There are all kinds of different outdoor flooring materials on the market, and while we at PrimaPorcelain obviously believe that our porcelain paving slabs are the best of the bunch, we will concede that other options do have their charms. Decking, for example, can look fantastic in the garden - the real wood look is very appealing, especially if you're a fan of more traditional outdoor designs.
That said, timber boards also have plenty of drawbacks when compared to porcelain paving. For one thing, they require quite a lot of maintenance; wood must be sealed to prevent warping and water damage, whereas our porcelain products can handle the weather without any work on your part. You could, of course, opt for a low-maintenance plastic deck, but this has problems of its own: plastic is prone to bowing and cracking, and it never looks quite as good as real wood.
However, if you really want to add a deck to your garden, there is a way around all of the problems mentioned above, and it's called composite decking. This material is made by combining polymer resins with real wood fibres, resulting are the best of both worlds, requiring less maintenance than solid wood but offering a more authentic look than cheap plastic products.
If your heart is set on planks instead of paving, we'd strongly recommend taking a look at composite solutions - if you choose a good supplier, you'll get something that's attractive, durable, and low-maintenance, which will save you a lot of headaches in the long run.
Of course, there's no reason why you can't use both decking AND porcelain paving in your outdoor space. That's what the owner of this garden did, and look how well that worked out for him:
Porcelain paving and composite wood decking are natural partners: they both have an elegant, contemporary look, and they both require practically zero maintenance. Combining these two materials is a great way to give your outdoor living space its own unique style - contact us now
to discuss the best way to use both of these products in your next project!