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Are Porcelain Paving Slabs Worth The Hype?

Posted on 18th May 2022

Over the last few years, porcelain paving slabs have become an increasingly popular flooring choice. They are praised for their extreme durability, low maintenance, and ability to realistically mimic natural materials, such as stone and wood.

But is porcelain paving really worth the hype? At Porcelain Paving Direct, we are here to tell you that the answer is yes.

Porcelain is not a new product because tiles crafted from clay have been around for centuries. However, in more recent years, advancements in technology and manufacturing mean that porcelain paving tiles are now man-made and can be used for various applications.

Traditionally, paving is popular for outdoor applications including pathways, patios, balconies, and verandas. However, our porcelain paving can also be used on walls, floors, ceilings, and fireplaces inside or outside the home.

These days, porcelain paving tiles are also manufactured to mimic a number of natural materials such as wood, concrete, slate, limestone, marble, sandstone, granite, and more.

Porcelain paving boasts a number of amazing properties, which is why it is the ideal material for outdoor paving and interior flooring. Porcelain is non-porous, which means it has low water absorption, therefore is suitable for use in kitchens, bathrooms, and wet rooms.

It is highly resistant to drastic changes in weather, as well as potential damage from mould and moss build-up. You can also enjoy the knowledge that porcelain paving tiles are impervious to fading, so the colour you buy will stay true to its original.

The high levels of durability make it perfect for areas that experience hard wear, such as pathways and living areas. Plus, the manufactured riven texture makes porcelain tiles naturally slip resistant to combat accidental falls and trips.

The frost-proof capabilities of porcelain paving also make it a much safer paving choice for UK climate.

You can rest assured that the colour and thickness of our porcelain paving is consistent between each and every tile, which is perfect if you prefer a uniform look as opposed to the varying gradients and textures that appear in natural stone.

Modern inkjet printing technology means that porcelain paving slabs can now realistically replicate wood and stone flooring but without the maintenance that comes with natural material.

With so many colours and effect choices available, you may be looking for some inspiration for your property. Check out our blog for interior and exterior flooring ideas, as well as our dedicated inspiration section.

If we haven’t yet convinced you that porcelain paving tiles are 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.

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