Posted on 18th August 2022
When it comes to choosing the right outdoor porcelain slabs for your garden or patio, there are many different factors to take into consideration.
After all, if you choose the wrong slabs for your outdoor landscaping project it could be potentially dangerous.
If a tile is not durable enough to withstand wear and tear caused by everchanging weather conditions, it could cause the patio slabs to crack and fracture. This could result in sharp edges on the paving and cause tripping hazards.
Even worse, choosing the wrong patio slabs could cause someone to slip and have an accident.
There are many advantages of outdoor porcelain slabs and many that make your garden safe and practical for everyday use. Here are our top five factors that define suitable outdoor paving tiles.
High levels of durability
When we refer to patio slabs as ‘durable’ we mean that they are resistant to staining, fading, and scratching. Outdoor paving endures a lot during the years it is in application, including food and drink spills, furniture being dragged across it, and unpredictable weather conditions.
Therefore, having outdoor porcelain slabs that can stand the test of time and look unaffected in years to come is highly important for a good investment.
Resistant to slipping
Paving in an outdoor environment is likely to be exposed to a wide range of ever changing weather conditions. Tiles will get wet from rainfall or water hoses in the hot summer months, so it is essential that paving slabs be slip resistant.
Installing paving that is not fit for purpose could result in a potentially dangerous accident. All of our porcelain paving is manufactured with a riven R11 anti-slip surface to combat slips, trips and falls.
Paving that is low maintenance is a huge advantage. Porcelain paving slabs don’t need to be cleaned regularly, waxed or sealed like natural stone which makes them an easy paving solution to upkeep throughout the year.
When you select low maintenance paving slabs, you can spend less time cleaning and more time making use of your striking outdoor space.
UK weather is known for being particularly temperamental; in the blink of an eye it can go from being a sunny day to wind and hail.
To ensure this isn’t an issue for the condition of your outdoor paving slabs, having a tile that is sturdy enough to withstand changing weather is vital. Porcelain paving is manufactured to be resistant to frost because it is non-porous, see for yourself with our free samples
One of the most important factors of choosing the right outdoor paving, tiles must be strong and capable of withstanding large amounts of force.
Paving is subjected to all sorts during its lifetime, such as heavy footfall, extreme weather, impact from furniture, and kids and pets playing. Ideally, you need outdoor porcelain slabs that can endure this.
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.