Porcelain stoneware slabs, innovation and versatility for your home

11 Mar 2024 | News

In recent years, the furniture industry has seen a considerable use of porcelain stoneware slabs in an oversize format for kitchen countertops, bathroom furniture, tables and more. This is to obtain uninterrupted surfaces, i.e. furnishing elements that, thanks to their thin thickness, can easily adapt to any environment, giving continuity and elegance to spaces with a wide versatility of uses.

Porcelain stoneware slabs: the ideal solution for those who want to combine elegance and practicality

Oversize porcelain stoneware slabs are not just tiles, but large-format surfaces, made in sizes larger than 160×320 centimetres. It is an elegant and practical innovation in the field of furniture. These large thin slabs open up the possibility of developing new furnishing scenarios in any context, not only homes but also offices and shopping centres by combining elegance, versatility, beauty and technical performance.

If you are thinking of renovating your home, and would like to change your floor and wall coverings, you need to be thoroughly familiar with the characteristics and ways of using this innovative material. But let’s go step by step, in which contexts can oversize porcelain stoneware slabs be used?

Porcelain stoneware as a furnishing solution: where it finds application?

In addition to being elegant and modern, porcelain stoneware slabs have a special feature – their thin thickness. This makes it a very versatile material that can be easily adapted to any environment. It can be used in kitchens, for example, using a single slab covering material for the top and back. Also of great aesthetic impact is porcelain stoneware used to cover doors and doors, or to create original furniture combinations in various parts of the house such as the bathroom or flooring.

A highly resistant material and easy cleaning

Why use porcelain stoneware slabs for your home? Because it is a material that is highly resistant to scratches, impacts and thermal attack, important technical characteristics that combine with the aesthetics of great versatility and performance.

A factor that also brings advantages with regard to the ease of cleaning stoneware, as it is a material that is very resistant to stains and scratches. Installing an oversized stoneware floor means eliminating the gap between one tile and another, an area that is a critical point when it comes to cleaning. These details make it ideal for use in the kitchen, bathroom or for countertops.

How porcelain stoneware helps you recreate an original décor in the home

No longer mere tiles, but elegant solutions of continuity in interior spaces, porcelain stoneware slabs are highly appreciated because they give an extra touch of style resulting from the continuity of the inserted material, thus enhancing spaces. The use of oversized slabs is also able to lend an immediate sophisticated effect to rooms, a factor due to the continuity of the cladding without cuts, which offers a greater optical breadth to rooms.

Thanks to their characteristic lightness, large-format porcelain stoneware slabs are suitable for use as wall or ventilated façade coverings as well as for floors and swimming pools, but also as simple furnishing elements for countertops or tables.

Innovative design and modern decoration with large porcelain stoneware slabs

Porcelain stoneware is the perfect solution for those who wish to convey a feeling of cleanliness and uniformity to the room, as it is an almost non-absorbent and stain-resistant material. Think of a porcelain stoneware façade, or a marble-effect floor. Today, large porcelain stoneware slabs make it possible to create original combinations, juxtaposing the classic furnishing style with a more modern and contemporary one.

Versatility and imagination

Oversized, thin porcelain stoneware slabs open up new scenarios in the furniture industry. In fact, the versatility of this material allows you to vary and customise your environments to your liking: play with colours and different finishes, polished or satin-finished to obtain reflections or other special lighting effects. In this way, you can add a touch of class to any room in the house to convey elegance and sophistication.

The very thin thickness of these slabs also makes them usable as cladding for entire walls, from floor to ceiling, so that there is continuity in the style of the decor without joints and interruptions. When used for wall coverings, porcelain stoneware slabs are able to create an incomparable scenic effect, with the possibility of laying the same product on the floor as well, creating an elegant and refined combination. It is also ideal for use inside the shower.

A material capable of simulating a wide variety of textural effects

One of the most appreciated characteristics of porcelain stoneware, which makes it ideal for placement in living and non-housing environments, is that it simulates many material effects. Surface finishes are a tactile experience, so it is crucial to choose which type of material you would like to touch with your fingers every day while, for example, preparing food on the kitchen worktop. Just as it is crucial to understand what feeling you want to feel under the soles of your feet when you get up every day and prepare to face the day.

For lovers of the classic style, porcelain stoneware slabs make it possible to faithfully reproduce precious materials such as marble and other stones suitable for creating elegant and modern settings with a glossy or natural textured effect. There are also other material effects that respond to the latest trends in the world of architecture, such as the soft touch effect, a type of surface without reflections that offers an extremely soft feel. More modern material effects involve the reproduction of materials such as concrete, metal and lime.

The competence of Lanzeni Mario Srl

Lanzeni Mario Srl recommends the use of large format porcelain stoneware slabs to enhance all rooms in the home, creating an elegant and refined atmosphere. Our expertise stems from the craftsmanship and professionalism we put into every single customer project, thanks to our many years of experience in the processing and supply of marble, stone and onyx.

For many years we have been an important point of reference for architects, builders and end customers, selecting and identifying the best materials for each individual project, accompanying and supporting them at all stages, from quotation to installation.