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Why Porcelain Is Better Than Stone

Posted on 15th November 2021

At Porcelain Paving Direct, we believe there are a number of reasons why porcelain paving tiles are better than natural stone tiles. Not only for its excellent price point but also its physical properties, let us tell you why porcelain paving is a much better investment for your home or garden.

With porcelain tiles, there is less variation in colour, which means you can fully expect to receive the product exactly as it is. On the other hand, natural stone can vary widely because it features many natural markings and shades that can detract from the overall effect desired.

Plus, because you know what you’re getting, you only need to order the exact amount of the product you require. At Porcelain Paving Direct, we only sell by the M2, not by the pack. This means that you won’t be left with any unwanted tiles that would result in wastage.

When using natural stone, most light colours such as creams, whites, and light greys will likely start to show stains and weathering unless carefully sealed during the installation process. Whereas the use of porcelain paving enables the use of any colour, which won’t be affected at all, whether it be light or dark-coloured tiles.

Due to the fact, porcelain slabs are extremely strong and durable, this makes for a low maintenance surface. Most natural stone products, including sandstone and limestone paving, are guaranteed to fade or stain unless they are sealed. This process is required to be repeated every 3-5 years.

Unlike most natural stone paving, porcelain paving tiles are non-porous and are not affected by algae and other everyday water stains common with natural stone.

As well as all of this, due to the advancements in inkjet printing technology, with porcelain slabs, you can have almost any colour, effect, or style you desire for your home refurbishment. Whereas, with natural stone paving you are limited to a number of different types, including limestone, sandstone, and quartzite.

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.

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