Posted on 29th November 2021
An amazing alternative to natural stone paving, porcelain paving has become a popular paving solution in recent years. However, there still seems to be a gap in the understanding of why choosing porcelain is a better option.
At Porcelain Paving Direct, we’ve put together all the things we feel you should know before investing in porcelain paving for your home improvement project.
You may have never considered porcelain to make a tough, high-quality choice for paving. However, we’re here to tell you that it’s one of the best materials for the job.
During the manufacturing process, porcelain tiles are met with extremely high temperatures which makes them incredibly strong, far more durable, and a lot denser than natural stone. Therefore, porcelain paving is ideal for areas that experience heavy traffic and footfall.
Most garden paving over the years has been cut from natural stone. While being beautiful on the eye, natural stone is much harder to maintain and can crack, stain, and fade.
Porcelain paving is crafted from clay, sand, and other materials and blasted at high temperatures to create a highly durable, man-made material.
As we all know, Britain isn’t always blessed with the best weather. Since porcelain paving is non-porous, rainwater has a tendency to sit on the surface of the paving as opposed to absorbing as natural stone would.
Porcelain tiles are also fade-resistant, meaning that the sunshine we do get from time to time won’t drain the beautiful colours. You needn’t worry about frost either because porcelain tiles are resistant to that too.
Due to the sheer strength and quality manufacturing of porcelain tiles, they are incredibly low maintenance. Most of the time, all your paving will require is some general sweeping with a soft-bristled broom and a wipe down with some soap hot water and a sponge.
To keep your porcelain slabs looking brand new, you could repeat this process every couple of months.
To make things even better, porcelain paving is straightforward to install like natural stone. Apart from a few differences, including using a bit more cement to strengthen the bond between earth and paving and installing a sloped gradient for drainage, it is near enough exactly the same process.
It is worth considering that porcelain tiles are an investment because they are high-quality. However, they are a long-term investment that will last for many years to come, as opposed to some natural stone paving alternatives. Due to their incredible durability, you won’t need to replace them in five years’ time.
Once you consider the aftercare products required to maintain natural stone, choosing porcelain paving with its low maintenance benefits and weather resistance works out cheaper in the long run.
From porcelain tiles that replicate sandstone and limestone to a wonderful array of slabs that mimic slate, granite, and quartzite stone; we have it all. Available in a huge variety of natural colours and patterns that add character to your property, you can transform your home in no time.
Unsure which style or colour of porcelain paving you require? Want to see the next-level quality of the products we have on offer? Invest in some free samples today before you commit to a full purchase. That way, you can work out which paving works with the design of your home.
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.