If porcelain paving hasn’t been on your list of options for your outdoor project then maybe you should take another look.
By opting for porcelain paving you’ll be joining an increasing number of people who have been suitably impressed by the many attributes of this versatile material.
Although it is called porcelain paving, it’s nothing like the tiles you might choose for the bathroom or clay used for making delicate teacups.
Vitrified porcelain paving is in fact a type of tile which is made from extra pure kaolin clays and minerals such as quartz and feldspar. It’s fired at very high temperatures of around 1,200 degrees celsius, which makes it very hard and extremely durable.
In addition porcelain pavers are pretty easy to work with, as they are rectified which gives them crisp, cut edges that ensures each porcelain paving slab is a uniform size. Admittedly, they are more difficult to cut than softer stone because of their extreme hardness but this can be achieved by using the right equipment.
They are perfect if you want a modern sleek minimalist look for your patio or drive. Another plus is that you’ll have no need to use a sealant on them as the pavers are already stain and mildew resistant.
Where can Porcelain Paving be used?
Because porcelain pavers are extremely hard and also pretty much non porous it makes them suitable for all your outdoor projects. Porcelain tiles with 30 mm thickness, extra strengthened are suitable for driveways, at the same time providing a perfect style statement. The fact they are non-slip means they are also ideal for pool surrounds, patios and areas which are exposed to the elements. So whether it’s a driveway, patio or poolside, porcelain is able to cope with whatever’s thrown at it.
Key benefits of Porcelain Paving
Resistant to frost and thermal shock
Have a high resistance to loads
Can withstand high traffic
Absorption of moisture is low
Resistant to the acids and damaging ingredients in cleaning fluids
Resistant to salts
Resistant to attack from moss and mould
Thickness is more consistent than other natural stone
Easy to clean
Porcelain pavers may not be for everyone as they’ll give an ultra sleek contemporary look that is very different from that achieved from natural stone pavers. They are more expensive than sandstone or limestone so budget limitations may influence your choice but their wide range of benefits really do outweigh the expense.
At the Premium Paving Company we have the technical knowledge and experience to advise you should you need our guidance. We’ll help you work out exactly what you need for your outdoor project and help you to decide whether porcelain pavers are for you.
We want you to love your new paving and are here to match you with the right product. You can also be assured that not only will you buy beautiful porcelain pavers from us they will be ethically sourced and sustainable. For further information about our products, please contact us today.