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Why Porcelain Paving Doesn't Need Sealing

Posted on 6th July 2022

Over the years, porcelain paving has become a highly durable and resilient paving material and established itself as the go-to option in the world of garden landscaping and home renovation projects.

Porcelain paving slabs are growing ever-popular by the day as more and more people discover how it structurally and aesthetically exceeds natural materials.

However, porcelain paving is still relatively new to the paving market, which means it may seem like there are some unanswered questions that remain when it comes to maintenance and installation of porcelain products.

If you have been considering installing porcelain paving slabs in your home, you may have wondered if the paving requires sealing during installation. If you are in search of the right answer, we are happy to shed some light on the situation at Porcelain Paving Direct.

Does porcelain paving require sealing?

The short answer is no, porcelain paving doesn’t require sealing. One of the many benefits of porcelain paving slabs is that they are non-porous, unlike natural stone.

Low porosity means there is next to no space in the composition of the tiles to allow moisture to get in. As an opposing comparison, a sponge has very high porosity and absorbs lots of moisture, whereas due to the low porosity levels porcelain paving is moisture, stain, fade, and slip resistant.

You might now be wondering why the porosity levels of porcelain are so low. This is because porcelain is fired in a kiln in a similar way that ceramic tiles are, but porcelain is fired at a considerably higher temperature.

Following this, porcelain undergoes a vitrification process, which means it converts into a highly dense material. The vitrification is what results in the incredible strength of the porcelain paving slabs, as well as low porosity of under 0.05%.

If you would like to know more about how porcelain paving is manufactured, read more here.

So, not only is porcelain paving a fantastic option to upgrade your indoor and outdoor spaces, it is also an incredibly low maintenance and durable flooring solution.

If you are interested in knowing more about the quality, appearance, and feel of our porcelain pavings slabs, we’ve got you covered. Order free samples here.

We offer a wide range of beautiful and high quality porcelain tiles, including light and dark grey porcelain paving, beige, white and cream, brown, and multicolour.

If we haven’t yet convinced you that porcelain paving tiles are 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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