In this PrimaPorcelain case study, our customer Ray explains how he used our beautiful porcelain paving products to transform the back garden of his home in Blackpool.
My garden was designed from scratch ten years ago when we first moved into the house, which was a new build. The back garden was a blank canvas, and I went for a traditional look: lawn with shrubs and flower beds, plus a patio using basic concrete paving slabs. As time passed, the garden matured and looked fine, but the patio started to look pretty terrible. Eventually, I decided that I would start again and go for a more contemporary design this time.
I started by ripping up all the old paving and using the slabs as a base for a new shed and decking area, but my main plan was to extend the old paved area with something a bit special. I love the indoor/outdoor transition that can be achieved with porcelain tiles – we see this in trendy bars and restaurants that open up their sliding doors in the summer, and I think that running the same tiles from inside to outside creates a fantastic look. I don’t have a bar or restaurant, but I couldn’t see any reason why the same effect wouldn’t work in a normal garden.