The patio in the image above belongs to Mr and Mrs Barnish, and we're proud to say that they used our gorgeous Quartz porcelain paving to create it. We think that the subtle, stony shades look rather lovely in the summer sunlight (those pink flowers are rather pretty too!) and if their review is anything to go by, the Barnishes are over the moon with their new and improved outdoor space.
The couple say they chose Out 2.0 porcelain paving slabs over concrete because of their "impervious nature" an "the ability to lay them dry on the adjustable pedestal system" (not to mention the fact that they "look very nice"!) It's worth mentioning that the Barnishes didn't take porcelain's resilience for granted. Before placing their order, they requested a free paving sample and put our porcelain to the test: "We tested a sample with curry, red wine and tea bags to make sure they really were stain resistant. It just wiped off."
As you can see in the photograph above, the big challenge of this project was paving around the wooden posts that already existed in the Barnish back garden. "Laying the Refin was very straightforward," said Mr Barnish, "the only complication being cutting out the recesses for the oak posts. I used my diamond disc bench top tile cutter, which is quite adequate; you just need to be patient, as the Refin is considerably thicker than internal porcelain tiles."
But even this time-consuming task failed to put the brakes on what was generally a very simple and speedy installation process. The Barnishes enthused that "laying the Refin was a dream", praising the dry installation process in particular. And it sounds like Refin's versatility will continue to be a huge plus for the family; Mr Barnish noted that "if I ever need to make a change, it can all be lifted very easily. We even joked about taking them with us if we move house!"
All in all, then, this was a very successful project. The results are stunning - just take a look at this picture of the house as it now stands - and everybody involved seems to be more than happy with how things have gone. The testimonial from Mr and Mrs Barnish reads like it was written by two very satisfied customers; they especially like the "quartz colour and the slip resistant texture".
Sandstone paving is a fabulous outdoor flooring option, to be sure. It creates an indescribable atmosphere in the garden, and that unvarnished, authentic look lends itself to all kinds of different outdoor designs. Sandstone paving slabs give your family a smooth, stylish surface to enjoy, and no matter what you do in your outdoor space - dining, sunbathing, gardening - the sandstone tiles will work wonderfully well for you.
But sandstone's conspicuous charms do come with a downside. Since sandstone is a natural stone product, your slabs will have a very high porosity. Porous paving might not sound like a catastrophe waiting to happen, but remember, a high porosity makes it easy for moisture to seep into the stone and ruin that flawless natural look. This can be prevented with regular sealing, but be warned: some sealants can cause stone to become weathered and worn.
Besides, sealing your sandstone is just another tedious job to do, and it's one that you don't necessarily need to bother with. Porcelain paving - particularly our Sandstone range - can be just as organically beautiful as sandstone, and porcelain's relatively low porosity means that moisture damage shouldn't be a problem. The paving slabs will stay pretty for years, and you won't have to lift a finger!
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‘Slab’ is a rather appealing word, isn’t it? It sounds nice and chunky, evoking a pleasantly thick piece of solid rock, weighty and near-indestructible. Incidentally, that’s a reasonably accurate description of our quartz paving slabs; as the name suggests, they’re designed to look as much like natural quartz stone as possible. You’ll notice subtle colour variations from slab to slab, and this ensures that the paving is as eye-catching as it is authentic.
The true beauty of our quartz paving lies with its variety. As with all of our porcelain products, you’re more than welcome to order a free sample, but bear in mind that a quartz-paved patio is more than the sum of its parts. As aesthetically pleasing as the slabs are individually, it’s the way they come together that really sells the quartz design. With smooth creams, gritty greys, and even a hint of orange, this diverse assortment of stone styles blend seamlessly into one gorgeous whole.
If you’re interested in giving your patio this natural stone patchwork effect, get in touch with PrimaPorcelain today. The quartz paving slabs are easy to install, and they’re even sturdier and more robust than they look!
We could spend hours telling you how great our OUT 2.0 porcelain paving is, but why take it from us when you could hear what one of our customers has to say on the matter? Ian Harrison lives in Llangollen, a small town in North Wales, and he recently added some Limestone Champagne paving slabs to his home's balconies. We're pleased to say that he was thrilled with the results, but once again, you don't have to take our word for it. Here's what Mr. Harrison himself had to say:
What a glowing review - thanks Ian! OUT 2.0 paving slabs are perfect for outdoor areas like balconies and patios; if that review didn't convince you that porcelain paving is the right way to go, take a look at these photos that Mr. Harrison sent us once he'd finished laying his tiles:
A porcelain-tiled balcony is perfect for an outdoor seating area.
Cool and comfy-looking!
If you feel like bringing this magnificent porcelain style into your living space, the first step is to order our free sample pack. Limestone champagne, as seen in the photos, is a fine choice, but don't worry if it isn't quite to your tastes because we've got plenty of other great paving colours to choose from. With any luck, your outdoor area will soon look as lovely as Mr. Harrison's does!
Hello and welcome to PorcelainPaving.co.uk! Our porcelain products are imported straight from Italy, and we think you’ll agree that they make a fine and fabulous outdoor floor.
These high-quality 2cm thick outdoor porcelain paving slabs are new to the UK and are only available from Greensquares in the UK, so if you want a gorgeously unique look for your back garden, now’s your chance! Porcelain paving can give outdoor spaces a magnificently Mediterranean feel, and even the unpredictable British weather won’t diminish its beauty – it really is the perfect outdoor paving product, as you’ll discover when you’re browsing our brand new website. Take some time to look around, and you’ll soon be as passionate about porcelain paving as we are!