Strength, performance, durability: Why porcelain paving worksEditor
Are you excited yet confused by the sheer variety of paving tiles on the market at the moment?
Basic concrete slabs may still be the most commonly used product on the market. But they’re dull, grey mundanity make them bottom of the list if aesthetics or originality are a consideration. And, while the natural tones and textures of sandstone make it an enduring option, there’s an eye-catching competitor making waves in the paving market.
Still a relative newcomer to the paving stakes, porcelain is proving an increasingly popular option and we want to show you why porcelain paving works.
And here – with the help of some famous song lyrics to bring the topic to life – is why.
Why Porcelain Paving Works
“Macho macho man”
Looking for muscle? Porcelain paving is simply a stronger option than other paving stones.
- With a flexural strength of 55N/mm2, a tile with a thickness of 20mm has greater strength than a 60mm natural stone tile – impressive!
- Think that strong equates to heavy? Think again! Porcelain is a lightweight product, making it easy and safe to install, as well as ideal for projects like roof terraces.
“Simply the best”
When it comes to performance stats, nothing beats the manmade credentials of porcelain.
- Porcelain is the chameleon of the tile world – whatever look you’re trying to create, you’ll find a colour, style and size to match.
- What’s more, porcelain paving doesn’t require sealing every few months – in fact, it’s very low maintenance and hardly needs cleaning.
“On and on and on and on”
Finally, porcelain is practically indestructible, so much so that it will outlive other materials. It may be slightly more expensive than other paving tiles. But that investment will pay off over time … there’s no doubt that porcelain’s a keeper!
- Porcelain doesn’t fade or change in appearance with the weather – it’s also frost and water resistant.
- In fact, nothing damages it – acid, chemicals, oils, salts, you name it.
Fast becoming a favourite amongst designers and architects, we predict that 2017 will be the Year of the Porcelain!
Still torn between porcelain and sandstone? Download our infographic for help.