Porcelain paving is proving a popular choice

We have noticed a real trend over the last 2 years for using porcelain tiles in our clients’ gardens. So much so that this month we have invested in a new ‘Rubi’ electric wet saw tile cutter. It is getting lots of use this week installing a grey porcelain patio in Binfield – see photos below.

Originally seen as more of an indoor product, porcelain tiles are a good choice for outdoors too and are taking over from the previously popular Indian Sandstone and limestone paving. For outdoor usage the tiles have a greater depth of 20mm compared to the standard 10mm for those used inside the home.

Why choose porcelain paving?

  1. It’s a no brainer on the low maintenance stakes – with its very low porosity, it is resistant to water damage and staining. Say goodbye to the problems of algae and mould build up!
  2. It comes in a wide variety of colours, from all shades of grey, white and beige through to beautiful wood effect tiles.
  3. It has a high grip finish to improve slip resistance. And you have a choice between a smooth finish (more widely used) and a finely textured surface look.
  4. Porcelain can also create a seamless transition between your home and garden, particularly if the same tiles are used inside and out.
  5. With its clean lines, it suits the current trend for a modern minimalist style.

If you are considering porcelain paving as an option for your garden, a visit to Nigel Belcher (01635 202700) at Hillier garden centre in Hermitage is highly recommended. Here you will find a good range of Italian porcelain tiles and a large display so you can get a better feel for how they will look when laid.

 Examples of gardens where we have laid porcelain tiles

And the machine that makes it all possible – our new Rubi electric saw cutter!

Like what you see?

From planning a new border to a complete garden remodel, we pride ourselves on transforming ideas into beautiful reality, with minimum disruption. If you’re based in or around the Reading and Newbury area, we’d love to meet and discuss your project in detail – book your free no-obligation garden consultation today. We do get pretty booked up, particularly during the Spring, so plan ahead if possible!