As a landscape designer, architect or contractor, creating the perfect space for your clients is your number one priority. Finding the right products for each project is crucial, as well as ensuring high standards when it comes to the quality and appearance of the finished look.
Paving in particular can make a huge difference to any outdoor space, and with so much choice in regard to materials, how do you choose? Brett Landscaping consider 3 reasons why porcelain paving makes a great option for your next client.
Durability and resistance
Porcelain paving is typically designed from a mixture of materials such as clay, sand and other minerals. This ensures the paving retains a natural but durable build, ensuring high standards of manufacturing. For high quality, look for porcelain that is manufactured in European production plants to EN 14411:2016.
The durability of porcelain paving makes it a popular choice amongst designers and contractors, as it provides a long-lasting solution for a variety of projects.
Porcelain is very low maintenance, and able to withstand general weathering. The material offers properties such as scratch-resistance, stain-resistance and often has a slip-resistant surface, meaning porcelain paving used outside is much less likely to stain than other more porous materials. One of the major selling points for use in commercial projects is it needs less manual maintenance. Thanks to its density, porcelain paving is very easy to clean off grime.
This allows you to offer your clients a wealth of benefits for their garden makeover.
Style And Aesthetics
Porcelain paving is also a popular choice amongst professionals due to its stunning aesthetics. Inspired by the style of natural materials, such as sandstone, slate, stone and timber, porcelain paving can help to create paving installations that breathe new life into clients’ outside spaces.
These timeless designs offer styles to suit any existing décor, making it a great solution for adding extra detail and charm. Porcelain can look much fresher for longer than natural stone.
A select few styles of porcelain paving can also be used for multi-purpose applications, such as public access areas, parks or rooftop applications, thanks to enhanced tensile strength which can reduce the risk of cracking even in high traffic areas. Unless the outside space is used for vehicular access, where a 60mm tile will be needed, the 20mm thickness of porcelain paving can be installed both internally and externally, providing a continuous flow throughout.
Ease Of Installation
Porcelain paving is typically very easy to install, with varying pack sizes to suit your needs for each project. Thanks to this, it’s a great choice for small or large projects.
Porcelain is installed bound with mortar bed and mortar or grout jointing, as well as a secondary option for some styles which allow the paving to be installed unbound, on a type 1 material and laying sand. This is similar to pressed concrete slabs, which can be faster and more cost-effective.
Its strong, practical build gives you a robust product to work with, allowing you to incorporate contemporary design ideas with ease. For instance, creating a seamless indoor and outside flow has never been easier thanks to porcelain paving that can be used provide continuity between inside and outside spaces.
If you’re considering which are the right materials for your next landscaping project, porcelain paving could be a very promising choice.