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Check out this chic outdoor space – created using our very own 20mm Quartz Grey porcelain paving slabs.


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When you shop for porcelain patio tiles with PrimaPorcelain, there will always be something for everyone. We stock an incredibly impressive variety of colours and styles to suit multiple needs. There are many benefits to using porcelain patio tiles in your outdoor space, and they can even enhance your lifestyle. 

Here's how...



does porcelain paving scratch easily

If you're thinking about investing in a garden patio, you'll want to know whether the pavers you choose are going to scratch easily or not. Generally, our garden spaces are quite high-traffic areas, with family members, children, and pets all using these spaces to hang out and relax. If you have patio furniture that you move around (for example putting it out when it's sunny or putting it away when it rains), then you might be concerned about scuffs and marks on your paving. This is a pretty common concern and something you should really explore before you commit to a particular type of paving. 

There is such a wide variety of paving on the market, from natural stone to porcelain, so finding one that's truly scratch resistant can be challenging if you haven't done your research. Luckily, we've been in the paving trade for decades, so we feel like we've got the experience and knowledge to offer you a good overview of the different scratch-resistant tiles on the market. So, if you'd like to find out whether porcelain paving scratches easily, just keep reading...

Is natural stone paving scratch resistant?

While you might think that natural stone is the way to go if you're looking for the best scratch-resistant paving, this isn't always the case. In fact, some natural stone paving slabs are notorious for scratching and scuffing. The types of natural stone you need to watch out for are usually the "softer" varieties. Sedimentary rocks like limestone and sandstone can scuff quite easily because they're not quite as tough as other rocks such as granite. 

If you've ever come across natural slate tiles, you'll know that they too have a tendency to scuff and mark easily. Again, this is another example of natural stone that has quite a soft surface, so even the smallest amount of abrasion can lead to marks and scratches. 

Some people find that marks and scratches add character to their patio, so if you don't mind the occasional scuff, then natural stone might be the way to go. However, if you're interested in installing a hard-wearing patio with a surface that won't be scuffed or marked easily, porcelain paving might be a better option for you. 

Why is porcelain paving a better option?

Porcelain paving is a much better option if you want reliable paving that won't scratch or tarnish, even in high-traffic areas! This is is because it's been created with family homes in mind. Unlike natural stone, which is prone to quirks and variations, porcelain paving is created in a uniform way so that every paving slab offers the same great quality and scratch resistance. 

The reason why PrimaPorcelain tiles boast such impressive scratch resistance is that they're made through a process called vitrification. During this process, minerals and clay are combined under intense heat and pressure, which in turn, creates an incredibly durable material. As well as being scratch-resistant, porcelain paving is also non-porous and consistent in colour and quality. Don't believe us? Just take a look at these stats! 

In a deep abrasion resistance test (EN ISO 10545/6), in which paving has to result in less than 175mm3, hard porcelain passed with a result of only 139mm3. The scratch testing showed that any marks made on porcelain paving could be easily brushed away, leaving no lasting scratches on the surface of the tiles.

So, if you've been wondering whether porcelain paving scratches easily or not, we hope this clears it up! Porcelain paving is a great scratch-resistant option that will stand the test of time in all outdoor areas. You can shop our extensive range of porcelain paving below. 

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Now that spring has started and summer is well on its way, more and more homeowners can begin thinking about the much-needed garden improvements that they've been putting off during the cold winter months.

And with restrictions slowly being lifted, the garden is one of the first places where we will be allowed to meet up with friends and family, so ensuring it is ready is going to be one of the main things on the to-do list heading into this part of the year. 

Over the years more homeowners have been opting for porcelain as part of their garden and patio redesigns thanks to the countless benefits that it offers over natural stone products but one question that is often asked is 'does porcelain paving get hot in the sun?' If you plan or using porcelain in your garden redesign for the summer and are wondering the same thing, PrimaPorcelain are here to give you the answers you're looking for! 


Despite the recent difficulties faced over the past few months, the team here at PrimaPorcelain are extremely excited and proud to share the latest updates regarding our project with former English Premier League Champions, Leicester City Football Club! The Foxes have been hard at work over the last year building their state-of-the-art, £100m training complex which is set to be completed for the start of the next Premier League campaign and progress over the last few months has really started to pick up. 

PrimaPorcelain has helped in the creation of the new Seagrave training ground by supplying over 600 square metres of our gorgeous Concrete Silver porcelain paving which is being installed within the players' hydrotherapy garden and courtyard terraces located in the main building. The porcelain tiles are being installed on top of our adjustable, self-levelling support pedestals, which have contributed to the quick turnaround and progress on-site. 

Take a look at some of the fantastic images coming out from the training ground below:



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As well as high-quality porcelain paving and tiles, our sister company TimberTechUK have also supplied Leicester City with more than 500 square metres of their EasyClean Terrain+ Silver Maple composite decking, which is being installed on balconies of the main, centrepiece building. 

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The whole team here at PrimaPorcelain are incredibly proud of the progress made so far on the installation of our porcelain tiles and very much look forward to seeing the finished results. Be sure to keep an eye out on further updates from us, where we will be showing off the final look! 

If you would like to enquire about our Concrete Silver porcelain tiles or any other products in our range, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of the PrimaPorcelain team today, we are more than happy to help with anything you may have.