All of our porcelain paving products are sourced from an Italian company called Refin, and the people who run Refin are absolutely committed to producing green paving.
No, we’re not talking about slabs the colour of emeralds – we’ve got plenty of colours in our arsenal, but that sadly isn’t one of them. ‘Green paving’ in this instance means paving slabs that are produced in a sustainable, eco-friendly manner so as to minimise their effect on the environment.
There’s plenty of information on our new Sustainable Paving page, but here are the basics:
- Our porcelain paving collections are made to European Ecolabel standards, meaning that every stage of the product’s lifespan is handled in an environmentally-friendly way.
- Use of our products can help a building to achieve BREAM or LEED certification. These standards signify that the building in question is very green indeed!
- The manufacturers at Refin are very serious about recycling and saving energy, so the process behind your stunning porcelain patio is as sustainable as can be!
Italy has given the world a lot of good things, and curiously enough, rather a lot of them begin with the letter P. You've got pizza and pasta, obviously, but the Italians also came up with parachutes, pianos, petrol engines....and, of course, perfect porcelain paving products! All of the tiles and pavers we supply are sourced straight from Italy, so your newly-tiled outdoor space will have a Mediterranean magnificence that's absent from other porcelain tiles.
Italian porcelain production has a rich history, and the Italian for cool, classy style is evident in every porcelain tile we provide. Just look at the creamy complexion of our Limestone Champagne paving, or the classical design that makes the Bluestone Vintage tiles so appealing, and you'll see just how exquisite this Italian porcelain is.
Of course, appearances are only half the battle, and our Italian porcelain would be a lot less impressive if it weren't so robust. Fortunately, the Refin team have made their products as well-built as they are beautiful; once you've laid your porcelain tiles, they'll need very little in the way of care and maintenance to keep them looking good.
So push aside poor porcelain products and plump for some proper Italian porcelain, pronto!