For our focus on the tile trends of 2020, we highlighted geometric tiles with mixed colors last week and now we’re graduating from intricate designs to gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs. The increasing availability and variety of these large-format tiles has seen them become a popular countertop material. Wow-factor aside, gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs are an ideal countertop choice because of their stain resistance, scratch resistance, and excellent durability.
We are particularly gushing over these countertop examples from Instagram:
Arabescato Marble-Look Porcelain Counter
Light marble looks are one of the most popular options for gauged porcelain tile counters, including designs like this dreamy arabescato marble look. Click through to the next photo to see the same slab design used as a kitchen backsplash.
Gray Marble-Look Porcelain Counter
This kitchen proves that monochromatic color schemes can make a big style impact. A white-veined gray marble-look porcelain counter and backsplash makes a striking backdrop for copper fixtures and hardware.
Terrazzo-Look Porcelain Counter
Terrazzo on your counters? We say go for it! With every side and surface covered in terrazzo-look porcelain, this kitchen island looks as if it came straight from a quarry, lending the space a modern rustic feel.
Capraia Marble-Look Porcelain Counter
We know from the manufacturer that this is porcelain tile, but we would have believed them if they said it was capraia marble straight from Tuscany. The swirl of pink and gray/black veins is enough to make you swoon.
Black Marble-Look Porcelain Counter
Vertical and horizontal white veins create a dramatic look in this black marble-look porcelain counter and backsplash.
[Related: 2019 Tile Trends: Dark Marble Looks]
Granite-Look Porcelain Counter
What is this kitchen island hiding from us? First, it’s covered in porcelain and not granite. And second, handy in-counter storage space! Talk about a multipurpose application!
Porcelain Counter With an Integrated Cooktop
Here’s a kitchen counter that’s a testament to porcelain’s unique style and its practical side. Because porcelain tile is fire-resistant, you can integrate a cooktop directly into the countertop. Scroll through additional photos to see how porcelain’s lightweight nature also makes a stylish and durable paneling for cabinets and drawers!
Count on Porcelain for Style & Functionality
Choose a material you can rely on to look great and meet all the needs of your countertops. For more porcelain tile panel/slab countertop inspiration, visit our Pinterest board.