porcelain tile for bathroom countertops in Northern MN, pick up the phone and give us a call to schedule a consultation today!