How to keep your porcelain paving looking like new for years to come

How to keep your porcelain paving looking like new for years to come

Is porcelain paving low maintenance?

Choosing porcelain paving, you know that your new garden project is going to look fantastic and provide years of enjoyable outdoor living.

What’s your plan to ensure your new porcelain patio retains its pristine appearance through all seasons?

As you plan your garden makeover you’re sure to have questions regarding how to maintain your new porcelain patio. We’ll cover for you below some of the key questions we are asked in order for our customers to keep their patio looking beautiful for years to come.

The good news for you is that porcelain tiles require little maintenance. A light power wash 2 times per year will keep your patio looking like new. Let’s dig down into some of those key questions.

Can you power wash porcelain tiles?

Yes and porcelain only needs a light power washing. I would however be careful around the grout and make sure you do not use a very high powered power wash.

Any stubborn stains such as rust, leaf and timber tannins may be removed with a specialist porcelain cleaner specifically designed to clean porcelain.

Should we seal our porcelain paving patio?

Porcelain paving has a very low porosity therefore moss and algae can’t stick to the surface, so as a general rule no it does not require sealing.

Porcelain paving is however prone to rust staining and wood and leaf tannin staining which can be removed with a specialist cleaner and some elbow grease.

All this said you can buy porcelain sealants that will fill the micro pores on the surface of the porcelain and that will help prevent rust, leaf and wood tannin stains.

Do porcelain paving patio slabs stain?

Porcelain is highly resistant to staining and algal growth due its density/hardness and it’s extremely low porosity. Rust, wood and leaf tannins can stain porcelain but can be easily removed with a specialist porcelain cleaner.

Will our new porcelain paving slabs crack easily?

Good news. Porcelain paving is an incredibly hard product, very hard wearing and one the best options for your garden project.

So far so good. What can damage porcelain tile?

Porcelain tiles are very durable and hard wearing but acids and other similar chemicals may damage the surface.

Is there any chance that our new porcelain tiles will crack in the cold?

Porcelain tiles are fired at high temperatures and are only 0.05% porous. Therefore outdoor porcelain is considered to be frost proof and ideal for the English climate.

Does porcelain paving eventually fade?

Porcelain paving is UV stable and shouldn’t fade significantly for many years.

Should our porcelain paving patio have been primed?

It is essential to apply slurry primer to the the whole of the back of the porcelain paving slab at 2mm thickness. Due to porcelain tiles being virtually non porous a slurry primer provides the bond to the mortar bed.

How long should our new porcelain patio paving last for?

Providing the porcelain tiles have been laid correctly they should last 20 years as they a hard and durable material.

Still got questions?

Get in touch with our team of porcelain pavings specialists using the form below and we’ll get back to you with our honest advice to give you the confidence you need with your upcoming garden makeover.

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