Outdoor Lovers Solution
For those who love to entertain or simply enjoy being outdoors, an outdoor kitchen is a luxurious way to add more functional value to outdoor space.
In addition to providing you with a beautiful space to socialize with family and guests, an outdoor kitchen will add to the size of your living space, while increasing the value of your home. Many people love the smell of a Barbeque, but they do not want their house to be filled with the aromas of cooking or smoke when entertaining guests. A convenient, outdoor kitchen ensures that the smells associated with cooking are kept outside, so you do not have to worry about scents lingering for days in your home. Finally, it will allow you to save money on the cost of eating out because you will be much more likely to opt to enjoy long, summer days and nights enjoying fabulous meals in your own multifunctional space instead. When it comes to the design of your outdoor kitchen set up, no material is as beautiful, practical, and durable as porcelain. At Quartex Surfaces in Toronto, our customer care team would be happy to help you choose the best porcelain slab to create the outdoor kitchen of your dreams.
One of the greatest advantages to a porcelain outdoor kitchen is the vast array of options available. Whether your personal style is modern or traditional, there is a porcelain slab that will suit your design aesthetic. We carry porcelain in a wide range of colours and textures, including tiles that closely resemble various woods and metals or natural stones including granite, travertine, marble, terracotta, slate, and limestone. However, unlike natural stone, porcelain is much more affordable and requires minimal maintenance.
Porcelain tile is also available in a wide range of sizes, which makes it the perfect choice for your outdoor kitchen flooring and countertops. We can customize each aspect of your outdoor kitchen, designing it in a way which perfectly complements both your interior design and existing backyard landscaping. You can choose from an extensive selection of popular slab patterns, select a more intricate design such as herringbone, or create your own tile pattern, unique to your space. Original borders and accents are also possible. Many people enjoy the possibilities of having a little creative fun when customizing an outdoor kitchen. In addition, our porcelain is available in a number of different finishes including natural, polished, smooth, and textured. Thus, if you can dream it, we can create it using porcelain slab in your outdoor kitchen.
For a long-lasting, beautiful finish, porcelain is the most practical choice. Once installed, your outdoor kitchen will be a popular extension of your home. As a result, it will be exposed to regular foot traffic, in addition to frequent spills, splatters, and environmental elements. Porcelain is a denser tile than many alternative options, which means it is a practical choice for such a high traffic area and normal wear and tear. While ceramic tile freezes and absorbs moisture, porcelain is impermeable, so it can easily withstand frequent rain, high winds, snow, and even ice. Unlike concrete, which often cracks as a result of the freeze-thaw cycle and natural stone, which easily absorbs stains, porcelain is frost resistant and not porous, so it can easily handle inclement Canadian weather and spilled food or beverages.
Porcelain is an incredibly durable option for your outdoor kitchen as it is resistant to fading, scratches, stains, and fire. While slate and marble are popular materials due to their beautiful finish, they are prone to cracking and scratching and frequently stain. In fact, MOH’s hardness scale, which measures the strength of materials ranks marble at just 3 and slate at 5, while porcelain is rated 7, just below some of the world’s most durable materials, such as diamonds and topaz. In addition, porcelain’s colour is permanent due to the manufacturing process, which uses an extremely high temperature to lock the colour in, unlike ceramic tiles which only have a layer of colour and can easily chip and wear away. As a result, when you select porcelain for your outdoor kitchen, you can feel confident in the longevity of your investment. We stand by the durability of our products and offer a “lifetime limited warranty” against manufacturer defects.
If you have decided to install an outdoor kitchen, you likely want a material that is easy to maintain so you can rest assured that your space will continue looking its best for years to come. Porcelain’s stain resistant nature requires minimal maintenance due to its incredible strength and durability. However, in order to help your outdoor kitchen retain its beauty, it is important to take some care to keep your porcelain floors and countertops in pristine condition. Countertops should be wiped clean with a pH-balanced cleaner to eradicate dirt and prevent staining. In the event of a spill, an acidic cleaner can be used, while an alkaline cleaner is recommended for grease or oil spills. Products containing bleach, ammonia or abrasives should be avoided as they have the potential to stain or discolour the slab. Porcelain floors can be cleaned with a dry dust mop once a week to remove dirt and debris, but a damp mop and mild cleanser should be used twice a month to provide a more thorough clean.
If you are designing an outdoor kitchen, whether you are a homeowner, designer, or contractor, we invite you to visit our state of the art showroom in Toronto to see our vast range of porcelain tiles. A member of our knowledgeable team of experts would be happy to help you each step of the way, from the design process to the installation of your beautiful and functional outdoor kitchen. We will take the time to get to know you in order to understand your needs for your space, as well as your individual design aesthetic, and budget. However, our support does not stop there; we are dedicated to providing continual service long after your outdoor kitchen is installed. Should you have any questions or concerns, we are always here to help.
To learn more or to schedule a complimentary consultation, please contact us today at 905-482-7082 or toll free at 1-844-978-2789) or drop by our conveniently located showroom.
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