Posted on 19th December 2021
If you’re thinking about installing porcelain paving for the first time, rest assured that it isn’t actually much different or any more difficult than laying natural stone tiles. However, there are a few important differences to understand in order to achieve a truly professional finish with porcelain slabs.
If you are looking for an in-depth guide on how to lay porcelain tiles, check out our Expert Guide to thoroughly understand each stage. However, if you are in search of some tips and tricks on how to achieve a professional finish with porcelain paving, you are in the right place.
One thing to be aware of is that because of its incredible durability, porcelain is low maintenance and therefore doesn’t require any additional treatments during installation like natural stone does, such as sealants.
Now it’s time to reveal our top tips on how to achieve a perfect finish for your patio.
Cutting porcelain paving
Despite being highly hardwearing, porcelain slabs can still chip if cut incorrectly.
At Porcelain Paving Direct, we advise using a specific porcelain diamond blade if you do need to cut the paving to a certain shape or size. Using this type of blade should leave you with a stunning clean finish.
Achieving curved edges
No matter what kind of garden landscaping project you have in mind, porcelain paving is perfect for the job. It’s understandable that you might not want your tiles to be completely straight for the design you have in mind. Therefore, you will need to cut the tiles to have a curved edge.
Curved edges can always be achieved with porcelain tiles, you just need to ensure you are using the correct blade and a handheld grinder alongside it. Be sure to let the weight of the tool do most of the work and never put force on it as this may result in cracking.
Alternatively, there are plenty of bespoke cutting services available to help with your porcelain paving project if you don’t feel confident attempting this yourself.
Bringing the outdoors indoors
To achieve a truly professional finish, you could consider bringing the porcelain paving you have outside inside too. Using the same paving inside and out can really maximise the feeling of space and increase the value of your property.
It’s worth knowing that all of our porcelain tiles at Porcelain Paving Direct are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. They are all manufactured with an R11 anti-slip finish and are resistant to scratches, dents, fading, frost, algae, and moss; which means they are perfect for installation in any part of the home.
Porcelain paving can look particularly good with bifold doors to create a completely seamless indoor-outdoor living space.
With valuable experience distributing porcelain paving, we are able to help you achieve the perfect patio, garden, or home interior with our products. Contact us and we will discuss your specific needs today.