Our porcelain comparison chart gives you at-a-glance information on the differences between In.Out and Out 2.0 porcelain, but what about the differences between all of our different colours? Aside from the small square images, our comparison chart doesn’t offer much information on that front, so today we’re going to take a closer look at some of our porcelain tile designs and help you make the right decision for your project.
Onyx tiles and paving are the latest addition to our range, and they’re certainly one of the most striking options we offer. The bold black porcelain has an impact that’s impossible to ignore, and this is a great choice for fans of modern, minimal design. Onyx will look strong and elegant in home and garden alike – what could possibly compete with it?
Well, our Limestone Vanilla porcelain is certainly a contender. In many respects, it’s the polar opposite of Onyx; light and creamy, with a neutral design that emphasises subtlety over definition. It’s an equally exquisite choice for both indoor and outdoor living spaces, and we’re not going to tell you which of these two colours is ‘better’ or ‘more attractive’.
Onyx and Limestone Vanilla are both beautiful, they’re just suited to different designs. Onyx is ideal for a contemporary, cutting-edge look, so if your garden is outdated or your lounge feels stuffy, Onyx is the perfect antidote. Limestone Vanilla, meanwhile, has a less obvious effect, and if you want a soft, soothing atmosphere – in the bathroom or conservatory, for example – then this is your best bet.
Just in case six sumptuous porcelain styles weren’t enough, we’ve done a bit of searching and found a sharp-looking seventh. Onyx porcelain paving is the latest addition to our range, and if you’re keen on creating an elegant, modern-looking living space, Onyx will work wonders for you in both the home and the garden.
Most of our other paving colours are light and creamy, designed to bring subtle beauty to any space. In this respect, Onyx is worlds apart from the other options; the stunning black slabs are classy and contemporary in the extreme, and the bold design will have a spectacular impact no matter where it’s used.
In other ways, though, the Onyx paving is just like all of our other products. It’s just as sturdy, just as stain-resistant, and you’ll be pleased to hear that it’s just as easy to install and maintain. Onyx is available in both 1cm and 2cm thicknesses; the 1cm tiles are perfect for interiors, while the thicker tiles are ideal for outdoor use. The 2cm tiles can be dry-installed using our pedestal supports, and whichever thickness you opt for, you’ll find that your brilliant black surface requires very little looking after.
For a sleek, stylish alternative to other paving products, try our Onyx tiles and paving today!
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".
Our porcelain products are nothing if not beautiful. Well, okay, they would still be durable, versatile, and tactile, but you know what we mean – their appearance is a big part of what makes them so appealing.
Some of the images from our various galleries have already received some glowing feedback on Google Plus and other social media sites, so we thought we’d share a few fabulous photos here on the blog as well. Check these out (click images for larger versions):
Classical, classy living room with Limestone Champagne tiles
Modern kitchen with Driftwood porcelain tiles
Bright, beautiful bathroom featuring Limestone Vanilla porcelain
When it comes to designing a room - or a garden, for that matter - it's the tiny details that make all the difference. That's why we've got half a dozen different paving styles for our customers to choose from; it would have been easy to offer only one design, but variety is the spice of life, and a selection of different designs allows you to get precisely the right effect from your tiles.
If, for example, you want to create a calm, naturalistic atmosphere, we'd recommend investigating our Limestone Vanilla range before anything else. The creamy colour seems to effuse a gentle glow, and the tiles will bring a wealth of beauty to your home without feeling to overwhelming.
If you've been considering sandstone paving slabs for your garden, then Limestone Vanilla could be the perfect alternative. Our Out 2.0 paving is far more practical than natural stone products like sandstone; the porcelain pavers don't need sealing, and they can be installed without cement or adhesives. They're a fantastically easy-going choice, and they look just as lovely as real stone!
Of course, the same could be said of any product from PrimaPorcelain. If the subtle charms of Limestone Vanilla don't appeal to you, we're sure to have another paving design that will!