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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 exquisite effect 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.

Browse our range and order your FREE samples!

Block paving has long been a staple of outdoor flooring design, both in residential and commercial areas, as well as public spaces.

However, just because this classic method is a tried and tested approach doesn’t mean there aren’t new and novel ways of achieving this established paving look.

 

Block paving

 

Popular Block Paving Patterns

While block paving can come in many forms with a variety of different designs, colours and sizes, there are a few go-to methods when it comes to aesthetics.

Here are the three block paving patterns you’re most likely to find dotted throughout your local neighbourhood.

 

Stretcher Bond

The most simplistic of all the flooring patterns, the classic stretcher bond look is one that never goes out of fashion.

Also known as running bond or half bond, the joints of each block are offset exactly half the width of each block beneath and above it.

The finished aesthetic provides a clean, uniform pattern from left to right, resembling a traditional brickwork pattern.

 

Herringbone

Named for its likeness to the bones of a fish, herringbone paving is a common choice for driveway designs in particular, providing a common sense of direction in its pattern.

The mechanics of the pavers also help ensure that the blocks won’t become displaced when vehicles brake and turn on them.

The mesmerising pattern is achieved by interlocking slabs to create an arrowhead, zig-zag effect for a beguiling finish.

 

Basketweave

Perhaps the most common and popular alternative to straight flooring pattern, the basketweave is named for its likeness to – you guessed it – a woven basket.

The end-result of interlacing blocks create a visual that looks as though the slabs are weaving under and over each other.

The traditional block paving basketweave pattern involves columns of pavers, alternating repeatedly between two vertical pavers on top of two horizontal pavers.

This also comes in a variety of sub-categories and modifications, such as the Boxed Basketweave and the Californian Weave.

 

common block paving patterns

"Common Block Paving Patterns" by Selcltd licensed under CC BY 3.0 (unchanged)

 

Porcelain Block Paving Patterns

While block paving patterns have long been achieved through the use of brick and stone, there is no hard or fast rule that says you have to use a particular material to achieve such as finish.

In fact, provided that the pavers themselves are rectangular in shape, the choice of material is completely up to you!

While there are plenty of options to choose from, we believe that porcelain is the king of outdoor paving. With a myriad of benefits and virtually limitless design options, the upside of porcelain is incomparable.

Boasting extreme elemental durability and unrivalled resistance to scratches and abrasions, porcelain is robust enough to withstand the demands of any outdoor environment, including driveways.

What’s more, its low porosity makes it extremely resistant to staining and also provides a high level of slip resistance. Add to that fade resistance that is unparalleled by any other material and you have yourself the perfect material for your outdoor design.

Speaking of design, why limit yourself to the bog-standard orange brick aesthetic? PrimaPorcelain has the largest selection of porcelain tile design in the UK, allowing you to achieve a traditional block paving pattern with a contemporary look for a truly unique finish.

 

What are you waiting for? Order a FREE sample of your favourite paving design today and explore the world of block paving patterns available with porcelain paving. Call now on 029 2080 3756 or click the button below to get in touch online.

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For many homeowners, the space outside the home can often become neglected in an unfortunate case of “out of sight, out of mind” – until the summer, at least.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, your garden could be a real showpiece of your property with a little imagination and touch of TLC.

Why not make the most of your outdoor space and give it a shot in the arm with a stunning porcelain makeover?

A few simple additions can make the world of difference, so why not bring the style with outdoor tiles and create an external design that’s truly divine.

 

Outdoor Tiles Design

Porcelain Pavers

When it comes to creating a beautiful outdoor tile design, few products can compare to the almighty power of porcelain paving.

Practical and low-maintenance, our pavers are built to last with superior thickness for durability. Best of all, they won’t fade or stain and are both frost-proof and slip resistant.

However, a good outdoor design isn’t just a case of pick a stick – there are a few things to keep in mind when choosing an outdoor paving tile.

 

Style and finish

From the wonderfully weathered charm of a wood-effect paver like a Forest Grey Larch to the dark and stormy statement of a Travertine Grey, a simple choice of tile can completely transform your outdoor design – so it’s important to get it right.

However, the actual finish can also have a dramatic effect on the overall presentation of your outdoor design. Most of our outdoor pavers come with a beautifully textured surface to provide an aesthetically pleasing finish that’s equally appealing underfoot.

Best of all, style and comfort comes with grip and traction, making for a fine tile that doesn’t lose its practicality, even in wet conditions.

 

Lawns

When it comes to incorporating paving slabs within an existing or prospective lawn, our pavers are more than up for the challenge. Porcelain paving slabs can make for a great garden path, adding a stylish pathway to your lawn - just think how good our Siena Basalt pavers, for example, could look on your grass - while also minimising the spread of mud and dirt through to the house.

Meanwhile, a porcelain patio can make for a fantastic complement to your lawn and make a great centrepiece for barbecues and parties under the stars. To give your tile design a well-rounded look, you may also want to incorporate borders or paver edging to separate your paved area from a lawn or plant bed.

 

Layout

While the majority of our tiles come in square or rectangular sizes, there’s no rule to say you can’t get creative with the layout. Uniform design does create a flawless finish that’s pleasing to the eye but a dose of creative flair can be equally as impressive.

Paving tiles can be used in a litany of ways to create a myriad of effects, patterns and shapes that will make your garden look truly special. A mix of rectangular and square tiles in varying alignment can look truly awesome once complete, while mixing and matching a set number of tiles can create a mosaic effect that’s mesmerising.

Meanwhile, strategic paver spacing complete with pebble-filled gaps can look even more impressive than tightly aligned tiles, while also making the most of the space you have. The limits to your outdoor design ideas are truly endless and certainly don’t stop with the parameters of a single tile.

 

 

Why not grab yourself some free samples to get your creative juices flowing? Click the link below, pick up to three samples you like and see our top-quality tiles for yourself!

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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.

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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!

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