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20mm Quartz Twilight Paving in sunny garden patio

When it comes to selecting the right outdoor tile, there are a lot of different factors to take into consideration.

Choosing the wrong tile could be potentially dangerous, as walking across an unsuitable surface in wet weather could cause someone to slip and have an accident. If a tile is not durable enough for the wear and tear of outdoor conditions, it could crack and fracture, creating dangerous sharp edges or potential tripping hazards.

There are a lot of different traits you should look for when selecting a tile for outdoor use, but here are the top 5 factors that define a suitable outdoor tile:

Slip-Resistance

Any outdoor tile is likely to be exposed to a range of different conditions. Whether your tiles get wet from rain, or a water fight with hoses and water balloons in the hot summer months, it’s vital that the tiles be slip-resistant. Having a non-suitable tile could result in someone falling and having a potentially dangerous accident.

Low Maintenance

If you’re looking for tiles for outdoor use, low maintenance is a great benefit. Having a tile that requires minimum upkeep like waxing and sealing, or doesn’t need to be cleaned regularly, is a great feature to look out for. By selecting a low maintenance tile, you’ll be spending less time cleaning and upkeeping your tiles, and more time enjoying and making use of your beautiful outdoor space!

Durable

Durability can refer to a lot of things, but in this context, we’re referring to a tile that’s stain, fade, and scratch resistant. Outdoor tiles are likely to go through a lot, such as having food and drink spill, chairs dragged, not to mention being exposed to the elements 24/7. Having a tile that can stand the test of time and look just as good years down the line is important.

Frost proof

The weather in the UK is known for being temperamental: jumping from a beautiful sunny day to hail and sleet in seconds, you never know what will be next. Having an outdoor tile that’s sturdy enough to withstand the elements is vital. Some outdoor tiles such as concrete have significant water percentages – in cold temperatures this can cause them to expand, shift, dislodge, crack, and sustain damage.

Strong

Perhaps one of the most important factors of all, any outdoor tile must be strong and capable of withstanding a large amount of force. Throughout their lifetime, outdoor tiles are subjected to all manner of conditions from extreme weather, heavy foot fall, tables and chairs being dragged, broken bottles and bouncing balls. You need an outdoor tile that can endure all of this and more without chipping or cracking.

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If you’re looking for a tile that checks all of these boxes, we’ve got just the product for you! Porcelain paving tiles are the perfect blend of durability, slip resistance, and low maintenance. They’re also incredibly diverse as they’re suitable for use both inside and outside.

If you’d like to browse the range of outdoor tiles available from PrimaPorcelain, check out the link below. As you browse, you can order up to three samples completely FREE! If you want to order more than three, any additional samples are only £2.00 each!

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Paved garden

Now that winter is out of the way and spring is right on our doorstep, you can make a start on sprucing up your home ready for the warmer weather and the easing of lockdown restrictions!

One way you can do this is by giving your garden a paving overhaul, replacing the tired, worn slabs that have been there for years with some new, sleek and stylish slabs that are not only guaranteed to catch the eye of any passerby but slabs that will last the test of time and withstand the elements!

One question that is commonly asked when it comes to new paving projects, however, is whether planning permission is needed. So, if you're planning on laying new paving and are wondering the same, PrimaPorcelain is here to help!

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Unique patio design with hexagon insert

Nothing brightens our day more than receiving a beautiful photo of a PrimaPorcelain customer's brand new patio.

The picture above was taken by a Mr White, who used our 20mm Travertine Cream paving to create an exquisite and unique patio design in his back garden.

We especially love the hexagonal insert that this customer included in his patio design. Very unique!

The patio's smoothly curving edges are another treat for the eyes.

Here's what Mr White had to say about the service we provided:

"Communicating with PrimaPorcelain was easy and my delivery was on time. I'm very pleased with the quality and finish of the porcelain, and with the patio's overall appearance."

If you've got a unique patio design in mind, our low-maintenance porcelain paving slabs are the perfect material for the job. PrimaPorcelain tiles come in all sorts of gorgeous colours and designs, and they're durable enough to last for years no matter what the weather has to say about it.

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Back garden with Stoneware Silver porcelain paving

A homeowner in England recently used our 20mm Stoneware Silver porcelain paving to transform his back garden beyond all recognition. His outdoor space was barely usable before, but now...well, just take a look!

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Concrete tiles have long been a staple of outdoor design. From garden paths to patios, few tiles can boast the enduring appeal of the classic concrete paver.

Rather than lose its appeal over time, this fixture of flooring fashion has somehow managed to maintain its cool in the face of resounding competition. In fact, recent years have actually seen concrete make a stony resurgence in the home, proving once more that the persistent popularity of concrete paving is truly set in stone.

However, this is the 21st century after all, and even a classic can reinvent itself and move with the times – which is exactly where our stone-look concrete pavers come in.

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Concrete-look paving

Outdoor porcelain is the new breed of external paving tile. Blending the aesthetic style of a traditional concrete paver with the superior durability of modern materials, the modern incarnation of this enduring fixture brings porcelain powered practicality with all the visual effect of the original.

Concrete-look pavers offer a stylish, industrial look that has become increasingly popular in design circles as of late. Proving that cyclical fashion even extends to the world of exterior home design, what’s old is new again in the world of tiling and concrete-look pavers are once again a prominent fixture.

 

Benefits of porcelain pavers

Bringing the humble paving slab kicking and screaming into the modern day, porcelain pavers offer a myriad of benefits that not only match their original counterparts but supersede them in almost every way.

These benefits include:

  • Extremely low-maintenance
  • Stain, fade and scratch resistant
  • Sturdy and hard-wearing
  • Moisture and slip-resistant

 

Why choose porcelain?

If you think you have to sacrifice looks for low-maintenance upkeep, think again. Our porcelain tiles bring with them every bit of the visual allure of the real thing and our concrete-look range is no exception.

Forget the precast, mass-produced, stainable flooring of yesteryear; our faux-stone porcelain is the next evolution of the concrete paver and is not only visually more appealing and durable but also far easier to install.

Best of all, most of our outdoor tile designs can be coupled with our indoor tile ranges for a seamless transition from outdoor to indoor design.

Whether or not you choose to go complete concrete with your design, the fact remains: there truly is no substitute for porcelain if you want a flooring design that looks great year after year.

 

Concrete porcelain paving

At Prima Porcelain, we offer a wide range of porcelain pavers to ensure you’re not short on options, whatever your design preference.

We believe there’s a tile to suit any outdoor space and you won’t be short on selection. Here are three of our most popular concrete effect tiles:

 

Concrete Greige

Combining two of the most popular colours in outdoor paving, the Concrete Griege is a classy tile with contemporary style, offering a unique blend of grey and beige tones in one porcelain paver.

Providing a modern finish that’s built to last, this statement tile is the perfect addition to transform your external space into a beautiful outdoor living area.

 

Concrete Silver

If you’re looking to brighten up your external property with a lighter touch of concrete colour, our Concrete Silver paving could well be the paver for you.

Offering instant radiance to any outdoor space, this silvery slab will bring some shine to your outdoor design with stone-look style that lasts.

 

Concrete Grey

The darkest of our concrete-look range, these shady pavers bring an element of elegance and distinction to your outdoor design for a truly stunning finish.

Blending the natural beauty of an authentic concrete tile with porcelain powered practicality, the Concrete Grey has the ability to reinvent an outdoor space, without straying too far from its natural stony allure.

So, there you have it – concrete style with a modern twist! What are you waiting for? Head over to our outdoor paving pages and check out our concrete-look porcelain paversClick the button below for a free sample pack and see the power of porcelain for yourself!

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