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can porcelain tiles be used outdoors

If you've decided to give your garden a makeover, then you might be considering different patio tile options. While you've probably heard of porcelain tiles being used in kitchens and bathrooms, you might not have realised they can also be used outdoors too. In fact, porcelain tiles are a great option for outdoor areas!

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Why choose porcelain tiles for your garden?

They're durable

One of the main reasons that people love using porcelain paving in their outdoor spaces is that they're very durable. Our porcelain tiles are made using a process called vitrification. During this process, clay, minerals and other elements like quartz are heated to an incredibly high temperature. The different elements melt and a glass substrate is formed through the body of the tile. The resulting porcelain pavers are incredibly durable and naturally water-resistant.

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They're water-resistant

As we've mentioned, all of our tiles are made using a vitrification process that created incredibly dense and durable tiles. The density of these rules means that surface water can evaporate or drain away without being absorbed into the tiles. In comparison, other outdoor tiles made of porous sedimentary stone, might become very slippery in wet conditions. It should come as no surprise that porcelain pavers are a popular choice here in the UK, where the weather is notoriously unpredictable!

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They're easy to clean

Outdoor tiles are likely to get dirty at some point, what with the kids and pets running around all the time! Don't worry, porcelain paving is designed to be very easy to clean. All you need to do is sweep away surface debris, apply a warm soapy solution and spray your porcelain paving with a power washer or hose. Other types of natural stone pavers can be prone to staining, this is because they're porous so dirt is absorbed into the tile.

As we've already mentioned, our porcelain pavers are water-resistant, so dirt and debris will sit on the surface of the tile until it's removed! Ideal if you've got children or you like to host host messy garden parties.

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slate rust porcelain paving

They're beautiful!

We know that homeowners take pride in their gardens and we feel that we offer lots of beautiful porcelain pavers to suit every home. Whether you want to create a traditional white or stone coloured patio, or go for something a tad more unusual, we've got porcelain tiles that you'll love.

A particular favourite of ours at the moment is Slate Rust (pictured above). This unique, slate-effect porcelain tile option contains stunning flecks of gold that will bring any outdoor space to life. If this porcelain tile option isn't to your taste, we have lots of others for you to choose from. Take a look at the entire collection below.

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So there you have it, porcelain tiles can be used outdoors and they often perform much better than natural stone alternatives. Did you know, we also offer indoor porcelain tiles that can be combined with out outdoor tiles to create a seamless transition between your home and garden? To get started on your home or garden project, get in touch with the PrimaPorcelain team.

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