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Granite effect paving slabs

If you're looking for a durable garden paving solution, then granite may seem like the obvious choice - after all, what could be sturdier than thick granite paving slabs?

Well, believe it or not, granite paving is actually far from the strongest option on the market. Those heavy stone slabs can stand up to a lot of pressure, it's true, but they have a major Achilles' heel: porosity. Granite paving, like most natural stone products, is very porous, which means that your granite slabs will absorb a lot of moisture when they inevitably get wet. This in turn will cause stains and water damage, making your granite paving slabs look rather unsightly.

Fortunately, there is another way. If you want a durable patio solution with all the beauty of natural stone paving, our outdoor porcelain paving is a great alternative to granite. Porcelain boasts a significantly lower porosity than stone, and our slabs are every bit as strong and sturdy as any granite product.

We offer a wide variety of granite-like porcelain paving designs - use the link below to browse our full range!

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Porcelain paving and deck boards
 
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.
 
Outdoor living space
 
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:
 
Decked and paved garden in Pontprennau
 
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!

We firmly believe that porcelain paving is the perfect choice for just about any outdoor space. Today, we'd like to show off some of the different looks and styles that can be achieved using PrimaPorcelain's alluring outdoor tiles; come wander in the garden with us...

 

Limestone Midnight
 
1) Striking & Contemporary
If you're a fan of bold, modern designs - and who isn't? - our porcelain tiles make it easy to satisfy your contemporary tastes in the garden. As you can see, our black paving slabs are very eye-catching indeed, and they look particularly stunning when set against lush, vibrant greenery.
 
 
 
2) Back to Nature
Pictured: Modena Gunmetal
We love the natural, unrefined look here at PrimaPorcelain, and to that end, we offer a variety of attractive outdoor tiles that emulate natural metals whilst doing away with their demanding maintenance requirements. For example, our granite-effect tiles have all the beauty of genuine granite slabs, but their low porosity means that they never require sealing.
 
 
Limestone Champagne
 
3) Neutral Beauty 
Neutral colours look fabulous on the patio or balcony. We are particularly fond of the creamy hues found in our Italian Limestone range - they're beautiful without being overwhelming, and as you can see above, they look truly amazing on a sunny day!
 
 
 
4) The Mediterranean Look
If you want to capture the spirit of the Mediterranean in your outdoor space, look no further than our quartz twilight tiles. Each slab has a slightly different hue to the next, creating a stunning overall look that's more reminiscent of a sun-kissed Italian balcony than a garden patio in Britain!
 
 
Bolzano Grey
 
5) Professional Elegance
Pictured: Bolzano Grey
Finally, if you're a landscaper and you're designing an outdoor space for an office building, we think you'll find a lot of great options to choose from here at PrimaPorcelain. We think that our Bolzano Grey tiles (pictured above) are particularly well-suited to this purpose, creating a sleek, professional-looking space that's nevertheless very bright and attractive.
 
What kind of look are you trying to create? Browse our full product range here, or contact us now to discuss your project's requirements with a member of the PrimaPorcelain team.
Springtime porcelain
 
With the March equinox already behind us and the clocks set to go back this Sunday, spring is very much in the air, and we at PrimaPorcelain couldn't be happier! This is our favourite time of year - a time to go outside, spruce up the garden, and reacquaint yourself with the world outside your home!
 
If you're ready to come out of hibernation and embrace your outdoor space, we're here to help. Porcelain paving makes a fantastic addition to any home, and adding a porcelain patio to your garden this spring will really help it to look fresh and appealing. If you're not sure where to start, here's some inspiration from around the PrimaPorcelain website:
 
Quartz Twilight
We'll start with our Quartz porcelain paving. Doesn't its classical design work perfectly outside this conservatory?
 
Limestone Vanilla
If you're lucky enough to have a balcony to spend your evenings on this spring, our French Limestone Vanilla paving will make the perfect floor for your outdoor area. As you can see, it looks particularly good against a little bit of greenery!
 
Limestone Midnight
Finally, if you're looking for a slightly darker shade of paving, our Belgian Limestone Midnight design might be a good place to start. This slabs have a bold, contemporary look that will make your garden look brand new!
 
These three suggestions are just the tip of the iceberg. Visit PrimaPorcelain's Product Selector to see what else we have to offer - we are confident that you'll find something to suit your tastes!

Hello! We've been extremely busy of late, which is why we haven't updated the blog for a while, but rest assured that we're still transforming gardens up and down the country! Here are some pictures of our latest work:

Cowbridge School

 This is an outdoor seating area at Cowbridge Comprehensive, a secondary school in the Vale of Glamorgan. We provided two different types of porcelain paving for this space - Bluestone Midnight (the darker slabs in the centre) and Quartz (around the edge). We love this use of two contrasting colours, and the students at Cowbridge Comp now have a far more attractive place to eat, study, and meet with their friends!

 

Porcelain patio

This is a garden in London that we helped to improve with our Limestone Vanilla porcelain paving. As usual, the light and creamy tones look absolutely wonderful in the sunshine - we're particularly fond of the step (also paved with Limestone Vanilla) that joins the patio to the back door. It looks absolutely seamless!

 

Transition between indoors and outdoors

Speaking of seamless, feast your eyes on this beautiful image! This garden is located in the Worcester Park region of Surrey; the client opted for Dark Grey Granite Paving (one of the most recent additions to our collection), and we love how the new patio segues seamlessly outwards from the interior tiles. Amazing!

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