Posted on 27th July 2022
In years gone by, porcelain paving tiles were considered to be indoor materials. However, due to modern design and technology, porcelain is now one of the best materials for gardens, patios, and garden landscaping needs.
Porcelain presents a number of amazing qualities, which make it perfect for outdoor use. Not only is it durable, stunning, easy to maintain, and slip-resistant; it also works well in all types of weather conditions experienced up and down the UK.
Here are 10 advantages of porcelain paving for outdoor use.
Outdoor porcelain paving tiles are manufactured with an R11 anti-slip surface. This makes them the ideal choice for steps, patios, balconies, terraces, and even pool decks.
Low water absorption
Porcelain paving is impervious, which means that its water absorption rate is extremely low. Plus, the vitrification process during manufacturing provides a glazed finish to prevent water from penetrating the surface of the tile.
Resistant to heavy loads
For outdoor use, it is often necessary for paving to have the ability to withstand the weight of heavy furniture as well as high levels of foot traffic. Porcelain is durable enough to withstand heavy loads and practically anything else that is thrown its way.
No sealant required
Most porcelain paving does not require sealing treatment to upkeep the condition of the slabs.
Easy to clean
Outdoor porcelain slabs require little to no maintenance. Occasionally, the landscaping material will only require hosing down and regular sweeping.
Porcelain paving is non-porous, which makes it resistant to staining.
Our slabs are extremely hard and can withstand scratches caused by moving furniture and foot traffic much better than any other landscaping material on the market.
As we’ve mentioned, porcelain paving demonstrates virtually no water absorption. Therefore it can withstand thaw and freeze cycles during harsh winters.
Another thing porcelain is resistant to are chemicals, including acids, bases, and salts as well as swimming pool additives and household detergents.
Porcelain paving tiles will maintain their colour even when exposed to direct sunlight for long periods.
If we haven’t yet convinced you that porcelain paving is the right investment for you and your home improvement project, get in touch with us and we will be happy to help with any queries you may have.
With valuable experience, we are able to help you achieve the perfect patio, garden, or home interior with our products.