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How Durable Are Porcelain Paving Slabs?

Posted on 23rd December 2022

If you know even a little bit about porcelain paving slabs, you will probably know that they are low maintenance, easy to clean, long lasting and durable. But how durable is porcelain paving you might be wondering? Let’s take a look!

When it comes to porcelain paving slabs, there are a lot of well-known benefits and reasons why you should choose them for your home renovation project. However, the strength and durability porcelain performs with is what really sets it apart from other products.

The true definition of ‘durable’ is to be able to withstand excessive amounts of pressure, wear and damage. Porcelain paving slabs fit this description perfectly and perform with outstanding results, which makes them ideal for a range of outdoor and indoor applications.

A man-made product, unlike natural stone, porcelain paving is manufactured using a specific vitrification method in order to demonstrate extreme levels of strength. In turn, the strength of the product guarantees longevity, to ensure your property looks good for years to come.

Our porcelain paving slabs are crafted with clay and other elements such as feldspar, silica and quartz. This combination is then heated at extremely high temperatures to create a durable glass substrate throughout the body of the tile.

The vitrification process results in the end product showcasing incredible strength and demonstrating low porosity. Generally, porcelain will absorb less than 0.05% of surface water which means that the tiles won’t freeze in the winter and crack.

Vitrification also gives porcelain paving slabs a robust structure that resists all kinds of damage caused by changing weather conditions, heavy footfall and accidents. Porcelain is even resistant to denting, chipping, scratching and cracking.

So, if we are answering the question “is porcelain paving durable?”, the answer is yes! Porcelain paving slabs are extremely durable.

If you want to see for yourself just how hard wearing our porcelain paving products really are, why not order some free samples to try?

Each sample box allows for the choice of approximately two to four tiles. Each sample is wrapped with an information card, so you have a quick guide to the size options. The samples clearly display the typical colour and texture of the chosen porcelain paving slabs, which will give you an idea of the overall aesthetic of the slabs.

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.

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