On Monday 23 March, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed the nation (full transcript here) and urged us to stay at home in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The days since then have mostly been warm and sunny, but instead of going to the seaside or congregating in local parks, conscientious homeowners have been forced to make the most of their own back gardens and patios.
Pictured: Bolzano White Porcelain Paving
Am I allowed to go out on the patio?
Yes - the current coronavirus guidelines state that you should only go out in public if it's absolutely essential (e.g. if you need to provide care for somebody or purchase basic necessities), but you're free to enjoy your own private outdoor space as long as you don't go within 2 metres of anyone from a different household.
This means that you can still tend to your garden, have a kickabout with the kids, or sit in your favourite lounger and soak up the sunshine.
Porcelain paving is very durable and will not be impacted by the heat that a fire pit generates. Just another reason why PrimaPorcelain paving is such a great choice for the patio!
Spring is in the air, and with the weather getting warmer and the days getting longer, the garden is the place to be.
The opportunity to spend a sunny afternoon on the patio is one of the best things about this time of year, and if you're keen to stay outside long into the evening, you may have thought about purchasing a fire pit for your outdoor space.
A fire pit is a great way to stay warm and add a bit of extra ambience to your outdoor activities. But is there a chance that having an open fire on your patio will permanently damage the paving?
When you are building or renovating, a beautiful floor finish rounds up the whole work in a spectacular way. What a better way to create that stunning floor than to use natural looking tiles and slabs. PrimaPorcelain offers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor flooring solutions that are high quality and low maintenance. Our luxurious new Travertine range is certainly worth investigating. Our travertine tile and paving range includes:
1. Travertine Ivory
These Ivory tiles and paving slabs feature delicate shade variation which gives them a more natural feel and look. Their light coloured finish brightens up your living space, giving you a feeling of space and light, These robust tiles are resistant to scratching, fading and staining and require little maintenance . Additionally, the paving slabs require no sealing yet they are durable and look as good as new all the time.
2. Travertine Cream
These tiles closely resemble limestone blocks because of their creamy-beige colour (which is darker) and contour patterns. They are easy to clean especially because of their darker finish. Stains practically disappear among the tile patterns and a simple wipe restores them to their original classical appearance. They require no maintenance and all these benefits make them the most sought after choice for flooring projects.
3. Travertine Grey
These tiles have a much darker finish with a textured appearance that leave your indoors and outdoors with a cool, modern look. They are scratch resistant, fade resistant and slip resistant making them durable and safe. They are ideal for almost all types of floors and leave a stunning finish which looks expensive because of their marble like appearance.
All these tiles are available in two thicknesses, each with its own properties and recommended usage areas. These are:
10mm Thick Tiles
These tiles have a fine textured surface which gives them just enough grip to be used indoors. They would otherwise be slippery when used in wet conditions or hilly surfaces, conditions mostly encountered outdoors. On a grip scale of between 1 (low slip resistance) and 5 (high slip resistance), they have a grip factor of 3. Each of the 1 cm thick tiles measures 120 cm by 60 cm and requires to be installed using a suitable adhesive on a concrete foundation.
20mm Thick Paving Slabs
These paving slabs have a textured surface which gives them high grip across all conditions. This makes them ideal for usage outdoors or in wet conditions. They have a high grip factor of 5 which is the highest on the grip factor scale and this qualifies them for bathroom floors and swimming pool surrounds. Each tile measures 90 cm by 60 cm and can be installed without any adhesive on pedestal supports or installed on concrete foundations using cement or an SBR bonding agent.
The travertine tile range has almost any type of tile to suit your floor finishing needs. Depending on your taste select either tiles or slabs or both to create that stunning floor you have always been dreaming of.
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Home improvement is something we can all benefit from, and there are probably times in the past you have considered it. There is so much versatility in property these days, and people have so many different options for improving and changing their homes. If you want to make some changes and boost the aesthetic or selling power of your home, you need to think about the best way of doing this.
Many people choose to build an extension, add some decking, or go for a hardwood interior floor. But, we suggest you go for a luxury and elegant stone-effect for your flooring and interior. There are so many reasons why this is a no-brainer, read on to find out more about our new product below.
What is it?
Our luxury stone-effect porcelain is our pioneering new porcelain flooring product that gives you the look and feel of stone flooring in your home. Our stone-effect design is absolutely ideal for the inside and outside of your home and represents the perfect aesthetic addition to any modern property. You've got to make sure you make the most of this and turn your home into the talk of the town!
If that wasn't enough of a draw for you, we also have a range of different varieties you can choose from as well. Choose from sand, greige, anthracite, and grey. These all provide different moods and tones for the home, and the range is perfect for any style of property. Take a look at what we have to offer, and make a decision about whether you think it's the right choice for improving your home - we guarantee you won't regret it!
Why you should buy it
If you are still wondering why you should purchase our luxury stone-effect porcelain, we're going to share some of the benefits with you right now. For one thing, this looks truly stunning, and it's the perfect complement to the rest of the property, adding a modern and sleek twist to things. Furthermore, it is incredibly low-maintenance, and will ease the stress that would come with having to maintain stone paving.
As you can see, our luxury stone flooring is an essential buy for any homeowner looking to improve their property. Amazing for both interior and exterior alike, this is the quick and easy way of adding value to your home, as well as boosting its aesthetic appeal at the same time. If you are looking at some of the best home improvement ideas and tips, we highly recommend you introduce our luxury stone-effect porcelain to your home.
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Have you been looking to renew your patio? Would like some state of the art materials with an extremely appealing look and reasonable cost? Then you will appreciate our new Fusionstone range of paving slabs, available to you in 20mm thickness and a 60x60cm size, ideal for outdoor use.
These products are made from a proprietary mixture of stones, carefully sourced from the best quarries in Italy. If you appreciate discreet beauty that mesmerizes on close inspection, you will likely favour the Fusionstone products now available to you directly from this page.
Fusionstone is available to you in three colours: white, grey and graphite. Read on to learn more details about this product and how you can best use it to achieve modern looking and beautiful patios.
Impeccable Outdoor Spaces with Fusionstone White
When you first install Fusionstone White, you’re immediately struck with how gorgeous it looks. With its crisp light colour this is a textured paving slab that doesn’t stain and features a textured grip – ideal for outdoor living spaces.
These paving slabs are incredibly resilient and their precision engineered texture makes for a notably slip-resistant surface. Since this product is made of stones with low porosity, Fusionstone slabs don’t absorb water - meaning they won’t degrade as easily as standard paving slabs. Your paving will look as good as new for many years to come, with no scratches and no fading whatsoever.
Fusionstone Grey for Unmatched Style and Elegance
If you’re looking for the right materials to create a modern looking patio area, you will likely be drawn to the impressive textured finish of the Fusionstone Grey product. This precision engineered paving provides a stunning grey stone look that closely mimics traditional stone paving, while benefiting from increased durability and lower maintenance.
We have designed this product to offer the best of tradition coupled with the best of science. Fusionstone Grey paving slabs are made of superior quality porcelain that offers all the right qualities for outdoor use. Asides from being incredibly durable, these slabs do not scratch and are fully slip-resistant; they also have a protective coating against UV to ensure they won’t fade out from sun exposure.
Achieve Striking Effects with Fusionstone Graphite
For anyone who wants to achieve a bold effect in their outdoor pavements, we recommend Fusionstone Graphite - the darkest product in our Fusionstone series. Much like the other porcelain paving slabs in this line, the Graphite has a texture quite similar to stone with none of its drawbacks.
These elegant dark hued tiles require minimal maintenance and offer low durability, meaning you’ll enjoy a perfect looking pavement for many years with minimal worries. They are available in 60x60cm slabs, 20mm in thickness; these slabs are suitable for dry installing, which only adds to their versatility.