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When it comes to creating a stylish and functional outdoor space, choosing the right paving material for your patio is crucial. With a plethora of options available, it can be challenging to settle on the perfect choice. However, one material that has been gaining popularity in recent years is porcelain paving. Renowned for its durability, versatility, and aesthetic appeal, porcelain paving offers a range of benefits that make it an excellent option for any patio project. In this blog post, we'll explore the top reasons why you should consider porcelain paving tiles for your patio.


There’s no doubt that nearly every home in the UK has some sort of tiles installed, whether they be outdoor paving tiles or indoor porcelain tiles. Whether it’s in the kitchen, bathroom, or garden, the majority of homes use tiles as an effective, fashionable way to style a floor.

Whilst it’s understandable that homeowners choose tiles based solely on aesthetic reasons, it’s important to realise that most floor tiles are assigned a slip rating, known as an R-value, in accordance with the environment in which they should be installed. Tiles that aren’t assigned slip ratings are graded to a specific minimum standard regardless. R values span a scale from R9 (minimum standard) through to R13 (greatest slip resistance), which can be understood further in our handy graphic below.

Tile Slip Ratings Explained


The Christmas period is a magical time of year for many, as the summer warmth makes way for a wintry chill and festive spirit takes over the nation.

However, while there’s no doubt that Christmastime often lives up to its name as “the most wonderful time of the year”, the dip in temperature can bring with it some challenges of its own.

Luckily, with its robust composition and durable qualities, porcelain paving is more than up for the challenge, making for the perfect winterproof surface for your outside space.


winterproof paving



While the crisp layer of frost that dusts the British landscape on winter mornings can be a beautiful sight to behold, it can also present a number of hazards that are far less appealing.

Natural stone is highly-susceptible to frost, posing a myriad of dangers as a result. This can be particularly problematic for families with elderly relatives or young children with potentially serious consequences.



Ideal for a variety of purpose-built surfaces – from patios and driveways to swimming pools and hard landscaping – porcelain paving tiles are highly resistant to sub-zero temperatures.

Outdoor paving tiles from PrimaPorcelain have been fundamentally designed to offer numerous frost-proof qualities to ensure your safety when using your outside space during the wintertime.

With a porosity of less than 0.05%, they retain very little moisture, reducing the risk of ice for a more reliable performance throughout the winter period.

What’s more, all our tiles are also pre-sealed, meaning there are no cracks for the water to settle in, eliminating the worry of water expansion and cracking as a result of freezing.


Grip Factor

Porcelain paving tiles from PrimaPorcelain have been deliberately textured for maximum grip. As a result, each porcelain paver retains its non-slip properties even in the face of harsh conditions.

All porcelain paving tiles from PrimaPorcelain come with a Grip Factor rating, illustrating their traction and overall firmness underfoot.

The scale is measuring from Grip Factor 1 to Grip Factor 5, with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the best. Most of our outdoor tiles offer a reassuring 4 or 5 on the scale, giving you peace of mind as well as solid footing.


For more information on winterproof paving tiles from PrimaPorcelain, why not drop us a line today? Call now on 01753 575102 or get in touch online by clicking the button below.

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If you are considering redesigning your outdoor living space, bathroom or even your kitchen you may have considered investing in slip-resistant flooring.

Around the home slips and falls on wet surfaces is one of the leading causes of injury. To minimise the risk of these accidents it is advised that slip resistant flooring is installed.  Our range of porcelain tiles and paving slabs come with a variety of different finishes. It is these finishes that will determine the slip resistances of your porcelain tiles.

Here at Prima Porcelain, most of the tiles we provide are available in 4 finishes


  • Textured/ Grip finish – this finish is highly recommended for outdoor use.
  • Fine Textured – suitable for indoor and outdoor use
  • Smooth finishes – not recommended for outdoor use
  • Polished – not recommended for outdoor use 





vogue Black


Take, for example, our Vogue Black tiles.  These gorgeous tiles make a bold statement when installed indoors or out. These tiles come in 3 different finishes – Polished, Smooth and Textured. 

The polished tiles have a grip factor of 1, meaning that they are unsuitable to be used outside, in a kitchen or in a bathroom. However they would make for a stunning addition to any contemporary living room, breakfast room or hallway.



The smooth tiles are specifically designed to be slip resistant, and with a grip factor of 3, these tiles significantly reduce the risk of slips and falls in areas where the floors may get wet, for instance, Kitchens and bathrooms.  Because of the mid-range grip factor of these tiles, we strongly advise that they are only used indoors.   


 It is important to note that the different finishes all have significant differences in their appearance. We know that having a stunning, smooth bathroom floor is appealing, but please chose your finishes wisely, and ensure that you have the slip resistant flooring in areas of your home where the risk of slipping is significant.  Although, we believe it is truly impossible to eliminate the risk of slipping. By choosing our slip resistant porcelain tiles you are significantly reducing the risk of slips and falls.

If you would like more information about our slip resistant flooring options, click here. Alternatively, you can speak a member of our expert team by calling 029 2080 3750.