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Porcelain vs. Natural Stone Paving

No one can deny the beauty of natural stone paving, but we genuinely believe that porcelain is an even more appealing and long-lasting option.

Porcelain boasts characteristics that make it superior to natural stone whether you choose to install it indoors or outdoors. Unlike natural stone, porcelain requires minimal maintenance, is moisture resistant without sealant and doesn’t impact the environment as much its natural stone counterparts.

Less maintenance than natural stone

Natural stone paving usually has a very high porosity. You’re unlikely to come across natural stone tiles that are completely non-porous.

One of the key benefits of choosing porcelain over natural stone is porcelain’s very low porosity. Our porcelain paving slabs absorb less than 0.05% of surface water. #

Many types of natural stone – sandstone, for example – require a regular sealing regime because the sealant weathers and wears away over time, leaving the natural stone unprotected and vulnerable to water damage. Porcelain paving never needs to be sealed; it remains water resistant for years to come with minimal upkeep. And here’s the best part: our porcelain slabs look just as good as natural stone pavers!

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Porcelain paving doesn’t stain because, as we’ve mentioned, it’s highly water resistant. All that’s required is a quick wipe over with warm, soapy water to remove any debris and organic matter (grass, soil, leaves, etc.).

Pressure washing is also suitable for PrimaPorcelain paving and won’t damage the surface as can happen with natural stone.

More Eco-Friendly Than Natural Stone Paving

Concerned that natural stone paving slabs would be better for the environment?

Don’t worry – our porcelain products are extremely eco-friendly! Made from natural raw materials with minimal waste, which is recycled back into the manufacturing process, porcelain contains no waterproofing agents, varnishes or resins. Unlike natural stone paving, it is not polished using lead and does not give off any gases when exposed to flame.

We provide a wide range of durable, moisture-resistant tiles and paving slabs, all of which are made from porcelain to provide you with the ultimate in strength and durability.

For the first time, the beauty and benefits of indoor porcelain are available as moisture-resistant outdoor flooring for gardens, terraces, balconies, around swimming pools and countless different commercial applications.

For further information about PrimaPorcelain products, please do not hesitate to call us 0800 028 8756. Don't forget to order your FREE samples!