Porcelain paving is an increasingly popular choice for outdoor living spaces. Vitrified porcelain has a number of attractive advantages when compared to more traditional materials like turf or natural stone paving - but are there any downsides?
Having outdoor floor tiles can save you a lot of work - certainly when compared to other materials commonly found in the garden.
And PrimaPorcelain's outdoor tiles are an especially fine choice! Once the paving slabs are laid, your work is more or less done - our products require very little maintenance and will last for years whatever the weather brings. When you compare this to other popular forms of flooring, you soon see the benefits of having our stunning porcelain paving.
On Monday 23 March, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed the nation (full transcript here) and urged us to stay at home in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The days since then have mostly been warm and sunny, but instead of going to the seaside or congregating in local parks, conscientious homeowners have been forced to make the most of their own back gardens and patios.
Pictured: Bolzano White Porcelain Paving
Am I allowed to go out on the patio?
Yes - the current coronavirus guidelines state that you should only go out in public if it's absolutely essential (e.g. if you need to provide care for somebody or purchase basic necessities), but you're free to enjoy your own private outdoor space as long as you don't go within 2 metres of anyone from a different household.
This means that you can still tend to your garden, have a kickabout with the kids, or sit in your favourite lounger and soak up the sunshine.
Porcelain paving is very durable and will not be impacted by the heat that a fire pit generates. Just another reason why PrimaPorcelain paving is such a great choice for the patio!
Spring is in the air, and with the weather getting warmer and the days getting longer, the garden is the place to be.
The opportunity to spend a sunny afternoon on the patio is one of the best things about this time of year, and if you're keen to stay outside long into the evening, you may have thought about purchasing a fire pit for your outdoor space.
A fire pit is a great way to stay warm and add a bit of extra ambience to your outdoor activities. But is there a chance that having an open fire on your patio will permanently damage the paving?
There’s no doubt that nearly every home in the UK has some sort of tiles installed either on the inside or outside of the property. Whether it’s in the kitchen, bathroom, or garden, the majority of homes use tiles as an effective, fashionable way to style a floor.
Whilst it’s understandable that homeowners choose tiles based solely around aesthetic reasons, it’s important to realise that most floor tiles are assigned a slip rating, known as an ‘R’ value, in accordance to the environment in which they should be installed. Tiles which aren’t assigned slip ratings are graded to a specific minimum standard regardless. R values span a scale from R9 (minimum standard) through to R13 (greatest slip resistance), which can be understood further in our handy graphic below.