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Why Choose Porcelain Paving?

Posted on 11th November 2022

When it comes to choosing the right landscaping materials for your garden project, there are many options out there that offer different advantages. If you are looking for a durable, hard wearing solution for your garden, consider porcelain paving for the job.

Choosing the wrong patio slabs for your outdoor landscaping project can be potentially dangerous. If the patio material is not robust enough to withstand regular footfall, wear and tear and unpredictable weather conditions the slabs may crack or fracture.

Therefore it's important to choose the right material suited to your application to avoid this problem, as well as sharp edges occurring on the paving that can cause tripping hazards.

If you have never heard of porcelain paving before, it is the new paving product that is taking the market by storm. There are many advantages of porcelain slabs that make your garden safe and also practical for everyday use.

Here are five reasons why you should choose porcelain paving slabs for your project.

Extremely durable

Porcelain paving is highly durable and also resistant to scratching, cracking, fading and staining. They can endure a lot during their years in application, including spills caused by food and drink, furniture being dragged across the surface and ever changing weather.

Having outdoor porcelain that can truly stand the test of time is highly important when considering a good paving investment.

Slip resistant

Paving in any outdoor environment is exposed to the unpredictable weather conditions of the UK. Naturally patio slabs will get wet from rainfall or use of the garden hose, so it is essential for the material to be slip resistant.

Installing paving that is not fit for purpose in your garden could potentially lead to a dangerous accident. The porcelain paving we sell is manufactured with a UK standard R11 anti-slip surface to help prevent slips and falls.

Low maintenance

If you are looking for a low maintenance garden solution, porcelain paving has many advantages for this. It isn’t essential to clean porcelain regularly and it doesn’t require waxing or sealing like natural stone.

Choose porcelain paving slabs and spend less time cleaning more time making the most of your garden.

Frost proof

UK weather is changing all the time; one moment you will see the sunshine out and the next it can be raining ferociously.

To combat the weather changing the condition of your patio, purchase slabs that are robust enough to withstand unpredictable weather. Porcelain paving is manufactured to be frost resistant and is completely non-porous.


Outdoor paving should be strong with the capability to withstand large amounts of force such as heavy footfall, extreme weather, impact from furniture being moved, and kids and pets playing.

With over 25 years of experience distributing natural stone paving, porcelain paving, aggregates, rockeries and interior solutions worldwide; Stone & Surfaces Direct are the people to help you achieve the perfect patio, garden, or home interior.

Talk to one of our experienced stone professionals about your specific needs today.

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