Block paving has long been the surface of choice for driveways across the UK. Pleasing to the eye, relatively versatile and long-lasting, paving makes for a decent option when it comes to surfacing your external property.
Outside of block paving, other popular options include traditional concrete, tarmac and gravel - again, all perfectly acceptable and practical materials for driveways, if not a little simplistic. However, in 2019 and beyond, expect to see an influx of an entirely different driveway design.
It's out with the old and in with bold, so step aside tradition - there's a new sheriff in town and its name is porcelain paving.
Porcelain Driveway Paving
Outdoor porcelain paving makes for a fantastic surface for driveways. There are many reasons for this, not least being its extreme durability and weather-resistance.
Porcelain is an inherently hardwearing material, capable of withstanding a myriad of demands. Slip, stain and fade-resistant, they make for the perfect driveway surface, providing traction for tyres without the worry of oil staining or losing its colour in the sun.
Additionally, porcelain is also resistant to abrasions and relatively scratch-proof. Meanwhile, it's also notably frost-resistant, providing reliable performance even in sub-zero winter temperatures. Deliberately textured for maximum grip, porcelain pavers retain their non-slip properties even in the face of harsh conditions.
What's more, they are also extremely low-maintenance, requiring very little TLC to retain their good looks and unblemished finish. With a porosity of less than 0.05%, they retain very little moisture and never need to be sealed. Simply give them a once over with a jetwash annually to keep them in peak condition.
Choosing Your Driveway Pavers
Best of all, the sheer scope for patterns and visuals is virtually limitless when it comes to porcelain paving. At PrimaPorcelain, we stock the widest selection of porcelain paving designs in the UK, providing you with a cornucopia of aesthetic options for your driveway.
You can even experiment with two tile designs to really set your driveway apart from the rest of the street, opening up even more opportunity for artistic freedom and designer flair. You can even blend two tile designs for a stunning border effect.
Even the orientation of the tiles can make a big difference when it comes to the finished look and a combination of vertical and horizontal can make a wonderful criss-cross visual. Meanwhile, a herringbone pattern can create a fantastic sense of direction that works particularly well for driveway design.
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For more hints and tips on how to create a porcelain paver driveway on your property, check out our blog dedicated to driveway designs for our hot take on this inherently cool look.