Posted on 30th September 2022
In years gone by, porcelain was considered a fragile and delicate material reserved for ornaments and trinkets. However, due to new technology and techniques manufacturers are now able to create thicker, more durable porcelain products.
Because of these recent advancements more and more people are becoming aware of the potential and versatility associated with porcelain. Through decades of development, more uses have been found for porcelain and this includes suitability for the paving market.
Porcelain paving is an extremely popular paving choice these days, but is it worth the hype and its price tag?
Porcelain is a very dense and robust material and is thicker in composition and more hard wearing than standard ceramic tiles. Porcelain undergoes a vitrification process during manufacturing that makes it at extremely high temperatures to turn it into a solid material.
Porcelain is famously known for its low maintenance! Which you will be glad to know if you aren’t a big gardener and require a fuss-free garden solution that looks after itself.
This type of paving, compared to natural stone patio slabs, has very low porosity levels (usually less than 0.05%) and doesn't require sealing. Truthfully, the only kind of maintenance needed for porcelain is to wash it with warm soapy water every few months.
Due to its low porosity, porcelain paving also displays many other advantages such as being highly stain resistant and colour fast.
Naturally, aesthetics are completely unique and dependent on the individual and their preferences. However it is worth knowing that another benefit of porcelain paving is that it can be produced in many different colours and effects.
Due to advancements in inkjet printing technology, porcelain can be produced to replicate wood, slate, sandstone, limestone, quartz and many other natural effects.
This level of adaptability shows there is room to create almost any design you have in mind, whether it be a more modern and contemporary idea or a classic, traditional one. Get the look of natural but all the structural advantages of porcelain!
All in all, porcelain paving just can’t be beaten. Plus, at Porcelain Paving Direct we sell our materials by the m2 so you always buy only what you need with no unnecessary waste.
Want to see and feel our products for yourself? Order a free sample here and experience our high quality porcelain first-hand!
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.