Posted on 25th May 2022
At Porcelain Paving Direct, we understand that before you make an investment in our high quality products that it may be important to have a strong understanding of porcelain.
We believe porcelain paving slabs are a superior flooring solution compared to natural stone. Let us explain how porcelain paving is manufactured and why it is a better choice to transform any home or garden space you have in mind.
Porcelain paving tiles are manufactured carefully using a combination of sands, clays, and other minerals. This mixture is then pressed into a mould at high pressure and baked in a high-temperature kiln.
Once this stage is complete, a vitrification process then follows to increase the strength of the porcelain paving while reducing porosity and aiding resistance to water and scratches.
Elements such as feldspar, silica, and quartz are combined with the clay at high temperatures to form a much more polished appearance and improve the overall strength and durability of the slabs.
After this, the material is then left to dry before being coloured or printed on with the desired colour, style, or effect. At Porcelain Paving Direct, we have a beautiful collection of various porcelain paving styles to transform a wide range of spaces.
Due to recent developments with porcelain inkjet printing technology, virtually any appearance can be achieved including stone, wood, slate, and even patterned finishes. Plus, size is always consistent throughout each batch because it is calibrated and rectified to form sharp and square edges.
Once printed on, the porcelain paving tiles are then fired in the kiln at temperatures reaching as high as 1,200 degrees Celsius. Following this, they are slowly cooked, which is a part of the manufacturing process equally as vital as heating the tiles.
What makes porcelain paving better than natural stone?
Many key attributes make porcelain paving the perfect product to revolutionise your outdoor or indoor environment.
A huge advantage is that porcelain paving slabs are extremely low maintenance and don’t require sealing, unlike natural stone and decking. Vitrified porcelain is also durable and hard-wearing, which makes it a long-lasting design that is highly resistant.
The non-porous finish of porcelain means that it is naturally resistant to stains, mould, moss, algae, frost, scratches, dents, and more. Porcelain paving is a fantastic investment for a range of home improvement projects and will remain looking good even after many years of footfall.
We offer porcelain paving at a range of prices, sourced from all over the world, and delivered directly to you from the source.
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.