Renovating your outdoor space can be an expensive endeavour, particularly if you run into unforeseen issues along the way.
If you’re looking to give your garden an underbudget overhaul, porcelain paving could be a surprisingly economical option that pays dividends for years to come.
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Don’t believe us? Let’s take a break from laying tiles and lay down the facts with this handy blog on just why porcelain may be the cheapest patio flooring for you long-term.
Outdoor flooring options
Okay, before we get into the nitty-gritty of our porcelain patio products, let’s take a quick look at the outdoor alternatives.
One of the most popular external flooring options outside of porcelain pavers is the equally popular outdoor favourite – decking.
A fantastic flooring option in its own right, decking has been a national favourite for decades. However, if you’re looking to create something other than a wood-effect design for your outside space, decking is very much going to be left out in the cold.
What’s more, modern composite decking can be expensive and, while it does have the edge over traditional decking in terms of upkeep, it probably won’t tick the box when it comes to budget solutions.
Conversely, cheaper decking options will require exponentially more time and money in maintenance, which defeats the object in terms of saving money.
Meanwhile, another hugely popular patio preference is another outdoor classic – stone.
Transcending trends and eternally enduring, natural stone tiling – such as granite, concrete, limestone and sandstone – has long been a go-to for outdoor design. It’s tried, it’s tested, it’s universally accepted – who are we to argue with centuries of popularity?
Luckily, we don’t have to, because the facts speak for themselves! Stone-look porcelain is far superior when it comes to both durability and practicality in the home, while the perks of low-maintenance make it surprisingly economical for both time and cost.
What’s more, natural stone isn’t particularly cheap either – from a purchasing perspective or an upkeep point of view – once again leaving it trailing behind in terms of cost-effective flooring options for your patio.
Cheap outdoor flooring
So, with decking and natural stone both off the table as far as cheap solutions to your outdoor flooring woes, what other options are available as affordable alternatives?
When it comes to cheap outdoor flooring, there are a few common materials that typically make the list. These include:
- Artificial grass
- Outdoor carpet
- Foam tiling
Sadly, cheap and cheerful isn’t always so cheery… or even that cheap when you take into account the need for maintenance and eventual replacement.
The above options, while initially economical, are highly unlikely to last any length of time without becoming worn, haggard or damaged. Worse still, these materials don’t actually fill the void of a genuine patio.
To truly be considered the real deal, a patio requires paving. When it comes to paving, there’s only one true king and it comes in the form of porcelain.
Save money with porcelain paving
If you’re looking to truly save money on your patio without economising on quality, investing in porcelain could pay off big time in the long run. Long-lasting with none of the upkeep you would get from an inferior product, porcelain is not only the most reliable option, but it may also be the most convenient.
The low-maintenance properties of our porcelain-powered pavers give them the edge over inferior materials. Built to last, you won’t have to replace them any time soon, nor will you have to spend time and money cleaning them during their stay. Once laid, your floor is there to stay and look great along the way.
In addition to the visual and practical benefits of our beautifully crafted yet extremely durable outdoor pavers, all of our products come with a 10-year warranty, giving you peace of mind should the unlikely occur.
With so many upsides to porcelain paving slabs, why not contact the PrimaPorcelain team to find out more?
Alternatively, click the link below to order a free sample and see for yourself! Our samples come in both small and large formats, allowing you to really see the details in each range before you make a decision.
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