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We all know that each PrimaPorcelain tile and paving slab is manufactured from the highest quality of porcelain, through a premium process of vitrification. But did you know that each and every one of our porcelain products is also rectified? 

What are rectified tiles?

Rectification is the process by which each one of our products' edges is mechanically cut to exact size with 90-degree angles, also known as edge treatment. This is just one form of edge treatment that enables a floor using these products to have a specific, more uniformed look. 

Why choose rectified tiles?

As a result of our porcelain tiles and paving being rectified, a number of great benefits occur. The biggest advantage of rectified products, however, is the control you gain over shrinkage. Like many materials, porcelain is susceptible to expansion and contraction during its manufacture when heated up and cooled down. With potential size variability based on just minute differences during firing temperatures. Therefore, ordinary products which are moulded, then fired but not rectified, will have slight differences in their dimensions that can affect how precisely and neatly they are laid out. Rectifying tiles and paving slabs creates a perfect product in terms of dimensions, resulting in a perfectly consistent floor.

Another benefit that rectified products offer is minimal grout joints. Finished floor made up of tiles and slabs that have not been rectified will consist of thicker grout lines in order to accommodate their oddly shaped nature. Something you do not want or need when looking to create a beautiful interior or exterior living space.

As well and thin grout lines, rectified tiles allow your grout line to be as clean and precise and your tile's edges. The perfectly straight edges and 90-degree angles allow you to create a floor that contains crisp, sharp grout lines, creating a strikingly classy finished look that everybody is guaranteed to notice. 

When looking for a rectified tile or paving slab, it is important to remember to purchase a product that has been fired, such as porcelain, and not natural stone. Natural stone products such as marble, travertine and granite are, by definition, already 'rectified' as they have been cut from larger blocks of stone. As mentioned above, our porcelain products have also been placed through a process known as vitrification. Their unique manufacture results in a much more robust and hard-wearing composition, in comparison to other types of tile such as ceramic. These two processes make our porcelain products the most superior on the market!

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For more information on our range of porcelain tiles, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our customer services today by calling 029 2080 3756 or emailing us at info@primaporcelain.co.uk - we'd be more than happy to help! 

If you are in the process of renovating your garden, or perhaps moving into somewhere new and have a blank canvas to work with, you may have pondered a decision that has split opinion and caused division since the dawn of time when it comes to your outdoor living area; deck or patio?

This is a particularly difficult decision for us as we believe our porcelain tiles and paving is the best option when it comes to choosing a new flooring option for your outdoor living space. However, decking can also be used to create truly breathtaking spaces. Especially if you match our porcelain products with an equally premium decking option such as composite decking boards. Ultimately, the decision between a patio or a deck can be decided by three factors, your garden's landscape, your practicality expectations and overall taste. We take a look at each of these a little closer to see whether a patio or deck comes out on top.

Landscape

You’re a bit stuck when it comes to the landscape of your property, and while the work to change it can be done, this can end up being costly! A huge benefit of composite decking is that because it is usually raised, construction can be a lot easier, speedier and cheaper! When laying a patio, more rigorous landscaping may need to be carried out in order to minimise any ground movement. Therefore if your outdoor living space requires a fair amount of landscaping, decking would be the most sensible option.

Winner = Decking 

Practicality 

If you're looking to design an outdoor space that offers the most practicality due to time or financial limitations, then a porcelain patio may be the choice for you. Our collection of porcelain products can be installed both inside and outside, meaning that if you already have porcelain tiles inside your home, you can then create a seamless transition leading outside. This can be particularly beneficial if you're looking to redesign both indoor and outdoor spaces at the same time as you can choose one porcelain product that you like and install it in both spaces at once. Composite decking, unfortunately, cannot be installed indoors so the possibility of a seamless transition is lost.

Winner = Patio

Taste

This last point is perhaps the most important as it should guide your final decision. Assuming you’re willing to make the investment in either porcelain tiles or composite decking, it’s how they look and fit in with the rest of your garden design that really counts! You may choose a patio for more traditional properties and a composite deck for modern ones, but both can work providing you put a bit of thought into the design. What's better is that both can be incorporated to create one, gorgeous, low maintenance living space that you can enjoy for years to come. To see an example of how you can combine composite deck boards and porcelain paving, take a look the case study from Windsor, England below! 

Winner = Both!

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If you have any questions that you would like to ask us regarding our collection of porcelain tiles or if you have any other general enquiries, then please do not hesitate to contact us today, where a member of our customer service team will be more than happy to help!

Our beautiful porcelain tiles and paving slabs can be used to transform the look of your balcony space completely. We have a gorgeous range of balcony flooring products that vary in both colour and style, all made from the same superior porcelain material. If you’re new to the concept of porcelain tiles then let us briefly guide you through their wondrous qualities, and why they’re a superior choice when it comes to balcony flooring and roof terraces alike.

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The fine Italian porcelain we use for our balcony tiles outperforms all its rivals in every single way. Our tiles require no regular maintenance, so this means no time and labour is needed to keep your floor intact! The slabs we use also resist water, frost, fades, fire and slippages too; not to mention the fact they are strong and durable enough to be used for commercial use. What we are basically proposing to you is a material which looks as luxurious and appealing as natural stone, but comes with none of the drawbacks!

As our porcelain is such a fine performing outdoor material, it makes the perfect choice for those looking to revamp their balconies and roof terraces. Using pedestal supports, our balcony tiles can be dry installed – the beauty of this is you can create a level surface while also benefiting from acoustic and thermal insulation! Not only that, but this method of installation also allows for pipes, leads, and cables to be laid between the void.

You could even lay the tiles yourself, no adhesives or mortars are needed making it a relatively easy task for keen DIY enthusiasts. As nothing is sticking the tiles down they can also be removed easily – this is ideal should you need to lay wires, or remove them altogether.

One of the best things we think our tiles can offer your balcony is a complete makeover! If you have an outdoor space already that is a bit worn, weathered, and warped, realise its full potential through our sumptuous porcelain slabs. Made to look like some of the most exotic natural stone available – as well as also creating some new shades and finishes of our own – our tiles will transform your balcony into a pristine space that yearns to be used!

Browse through our gallery and case studies for visual evidence of the décor- dreams we realise; or why not get the ball rolling by ordering a FREE sample of our balcony tiles, so that you can have tangible evidence of its calibre.

If you have questions regarding our range of porcelain tiles & paving, do not hesitate to contact us today! 

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Bring a touch of modern elegance to any indoor or outdoor living space with PrimaPorcelain’s range of contemporary tiles and paving. With a diverse selection of low-maintenance porcelain tiles and slabs, you are guaranteed to find a flooring option that provides a distinctly modern appeal that you’ll love. We have a wide-ranging collection of light, mid and dark stone tiles and slabs, that aim to not just modernise any space they’re used in, but to inject a rich touch of luxury. Our contemporary porcelain range consists of 6 different styles, inspired by stunning Italian landscapes, Bolzano, Siena, Milan, GenoaModena and Tirolo, guaranteed to bring the latest trends into your living space.

Bolzano

Our gorgeous range of Bolzano porcelain tiles and paving is available in 3 different colours and two different sizes, making them ideal a for a number of different environments and designs. Coming in White, Grey and Graphite, these porcelain tiles and slabs offers a diverse selection of shades and tones that are ideal if you’re looking for a specific look and feel for your living space.

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Siena

These porcelain paving slabs offer a variegated colour with an appealing natural-stone texture, perfect for adding a modern and glamorous touch to your exterior living space. With an authentic finish and appearance, these porcelain slabs not only look gorgeous, but they are also extremely low-maintenance, meaning your outdoor space will stay looking beautiful for years to come with virtually no effort. As this product is only available in a 20mm thickness, we recommend they be used outdoors only.

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Milan

Our stunning Milan porcelain paving slabs are available in two contrasting colours, guaranteed to bring an elegant feel to your outdoor space while serving as the ideal complement to any other chosen designs. Manufactured with a superior thickness of 20mm, these porcelain slabs are well-suited suited to any exterior environment and will continue to look good for many years.

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Genoa

These beautiful paving slabs are named after the port city in Northwest Italy and would not look out of place on a terrace overlooking the Mediterranean. Perfect for the use within roofs and balconies, our Genoa porcelain slabs come in two contrasting colours, Cream and Grey, guaranteed to take your living space to the next level. As well as offering a natural Mediterranean feel, these contemporary porcelain slabs offer high levels of grip and resistance to fading, ideal for keeping your outdoor space looking stunning for quite some time.

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Modena

Our Modena porcelain range comes in two striking colours and thicknesses. Available in Platinum and Gunmetal, these porcelain tiles and slabs offer an exceptionally contemporary look to any interior and exterior living space. Their metallic styled appearance allows you to create a modern design that meets the requirements of all the latest flooring trends.

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Tirolo

These bright and beautiful contemporary tiles are named after the picturesque province in Northern Italy and are perfect for anyone looking to lighten up any indoor or outdoor living space. Featuring a linear design and bursting with a sophisticated feel, our range of Tirolo porcelain tiles and paving come in three light colours that will never go out of fashion, the ideal addition to liven up your living space for many, many years.

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As you can see, our collection of contemporary tiles and slabs come in an array of colours and looks, perfect for a number of different design ideas. With practically zero maintenance required, our contemporary porcelain products allow you to fully enjoy your living space without the stress and effort of having to keep them looking good. With the ability to be either traditionally installed using a suitable adhesive or via our revolutionary pedestal support system, you should not look any further than PrimaPorcelain when it comes to choosing your new flooring option.

If you have any questions regarding our range of contemporary tiles and paving, then please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 02920 803 756 or emailing us at info@primaporcelain.co.uk. For a closer look at our contemporary range, do not forget to order your 3 FREE samples today.

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