Paving Comparison: Porcelain

Plan Your Garden, Patios

Porcelain paving is a relatively new and exciting product to arrive on the paving market and is proving popular due to its many favourable qualities.  Unlike many paving choices available such as sandstone and slate, porcelain is a man-made, mass produced product and imported from countries all over the world such as Italy and Turkey.

What does it look like?

Photos taken of porcelain pavers at Nigel Belcher Turf and Paving Centre


Porcelain paving like many of its competitors is a hard wearing and stylish product.  One of its main attractions is its highly consistent colour and texture variation and its colourfast property.  It is ideally suited, with its straight cut edges and smooth surface finish, to contemporary spaces and as a flooring product provides a seamless transition from indoor to outdoor living.  If you are looking to update your patio a perfect choice could be the ‘Albero Oak’ wood effect porcelain pavers from the supplier Global Stone with their slim line contemporary look.


Porcelain paving comes in a wide variety of colours including black, many shades of grey, through to cream and mocha tones… and even as mentioned above in a wood effect option.


Porcelain scores top marks when it comes to maintenance.  It is stain resistant and impermeable to moss, mould and algae.  This also makes it a perfect choice to use around swimming pools and it also has a slip resistant surface.


The cost of this product could be seen as its downside as it is considerably more expensive than most of its competitors!


Like what you see?

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