Posted on 4th November 2022
In years gone by, porcelain tiles were considered only suitable as an indoor material. However due to modern design and technology, outdoor porcelain paving is now one of the best materials for patios, gardens, and other landscaping needs.
The slabs present many structural qualities, making them a fantastic choice for outdoor use. Not only do they work well in all kinds of weather conditions, they are also durable, slip-resistant, easy to maintain and beautiful.
There are many garden landscaping benefits associated with porcelain paving, so let us tell you what they are.
Resistant to heavy loads
Patios typically have the job of withstanding the weight of heavy pieces of furniture and heavy foot traffic. Outdoor porcelain paving can handle almost anything you throw at it due to its robust structural composition.
Our outdoor porcelain paving slabs feature an anti-slip surface which means they are an ideal material for steps, patios, balconies, and pool surrounds.
Low porosity levels
Porcelain paving tiles fall under the impervious category, meaning that the rate of their water absorption is less than 0.05%.
Modern outdoor porcelain paving is fired in a kiln at extremely high temperatures during its manufacturing process. As a result, the glaze that is formed helps prevent water and other liquids from penetrating the surface.
No treatment required
Porcelain paving surfaces do not require treatment to upkeep the high quality look. This makes the slabs suitable for residential and commercial applications because sealing the paving is not required to protect it from harmful elements.
Resistant to chemicals
Another landscaping benefit of porcelain is that it can resist acids, bases, and salts as well as swimming pool additives and chemicals and household detergents.
A major advantage of porcelain paving that is often overlooked is its fire resistance ability. The baking process of porcelain involves over 60 minutes of heat exposure at 1,200 degrees celsius, making it virtually fireproof.
Resistant to light
Outdoor porcelain paving slabs will maintain their colour and not change at all even when exposed to direct sunlight for long periods of time. This makes porcelain the perfect landscaping material for any outdoor application.
Resistant to frost
Due to porcelain paving having virtually no capability of water absorption, it can withstand thaw and freeze cycles. Therefore, it is the ideal material if you live in a region with harsh and unpredictable winters.
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.