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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!

Deck/Patio Case Study >

 

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!

We have come to expect a lot of rain and snow throughout the autumn and winter months and many porous stone tiles emerge in spring looking a little worse for wear.

PrimaPorcelain products all come with a 10-year guarantee, are frost proof and have been given a unique slip resistance Grip Factor rating so you can purchase paving stones to withstand the many winters to come with confidence.

When you see this symbol on any of our products, it indicates the product has been awarded a Grip Factor of 5. This means the paving has a high-grip surface, reducing the likelihood of you having a fall in your garden this winter due to a slippery surface underfoot.

We have selected some of our favourite tiles that have a Grip Factor of 5, however many others also have this rating so be sure to look for this symbol when browsing tiles across the site.

Stoneware Tiles & Paving

Our Stoneware Collection combines the characteristics of real stone with PrimaPorcelain’s top-grade materials to ensure that these paving stones will look good and last all winter! Available in 4 colourways to suit any garden for years to come. Click below to shop the Stoneware Collection.

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Bolzano Tiles and Paving

These beautiful Bolzano tiles have a concrete effect that is perfect for indoor and outdoor flooring. They too are made of high-grade PrimaPorcelain that protects from frost and water damage. Click below to shop our Bolzano Tiles and Paving.

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If you have any questions regarding our tiles and paving, please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 02920 803 756 or send us an email at info@primaporcelain.co.uk. Remember, for a closer look at any of our tiles you can order 3 FREE SAMPLES today.

It’s no secret that the summer months are the best time to make the most of your garden! The unpredictable British weather means we have to take what we can get in terms of sunshine, but it also means that you need garden flooring which can withstand a variety of weather conditions (namely, rain). Laying slate garden tiles from PrimaPorcelain will turn any garden into a beautiful, modern space while also packing in the durability needed to last throughout the seasons. 

(Slate Ivory Tiles)

These beautiful slate ivory tiles will make any outdoor living space look spacious, fresh and bright. With a medium price rating, these slate garden tiles are excellent quality and look incredibly luxurious and expensive –  despite being very reasonably priced. Laying these ivory slate garden tiles will make you want to spend a lot more time in the garden!

(Slate Silver Tiles)

Our outdoor slate garden tiles in silver offer an authentic stone look which also accommodates a high-grip rating, making them ideal for your garden or outdoor space. We just love this silver slate look, it’s sure to transform your garden – these slate garden tiles truly exude style. Plus, their durability means you can appreciate your beautiful garden flooring all year round.

(Slate Grey Tiles)

These gorgeous slate grey garden tiles are the perfect choice for creating an appealing outdoor living space. Offered in a 2cm thickness, these garden slabs can be dry-installed outside without any need for adhesive. What’s not to like?

(Slate Black Tiles)

Rediscover your love for the garden with these lovely black slate garden tiles! Installing this garden slate paving will make for a trendy outdoor space. The shade variation for this product is V3 – meaning the slight shade difference from tile-to-tile will give a beautiful, organic look.

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If you’re finding it hard to decide between our range of beautiful slate garden tiles, order some of our FREE samples to see for yourself the incredible quality of the outdoor slate tiles offered by PrimaProcelain! You really can’t beat PrimaPorcelain on quality when it comes to slate garden tiles, for more information on PrimaPorcelain products give us a call on 029 2080 3756.   

 

Natural stone paving products have come a long way in recent times and new sandstone ranges are now made of top quality materials meaning that you can acquire the beauty of a natural product in a number of environments both indoors and outdoors. The tiles combine versatility with very attractive colours and a superb texture. Sandstone tiles are designed with many hard-wearing features so that they can be used in kitchens, gardens, living areas, commercial settings and many other spaces.



The hammered porcelain tiles are visually stunning but also very resilient offering a moisture-resistant surface that is robust against abrasions and other marks. These unique qualities make the tiles durable and safe as any moisture soon evaporates preventing slips.

The sandstone range offers a number of impressive options to choose from:

SANDSTONE WHITE

With the light tones of the Sandstone White tiles, the effects of real stone are achieved but without the drawbacks. The tiles are constructed from state of the art porcelain manufacturing technology that results in a superb product with a fantastic appearance.

In addition the buff hammered tiles have been designed with minimal porosity that means, unlike traditional sandstone paving, they will not easily absorb water thus preventing stains and slippages and also keeping their appearance through their resistance to abrasions.

Sandstone White tiles are suitable for indoors and outdoors in residential or commercial settings, and different thicknesses can be chosen depending on the environment and specification.

SANDSTONE GREY

Sandstone Grey is a sophisticated shade that is equally compatible with internal or external use and can even be used in both spaces to create a natural flow from indoors to outdoors for a unique look. The beautiful, muted effect of Sandstone Grey means that these porcelain tiles look good as part of classical internal decor or as a modern outdoor feature.

As with all the buff hammered porcelain tiles in this range, they also have built-in low absorbency and durability and are manufactured using top of the range techniques and come in thicknesses that match requirements and environment.

SANDSTONE BLACK

The darkest tone in the range of buff hammered tiles, Sandstone Black creates a singular, statement look that also retains the look of beautiful brushed stone paving. The striking appearance of this tile means it creates a sensational effect when used in the garden, or indoors in bathrooms or other rooms in the house, and it is equally fitting in commercial surroundings.



Therefore, it's now possible to get creative with sandstone products and re-model your home and commercial environment in a number of ways, including bringing the outdoors inside and designing breath-taking rooms that capture the exquisite appeal of natural stone.

 

 

 

PrimaPorcelain's Bolzano Grey tiling was featured on tonight's episode of ITV Love Your Garden with Alan Titchmarsh. 

Our Bolzano Grey product was used to redesign the garden of Richard Price, a true hero and inspiring figure to his local community. Richard has been an active volunteer with Samaritans' Chester Branch for over forty years. Working as a branch director, training leader, listening volunteer and prison support officer, he has truly left a mark in the area. To this day Richard continues to train the volunteers of tomorrow, and he has been awarded a British Empire medal for his services to both Samaritans and the people of Chester. He and his wife Anne have been foster parents in the past, and Richard, a dog lover, has worked as a trainer for Guide Dogs for the Blind. ITV were honoured to help such a selfless and kind figure as Richard, and we are incredibly proud that in doing so our Bolzano Grey porcelain tiles were chosen for the task. 

 


Richard lives with his wife Anne, having met thirty-five years ago volunteering for the Samaritans. The couple have been together some thirty-four years, and as regular hosts for their young granddaughter Jessica, needed a garden which is safe and childproof. Likewise, the home also belongs to Gus, a retired guide dog, meaning the garden redesign needed to be dog-friendly too! The couple are also incredibly nature loving, spending hours on late night country walks together as a way to relax. As a calming influence in their busy lives, Richard and Anne were incredibly keen for their own patch of land to adopt the therapeutic qualities of the outside world, something we are confident our tiles can help with. 

 


The back garden is around a hundred feet long with a paved area, a small patch with chippings, followed by some lawn and a concrete area. Our Bolzano Grey porcelain tiles were the perfect choice for Richard and Anne's garden, due to their unique durability and stylish design. Our tiles are resistant to water, scratches and fading, meaning they can be installed in almost any environment with great success. Be it babies or dogs, our tiles are incredibly easy to clean and maintain, so Richard would be able to enjoy a fantastic garden without the need for copious time for upkeep work. Likewise, the slick Bolzano Grey colour of our tiles is well suited to almost any garden, giving an edge of classiness, calm and elegance. Our tiles helped to transform Richard's garden into a relaxing atmosphere he and Anne can enjoy for years to come. 

 


We are especially honoured that our product was featured on Love Your Garden, and even happier that it is going towards helping such a worthy and inspirational individual. We wish Richard and Anne all the best for the future, and hope they will love both their new garden and our Bolzano Grey tiles, for a long time to come!

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