Perfect for expanding your living space, paving is a great way of making the most of your garden! Whether you’re lapping up the sun with your friends and family, cooking up some delicious food on the barbecue, playing some card games with a round of drinks, having an outdoor cinema night, or simply taking your morning coffee al fresco, paving opens up your garden’s full potential!
In the past, when it came to creating an outdoor seating space, we had no option but to go for boring, ugly concrete slabs, our slippery high-maintenance decking. But times have changed! Thanks to amazing new technologies, porcelain paving is now the preferred medium for piecing together a stylish outdoor area.
But why are porcelain paving slabs so much better than their concrete counterpart, or decking, for that matter? Here are 4 great reasons…
1) Dozens of great-looking styles
Whilst traditional concrete slabs – or decking – come in one glum look, porcelain paving slabs have a printed surface, which opens them up to hundreds of design possibilities – from gorgeous luxurious marbles through to warm rustic slate effects. You can achieve whichever look takes your fancy; whether you want a light and playful garden space, or a dark and sophisticated wine-drinking zone.
2) Low maintenance and easy to clean
Traditional concrete slabs are renowned for absorbing dirt and moisture. They quickly become grotesquely discoloured – requiring hours of hard scrubbing or jet washing. Porcelain paving, on the other hand, has very low porosity, so it’s much easier to clean – giving you that low maintenance garden space you’ve always dreamed of!
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3) Hard wearing and long lasting
Porcelain is known for being a very durable material and with most of our porcelain paving slabs measuring in at 20mm thick, they are incredibly sturdy. Whilst traditional concrete slabs are known for chipping and cracking over time, porcelain paving slabs soldier on in all their original glory, giving you that just-installed look year after year.
4) Grippy underfoot
Whilst outdoor flooring is traditionally slippery when it gets wet (whether you’re dealing with treacherous concrete or perilous decking), porcelain paving slabs have been specially designed to have an anti-slip finish to help give you that peace of mind. You can see the anti-slip grade on each of our product pages.
There you have it – 4 reasons why porcelain paving slabs are the perfect choice for your new outdoor space! Now that you’ve seen the benefits, let us show you 6 porcelain slabs we think you’ll love!