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Discover Porcelain Paving

 Jan 2020

If you're new to porcelain paving, you may be forgiven for thinking the name suggests it's somehow delicate or fragile, but nothing could be further from the truth!  Porcelain is the latest in advanced paving solutions that combines Italian styling with robust, durable, vitrified technology.

For many, natural stone paving that ages over time is exactly what's required, but for others a paving that stays looking as fresh and clean as the day it was installed and requires very little maintenance is preferred.  Here's where porcelain paving comes into its own. 

Porcelain Paving Dolomite Dust

Dolomite, Dust.  This range comes in a choice of eight vibrant stone colours and we stock most of them.

What are the benefits of porcelain paving?

Porcelain paving is:

  • Durable and colour fast:  The colour will never fade regardless of sun or the passage of time.  Blacks will stay black and not turn grey, light colours will stay light and will not turn grey/brown.
  • Easy to maintain:  Virtually maintenance free.  You could spill a glass of red wine (why would you!) and just mop it up with kitchen paper.  No harsh chemicals are required.
  • Algae resistant:  For north facing gardens this is quite key, as you cannot lay sandstone or concrete without it being permanently green.  Moss and algae cannot get established on it, unlike on porous stone.
  • Frost resistant:  It will usually not be affected by the seasonal weather changes and will be unlikely to deteriorate in freezing weather conditions that can see some stone surfaces deteriorate gradually.
  • Scratch resistant:  Garden furniture or bikes won’t mark the paving.
  • Acid resistant:  Chemicals in fertilisers used on lawns have a habit of leaving nasty stains on sandstone and concrete which are very troublesome to remove.
  • Available in various colour/textures/finishes:  To suit contemporary and traditional gardens.
  • The same colour throughout:  This basically means it’s more durable.  There's no top layer which is used by ‘cheaper’ manufacturers resulting in it eventually breaking off.
  • Anti-slip:  R11 anti-slip finish is the latest development to meet the growing demand for porcelain outdoor paving.  This unique finish roughens the tile surface without changing its appearance giving good grip underfoot in damp and wet weather.

Porcelain Paving Crosswood

Crosswood, which looks realistically like timber, shown here on display at our Bordon branch.    

Porcelain comes in a variety of finishes to assist you in finding the perfect paving for your patio.  Within the range you'll find the natural elements of wood and stone, so realistic in colour, texture and appearance they defy the fact that they're man made.

You can check out the great choice of styles and colours in the Pavestone brochure here (or pick up a paper copy in-store). 

We stock:  Crosswood Cinder, selected colours of Dolomite, and Simply Porcelain Deckstone in Bianco and Nero ... but all types in the brochure may be ordered at any branch.

Porcelain Paving Deckstone Bianco

Simply Porcelain, Deckstone Bianco.  Hardwearing and available in a choice of four colours!

Get help and advice with laying porcelain paving here.


All information was correct at the time of compiling this blog.  If in doubt please enquire at any branch.

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