If you're looking to update your garden, balcony, or another outdoor space, you'll want to select a product that not only looks good, but also provides you with a safe and easy-to-maintain outdoor living area. While there are countless products on the market that can offer you an attractive and stylish result on initial installation, many of these will begin to show signs of wear over time, and may even prove to be unsafe and unstable in adverse weather conditions.
When it comes to planning your patio, you need to keep in mind all the aspects of outdoor life that the material will have to endure, from hot and cold weather to grime and rust. If you are planning on using the area as an outdoor dining space, or for other recreational purposes, it will also have to withstand the risks of stains and scratches.
Here are some of the benefits that porcelain has to offer over other patio materials:
Durability and Lasting Quality -
No matter what weather it is exposed to, porcelain paving is able to retain its aesthetically pleasing colour and texture, even after constant exposure to the elements. The manufacturing process ensures that it is fade resistant and is unaffected by the sun's UV, while the low porosity level means that it can easily tolerate sub zero temperatures. It is also a very dense and hard-wearing material, which means that marks from dragging furniture can be wiped away without visible scratching.
Thanks to the variety of grip factors, it is also very easy to find a product with the correct texture for safe outdoor use, while the low porosity level also means that the tiles are almost impervious to moisture, making them highly slip-resistant.
Simple Installation and Maintenance -
As well as preventing damage and danger from frost and water, the low porosity level of porcelain paving also secures the tiles from staining issues and dirt build-up. This means that they can easily be maintained with a simple sweep and the occasional clean with warm soapy water. The installation process of 20mm porcelain tiles is also made easier by the fact that they can be dry installed, following the instructions here.
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