When considering what type of garden paving you should use for your patio project you will come across a number of options from porcelain paving, to natural stone, composite decking and concrete slabs. The choice of material suited to your external project is not only down to budget other factors will also have to be taken into consideration.
- Sunlight Exposure and Heat Absorption.
- Existing Landscape or New Home Exterior.
- Purpose and Functionality of the Space.
- Colour Palette.
- Trending Paver Colours and Combinations.
Here at premierporcelain.co.uk we have a broad selection of garden paving and in particular a wide section of outdoor porcelain paving slabs and natural stone so let’s take a look at these materials in more depth:
Unlike natural stone, porcelain is a very dense material, which requires minimal maintenance. Furthermore, it is frost proof, stain and acid resistant and anti-slip. As we source our porcelain tiles from leading manufacturers using the latest manufacturing technologies our porcelain paving tiles are almost indistinguishable from natural stone but with all the added durability benefits of porcelain.
The nature of porcelain tiles means, unlike natural stone, they are moisture resistant, which means they are not only frost proof, but very easy to clean. Hot soapy water will generally remove most organic matter that settles on external tiles. All of our porcelain patio paving is anti slip and we select each and every range to ensure not only its performance quality but also to ensure the detail of design is on trend so you can be assured you are purchasing a superb quality product that will last for many years to come.
The natural beauty of stone is undeniable and have been a popular choices as paving material for many years. However natural stone can have many drawbacks for example they require more maintenance than porcelain tiles, do not have as many installation options as other materials such as porcelain and can be slippery when wet as natural stone is water absorbent.
Whichever garden paving material you choose you should consider a number of factors in addition to cost such as foot traffic, where the product is to be used and of course the general weather conditions. Whilst natural stone is undeniably a beautiful product when installed, we believe as a all round value for money garden paver then porcelain paving offers both design, quality and a maintenance free patio with several install options for flexibility and therefore the paving material best suited to the modern patio project.
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