Consistently accurate sizes allow porcelain paving to be laid with thin joints that create that desirable modern appearance to your garden. The intentionally varied finishes, combined with subtle colour and surface variations, further enhance its individuality.
Smoother-surfaced matching versions allow you to use this paving indoors meaning you can create a harmonious flow from internal rooms such as the conservatory or kitchen to your outdoor patio.
How is Porcelain Paving formed?
Porcelain paving is formed by baking a mixture of clay, sand and other minerals in a high-temperature kiln, which produces an incredibly durable and non-porous material.
As it doesn’t absorb water, porcelain paving requires very little maintenance. There’s no need to apply a sealant as it’s already stain and mildew resistant.
That means that fungus can’t take hold and liquids such as oils and chemicals cannot penetrate the surface, so can simply be wiped away.
As an extremely dense material, porcelain paving is extraordinarily hard-wearing. It is also scratch resistant, making it perfect for high footfall paths and for pairing with garden tables and chairs to shape stunning outdoor spaces.
Benefits of Porcelain Paving
- Porcelain paving is slip-resistant and non-porous, making it extremely low maintenance and ideal for any outdoor space.
- It is incredibly durable, able to withstand extreme temperatures and weather conditions without losing its vibrancy or structure.
- Porcelain paving can be easily integrated into any existing patio design, allowing a seamless transition from one material to another – this gives an element of continuity to your outdoor space and also ensures that the ridging between each tile remains as minimal as possible for easy cleaning purposes.
Laying Porcelain Slabs
First, we use a self-levelling compound over any uneven spots in the subfloor and allow this to dry completely. To make sure the tiles align correctly, we use a measuring tape throughout.
We then spread a layer of thinset mortar onto the surface using either a flat trowel.
Next, we place each slab into the mortar and use spacers in between them so that they are evenly spaced apart. Once all of the slabs have been laid, we let them set and cure completely before continuing on.
Once they have cured, we use a grout of the same colour as the slabs to fill any cracks and give the floor a finished look. Finally, we seal the porcelain tiles with a penetrating stone sealer to ensure their durability for years to come.
Why Choose M&M Driveways
At M&M Driveways, we provide the highest quality porcelain paving services to ensure your outdoor space is durable and looks beautiful.
Our experienced team of professionals specialise in providing our customers with tailored solutions that are designed to meet their individual needs and requirements.
We also offer a wide range of other paving surfaces including block paving, stone paving and granite paving.
Contact Us Today
Please feel free to contact our team of experienced professionals if you have any questions regarding our range of services or pricing. We would be delighted to assist you in any way we can.