How I Design Stunning Residential Condos With Large Format Porcelain Slabs

As an interior design professional in Toronto, Canada – I’m constantly looking for the next best material to wow my clients and recently I find myself using large format porcelain slabs from Porcelanosa everywhere.

Specifically, I’m in love with the large format tiles which I’ve used all around my client show suite which also happens to be my home. In the kitchen, we went with the XTONE Kala White which is striking against our matte black kitchen that is also from Porcelanosa.


I originally thought that nothing could beat quartz, but after seeing how easy porcelain is to clean and all of the shades and varieties available, I have completely shifted my clientele onto porcelain.

We carried the same material to our geometric island where you can see that the veining from the waterfall carries right onto the backsplash if you look at it from the right angle – how cool is that!


I then saw the beautiful Nylo Black and had to find a place for it. We ended up using it on the TV wall and only had to use 3 large slabs. We wanted to inset the TV and use a black material to make the TV “disappear” into the slabs, so you really appreciate the design rather than focus on the TV.


Since completing my show suite, I’ve gone on to recommend porcelain to all my clientele and I have some really exciting projects coming up that feature large format slabs on everything – from fireplaces to feature walls, and even kitchen cabinet doors.

I’m especially excited about the new collection of taller porcelain slabs, because most homes have 9 foot ceilings and you can have floor to ceiling coverage with fewer seams in the new format. My favorites from the new collection are the Aura Gold, Liem Black and Liem Grey.

Iman Lalji is an interior design professional based in Toronto, Canada. Her work has been featured in Suhaag Magazine, Toronto Home and Avenue Magazine. To learn more about her or see her upcoming work, visit