Can I Use Tiles For My Patio Project?
Porcelain tiles come in many sizes & finishes, also referred to as porcelain slabs, garden pavers & external cladding – fundamentally it is a Porcelain Tile. Porcelain is made from refined natural materials fired at approx 1200 degrees celsius. The materials & firing make a very dense & hardwearing material which has almost zero water absorption which is where it differs from ceramic tiles.
Whilst ceramic tiles are more than suitable for internal use, such as kitchens & bathrooms, porcelain is a much more hardwearing material. Due to its technical properties, porcelain can be used both internally & externally, allowing you to create stunning, open, easy to clean & maintenance free spaces with functional finishes & no compromise on design quality.
Can I Use Porcelain Floor Tiles On A Patio?
Yes you can – Whilst the trend is for the use of 20mm thickness porcelain slabs there is in fact no reason you cannot use traditional 10mm thickness porcelain floor tiles, its all about the quality of material and the installation method. A 20mm thickens slab often comes in 600×600, 900×600 & larger formats they are highly durable & extremely strong and are usually installed on a MOT base with a wet mortar mix in a similar method to any other paving material. 10mm thickness porcelain floor tiles are also extremely strong & durable and as long as they are installed on a solid concrete base then there is absolutely no reason not to use traditional 10mm thickness porcelain tiles.
Remember when you were on holiday overseas enjoying a drink on the terrace or in a local bar? Perhaps you never noticed but the majority of the flooring materials used externally is porcelain floor tiles they have simply been installed on a solid concrete base. So we say again Yes!!! 10mm thickness Porcelain floor tiles can be used outside for patios 20mm porcelain on patios is only really required when the installation method is on a MOT base.
Whichever installation method or thickness you choose porcelain offers infinite possibilities, the one aspect that you do need to consider however is the anti slip rating. Many companies refer to the R rating which has some merit, however the question you should ask is what is the PTV rating of the tile or paver?. You are looking for a PTV RATING OF 36+ fortunately all of our outdoor porcelain paving & anti slip floor tiles are PTV 36+ so you are in safe hands with premierporcelain.co.uk
I Want To Use Porcelain Paving For A Driveway
Using porcelain paving on a driveway is all about the quality of materials & install method. Here at premier porcelain we have a range of premium quality porcelain slabs that are technically superior to anything available in the UK today. The products load bearing capacity is extremely high and we have the documentation to prove it! Installing porcelain paving on a driveway requires some additional thought. it is best to opt for darker colours and we highly recommend that in this instance you do use 20mm thickness porcelain and it is installed on a solid concrete base.
Can I use Porcelain Wall Tiles Outside?
Once again 100% Yes!! – Porcelain tiles are a perfect wall covering material for outside use. Create feature walls, or statement entertaining places or simply hide an unsightly wall the choice is yours. Often referred to as porcelain cladding fundamentally the product is a porcelain tile. You can use porcelain wall tiles internally or externally, from kitchens & bathrooms to render on external walls. The product is porcelain, so very strong, UV resistant, almost zero water absorption, stain & acid resistant, easy to clean and simple to install. The only limitation is your imagination.
Summary – Porcelain Is The Perfect Material For Internal & External Wall & Floors.
Anti Slip 10mm Thickness Porcelain Tiles Can Be Used For Your Patio Project If You Are Installing On A Solid Concrete Base
20mm Thickness Tiles or Pavers Can Be Used On Patio & Driveway Key Considerations Are Your Install Method & Quality Of Materials Used.
Porcelain Wall Tiles Often Called Cladding Can Be Used On External Walls Alongside Internal Walls.
Do Not Use Ceramic Tiles Externally
Ask Your Supplier For The PTV Anti Slip Rating Of Your Porcelain Floor Tiles.