What are the benefits of porcelain paving?

Find out why porcelain paving is a great product to use in any project.

What is porcelain paving?

Porcelain paving slabs are made by firing porcelain clays in extremely hot kilns. Recent developments mean that it is now possible to purchase porcelain slabs which have realistic colour and texture, mimicking many natural stone and wood materials

Tiles can have texture embossed on the surface before a photographic image is added.  Better quality tiles have enough variation to create a randomised effect in the imagery.

Natural stone

It is important to make the distinction between porcelain and ceramic paving. Materials such as terracotta are ceramic and are highly porous. These materials are extremely frost sensitive and totally different from porcelain paving. The finished porcelain slab is strong, lightweight and virtually non-porous.

The low porosity of porcelain paving makes it suitable for our damp climate. The slabs do not absorb moisture and will therefore not be degraded by the frost/thaw processes that occur during our winter, which can cause natural stone to flake, and terracotta to crack.

All of our outdoor porcelain paving is available in a durable 20mm thickness, which is safe to use outdoors in the UK. With an on-site masonry workshop and the latest equipment, we can create anything you need. Get inspired by our bespoke porcelain projects. 

Read our advice on the best way to lay porcelain paving

If you have any questions, or you would like to speak to us, please call us on 01844 279274 or email us at sales@stoneworld.co.uk and we will be happy to help.

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